Google has updated its News & Weather app today, bringing the software to version 1.7. The update includes various performance and stability improvements, and more significant to us, support for the Apple Watch.
This is essentially the first appearance on Apple’s wearable for Google, who runs a competing wearable platform called Android Wear. The move, however, isn’t surprising, given the company’s sizable presence on iOS.
The Apple Watch app works as you’d expect it to, delivering breaking and relevant news to you in bite-sized chunks. If you’d like to read more on a particular story, you can easily switch to the larger display of your iPhone.
Google bills the application as a “comprehensive and personalized view of headline stores and local news and weather.” It features coverage from 65,000 publications and a customizable layout for more intimate content.
You can find Google News & Weather in the App Store for free.