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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.
  1. Subscriptions tab. Tap a channel to show the stories in that channel.
  2. Starred tab. Tap a channel to show the starred stories for that channel, then tap a story to read it.
  3. Keywords tab. Tap a keyword to display the stories that contain the particular keyword.

Subscribing to news channels

  1. On the Subscriptions tab, tap Add feeds.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Tap Search more to search the Web for available channels.
    • Tap Add Google news feed to subscribe to a Google News channel.
    • Tap Add from URL if you know the URL for the news feed you want to subscribe to.
    • Tap any of the predefined categories to select from a range of popular news feeds.
  3. When you have selected the channel or channels you want to subscribe to, tap Add. The new channels are then updated with the latest stories.

Setting the update frequency

You can change how often News synchronizes the channels that you are subscribed to, or choose to sync manually.

  1. Press MENU, and then tap Settings > Update schedule.
  2. Tap a time interval, or tap Manual.

Manually checking for new stories

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

Reading a story

  1. On the Subscriptions tab, tap a channel.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
  • While reading a story, tap .
  • On a list of stories, tap next to a story.
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. On the Keywords tab, tap Add keywords.
  2. Enter the keyword, and then tap Done.
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 it.
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