Apple Updates Podcasts App With the Ability to Create Custom Stations

Posted March 21, 2013 at 8:11pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4501 views

Apple has released a big update to the Podcasts app that lets users create custom stations that are stored in iCloud, create On-The-Go playlists, and more.

Podcasts app is the easiest way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts from the Podcasts Store. Create personal stations that update automatically with new episodes. Sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. You can even play popular podcasts right from the built-in Top Charts.

Features:
• Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
• Explore hundreds of thousands of podcasts including shows in over 40 languages
• Play from Top Charts to find new podcast series in a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more
• Browse by audio or video podcasts, or see what's most popular in Top Charts
• Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available
• Use the On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want
• Sync playlists from iTunes on your Mac or PC
• Tap Subscribe for your favorites and automatically get new episodes for free as they become available
• Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
• Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
• Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
• Share your favorite episodes with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Messages, and Mail
• Optionally sync your favorite episodes from iTunes on your Mac or PC
• iCloud remembers your place in an episode, your subscriptions, and your stations and keeps them up-to-date on all of your devices.

What's New In This Version:
• Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes
• Choose whether your stations begin playing with the newest or oldest unplayed episode
• Your stations are stored in iCloud and kept up-to-date on all of your devices
• Create an On-The-Go playlist with your own list of episodes
• Playlists synced from iTunes now appear in the Podcasts app
• The Now Playing view has been redesigned with easier to use playback controls
• Addressed an issue with resuming playback when returning to the app
• Additional performance and stability improvements

You can download Podcasts from the App Store for free.

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MIGUEL - March 22, 2013 at 4:46pm
When does Apple permits us to Creat a Podcast directly to itunes, from here or 3rd party Apps ?
Roman S. - March 21, 2013 at 9:29pm
Apple also sent out a mail to all podcast providers to tell us, that the new cover arts need to be 1600x1600px. Also the server where the podcast is hosted needs to support Byte Range Requests from now on!
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