Podcasts App For iPad And iPhone Released - Apple iOS Podcasts
Earlier we discussed that Apple is planning to release a separate application for podcasts and removing the integrated app from iTunes. Today we have seen in the AppStore that Apple has finally released the podcasts app and is freely available in AppStore for all iOS devices. If you are a regular subscriber of podcasts this should be a good news for you. You can now enjoy a native app that shows only podcasts so its easy to navigate and download the podcasts.
Podcasts application UI looks pretty simple and user friendly.Basically this is native Apple application so there is no point in arguing about the UI and the quality of the application. You should probably try this after checking out the below features and improvements:
Features Of New Podcasts App
- Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
- Explore hundreds of thousands of podcasts including shows in over 40 languages
- Try the innovative new Top Stations feature 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
- Tap subscribe for your favorites and automatically receive 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 Twitter, Messages and Mail
- Optionally sync your favorite episodes from iTunes on your Mac or PC
- Sync your episode playback for seamless transition between devices
The requirements for running the new podcasts app is to have iOS 5.1 installed or above so this app will not work on iPhone3G. Additionally, to be able to sync your podcast episodes, you'll need to have the latest version of iTunes installed in your computer. This means eventhough your device is running iOS5.1, it will not sync your podcasts data with iTunes if your iTunes version is lower than 10.6.3.
Podcast iTunes Download Link