Google News Showcase Will Grant Access To Paywall Content for Free

Google has announced that its News Showcase program will start allowing access to paywalled content free of charge to its users. The new addition was revealed through a Google blog post earlier this week which stated that the company will “start offering people access to paywalled content in partnership with select news publishers.”

Google will be paying partners for limited access to paywalled content however, to access the content, users will still have to register with the individual publishers. News Showcase is currently available for users in Brazil and Germany, and publications in Argentina, Canada, France, UK, and Australia have also signed on for its service. The service is not available for use in the US as of yet however, Google has stated that “Conversations are underway in a number of other countries.”