How to create and use News App How to create and use News App

How to create and use News App

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This article will guide you through how to create and use the News app.

You can create News App with a wide range of topic from Business, Technology, World, Politics, to Sports.
You can also have news by region, US, UK, North East, West, etc.

Social Kiosk view screenshot is below, you can view a live example here:


Another view of the news post is below, you can view a live example here:


Let's jump in and get started:

First, you will need to have your screens set up and paired. For more information on how to do that, click here.

Then log in to,

Go to App Tab, Click on + Add App.


Click News app


Enter your News Wall information:


  • Name: Name of your News Wall, this is the name of the wall in your asset list. It will not be displayed on your screens.

  • Category: The type of news you want to display on the screens.

  • Theme: Select Light or Dark Theme. You can also customize your background color if you select Custom.
  • Speed: Select how fast you want the wall to scroll or switch between news items. You can also customize your speed if you select Custom.


  • Font Size: Set the font size for the News Wall app.

You can click Advanced and set:

  • Date Format: Select the format for your date.
  • Scrolling Strip Font Size: If you put the News Wall app to a Layout that is a scrolling strip, you can set how big you want the scrolling text to be
Click Save.

After Saving, you can Preview the wall. It may take several seconds for the app to fetch posts and prepare your wall, so please be patient.

That's all! Congratulation!

You have created your News Wall.

You can assign the newly created News Wall app to your screen by going to Device, clicking Edit device, and assigning the app to screens that you want.

You can put the News Wall app to a Layout, and Playlist too.

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