Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.1 or later.
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Compatible: iPhone iPad
Publisher's description - Podcasts 1.0.2
Podcasts app is the easiest way to discover, subscribe to and play your favorite podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts from the Podcasts Catalog, and play the most popular podcasts, organized for you by topic, with the all-new Top Stations feature.
• 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
• Requires a device with iOS 5.1 or later • Optionally syncing episodes requires iTunes 10.6.3 or later • Streaming or downloading episodes requires internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection
The interface of the app is gorgeous. The functionality is terrible. Podcasts will be randomly switched between "played" and "unplayed." Downloaded podcasts will be removed, causing you to have to re-download. This can eat up serious data if you`re not on wi-fi. The app will freeze and become sluggish, especially at launch. Can`t subscribe to podcasts that require logins. Looks like I still have to use iTunes on my Mac for subscribing and syncing podcasts to my iDevices. So sad. *sigh*
Unbelievably it`s getting worse
After the update it thinks I`ve never listened to any episodes and all are marked unplayed.
I want to like it, but...
1. It`s sluggish, in general 2. It crashes a lot 3. It can`t handle any podcast which requires a login (??) 4. Podcasts that are searchable in iTunes (Coast to Coast AM) are nowhere to be found in the "catalog" 5. The above podcast can`t be subscribed to, as it requires a login. I can`t seem to find the option to enter it anyway.
So far, it`s worse than using the Music app and syncing with iTunes, which I do anyway, to refresh smart playlists. Also, other apps are MUCH better at being a standalone Podcast app---Downcast and Podcaster5 do what this app should do, immensely better and without the sluggishness and crashing. This is a big, fat FAIL for me....STILL, after the most recent update.
The "Download" link for Podcasts 1.0.2 directs you to the iTunes AppStore, where you have to continue the download process.You must have an iTunes account to download the application. This download link may not be available in some countries.