We personally visited Google News to test the new features and see how they compare to Apple News, the integrated news app available on the iPhone and iPad.
The Google News app is a redesign and overhaul of the existing Google PlayStation app previously available on the iOS App Store. However, it has been completely overhauled, with a simple, clean interface similar to the look of Apple News with a dedicated navigation bar.
However, Google News has an additional section for quickly selecting news categories such as the US, world, business, and technology.
Both apps have a "for you" section based on personalized recommendations. Apple draws information from the categories and news sites you want to follow, while Google presents a selection of stories that are tailored more closely to your reading and favorite preferences over time.
In each app, you can search for different news sites, blogs, and topics and add them to your cover lists to affect "For You." Google's For You section highlights a list of top five stories, then provides complementary stories at the bottom of the list, while Apple provides you with top stories, trending stories, top videos, and then recommendations based on channels and topics organized.
Apple News includes a Spotlight section that selects news items selected by Apple News Editors that display interesting news that you might not have seen otherwise.
Google News does not have a similar feature, but it does have its own unique offer in the form of the headlines section, which summarizes the most important news at the current time. In the headline area, big stories have a "Full Coverage" option that lets you see the same story from multiple news sites, covering all angles.
Google also has a dedicated "Newsstand" tab that allows you to subscribe to paid and free news sources, as well as a number of magazines that use the payment information stored in your Google Play account. Apple does not currently have a similar feature, but such an option should be in progress after acquiring the journal subscription texture.
Did you check out Google News? Do you prefer using Apple's own app? Let us know in the comments.