How do RSS feeds work?

Instal a news reader

To use an RSS feed, you must first instal a news aggregator or reader. News readers group together, or aggregate, all of the news sources you subscribe to and allow you to browse the headlines from one place.




There are many free news readers on the web:

Subscribe to news feeds

  • Once you have installed a news reader, all you have to do is subscribe to the news feeds you are interested in.
  • To do this, you need to obtain the website address (URL) of the RSS news feed (indicated by the icon). Copy the link from the URL Address field on your browser for the page you would like to subscribe to and follow the instructions for your chosen news reader.
  • Often, you will have to paste it into the box that opens when you click on Add New Feed.
  • Done! Now, just make sure the news feed you searched for is listed among the feeds you subscribe to.