Google has combined Currents and Magazines into one app

I have no idea when this happened but I saw it today when looking for the Google Play Books App. Apparently, Google has combined their Currents app and their Magazines app into a new app called newsstand.  If you are not familiar with Currents it was Google’s alternative to Flipboard.  A very poor alternative in my opinion.

I do  get Sports Illustrated digitally but ever since SI got rid of their own app I have never used the Google Magazine app.  After trying to check it out today I can see why.  The app doesn’t seem to work on my tablet.  I open SI and it just flickers on me.  Can’t do anything.

The rest of the newsstand app looked pretty impressive.