ScreenCloud Yahoo News App Guide

Share the latest from Yahoo News to your digital screens. Display immediate updates from News, Sports and Finance, updated in real time.

Mar 2019

ScreenCloud Yahoo News App Guide

ScreenCloud’s Yahoo News app showcases updates from general Yahoo news, sports, and finance directly to your digital screens. With the Yahoo News app, the content is updated automatically, giving you the ability to easily share various updates and the latest content from Yahoo.

With the ScreenCloud Yahoo News app you can:

  • Select from three types of headline news
  • Custom brand your app display
  • Control the timing of posts to show on screen

Here’s how it works:

1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s Yahoo News App

1.1. Get started by clicking here and selecting “Get App”. This will prompt you to either log into your existing ScreenCloud account, or sign up for our 14-day free trial in order to use the Yahoo News app and other available apps within our App Store.

1.2. Once you’ve logged in, you can select “Add this app” from the top right-hand corner.

2. Select your Yahoo News app settings

Next, customize your Yahoo News app settings:

i) News: choose to display Yahoo news, finance, or Boston Red Sox (sports) updates.

ii) Enrich RSS data using Embedly: this gives you the option to enhance your updates with other images or media items available

iii) Design: here you have the default option which is our latest design (as shown below) or the original option which is the previous RSS app design:

iv) Image Blending: full, medium or none. This is how much you would like the headline and image to blend in your news display.

v) Theme: this is where you can select a theme to display the headlines in a specific color or your brand guidelines.

vi) Next post delay (seconds): this is how long you want to show each piece of news for.

3. Preview your Yahoo News app

3.1. To preview your Yahoo News app, select “Preview App”. This will open a new window where you can see what your Yahoo News app will look like on screen.

3.2. If you need to make any changes click “Close Preview”. Once you’ve made any further changes, click “Save Changes” and return to open the preview.

4. Add Yahoo News app to your playlist

4.1. Once you’re happy with your settings, click “Add App” and give your Yahoo News app a name. This will help you to spot it later in your content library, particularly if you’re planning to use more than one Yahoo News app within your playlist.

4.2. Select “Finished” and your Yahoo News app will now be listed within your Content Library.

Please Note, If you want to edit your Yahoo News app at any time, you can simply hover over the app in the content library and choose “Edit This App”.
4.3. Next, select the playlist you wish to add this to and drag and drop the Yahoo News app from the right-hand side to the playlist of your choosing.

4.4. Here, you can also change the duration that your Yahoo News app is shown for, currently set as 2:00 for two minutes.

Frequently asked questions:

Can I use the Yahoo News app as part of a zoned digital signage display?

Yes, when setting up a zoned display you will see the option to “Add App”.

How often does the Yahoo News app refresh?

The Yahoo News app data will refresh every 30 minutes.

The Yahoo News title and/or content becomes truncated in the middle of a word, how can I fix this?

Currently, this is a feature of the app as there's only limited space to display content on screen. It will display a maximum of 75 characters for a title and 200 characters for the main text in any zone layout.

Can I display multiple news criteria at the same time?

Currently, the app can only use one criteria per instance. You can add multiple instances of the app to display different headline news, or use multi-zone layouts to show various updates at the same time to your screens.  

The feed doesn't show all my news articles?

Currently, the app can only display the top 20 returned posts from your RSS feed. Please note, regardless of the number of posts you have, we will only display the top 20 maximum.

For further questions, please contact support@screencloud.com with details.  

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