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Podcast app recommendations

Started by VDB, July 10, 2019, 02:52:31 PM

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VDB

Finally think I'm done with the iOS Podcast app. I never loved it, but now I extra don't love it after finally getting around to updating to iOS 12 (from 10).

Superior options? A big priority for me is a single, easy-to-access feed of the most recent episodes from all my subscribed podcasts, with titles and enough episode info to make a decision without having to navigate into interior pages. Apple's app at least used to be OK on that front, and now it ain't.

Many thanks and praises.
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emay

Check the ones on spotify. They have most on there and the formatting for the series is better. I do have premium too though.
I dont "follow" a lot of podcasts, so I am not sure how they will organize which ones are more recent, but I imagine if you followed a bunch they would have a "Release Radar" playlist tailored for you and the new podcasts would be in there. There might even be a way to customize a New Podcast playlist for yourself to have all the new ones dump in there.

rowjimmy

A good friend who is heavy into podcast listening uses Downcast.

Multibeast12

I use pocketcasts and I swear by it. It costs like 5 bucks but is worth it. Really nice features like auto download when charging and on wifi makes it so I never forget to download any.

VDB

I've thought about Spotify but their interface has me suspicious that I'd get the simplicity I seek with podcasts. I'll check out Downcast and Pocketcasts, thanks. I don't have much use for auto-download, though, since I follow lots of podcasts but don't listen to most of the new ones. I do like to always see what they have that's new, though.
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mbw