A summary from Wikipedia:ScreenScape digital signage Support - RSS Icon

RSS (“Rich Site Summary”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works — such as blog entries, news headlines, etc. into a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.

RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.”

How to use RSS on ScreenScape

1. Choose a Design with RSS

ScreenScape supports the RSS format. RSS feeds can be added to any ScreenScape content tagged with the “RSS” icon.

ScreenScape digital signage Support - RSS Designs

2. Use the default RSS preference

When adding an RSS feed, the “venue preference” will be used as the default value. Generally, you can set this Preference once and skip RSS data entry going forward.

ScreenScape digital signage Support - RSS Venue Preference


You may instead add a specific RSS feed that is different from your regular Preference. You can choose a “favourite” from the drop-down favourites list, or enter your own custom Feed Address into the RSS URL field.

ScreenScape digital signage Support - custom rss

3. Refine your selection

When the RSS feed is selected, you can further select which items from the feed will be displayed by adjusting filter values like Date and Sort order.

ScreenScape digital signage Support - RSS Refine Selection

4. Save the final product

When the RSS selection has been completed, the final product will be a dynamic News cast that updates itself as the RSS feed source changes.

ScreenScape digital signage Support - Final RSS Product

Which RSS elements are used?

The templates use data from four of the standard RSS elements.

Channel Title

Item Title

Item Description

Item Publish Date

ScreenScape digital signage Support - RSS Example

RSS Memory

‘RSS Memory’ is a ScreenScape feature that allows repeated use of the same RSS feed in multiple templates, without repeating the same items between each template. The same RSS feed can be re-used anywhere in the playlist without repetition.