The supplied podcast directory has multiple views, including 'popular' and subject lists, such as 'Gadgets', here. If you have a new podcast that you want to search for then there's a decent search engine - it's not clear which directory is used but it found all of my test podcasts. Since audio and video are data intensive offering, this is a good feature. There's still work to be done in iPodcast. As in the main feeds list, the cover art from quite a few podcasts simply eluded iPodcast - very odd. I saw just one app in store and it did not have great reviews either. This content data, is then opened using a media player embedded in the client app, or other apps like mp3 players.
So far so good, though each feed has to be set to 'auto-download' individually, i. It's not the prettiest app, nor does it have the most features, but that doesn't seem to bother most of you. Note also the separate volume control and nudge buttons 15 seconds at a time ; the all important 'automatic download' function is on the menu within a feed. The app irself has — unlike every other stock app for Windows 10 — not been updated into a Windows 10 universal app. As I say, handy in a space emergency! As the guy above mentioned, you literally have to sit there and watch it download to make sure the phone does not go to sleep or pray that, God forbid, you will not get a phone call when it's at 95% complete. I use a 950 and all the others are either permabroken or extremely finicky. Finding a podcast For example purposes, I am using Richard Bliss' excellent, top-ranked podcast about Kickstarter called.
What a waste of memory So tired of this app. I have a Lumia 520 and use it as a media player without a cell sim. It's also hard to get a complete overview of what's new since you can only see each feed's episodes, one at a time, plus I encountered numerous glitches and 'application errors'. The only logical reason to replace something so good, with a new App, would be to offer the exact same features plus more, right? Right Some of the extensive settings available. And then often I'd end up with a playback screen with the play icon greyed out altogether, or with the podcast starting from the beginning for the umpteenth time.
From being the basic, unloved runt of the podcasting litter, BringCast is now a firm contender here, great work by the developers. It's happened once when playing a podcast and then switching to a song in the music app. It's all crap right now. I'm a big podcast fan also. Yet, on my phone I have fun into the same problem and was forced to use xbox music app. Some are still missing though. I have the files saved locally on the phone in the podcast subfolder and they are set to the genre of podcast but still nothing.
But if you choose three or more episodes to be kept, at every point in time, the amount you choose in your series settings is kept while older episodes are deleted. Save space, only keep latest episodes Before doing anything, pop into 'settings' on the main menu and then on 'default series settings'. On my android phone I use Pocketcasts and love it. Nice touches include an independent volume control so you can have your Windows Phone system volume high for ringtones yet have podcasts playing far more quietly, if desired. Overall, Podcast Brain seems very buggy still - steer clear until a lot more work is done here. This setting prevents podcast downloads over carrier networks; it also helps prevent extortionist-rate overage charges appearing on monthly phone bills. Bite the bullet and just do it.
I see all the news about the music app getting the updates, but the podcast app is really the app that requires immediate attention. You can find the developer support but the Windows Phone Developer Preview is not supported here. Leaving overview, I flip to the podcasts section. Distinctive presentation of a podcast feed note the subtle background from podcast art ; right Some of the many settings, including the all important download and background check switches the latter defaults to 'off'. Hopefully you'll now give one of Microsoft's newer Windows Phone applications a try - or a second chance? Stephen Glasskeys Below the icon, podcast settings can be set to only allow downloads over Wi-Fi connection. Power features like this are what has made Windows Phone users look to 3rd-party podcasts apps. Also, there needs to be downloading control for individual devices.
How to get Podcasts for Windows Phone 8. There's a lot to like in Play, Look and Listen, but there's an Achilles heel - it's completely rubbish at remembering where you got up to in a podcast. It also has a huge list of features like audio and video podcast support, full scrubbing support, OneDrive integration, Live tile support and more. Importing from gPodder or SkyDrive, backing up and restoring your podcasts' states, is all now in place. Integration with the popular gPodder. Below is a screenshot of the podcast homepage, opened with a desktop browser. Some things are not going to work.
Also new in version 2. Right now, if the settings are set for download then it downloads across all my devices. The Preview program was created to give developers time to test their apps, and to validate that their apps run as expected on a real phone before an operating system update is made generally available to your customers. In addition, it's a little basic graphically, not helped by failing to grab the cover art for most podcasts and by feed refreshing being slower than for other clients looked at here. There's full background checking and downloading, which is good to see, with a 'Just in' list of the most recently downloaded episodes - very handy.