Learn to Enable Google Feed in Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher is one of the most loved launchers on Android. Even so, it’s true that one of the best features in Google’s stock launchers is precisely the quick access to the Google Feed. This started with the Google Now Launcher and continued on in Pixel Launcher, but the story should not stop there. Believe it or not, you can easily add it to Nova Launcher as well.

Google Feed is an inspired way to access stories that Google thinks will appeal to you. You are free to customize its content to remain relevant to your interests, and simply let Google take care of things for you. So, once you’ve taken the time to really set it up, it’s the best way to get news you care about. How not to want that on your Nova Launcher too?

Why can you find the app that makes it all possible on the Play Store? Well, a few updates ago, the Google app’s check was changed. Now the Google app checks not for a client that is a system app, but an app that is debuggable. Apps with a debuggable client can not be published on the Google Play Store. Even if third-party apps such as Nova can utilize the API without being a system app, they do need to have a debuggable client.

The developers clearly have no interest on taking the launcher off the Play Store, so that’s how the story continued. They’ve created the companion APK instead which can be side-loaded. And here I am to help you out with the procedure, just as I always do:

Learn How to Enable Google Feed in Nova Launcher:

  1. First of all, install the Nova Launcher if you don’t already have it;
  2. Then, you need to download the Nova Google Companion APK;
  3. Copy the APK to your phone;
  4. You must install it via File manager;
  5. Restart Nova Launcher by going to Nova Settings> Advanced> Restart;
  6. You may also launch the Nova Google Companion app and tap OK.

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