1. glorman's Avatar
    I was looking but couldn't find a way to have podcasts automatically download on the phone. Is this possible? On my Blackberry there was Blackberry Podcasts that did just that. I refuse to believe my BB was better at something that's named after the iPod!

    Grant
    02-10-2011 01:07 PM
  2. JasonG's Avatar
    Do you mean automatically download without you doing anything, or just download straight to the iPhone?
    02-10-2011 01:08 PM
  3. glorman's Avatar
    Yes automatic, on BB you could subcsribe to a podcast and it would automatically download new episodes as they were released.
    02-10-2011 01:13 PM
  4. alpha752's Avatar
    You could get an app, but if you use iTunes, youll have to sync your phone to get them. Im currently looking for a good podcast app that will download them, and queue them in order so I can listen to them chronologically (if anyone knows of a good one).
    02-10-2011 01:18 PM
  5. liquidzoo's Avatar
    iTunes does this automatically so that it's there for you when you sync.

    Not sure about the ViPhone, but my 3GS will not download files over a certain size over 3G. It either has to be on Wifi, or on the PC.
    02-10-2011 01:23 PM
  6. JasonG's Avatar
    That would be an awesome feature. If you guys fund an app for it let me know.
    02-10-2011 01:26 PM
  7. glorman's Avatar
    iTunes does this automatically so that it's there for you when you sync.
    Thanks, I was afraid that would be the answer. it's so much nicer having the podcasts jut there whether you remember to sync or not.

    Grant
    02-10-2011 01:27 PM
  8. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    You can download podcasts directly in iTunes on your iPhone and you can also get a free RSS reader that supports podcasts. So whatever you subscribe to will update in your RSS reader and you can listen to it.
    02-10-2011 01:30 PM
  9. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Thanks, I was afraid that would be the answer. it's so much nicer having the podcasts jut there whether you remember to sync or not.

    Grant
    Just get a RSS reader that supports podcasts. You can add your subscriptions and update when you want to get the next one. You podcasts shows up like new feeds for the new podcasts.
    02-10-2011 01:31 PM
  10. iSRS's Avatar
    I used stitcher. Doesn't download, but streams.
    02-10-2011 01:38 PM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    I use Mediafly. You can set it to download or stream.
    02-11-2011 07:56 AM
  12. xmnj's Avatar
    Mediafly works good, along with Podcaster (I use this), or Downcast. I know Podcaster will allow you download full podcasts over 3G without restrictions.
    02-11-2011 09:46 AM
  13. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    I was disappointed to find out that you can not load podcasts or apps larger than 20MB over the 3G network, you have to be connected to wifi. Seems like it should be a choice.
    02-11-2011 10:29 AM
  14. xmnj's Avatar
    I was disappointed to find out that you can not load podcasts or apps larger than 20MB over the 3G network, you have to be connected to wifi. Seems like it should be a choice.
    Podcaster, and I believe Downcast will allow you to download podcasts over 20MB over 3G.
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    02-11-2011 10:52 AM
  15. Tytanious's Avatar
    I use Podcaster. It does the job.
    02-11-2011 11:39 AM
  16. alpha752's Avatar
    I tried Mediafly, but it seemed overly complicated and difficult to use. Doesnt seem to order chronologically either. Havnt tried podcaster, im hesitant to pay for it, especially given the mixed reviewed on itunes. Im looking for something like Google Listen, for the exandroid people out there. Does Podcaster allow you to download on the phone, and list podcasts in chronological order like Google Listen?
    02-11-2011 01:04 PM
  17. xmnj's Avatar
    I tried Mediafly, but it seemed overly complicated and difficult to use. Doesnt seem to order chronologically either. Havnt tried podcaster, im hesitant to pay for it, especially given the mixed reviewed on itunes. Im looking for something like Google Listen, for the exandroid people out there. Does Podcaster allow you to download on the phone, and list podcasts in chronological order like Google Listen?
    I have only had issues with one podcast downloading out of order, but it did the same thing when I used Google Listen.

    As stated before, Podcaster does not have a download limit over 3G, only thing is that you have to start the app for it to download. You can set download times, but it will not refresh automatically if the app is closed. I basically set three refresh times, 6AM, 12PM, 8PM, and pretty much just open the app up in the morning or evenings to kick off a refresh. Another nice feature, you can set which podcasts alert you with a push notification when a new podcast is posted.
    02-11-2011 02:30 PM
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