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Read My Feed for Android

By Mattia Roccoberton Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 3, 2013

Read My Feed Free reads your news feeds out loud in a simulated voice on your Android device. This free app lets you listen to concise news summaries hands-free using your phone's speaker or headset while you drive or are otherwise occupied. It updates and cleans up feeds with the touch of a button, and it also displays feeds in text so you can read along or turn the sound down yet still use Read My Feed as your news reader.

Read My Feed is easy to use, especially if you start with one of the sample feeds provided on startup. These include major news outlets like "Sky News" and "The Washington Post." We pressed the Play arrow, and Read My Feed updated each feed and beeped before reading items from the first feed in our phone's default speech engine, a robotic, female voice. The effect is sort of like an old sci-fi movie, so it has its own appeal, but we were able to download higher-quality voices for our phone, which marginally improved performance. Read My Feed's options include the aforementioned beep before reading, as well as sorting and play modes. One cool feature lets you shake the phone to call up the full article. We could also tap the feed to open the full article in our browser.

Read My Feed Free works well and gives you lots more options for getting the news on the go. We like the interesting effect that the old-school radio news beep and mechanical lady's voice produce, but you can change your phone's voice simulations to change how Read My Feed sounds. In any case, it's much safer than reading feeds while your hands and eyes should be elsewhere!

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.4

  • Notification icon when playing; small fix to TTS init
  • Fix: with some devices the app stopped speaking when screen went off
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed scroll on feed editor for small screen devices; changed pause icon to stop icon


Release October 24, 2014
Date Added October 24, 2014
Version 1.6.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Android 2.3.3 and up


Total Downloads 417
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Developer's Description

Search your favorite feed, add it to the list and press play. News feeds will be combined sequentially or mixing the items by date and time. Features: + news to speech app: it downloads RSS feed items (titles and summaries) and plays them using TTS (text to speech) + search for feeds using the search engine; + listen the selected feeds of your list, sequentially or mixed by date/time; + listen full article shaking your device (works only with websites optimized for this task); + search for news and listen them using keywords; + simple user interface with comfortable buttons to update and listen the news with just 1 click; + multiple language feeds support (require the selected TTS voices installed); + after updating the news the app works offline (but not the "listen full article" function). Notes: + voice quality doesn't depend on the app, there are good TTS engines on Google Play (some of them also free); + if you find a bug, for tips, or something didn't work as expected please contact me; + FREE version is like the paid one but with ADs; if you like this app please buy it, it is a motivation to add more functions.
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