Unable to add RSS feeds that require login or authentication to BlackBerry News app on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Article ID: KB26866

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
  • BlackBerry News app for BlackBerry PlayBook
  • BlackBerry® News app 1.0
  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™

A Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed that requires authentication or an RSS feed that is internal to a corporate network cannot be added to the BlackBerry® News app for BlackBerry® PlayBook™. This type of RSS feed may not be added using the direct link either.

When searching for a feed under these conditions it will not be found.


 By design only non-authenticated RSS feeds and those that can be accessed outside a corporate firewall can be added to the BlackBerry News app.


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