How do I put a news feed on my screen?

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. From your Library, click + to create a new presentation, then click “Add News Feed”. Enter a descriptive name so you can easily find your news feed in your Library later.

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2. Select the feed you want to display from the list. If you're using a custom news feed, choose "Custom RSS feed", then paste in the URL for the RSS feed you want to use. (For help finding a custom RSS feed, see the Best Practices section below.)

3. Choose the theme and duration for your news feed. News offers several different themes. Each theme offers a different look and feel, so you can pick the theme that works best for your news feed. You can also choose whether you want the screen to show a single news item, or a rotating list of recent news items, and you can choose how long you want each item to appear for. Then click the "Save" button.

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4. Make sure your new news feed is selected, then click “Add To Playlist”.

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5. Review your playlist, then click "Done". This is your chance to change the order of your default content or set the schedule you want your scheduled content to follow.

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6. From the Screens view, click "Publish" to send your updated playlist to your screens.

 

Best Practices

  • To find the news feed for a website, look for a link that says something like "RSS" or "Feeds". You can also look for the RSS logo, an orange square with rounded corners and a broadcast symbol:

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  • News needs a URL that links directly to an RSS feed, so "https://www.cnn.com/" won't work, but "http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss" will. (Most RSS feed URLs end in .rss or .xml, but some end with other extensions or no extension at all.)
  • Not all news sites or blogs provide RSS feeds. If you can't find an RSS feed for a specific website, please contact the publisher of that website for assistance.
  • Services like FetchRSS and QueryFeed can create RSS feeds from social media streams and other websites that don't provide RSS feeds by default.
  • News will show images if they're included with the RSS feed. Some websites add images to their RSS feed in non-standard ways, so if you think a feed should show images but it doesn't, email us at support@raydiant.com.
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