Reading news feeds

Reading news feeds

Don’t get left behind with yesterday’s stories. Use the News app to subscribe to news feeds that cover breaking news, sports, top blogs, and more. You can also get updates based on specific keywords.

Subscribing to news channels

Important: You need to be signed in to a Google Account before using the News app.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. On the Subscriptions tab, tap Add feeds.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Tap a category such as Blogs or Entertainment to choose from popular news feeds.

    • Tap Search more to search for a specific keyword or feed URL.

  4. After selecting the channel or channels to subscribe to, tap Add.
Tip: To manually update news stories on your channels, press , and then tap Refresh.

Adding a keyword

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

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.
    Share a link to the story from the available options.
    Go to the web page where the story is published.
    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.

Changing update schedule and content settings

While on the News app, press > Settings, and then tap any of the following:
Accounts & sync Manage sync options and general News settings.
Update when opened Update the content of the channels you’ve subscribed to every time you open the News app.
Update schedule Choose a time interval when the channels you’ve subscribed to are updated. Select Manual to refresh the content only when you like.
News content Choose how to read news stories by default: whether as a summary or as a full web page article.
Mobile view If you’ve selected to view the news content as a web page article, choose to display web page articles optimized for mobile viewing.

About the News widget

Use the News widget to read snippets of stories that you've subscribed to right from your Home screen.
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