1. alokeprasad's Avatar
    I have a number of podcasts subscribed to in iTunes. Everything works fine in iTunes and when I sync my 3Gs to iTunes.

    Is it possible to get the same podcasts OTA via WiFi? Say when travelling and don't have access to itunes on my PC?

    Will I have to look for and re-subscribe to the same podcasts on the device using the iTunes App on the 3Gs? Will that screw-up my iTunes settings when I get back home and sync with iTunes?

    It appears that the iTunes app on the 3GS is just there to sell media. It doesn't remember any settings from the iTunes on my PC ..
    08-21-2009 07:42 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Try using MediaFly on your iPhone for podcasts. I keep all my podcast subscriptions there now instead of iTunes.
    08-21-2009 08:04 AM
  3. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Does that mean that this cannot be done using the built-in applications?
    08-21-2009 08:16 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    It's just a nicer experience.
    08-21-2009 12:10 PM
  5. cobra302's Avatar
    nice call alli! i just downloaded and have been trying it out. pretty cool. i dont like that the screen wont dim though when playing an audio podcast, but i can get over that one.

    well, i just hit the sleep button while it was playing and viola! it was good! this way it wont bug me at night!
    Last edited by cobra302; 08-21-2009 at 05:15 PM.
    08-21-2009 05:05 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    It would be nice if Apple would allow other apps that play music (besides iPod) run in the background. But I still prefer MediaFly. I don't typically do that kind of multitasking when listening to podcasts anyway.
    08-21-2009 06:42 PM
  7. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Does MediaFly download podcasts OTA directly to the iPhone?

    Bummer about not playing in the background. I do stuff like respond to emails or look up stuff on Safari (and maybe soon, navigate) while listening to music and podcasts.
    08-21-2009 09:46 PM
  8. cobra302's Avatar
    looks like you can have them download over wifi for playback without a signal. if not it appears to be streaming it.
    08-21-2009 09:49 PM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    You got it, cobra. I have certain podcasts that I have set to "preload" so that if I'm going somewhere I'll open Mediafly at home and make sure the podcasts I want are on my iPhone for later if I'm going to be somewhere I don't have a signal.
    08-22-2009 10:25 AM
  10. TrueEddie's Avatar
    If you touch the podcast episode title and not the download button it will stream the podcast from the itunes app.
    08-26-2009 03:28 PM