How to use RSS feeds in Internet Explorer 9

Feeds, also known as RSS feeds, are content listings published by a website. They're used for news and blog websites, but are also used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio, or video.

Subscribing to feeds

When you subscribe to a feed, new content is automatically downloaded from the website, so the feed is always up to date. There are many ways to subscribe to feeds. Here are a few:

  • Subscribe to feeds directly from Internet Explorer. This is what's described below.

  • Use RSS reader software.

  • Click a link on personal webpages.

To subscribe to a feed using Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

    • If the Command bar isn't visible, right-click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then select Command bar.
  2. Go to the website that offers a feed.

  3. Click the Feeds button Picture of the Feeds button to view feeds on the webpage.

    Note

    • If a Web Slice is available for the webpage, the Web Slice button Picture of the Web Slice button will appear instead of the Feeds button. Click the arrow next to the button to view available feeds.

      For more information on Web Slices, see Using Web Slices in Internet Explorer 9.

  4. Click a feed (if more than one is available). If only one feed is available, you will go directly to that page.

  5. Click Subscribe to this feed.

  6. Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.

  7. Click Subscribe.

Viewing feeds

All of the feeds that you subscribe to are available in the Favorites Center. You can also add feeds to your Favorites bar.

To view feeds in Favorites Center

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then click the Feeds tab.
  3. Click a feed to view it in the browser.

To add a feed to the Favorites bar

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then click the Feeds tab.
  3. Right-click a feed, and then click Add to Favorites bar.

  4. If the Favorites bar isn't visible, right-click the Favorites button Picture of the Favorites button, and then select Favorites bar.
  5. Click the feed, and then click an individual entry to view it in the browser.

Note

  • You can delete a feed from Favorites Center or the Favorites bar by right-clicking it, clicking Delete, and then clicking Yes.