Developer Philip Tennen showed off a new in-progress jailbreak tweak called Sireader that allows Siri to read RSS feeds. The tweak, which is in the early stages of development as a result of a $1,000 bounty on Reddit, looks extremely promising for those of us that peruse RSS on a daily basis. Imagine driving in the car and having Siri read the latest stories from your favorite news feed. If Tennen’s jailbreak tweak sees the light of day, this will be a future reality for jailbreakers.

Tennen just posted the preview of his tweak on Twitter:

Apparently, a Redditor who is visual impaired and really wants a tweak like this to see the light of day, has posted a $1000 bounty for any developer who can bring the idea to fruition. It looks like Philip is well on his way to claiming that band.

Sireader seems like a pretty awesome idea, and as an RSS advocate who never finds enough time to catch up on all of his feeds, it’s pretty much a guarantee that it will have a permanent spot on my phone if it performs well enough.

What do you think about Sireader? Do you see a use for this tweak in your day to day iOS life?

  • singhay559

    Definitely a plus if it’s perfected

  • JulianZH

    What’s a rss? What it use for?

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      Its Rich Site Summary, it is basically used for getting content from websites that are constantly updated.

    • Osama Muhammed

      It’s like an API that reads content easily from blogs/news websites

  • Nice. Still waiting for Siri to turn on a light one of these days.

  • Hotrod

    This could be the business

  • Jesse

    I hope he doesn’t rush it just to claim ‘his’ money.

  • AnoNymouz

    Hahaha I have the same wallpaper and case on my phone.


      I knew that was you! Congrats on the new tweak!

    • hkgsulphate

      wallpaper pl0x ;_;

      • AnoNymouz

        Here ya go.

      • hkgsulphate

        thx mate!

  • Rahimo

    Hey guys! Is there any way to use Siri offline to do basic operations like playing/pausing music, next/previous track, tell the time, call contact… Just like the VoiceControl does in the early days in iOS 4,5,6 and even 7!! Please help , I really need it !!
    PS. I have an iPad 3 wifi iOS 8.1

    • Tim

      Why don’t you disable Siri so you can use VoiceControl

      • Rahimo

        It doesn’t work, I already tried it out,nothing happened!!

      • Tim

        I just tried it now. Settings->General->Siri->Disable. That should work from iOS 7 and up. If VoiceControl doesn’t show up then you might have an activator assignment overriding VoiceControl.

      • Rahimo

        Have tried it on an iPad 3 iOS 8.1 ?

  • Scope

    Just want to say I really like the new font on the mobile site snd the return of the slidy widget thing. Not sure why you guys removed it before but pls keep it thanks.

    • Xee

      I don’t like the slides – I find it a waste of space on a mobile page. At first I thought it was one of those annoying adverts!

  • Behrooz Gharavi

    it’s so useful if it works well

  • Garry

    i want the same tweak but for FLIPBOARD WHO AGREES?