Is there an alternative to FeedPlayBack for subscribing to old archives via RSS?

Ender March 19, 2012
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I just found this great tool on MakeUseOf called FeedPlayBack. It allows you to systematically read old blog archives.

Sadly, the site doesn’t go further as 2011, though the blog I want to replay, starts in 2007.
Even me changing the date manually on their site does not work.

Does anyone know a free alternative to FeedPlayBack?
Thanks in advance.

  1. Smayonak
    March 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    With Google Reader, users can access older RSS entries. Unfortunately, it's a hidden feature and takes a few steps to use.

    I went ahead and checked - all of my subscriptions go back to the very first available entry for that particular feed's URL. However, if the website you're following has changed its RSS URL, there's a possibility the archive may only go as far back as the change in address.

    Reader continues to evolve its interface - as of last year it has changed how users access its archival feature. As of 2012, to access older articles, try the following steps:

    1. Go to the Reader interface at If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one. Don't worry, this is free.

    2. Once at the Reader interface, add a feed using the "Subscribe" link at the upper left-hand side of the Reader interface.

    3. Click on the newly added RSS feed, which should show up in the left-hand subscription column.

    Basically, click on "View all items": it will provide a scrollable listing of older RSS entries.They automatically fill in as you scroll down.

    Hope that's what you were looking for. Good luck!