To subscribe and read RSS feeds you first need an RSS feed reader. RSS feed readers are also called news aggregators, feed readers, feed aggregators or news readers. Each RSS feed reader provides the same basic functionality:
If you don't currently use an RSS feed reader, we offer this brief overview of options. However, it may be easier for you to simply subscribe to email updates.
There are dozens if not hundreds of RSS Feed Readers. Chances are good you have one of the following portals, all of which include the ability to add RSS feeds:
My Yahoo - the most popular way to get RSS feeds.
My MSN - allows RSS feeds to be added.
My AOL - members only but RSS feeds are permitted.
Personalized Google Homepage - add RSS feeds to the Google Homepage
Use a portal to read RSS feeds if:
There are also web-based RSS Feed Readers, such as:
Bloglines - one of the most popular
Google Reader - Google continues to add functionality
Use a web-based RSS feed reader if:
There are also desktop-based RSS feed readers that are downloaded and installed on your computer, such as:
Feed Demon - for Windows
NetNewsWire - for the Mac OS X
Use a desktop RSS feed reader if:
The latest version of Outlook has built in RSS support. However, earlier versions of Outlook need an add-on, such as:
Use an Outlook add-on if:
To subscribe to an RSS feed: