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

How to create and use CNN News App

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


Below is an example screenshot of how it look on your screens, 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 Media Tab, Click on + Add App.


Click CNN app


Enter your CNN Wall information:


  • Name: Name of your CNN 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 (default CNN Red color) or Dark Theme.
  • 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 CNN Wall app.

You can click Advanced and set:

  • Date Format: Select the format for your date.
  • Scrolling Strip Font Size: If you put the CNN 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 CNN Wall.

You can assign the newly created CNN 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 CNN Wall app to a Layout, and Playlist too.

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