Google News Showcase, which has yet to launch in the U.S., will display summaries of news articles from a variety of publishers. Users who click on them will be taken directly to news organizations’ websites.
The program first launched in Germany and Brazil and has expanded to other countries like France and Australia. Google said News Showcase already has partnerships with over 500 publications globally.
Google last year said it would pay publishers a total of more than one billion dollars for three years to license news content.
Other tech giants have moved to pay for news content in recent years. In 2019, Facebook said it would pay news organizations—in some cases millions of dollars a year—to license their headlines and story summaries for a news service.
Also that year, Apple launched its own news app, Apple News+, which for 10 dollars a month provides access to articles from hundreds of magazines and news organizations.