How to Install RSS on Your Synology NAS

How to Install RSS on Your Synology NAS

RSS is a simple RSS feed aggregator. It supports RSS and ATOM formats with regular auto-fetching of RSS feeds. Every hour by default, configurable down to 5 mins. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install RSS on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest RSS v1.5.0 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install RSS Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology Install Text Editor 2023

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it rss. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

RSS Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 6

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install RSS. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=rss \
-p 6488:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/rss:/app/storage \
--restart always \

RSS Synology NAS Set up 4 new

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

RSS Synology NAS Set up 5

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 8

After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install RSS” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install RSS – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

RSS Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your rss folder that you have previously created at STEP 4. Double click on the feeds.txt file. Add your favorite website RSS feed link and a description. Click X to save the settings. Note: The description is mandatory. Note: You can add multiple website rss feeds, link and description, in the next line (one website with description per line). Follow the instructions in the image below.

RSS Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

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  • STEP 11

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:6488 Follow the instructions in the image below.

RSS Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2024

Note: If you want to run the RSS container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Thursday / July 4th, 2024 at 10:32 PM