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By Apple (Apple Inc.)
Supported Devices : iPad 2 3G , iPad 2 Wifi , iPad 3G , iPad 4th Gen , iPad 4th Gen 4G , iPad Mini , iPad Mini 4G , iPad 3rd Gen , iPad 3rd Gen 4G , iPad Wifi , iPhone 3GS , iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , iPhone 5S , iPod Touch 5th Gen , iPod Touch 4th Gen , iPod Touch 3rd Gen

Release Notes

2/6/2014 | Version : 2.0.1 | Size : 5.4 MB
This version of Podcasts includes the following improvements:

• You can now pull to refresh subscriptions in My Podcasts
• Resolved an issue that may cause playback to stop unexpectedly
• Fixed a problem where subscriptions may stop updating with new episodes
• Includes additional improvements to overall stability

11/16/2013 | Version : 2.0 | Size : 5.3 MB
Podcasts 2 introduces a stunning, all-new design for iOS 7 and adds useful features you'll love.

Designed for iOS 7
• Podcasts has a beautiful new look and feel that fits right in with iOS 7
• The Podcasts Store is now located in the Featured tab, making it easier than ever to discover great podcasts
• The new Search tab makes finding podcasts in the Podcasts Store fast and simple
• Top Charts now shows podcasts and episodes in a simple list, so it's even easier to see what’s popular
• You can now view your stations as a list of episodes, or group them by podcast

Stay up to date
• Podcasts now automatically update with new episodes — even while the app is not open
• Choose how often the Podcasts app checks for updates to get the latest episodes as soon as they become available
• iCloud now keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in sync with iTunes and Apple TV

This version of Podcasts also includes improvements to responsiveness and playback performance.

9/7/2013 | Version : 1.2.3 | Size : 8.9 MB
This version of Podcasts provides several bug fixes.

Description

Introducing the all-new Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what's hot right now. Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloud keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in sync across all your devices, computers, and Apple TV. 

Discover
• Explore hundreds of thousands of free podcasts on a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more
• Tap Subscribe for your favorites and automatically get new episodes for free as they become available
• Browse by audio or video podcasts, or see what's most popular in Top Charts

Play
• Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
• Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
• Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
• Adjust the playback speed of your audio or video podcasts
• Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
• Enjoy your favorite podcasts on your TV with AirPlay and Apple TV

Organize
• 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
• Choose to download new episodes automatically when they become available, even when the app is not open
• Subscribe to podcasts that require authentication — just enter the podcast URL into Search in My Podcasts
• Share your favorite episodes with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Messages, and Mail

Sync
• Optionally sync episodes and playlists 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 your devices, Mac, PC, and Apple TV

Requirements:

• Requires a device with iOS 7 or later
• Optionally syncing episodes requires iTunes 10.6.3 or later
• Syncing subscriptions, stations, and play position using iCloud requires iTunes 11.1 or later and Apple TV Software 6.0 or later
• Streaming or downloading episodes requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection
• iTunes playlist syncing is not compatible with iTunes Match

Rankings

Overall :
#86 : Top Free iPad Application
#131 : Top Free iPhone Applications

Categories :
#7 : Top Free iPhone Applications [Entertainment]
#8 : Top Free iPad Application [Entertainment]
#86 : Top Free iPad Application [Kids]
#131 : Top Free iPhone Applications [Kids]

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Comments and Ratings for Podcasts

Lol (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 11:34:00 PM 5/5 By JuaniFmonroe
I love this app

Works 10% of the time (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 10:30:00 PM 1/5 By Jtmagx
This app has been terrible for so long, why is it so hard to just work?

Literally doesn't do what it is meant to do (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 10:06:00 PM 1/5 By Jdwin
While listening, this app stops the podcast with an error. I just press play and the error goes away but it happens every time.

Makes everything worse (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 8:56:00 PM 1/5 By Ratetron2654
This is the first time I can remember where my Apple stuff doesn't "just work". I cracked my iPod so thought I could use my iPhone 5s to listen to podcasts. Trying to make that happen crashed my MacBook. Played with this for hours and still can't download most podcasts. I have stumped members of the Apple consultants network. What's up with this bs?

Disappointing and unusable (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 7:14:00 PM 1/5 By niuqaoj73
I realize that apple attempts to move everyone forward into their own idea of purely cloud based syncing, but removing the ability to easily sync or drop archived podcasts from a tethered Mac is woefully disappointing. I'd give this app -1 stars if I could. PLEASE return the functionality of successfully syncing archived podcasts.

REALLY? (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 6:27:00 PM 1/5 By Brian evjenth
"Update" crippled podcast searches. (How come no one caught this? Anyone in management on the job there?)

What an utter disaster. (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 6:25:00 PM 1/5 By Kevin sjc
Syncing podcasts via wifi is often a crapshoot. “Waiting for changes to apply” is the beginning of a few hours of workarounds to get new downloads to sync to iPhone…too many issues to discuss. Why do podcasts just disappear from, or not sync to, iPhone? I don’t think Apple even knows!

From 1 star to 3 (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 6:04:00 PM 1/5 By Notfrosh
New update = some podcasts like the WFAN casts no longer refresh, thus no new content.

Cover art won't populate (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 4:53:00 PM 2/5 By a95014
Not a bad app but the cover art on some podcasts won't populate. 60 minutes is one example. It shows when you search and subscribe but won't populate in the player. Please fix this apple. You're better than that and Steve would have never allowed this.

Exercise in frustration! (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 4:17:00 PM 1/5 By Tamadu
I used this app daily. Am now deleting it as it constantly crashes, loses track of downloaded podcasts, won't let me delete viewed podcasts, etc. Does Apple not test their own apps?

Fix the bugs! (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 3:14:00 PM 1/5 By Colieo8888
I love podcasts and love the ability to update from the app... But syncing is a nightmare. You have to jump through hoops, mark certain casts as played in just the right order, and then it STILL may not sync correctly. Fix it, please! You've had plenty of time to read all the feedback.

Going Backwards! Awful - now “streaming not on your phone" (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 2:25:00 PM 1/5 By slow antelope
This latest update is awful. The point of syncing podcast is to listen to them away from home… or we would just play them on a home computer! I don’t want to have to “stream” my podcasts. If I’m in a remote location that can’t happen. Why would I want to pay to use my cellular data to access something I used to be able to just put on my phone? I also don’t want ALL podcasts accessible. Sure they are on the cloud, but I have 20+ some are for running, I don’t listen to those in the car- so why have to scroll thru them on my phone now too? This latest iTunes roll out has been thinking of something other than Apple for the first time ever. "You can download podcasts from the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you can listen to audio podcasts or watch video podcasts streamed over Wi-Fi or a cellular network1 on your iOS device. If you subscribe to podcasts using your iOS device, those podcasts will sync to your iTunes library when you sync your device with iTunes."

Getting Worse (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 2:15:00 PM 1/5 By Mr. Berna
I don’t want to use my limited cellular data allotment to download Podcasts, so I don’t let this app use cellular data (set in the Settings app). So every time I open this app I get a dialog box telling me I have cellular data turned off. I know that. The app knows that. Don’t tell me every single time I just want to switch to a different Podcast. This is most annoying while driving. I get to the end of a podcast, and want to quickly switch to a different show, but no, the app must stop everything, and force me to dismiss a dialog box before letting me switch podcasts. Now the app has developed a further problem. It scrambles its internal database. The app will tell me all my podcasts are not available. I have to delete the app, and download a fresh copy from the App Store to get my podcasts back. All the data is still on the iPhone, as the podcasts are all there immediately, before the app could possibly download that much data. Way back in the beta version of this app, the app would remember what speed I like to listen to various podcasts. If I listened to one cast at 2x speed, but another at 1x speed, the app would play the next episode for that show at the same speed. Now the app has the speed setting as a global setting. If I speed up one podcast, that speed setting stays even when I switch shows. Bring back per podcast show speed settings. Apple, you can do better.

Disappointing (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 1:34:00 PM 1/5 By cwimms
Podcast STILL won't open/crashes. Really, Apple?

Embarrassment (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 1:32:00 PM 2/5 By jasstew
A smart phone that costs this much money should have a podcast app that works flawlessly! Apple...you need to fix this app!

Worse and worse every day (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 1:04:00 PM 1/5 By abchi4001
The second you sync to computer all podcasts stop working. Now crashing constantly. Locks up iPhone. TERRIBLE APP.

Terrible (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 12:51:00 PM 1/5 By Deter36
Just terrible

Poor QA (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 7:58:00 AM 1/5 By T1ck3dOff
Does Apple even test their software anymore?! Or is this the beginning of the end. Steve would not have tolerated this.

Do you jackwagons even read these? (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 6:24:00 AM 1/5 By edubl13
1.) No one asked you to make an unnecessary separate app in the 1st place. 2.) What drunken toddler did you abduct to write the code for this? 3.) Nothing apple makes comes close to sucking this hard. 4.) WHY? 5.) Negative 5 stars... 6.) FIX IT OR DITCH IT! NOTHING I USE MAKES MY PHONE CRASH/LAG THIS SEVERELY, & You make the bloody thing for the bloody company you work for...

unusable, ipod user guide is worthless (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 5:17:00 AM 1/5 By Cal Poly to Canberra
I download eppisodes on my ipod at home then when im in they car 90% are unavailable. I've taken several days after work to try and fix the problem but i don't think anyone has been able to fix this. how could they release this app, epic fail. The user guide has NO information on what "sync subscriptions" means exactly and how to work by downloading on the ipod, downloading and syncing with itunes and icloud. I have to use my ipod 3rd gen for podcasts.

Crash on launch (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 3:24:00 AM 1/5 By dap12321
Cannot even get the app to launch anymore. Have reinstalled several times and just a white screen when launched. I miss my podcasts. Terrible release from apple.

Seriously? (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 2:32:00 AM 1/5 By Faith91882
This used to be a good app. It made my hour long commute 3 days a week more bearable. Since I updated my iPod 5th gen, the app is TOTALLY useless! I can download podcasts, but as soon as I get in my car (no wifi), they won't play - it's like they weren't even downloaded. I've tried deleting and reinstalling the app, but that was only a temporary solution. Now, I can't even download podcasts. FIX THIS ASAP!!!!

Cannot make Podcasts work …. (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 2:04:00 AM 1/5 By AlastairHallyLeigh
On Mac Pro E5 iTunes/library/podcasts/unplayed has 3 podcasts; On Mac Pro E5 iTunes/iPod/On This iPod says 3 podcasts; On iPod Touch Podcasts says No Podcasts; All devices have the latest software, and are being SYNCed over a hard-wire connection, and have been restarted, rebuilt, and anything else you can do - HELP;

Podcast app that doesn't let you listen to podcasts. (2.0.1)
2/5/2014 1:58:00 AM 1/5 By Eric Pasho
Podcast app that doesn't let you listen to podcasts. It just makes having the app terrible because when you go to use it's like putting the square peg in a circle hole...it never works.

OK When It Works (2.0.1)
2/4/2014 11:47:00 PM 2/5 By JGulick
Plays podcasts, sure. But fails to correctly sync with iTunes, doesn't work with Toyota audio controls, and sometimes just insists I must not have listened to this yet, in spite of facts. Not what I expect from Apple.

So many bugs, so few characters (2.0.1)
2/4/2014 11:38:00 PM 1/5 By 467556
This app has been riddled with bugs all the way through it's life. Great concept, useful features, poor quality control and programming. It's junk and should be abandoned. Start over with a different team. Currently bothered by: Listen to podcasts, they aren't marked as listened to.

Horrible. Apple should be embarrassed. (2.0.1)
2/4/2014 11:31:00 PM 1/5 By Greggross1
Anyone who gives this a good review is lying. You can't possibly think this app works right. - dates are wrong - syncing doesn't work - deletes don't work - controls don't do what they should Very sad. Just despicable.

Utterly horrible at syncing (2.0.1)
2/4/2014 11:03:00 PM 2/5 By mpetruzz
The app itself is something that I can mostly tolerate for listening to podcasts. As far as I know it downloads my podcasts and only keeps the new episodes like I want. The major malfunction arises when iTunes gets in the mix and absolutely screws the pooch from both ends. The podcast information SHOULD sync via the cloud between the computer and iOS app, however that does not happen. I have podcast syncing via the regular iPhone sync disabled but then it DOES sync my podcasts, but only one way. It syncs the old stuff I’ve already listened to back to my phone and I’m forced to clean it up every time.

Why would you continue with this? (2.0.1)
2/4/2014 10:20:00 PM 1/5 By hungry the bear
With all these terrible reviews, why would you continue to force users to use this for podcasts? I think the podcaster community should stand up and do something because this is certainly affecting their listener base

Needs a solid update (2.0.1)
2/4/2014 8:07:00 PM 1/5 By Mani_1366
This app does not sync all my audio files on my iphone. The only way I can access my podcasts is to save them all in the music app. Therefore this app would be absolutely useless for me. A lot of glitches and crashes. I organized all my podcasts but it only syncs one episode.


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