The Google Play Newsstand is a standalone app that is part Google Currents and part Google Magazines. The company combined the two services last year to have an all in one offering for people who want to buy subscriptions to magazines and also read content from their favorite websites. The Newsstand app is free to download almost anywhere, but to purchase paid content is only available in select countries. Google now offers the ability to subscribe to digital magazines now in France and Germany.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.