At last Podcasts app from Apple was updated. It’s renewed and now you can see the true value of it. A number of new features are available. Apple offers an opportunity to create custom stations automatically updated as new episodes. The app also now includes some improvements for stations and playlists. Thanks to iCloud support, all stations can be in step with the time on all your iOS gadgents. Now it’s possible to download or subscribe to audio and video podcasts and they will be synced when you sync the device with iTunes.
One more ability is On-The-Go playlists, an option to support syncing playlists from iTunes. It let your stations start playing with the latest episode.
On some podcast pages you can get information about an artist, rating, category, and add it to your library.
The app also offers a renewed “Now Playing” opportunity. It allows to see playback controls as pictured screenshots. There are other performance improvements:
• Custom stations. Now they will update new episodes automatically for you.
• Opportunity to start playing with new or old episodes.
• iCloud support, that allows all your devices to be in step with the time.
•Your own lists of episodes in an On-The-Go playlist.
• Synced playlists are now in the Podcasts app.
• A renewed Now Playing option with ability to use playback controls.
Apple’s Podcasts app was improved and received a lot of features that broaden your opportunities. In June 2012, when it was released, the app received a lot of negative comments concerning a bad design and limited abilities. We’ll hope, new enhancements will improve the situation and attract a lot of users.