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Reading news feeds

Reading news feeds

Use News to subscribe to news feeds to keep up with the latest buzz on the Internet. Choose from a selection of channels that cover top blogs, news sites or sports pages, or get news updates based on the keywords you select.
From the Home screen, tap > News.
Lists your subscribed channels. To find out how to subscribe, see Subscribing to news channels.
Lists channels containing stories that you have starred. See Starring a story.
Lists the keywords you have searched and added. See Adding a keyword.

Subscribing to news channels

  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. On the Subscriptions tab, tap Add feeds.
  3. Do one of the following:
    Tap To
    Any category (such as Blogs, Entertainment, Sports, and more) Choose from popular news feeds.
    Search more Search the Web for other channels.
    Add Google news feed Subscribe to Google News channel.
    Add from URL Enter the complete URL of a news feed to subscribe to.
  4. After selecting the channel or channels to subscribe to, tap Add.

Changing update schedule and font settings

In the News application, press MENU, tap Settings, and then do the following:
Tap To
Update schedule Choose a time interval to get automatic updates of the channels you are subscribed to, or select Manual.
Font size Choose the font size to use for displaying stories.

Manually checking for new stories

On the Subscriptions tab, press MENU, and then tap Refresh.

Reading a story

  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. On the Subscriptions tab, tap a channel.
  3. Tap a story to read it. While reading the story, you can tap:
    to star the story as a favorite.
    to share the story via a message (link to the story only) or email.
    to delete the story from your stories list.
    or to go to the next or previous story in the channel.
  4. If you want to read the whole story, tap Read full article. This opens the story in the web browser.

Starring a story

Star your favorite stories to make it easy to come back to them. Starred stories are displayed on the Starred tab.
Do one of the following:
  • On a list of stories, tap next to a story.
  • While reading a story, tap near the top-right corner of the screen.
You can remove the star from a story by tapping the star icon again.

Adding a keyword

Easily find stories that interest you by creating keywords. Stories that contain the keyword are grouped together on the Keyword tab.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. On the Keywords tab, tap Add keywords.
  3. Enter the keyword, and then tap Add.
Your new keyword is displayed on the Keywords tab. Tap the keyword to show the stories that contain that keyword.

Adding the News widget

Read snippets of stories right on the Home screen.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > Widget > News.
  2. Choose the widget style, and then tap Select.
  3. Select the channel whose stories you want to read on the widget.
  4. Drag the widget to a blank space on the Home screen, and then release.
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