Google started producing magazine content with the help of Play Magazines app in 2012.
After analyzing that people are not reading magazines like Rolling Stone or Conde Nast Traveller and online newspapers, Google has decided to stop the ‘print replica’ PDFs of magazines on their Google News app. Android Police reported that the tech giant has started sending emails to all Google news users regarding the full refunds that are being processed yet, and there will be no issue is going to come now.
Google News has the print replica of magazines that are in the PDF versions of print editions that anyone can easily view on their smartphones or desktop.
One of the reports said that readers can still visit a website of magazines if they want to read the e-version of the magazine.
One of the notification popped on the app that says this notification is to inform you that Google News are now going to discontinue the print-replica of magazines.
In Google email, they also stated that publishers could continue selling their content on Google News in the form of paywalled RSS-based publications but, it is only one of the support for the sale of discrete digital files that are changing.
Moreover, the users can continue to have access to all the issues that they have previously subscribed to in the Google News app, in the tab of Following or Favourites, it depends on the users’ app version.
Google also said that to continue to read the latest articles, the users should search for that particular publication in Google News or else visit the publication’s website.
Google started providing the magazine content to the users in 2012 with the help of the Play Magazine app.
Later company renamed it to Play Newsstand and also merged it with Google News.