RSS might not be as popular as it was but it still remains a great solution to consume the latest news and stories from your favorite sources and websites. We all have our favorite websites to read content and instead of opening a lot of tabs in the browser, RSS offers a efficient singular solution. Additionally, we like reading on our smartphones these days and that’s the reason why we have a number of great RSS reader apps offered for Android.
Feedly is a very popular RSS reader app that gives you a chance to add feeds with ease and begin reading on the go. Along with RSS feeds, Feedly gives you a chance to consume content from your favorite podcasts, YouTube channels and much more. In addition, it also lets you find content from around the web based on your topic of interest. The app additionally integrates Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, so that you can share any story with ease. Different features of the app includes the ability to save content for later, organize content into collections, distraction free mode, collaboration via Slack, Trello etc.,
The above-mentioned features are free, Feedly also offers a Pro version, which brings faster sync, better search, more third party apps integration, Dropbox backup and premium support.
Install: (Free with Pro version starting at $5/month)
gReader is a popular RSS app and it’s the perfect solution for Feedly users and users who want a local RSS reader. The app gives you chance to use Feedly, The Old Reader (web-based RSS reader) and the usual RSS reader, which saves all the data locally. With gReader, you can even sync items among the local reader, Feedly and Old Reader. The app features a simple but fast interface and brings features like offline reading, notifications, ability to share articles, different reading views, tag support, podcasts and more. In addition, it includes third party services integrated like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability etc.
The app is available in a free version, if you need to remove advertisements and get more features like voice-reading, custom notifications, better podcasts etc., you will have to get the Pro version.
Along with the usual RSS features, we specially like Inoreader’s beautiful but minimal interface. It also brings some very cool features to make your RSS consumption a lot more intuitive. It brings you content in various different categories from top sources and you can always add your own favorite sources. There’s also ability to save pages for later, monitor news around specific keywords, subscribe to feeds from social networks, the app also features a power search feature that lets you dig up your past favorite stories and archived subscriptions. Like most other readers, Inoreader syncs your preferences across devices.
Palabre is an all in one solution for all your RSS needs. The app lets you get content from not only RSS feeds but from a host of other sources like Feedly, The Old Reader, Inoreader, Google news, Twitter and more. The app includes features like offline reading, ability to extract full articles like Readability from RSS feeds, sync Feedly reader, import RSS feeds from OMPL and more. We particularly like the ability to select the layout of the app from the magazine layout, large cards or list mode. You can additionally save the articles for later in Palabre itself or use third party services like Pocket or Instapaper.
Palabre is available for free but it includes in-app purchases to remove advertisements, get the Black theme, quick actions feature and custom colors for the app.
Install: (Free with in-app purchases)
News Republic is a popular news app, with more than 1,650 trusted news sources. The app is very similar to Flipboard but it also provides a few RSS reader features like the ability to add custom headlines from your favorite feeds, offline support for RSS feeds and much more. Along with RSS support, the app brings content from different renowned sources in a variety of topics. It even includes a social network, so you can follow people to see what they like reading. In addition, the app learns from your habits and brings you personalized content over time. News Republic is for someone who is looking for an RSS reader as well as a full-fledged news app.
Install: (Free with in-app purchases)
6.Flym News Reader
Flym News Reader is no place near the popularity of most apps in this list but if you need a simple RSS reader that just works without any vast features, Flym News Reader is your solution. The open-source app is based on the open-source Sparse RSS reader and it lets you add feeds from Google News or search or you can always do things manually. It includes features like offline reading with images, ability to import/export feeds from OPML & filter your feed by keywords or regular expressions, custom widgets and more. The app lacks the ability to sync with any online feed reader like Feedly, which may be major issue for some.
7.Google Play Newsstand
Google Play Newsstand may be a complete news app but it also gives chance you to add your favorite websites’ RSS feeds, so that you can read your favorite sources with ease, while discovering new content through the app. The app lets you access free as well as premium content from various well-known sources, magazines, blogs etc. It includes different categories of topics and there are articles with audio as well as video content. In addition, the app personalizes the home page learning from your reading habits. Other than that, Newsstand includes offline support, ability to bookmark articles and much more.