github.com/KieronQuinn/DiscoverKiller

Discover Killer is an Xposed module that allows you to replace the Google Discover page of your home screen with whatever you want. Tired of garbage clickbait articles and ads? This module can replace the page with your favourite app, or the Google Assistant 'Snapshot' screen - with actual useful and convenient information, like Google Now used to be.

Examples

Replacing with the Google Assistant Snapshot page Replacing with the BBC news app

(Replacing the page with Assistant 'Updates', and replacing it to launch the BBC News app)

Configuration:

Configuration page

Discover Killer has a number of options to configure the 'overlay' (the panel to the left of your home screen), including:

When Embedding Google Assistant 'Snapshot'

  • Reload Snapshot when you go home, to always be up-to-date
  • Use Material You (Monet) colors, for the background of Snapshot
  • Pick a color from your wallpaper to use for Material You

OR

Launching an app when fully open (any app is supported)

  • Whether to launch the app fresh from each swipe, or to resume the app
  • Pick from a list of backgrounds (based on the app's splash screen and icon) to show on the overlay when opened
  • Pick a color from your wallpaper to use for Material You

Compatibility:

The module should work on any launcher that has the Discover page. It hooks the Google app rather than the launcher, which allows this. I've tested it on Lawnchair, Nova Launcher and Action Launcher successfully.

This module has been tested and is working with LSposed, but should also work with EdXposed. Make sure you enable hooking for the Google App when enabling the module (it should be pre-selected)

Downloads are on releases page or on the XDA thread

From version Discover Killer 3.0:

Another rewrite? Yeah.

Discover Killer 3.0 removes Snapshot, but replaces it with the ability to use custom overlays. These include a simple RSS feed, Google's Entertainment Space (which shows movies, TV shows, games, music and books), or HomeFeeder. See the Wiki page for more info.

There's also a rewritten settings UI which is simpler, and has much less wait time as the preview has gone. Instead, the overlay changes immediately, so simply swipe to go home to view the updated overlay.

Please note: If you're updating from an old version, please uninstall it before installing this new build. You will need to re-hook the Google App (and Entertainment Space if you have it installed), and then reboot for it to take effect.

All versions
Discover Killer 3.0
July 11, 2022

Version:3.0

Uploaded:July 11, 2022 at 9:29PM UTC

File size:14.18 MB

Downloads:30

Discover Killer 2.2
August 23, 2021

Version:2.2

Uploaded:August 23, 2021 at 11:25PM UTC

File size:11.7 MB

Downloads:307

Discover Killer 2.1
August 21, 2021

Version:2.1

Uploaded:August 21, 2021 at 12:02AM UTC

File size:11.67 MB

Downloads:93

Discover Killer 2.0
August 16, 2021

This Google Discover hack has us yearning for the Google Now of old

Version:2.0

Uploaded:August 16, 2021 at 11:38PM UTC

File size:11.63 MB

Downloads:467