Get the latest news headlines from Google direct to your digital screen.
The ScreenCloud Google News app makes it easy to take the latest trending headlines and stories from Google News and share them to your digital screens. Choose from a variety of different news types such as “Top Stories”, “Technology” and “Entertainment” and get the latest headlines as they come in. This ensures your customers or staff members are always up to date with the latest news and increases screen view time.
With the ScreenCloud Google News app you can:
1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s Google News app
To begin, follow this link and select “Install this app” in the bottom right-hand corner. This will log you in to your ScreenCloud account, or prompt you to set up our free trial in order to use the Google News app and others within our App Store.
Once logged in, select “Add this app” from the top right-hand corner.
2. Choose which headlines to show
Next, you will need to decide which headlines matter most to your audience. Don’t worry if you can’t decide - you can add the Google News app as many times as you like, each with a different set of headlines.
Use the dropdown to pick which category you would like to show.
3. Choose your settings
In the settings panel you will need to choose your settings for the below options:
Default Google News display
Original Google News display
Creating a theme
The preset options for Google News include the default or white theme:
A dark theme:
You can also create a completely custom theme using any colors you like. For example, here is the Google News app in our brand colors:
To create a custom theme, check out our guide on how to use the App Theme Editor. Once you’ve set up a custom theme you will see this in the theme dropdown box within the Google News settings.
4. Preview your results
Before you save your app it’s a great idea to give it a preview. Click “Preview” and a small pop-up window will show you exactly what your Google News app will look like on screen - including any brand colors.
If you want to test a different setting simply click “Close Preview” and make any changes.
When you’re happy with how your headlines look in the preview, click “Add App.”
5. Add Google News apps to a playlist
Once you’ve chosen to “Add App,” you can give your headlines a name. This will make it easy to find if you use more than one set of Google News headlines within your displays (for example ‘Business’ headlines or ‘Entertainment’ headlines.
Next, go to “Playlists” and drag and drop the app from the selection bar on the right-hand side, to the playlist of your choosing.
Can I add more than one set of headlines to my display?
Yes, you can add as many different versions of Google News app to your playlists as you like. Simply repeat the process, choosing which headlines you would like for each. Just ensure that you name each set with something different so you can easily spot them in your content library later on.
How often does the app update with new headlines?
Google News is syndicated by RSS so new headlines appear as they are added by Google.
Can I use Google News in portrait mode?
Yes, Google News app is compatible with both portrait and landscape screens.
For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details.