Google has introduced a new reading app called the Play Newsstand. With Play Newsstand, the search engine giant is aiming to provide Android users an easy to access hub where they can log in and read their favorite newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs. It is basically the amalgamation of Google's Play Magazines and Currents app.
"Staying up on the news can be a daunting task. You have to go to a different website or app for each of your favorite magazines, newspapers and blogs. One place to read and discover all of this would be a lot simpler," Google writes on the official Android blog.
According to Google, the Play Newsstand offers more than 1900 free and paid publications, which Android users can subscribe.
Moreover, we are looking at the whole new hub of magazines, blogs and newspapers. Take a look which all publications can be accessed through the app:
The Australian, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The National Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Better Homes & Gardens, The Economist, Esquire, Fast Company, Forbes, Game Informer, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Shape, TIME, Vanity Fair and WIRED
Apartment Therapy, Colossal, Cool Hunting, Flavorpill, Saveur Daily, TMZ
ABC News, The Atlantic, CBS Sports, CNET, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, The Guardian, NPR, Reuters, The Telegraph
However, for users located in Canada, UK or Australia, the Google Play Magazines app will be upgraded to Google Play Newsstand over the next few days. In all other countries, you can download the Play Newsstand app for your Android phone or tablet from Google Play Store.
Also, if you're a Google Currents user, you can upgrade to Play Newsstand by downloading the new app and all of your news sources will be transferred automatically.