Google Reader – Play
Google has unleashed a new way to read your news feeds with Google Reader Play. Similar to some mobile device readers like Pulse, you navigate through your news feeds visually like a slide show.
Play comes with a very minimalist toolbar at the bottom where different settings are available to experiment with, my favorite of which is “Magic Layout”. You can choose to hide the article thumbnails, what streams pull from your feeds and if you’re really adventurous, turn on slide show to let Play do the hard stuff, like clicking next.
As with most readers you can expand the full article or jump to the full story. Also retained are the Star, Like and Share buttons from Google Reader, center toolbar. With the thumbnails, you can easily scroll to the next article of interest and click to bring it up in the main window.