1. mscalero's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am now to iOS and was wondering how I can use the Music or iTunes app from the iPhone to subscribe to a podcast feed and have it check for new podcasts at a set interval and download them automatically?

    Or should I be looking to another app to do this? I used to use Pocketcast on Android which worked well.

    Any advice?
    08-13-2012 01:53 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If you can't get the native podcast app to do what you want, there are other apps in the AppStore that should meet your needs.
    08-13-2012 02:04 PM
  3. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am now to iOS and was wondering how I can use the Music or iTunes app from the iPhone to subscribe to a podcast feed and have it check for new podcasts at a set interval and download them automatically?

    Or should I be looking to another app to do this? I used to use Pocketcast on Android which worked well.

    Any advice?
    I am currently trying out Apple's Podcast app and it is ok.....
    I used to use Downcast and it is great. You can set up to check for new episodes at timed intervals and then automatically download them or WiFi only downloads, etc. Lots of options.
    08-13-2012 10:40 PM
  4. Kaitokomauri's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am now to iOS and was wondering how I can use the Music or iTunes app from the iPhone to subscribe to a podcast feed and have it check for new podcasts at a set interval and download them automatically?

    Or should I be looking to another app to do this? I used to use Pocketcast on Android which worked well.

    Any advice?
    A couple of months ago Apple came up with a new app called Podcasts. After the initial bugs (slow, unresponsive, unable to subscribe to certain podcasts) were cleared away with its recent update, the app is rather a very decent addition to the Music app.

    Prior, podcast support in the native Music app was between non-existent and basic.

    Here is more about Apple's Podcasts app from Engadget.

    Apart from ability to subscribe to podcasts, the app allows you to set which episodes you want to automatically download and which to discard

    08-14-2012 07:59 AM
  5. meskin84's Avatar
    The Podcast App is OK. I like that it gives an option to download or stream, one thing I found, though, everytime you open to stream, it reloads the entire podcast instead of saving it. So if you are like me, and like to listen throughout the day, some on the morning commute, some at lunch, and some on the drive home, a 40mb podcast can quickly use 120mb of data. So, in my opion, its more beneficial to just download podcast to phone and delete when finished.

    Also, I find it irritating we cannot sync the app to our Itunes subscriptions. It would be nice if I listen to one on my computer, it would update on the app as "Played" and also sync subscriptions between the devices. You can KIND OF sync if you download one from the app, listen to it, leave it on the phone and open the app, and then leave it on the phone and sync to iTunes, it should sync them. This is a little archaic to me, though, and annoying to have to leave them on the device.

    Just my opinion, though. If you only intend on listening to Podcast and managing your Subscriptions through the app, it works well enough.
    08-15-2012 11:22 AM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I am currently trying out Apple's Podcast app and it is ok.....
    I used to use Downcast and it is great. You can set up to check for new episodes at timed intervals and then automatically download them or WiFi only downloads, etc. Lots of options.
    Downcast is my choice over everything.
    08-15-2012 05:46 PM
  7. Keldog's Avatar
    I use the native app, but I hear lots of praise for Pocket Casts.
    08-16-2012 09:46 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The TuneIn Radio Pro app handles podcasts very well, in my opinion.
    08-16-2012 10:01 PM
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