Of course, any useful aggregator is going to be able to retrieve and simultaneously render multiple feeds. SimplePie is capable of doing not only this, but it can also merge and order the feed entries according to each feed item's publication date!
To retrieve the feeds, all you need to do is populate an array with the various feed addresses and then pass that array to the set_feed_url() method:
To prove that the feeds are indeed being sorted according to each item's publication date, I've used the $item->get_feed()->get_title() method to place the feed's title next to each item. The results are presented in Figure 2.
Parsing feeds is only one of SimplePie's many capabilities. Among other features is the ability to retrieve podcasts, send item URLs to other aggregation services such as Digg, Reddit, and Newsvine, and give users the ability to subscribe to published feeds easily. Thanks to these great array of features it really would be possible to build a solution that compares to popular tools such as Google Reader!
SimplePie provides developers with a turnkey solution for integrating RSS feed support into their Web applications. It really is simple as, well, pie.