10 best RSS reader apps for Android

by: Joe HindyApril 6, 2016

best rss reader apps for android
It’s true that RSS isn’t as popular as it once was. Even so, it’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest news and pull together a ton of news stories from various websites and sources. There are still plenty of people who use it and it’s one of the best power user tools available for those who need to stay current. Do keep in mind, though, that not every website keeps an updated RSS feed anymore. Here are the best RSS reader apps for Android!

feedly best rss reader apps for androidFeedly

[Price: Free]
Feedly became the RSS champion once Google Reader went down the tubes a few years ago. It has a ton of features and most commonly known news websites can be found there. Some of the other features include cross-platform support with most web browsers, integration with a variety of other services like Facebook, Evernote, Twitter, OneNote, Pinterest, and others, and you can even follow podcasts and YouTube channels. It’s mostly simple to use, but it does take a few minutes to make your way around and learn how it works. It’s entirely free and intensely popular.

Get it now on Google Play!

Feedly best RSS reader apps for Android

Flipboard RSS reader apps for AndroidFlipboard

[Price: Free]
Flipboard is one of the other RSS reader apps that made it big shortly after the demise of Google Reader. Flipboard has a gorgeous design that tries to be like an actual, digital magazine. Much like Feedly, you can find most commonly known websites and news feeds here and you can also follow podcasts if you’d like. It also comes with a “daily edition” full of news that you may find interesting. It’s best used on tablets, but still looks really good on phones as well. It’s also entirely free to use.

Get it now on Google Play!

gReader RSS reader apps for AndroidgReader

[Price: Free / $4.69]
When it comes to doing RSS how it used to be done, gReader is probably the best. It’s a good old fashioned RSS reader that just works and also works very well. It has a modern interface with Feedly integration so you can quickly move over if you’re an existing Feedly user. It comes with two-way sync, offline reading, support for podcasts, a variety of themes (including dark!), night mode, and various other customizations to make it work how you want. It also works really well on tablets. There is a free and paid version and both of them work really well.

Get it now on Google Play!

gReader RSS reader apps for Android

GrazeRSS RSS reader apps for AndroidGrazeRSS

[Price: Free]
GrazeRSS is a relatively newer RSS reader that is based on the once-popular, open-source app NewsRob. This is a very lightweight RSS reader and comes with only a few features including offline reading, per-feed downloading, scheduling options and integration with NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and Feedly. The interface is simple, but effective and nobody should have trouble moving around the app. It’s entirely free, open source, and a great option if you need something very lightweight.

Get it now on Google Play!

GrazeRSS RSS reader apps for Android

Inoreader RSS reader apps for AndroidInoreader

[Price: Free]
Inoreader is a well designed RSS reader that allows you to browse news based on categories that suit your interests. It also features the ability to save news for later reading, archiving of your subscriptions, and it will only show you unread items even when you log on to other devices. It sounds simple, but several RSS apps have had problems with that particular feature. It’s free to use with no in-app purchases and it’s a good looking app.

Get it now on Google Play!

Inoreader RSS reader apps for Android

news360 RSS reader apps for AndroidNews360

[Price: Free]
News360 has been around for a while and it’s a capable RSS reader. It contains more than 100,000 sources in a variety of categories so you can follow the blogs, websites, and news sources that you want. As a bonus, News360 will pick up on your interests and recommend other websites and articles for you to read to further enhance your news reading habits. It’s now always perfect, but it works well and it’s free to use which means it’s worth a shot.

Get it now on Google Play!

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news republic RSS reader apps for AndroidNews Republic

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
News Republic is another self-contained RSS reader that a lot of people seem to really enjoy. It aggregates news based on topic so you can check out whatever you want and find articles for that topic. It also has a complex trending news and tag navigation system that allows you to follow all kinds of topics and then other topics based on those topics. There is a ton of content in this app and it’s all set up pretty well. It also supports account creation using Facebook, Google+, and email.

Get it now on Google Play!

Palabre RSS reader apps for AndroidPalabre

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Palabre is actually a Feedly client. It works directly with Feedly integration to bring you the same content as Feedly, but in a different application. The app features offline reading, a dark theme, syncing directly with Feedly, and you can import RSS feeds from OPML if you prefer. It also has support for Twitter, The Old Reader, and Flickr using extensions. It’s clean and has a few more features than the stock Feedly app. Those who use Feedly may want to give it a try.

Get it now on Google Play!

Palabre RSS reader apps for Android

Pocket best rss reader apps for androidPocket

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
It’s true that Pocket isn’t an RSS Reader per say. However, it can act like one if you use it the right way. Pocket allows you to save online content for later viewing in a quick, manageable way that is easy to use. It also has a tag system to help you stay organized. Using this, you can take all the articles you want and store them away safely and ignore all the stuff you don’t want to read. It also features offline reading, unlimited space, and it has cross-platform support.

Get it now on Google Play!

Podcast Addict RSS reader apps for AndroidPodcast Addict

[Price: Free]
Podcast Addict is a sort of all-in-one news aggregation app. You can use it to listen to radio stations, podcasts, audio books, live stream radio, and it also has support for RSS feeds. Using this app, you can put all of your listening and reading sources in one spot and get a ton of content delivered all to one place. The interface is simple and everything is nice and easy to use. It also has a metric ton of features and it’s free to download and use.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • Personally I like taptu the best for fast and beautiful news reading, I can see tons of feeds at one glance and can quickly switch between them

    • JosephHindy

      My favorite Taptu feature was the ability to merge feeds. I am a hockey fan but I only have a few hockey feeds so putting it all into a single feed helped me to skim the hockey news much faster.

  • padlock1

    I’m still on the Gingerbread stock news app which I cannot live without. In my opinion, nothing else compares and I don’t get why there’s no similar replacement on subsequent upgrades.

  • DonSerrot

    Press has been perfect for me. I’ve tried Feedly and Flipboard and they just have too much flash for me. I used Currents for a while but it didn’t really fit how I read stuff. Press gets everything just right for me on all accounts.

    • I agree, I don’t want flash, I like the straight meat. Press is the best that I have found, GReader pro is also good for just delivering the meat.

      • JosephHindy

        I ended up going with gReader Pro. I used to use a gReader client called Feedr and gReader Pro most closely emulates that experience. Just meat, no potatoes or flashy nonsense.

  • DoctorWho

    Flipboard is best been using for 1 year. Tried others as well, best performance is Flipboard

  • merlin

    I’m surprised that Reader didn’t make the list. It’s the best RSS reader I’ve seen so far.

    • JosephHindy

      Yeah we missed that one :-) but that’s why we encourage you guys to comment. That one is pretty nice!

    • PuzzledObserver

      Agreed. Reader has a free version ad support. And a paid version. Simple UI and yet much more efficient than the “flashy full of pictures” like Feedly.

  • For me the most important thing about a replacement for Google Reader is the ability to sync between Android app and web interface. Feedly seems to be the best Android app for this so far but to be honest I can’t stand the web interface.

    • I agree. It’ll be interesting though to see how these other apps integrate with other web-based backends – or if they create their own. I’m pulling for Press because I’ve tried most of these reviewed here and I just prefer it’s aesthetics, simplicity, speed and stability.

  • I like feedly mostly because it has a nice mobile app and it has a web rss reader to. But Google reader is by far superior.

  • i use gReader Pro for 1 years now… and it’s the best reader i found…
    I can synch my RSS, then read them in the subway (where most of the time, i got no signal at all) and then re-sync what i read !

    Feedly : don’t seem to be able to do this…
    Flipbard : nice interface… look great on Tablet, but seem to be “always connected” dependant !

  • GeekChick!

    The best alternative for me is Taptu! I can access my content from my laptop, phone and tablet, organise it as I want and add all my social network profiles. Never found any other app as complete as this one, but maybe I am missing out on something. Any suggestions, anyone?

  • Liz

    Can’t wait for Digg to come out with an Android app! I love the online interface!

  • woodsonmh

    Very good article, and in most aspects reflect my opinion on all these apps. I have most of them inatalled and do switch around some times. I was pleased to see taptu listed. I dont think it gets the respect it should. I can move through feeds very quickly and its hide read is very usefully. if you havnt tried it,its worth looking at.

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  • pvp

    Try techtray news reader! Free – 50 of the top tech sites in one. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kliktrayllc.techtray&feature=more_from_developer

  • Nazmul Hasan Rupok

    I think “Tech Digest” has the best interface with lot of options. It includes the major tech websites.

    ☑ Engadget
    ☑ Mashable
    ☑ TechCrunch
    ☑ The Verge
    ☑ The Next Web
    ☑ Gizmodo
    ☑ Lifehacker
    ☑ AllThingsD
    ☑ CNET
    ☑ Ars Tecnhica

    Google Play :https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.codetic.techdigest

  • yourarefuckingstupid

    this is the most useless review page I have ever seen. It contain no information beyond “i like it” or it sucks

  • For me its Press which takes the lead with a good UI for phone and tablet. It also has lot of sync options and working great…!

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  • Shay Klapper

    Since Reader…there were so many great news apps in the market…my favorite is RoundUp which is based on your social media channels but gets you a clean feed free of ads, cats and babies…https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roundup

  • wicketr

    Just like to note that gReader development appears to have stopped. The developer is MIA.

    • {JPM}

      It was just updated on April 9th 2016

  • PhonecardMike

    The Old Reader – Simple but very efficient.

  • z-vet

    Flym is the best IMO. Open-source, no ads, very small and fast. I started using it when it first introduced on XDA, never looked back.

  • Press (RSS Reader) – fast clean and very nice (works with Feedly Login as well). IMHO one of the leanest RSS Readers out there for Android

  • Feedly has been working fine for me, so I’m gonna stick with that. The killer feature is Must Reads, where you can mark your favorite feeds as “must read” and they will appear in a special Must Reads category, which you can set as the default view. My only real complaints are (1) you can’t edit the feed names and (2) you can’t continuously scroll through the articles (you’re stuck with paginated scrolling).

  • Michael D.

    Press has not been updated in ages and is probably abandoned. FeedlyReader should have been included for those using Feedly.

  • Stefan Lehnert

    In my opinion TinyTinyRSS ist the best. The app is an frontend for a PHP-based RSS-system (and therefore not standalone – you need the application on your server). For users which are heavily using RSS, this is great!

  • Comediante

    Disqus could be the best app. All we need is…. an App.

  • Flyne because of offline full articles feature.

  • macr0t0r

    No love for NewsBlur? Web and Mobile sync with no need for plugins. Offline caching of entire article. Super fast.

  • Awesome to see feedly here on the 1st place! Thanks so much!

  • James Ivey

    Do any of these intercept rss links from web browsers? You know, when you click a link for a feed and the browser asks you which app you’d like to use? I tried Palabre, Feedly, gReader. None offered to open the rss link. BeyondPod offers to open it, but I don’t think I can use that as a news reader. I didn’t even see a place to add a feed by its URL in any of those. Thanks.

  • Onur

    we miss you so much . google reader :(

  • Gerki

    One is missing in this list! Rss Reader Xoonity. Adding new source is easy. Gestures and features are helpful.

  • looking into rss

    So… where’s the Android Authority RSS feed?

  • d0x360

    FeedR is my fav. Been using it for like 8 years

  • Carl

    My problem with pretty much every RSS reader out right now is they either charge for search functionality of your feeds, doesn’t search within your feeds at all, or it doesn’t have a web based reader. Or a combination of these. Xoonity seems pretty cool but it’s Android only without a web interface. I really miss google reader.

    • Carl

      Strike that. Inoreader has exactly what I’m looking for.