What to use now Google News API is deprecated?


As part of a Project I'm working on I've been instructed to implement Google News API into a Web Application.

However, I've checked the Google News API site, and I see the following message:

Important: The Google News Search API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. It will continue to work as per our deprecation policy, but the number of requests you may make per day may be limited.

I've checked SO Questions but I've not been able to find a question related to the News API.

  • What should I use now that Google News API is redundant?
  • Is it the Custom Search API?
  • And if so, how can I make this relevant for just News Results for a particular query for my Web Application?

I've checked the Google News RSS, but this uses HTML in the description which won't work for my requirements as I just need the text.

This question is tagged with google-search-api

~ Asked on 2011-10-18 11:03:20

The Best Answer is


Depending on your needs, you want to use their section feeds, their search feeds


or Bing News Search.


~ Answered on 2011-10-20 00:06:02


I'm running into the same issue with one of my own apps. So far I've found the only non-deprecated way to access Google News data is through their RSS feeds. They have a feed for each section and also a useful search function. However, these are only for noncommercial use.

As for viable alternatives I'll be trying out these two services: Feedzilla, Daylife

~ Answered on 2011-10-19 23:50:28

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