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Google News & Weather app review: local and personalized content



Google News & Weather is an official Google, Inc. app that, as the title suggests, endeavors to bring to your iPhone or iPad, news stories and weather reports personalized to your location and preferences.

You'll find this app in the News section of the App Store where it can be downloaded completely free of charge. It'll only take up 10.4 MB of space on your iOS device - the equivalent of just a couple of songs - so you won't need to move things around in order to accommodate this app.

Let's take a look at some of its features.

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Google News & Weather


Weather Reports

Google News & Weather downloads quickly due to its small size, and the lightweight nature of the app is apparent in the fast response time and incredible functionality of this app.

News and weather reports are brought to your iPhone or iPad based on your location. The launch screen presents users with the headlines based on the city you're located in underneath a weather widget from This app is GPS enabled, so you don't have to manually enter your city, but you can do so if you wish to check the news and weather elsewhere.

The weather widget shows the current weather and the forecast for the next few days and it can be expanded if you wish to check out the Temperature and Precipitation on an hourly basis. What's more is that the weather can be viewed in Fahrenheit and Celsius.

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News Stories

The news contained within this app is compiled from various sources ranging from Reuters to USA Today. There are 65,000 publications from which you will be able to read news stories in a single place.

News stories are published chronologically and tapping on any stories presents you with a number of viewpoints from various sources. Swiping from the left side pulls up a menu which presents you with all the various categories of news included in this app such as US, Business, Health, World, Sports, and many more.

The interface is a lovely and soothing gray with lighter gray font. The color scheme makes it very easy on the eyes, making it a nice atmosphere in which to catch up on the news.

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Pros & Cons


  • Covers news stories from 65,000 sources
  • Free and lightweight app
  • Personalized news items as per your tastes
  • Location-based news and weather thanks to GPS integration
  • Check out various opinions and stories for the same news item
  • Check out news from various categories including US, world, business, technology, and more


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

Google News & Weather is a very cool app that's definitely worth checking out. If you're in the market for an app such as this one, then I'd definitely recommend getting it on your iPhone or iPad.

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.