Playing podcasts in iOS 6's Music app
Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:40 AM
After I once use iTunes on my Mac and sync to my iPhone (all latest versions), the Podcasts app on my iPhone has my podcasts all right there. I click on the podcast title and I can turn on subscribing and other options. Now I don't have to reconnect to my Mac to get new episodes. Try experimenting, folks before you criticize. Yes, iOS devices are not as intuitive as using Macs, but for the most part, they're fine.
I just wish it was easy to add podcasts to the app on my iPhone, that is, podcasts not found in the iTunes Store!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:23 AM
I think commenters have raised valid points that you're ignoring in your response.
1. The article is in response to a reader who wants all audio in the same app.
2. After experimenting and trying, the podcast app doesn't do playlists.
3. After playing a podcast, you have to manually start the next one, which isn't good if you're driving.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:39 AM
Also, I find that podcasts that I download in the app and then sync back to my computer are recorded with a release date of 1st January 2001, which is also obviously not good (although this was the same with podcasts downloaded through iTunes.app, so it's not a new annoyance).