What is an RSS feed?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based standard for content distribution. RSS is becoming the standard way for distributing press releases, news, or product updates online. It allows you to subscribe to a feed (a small amount of content) and you will then be alerted whenever there is new content available. There is no clutter in your email inbox and there is no need to share your personal information. You just read the articles as and when you want them. There’s no charge and anyone can use the service.
How do I access an RSS feed?
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications.
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer. Please see below for a list of some news readers:
Please note, DCC Group plc does not endorse any specific RSS reader or other 3rd party application.