Google Play Newsstand introduces paid content in India

By September 17th, 2014 AT 2:07 PM

Android users in India have a new reason to be excited today. No we are not talking about the Android One or about the feature to download YouTube Videos to and watch it offline which Google is going to introduce soon. We are referring to the Google News Stand which basically speaking is a News and Magazine aggregator.

The Newsstand is a blend of Google’s magazine and Google Currents and was introduced in November last year. The paid content is said to be served by leading Webzines like ZigWheels, NDTV Gadgets and Hindustan Times.


The Google Newsstand will also include free and paid newspaper content from leading newspapers and magazines spread across different genres. We feel this new service would kickoff well especially considering the fact that a majority of tablets and large screened phones run on Google’s Android. This move will also ensure that the reader doesn’t have to spend time relentlessly browsing on the web and instead can be served the content at a single point.

Google has kicked off this service across the globe including US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy and France. The Newstand can be directly downloaded from the Playstore and it is upto the consumer if he wants access to the paid content or if the free content serves his purpose.

Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

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I tested it. I feel this is of no use if it is going to be a paid service. There are already some lesser known apps which are providing the same for free..

I have Press reader app through which you can get almost all the leading e-papers (and some magazines too) of India for free..


Now waiting for Google Play Music service (not the app)

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