Here are answers to some common questions about RSS feeds.
RSS feeds provide frequently updated content published by a website. They are commonly used for news and blog websites, but are also used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio, or video. Feeds can also be used to deliver audio content (usually in MP3 format) which you can listen to on your computer or portable device. This is referred to as podcasting.
A feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it's often formatted differently. When you subscribe, Internet Explorer automatically checks the website and downloads new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed.
Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
Go to the website that has the feed you want to subscribe to.
Click a feed (if more than one is available). If only one feed is available, you will go directly to that page.
Click Subscribe to this feed.
Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
No, it's usually free to subscribe to a feed.
You view feeds on the Feeds tab in the Favorites Center. To view your feeds, click the Favorites button, and then click Feeds.
Yes, Internet Explorer provides the Common Feed List to other programs. This allows you to subscribe to feeds with Internet Explorer and read them in other programs, such as an e‑mail program.
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used to describe the technology used in creating feeds.