We’re mighty big fans of Google Reader at Wirefresh – it’s been our de facto RSS reader for years – but it can take a little while to find out and sort your feeds.
To help users get stuck in, Google has announced Google Play, which, “makes the best stuff in Reader more accessible for everyone,” letting entertainment-seeking folks find and browse interesting stuff on the web, customised to their preferences with no set up required.
Here’s how Google describe the site’s functionality
Items in Reader Play are presented one at a time, and images and videos are automatically enlarged to maximize the viewing experience. We use the technology behind Recommended Items in Reader to populate Reader Play with the most interesting content on the web.
While you don’t need a Google account to use Reader Play, your experience will be personalized if you sign in. As you browse, you can let us know which items you enjoy by clicking the “like” button, and we’ll use that info to show you other content we think you’ll enjoy.
We think Reader Play is a fun way to browse interesting items online that you wouldn’t find otherwise.
We designed it especially for people who don’t want to spend time curating their own set of feeds — but folks who already use Reader can easily use it to read their feeds as well. Just click the feed settings menu on any feed in Reader and select “View in Reader Play.”
Reader Play is currently being unleashed as an experiment in Google Labs to let users have a dabble – shimmy your way to google.com/reader/play to give it a try.