When you find a podcast you want to listen to, you can play the show or specific episodes of the show. You can also follow a show so that new episodes are automatically downloaded to your library as they become available.
Yes. You can download any podcast episode and listen to it offline. New episodes from shows you follow will be automatically downloaded. And you can find all your downloaded episodes in your library in the Downloaded section.
More than 700,000 of the best entertainment, comedy, news, and sports shows are now available on your Mac with Apple Podcasts. Search for podcasts by title, topic, guest, host, content, and more. Subscribe and be notified as soon as new episodes become available. And in the Listen Now tab, you can easily pick up where you left off across all your devices.
Where does the new Podcast APP on MacOS (NOT iOS) store the downloaded podcast files? I have moved my Music libraries to a larger external drive and Podcast keeps asking me for locations of the unwatched but downloaded files in my list. I always have to manually locate them, even after watching them partway (the "locate" button doesn't find them). I would love to just move my files to the right folder where Podcast can find them rather than re-downloading all the ones I haven't watched/listened to yet. I even let a new one download and did a file search on the episode name and nothing came up. The old iTunes podcast saved the episodes with the file names intact, I guess the Podcast app doesn't. Will I have to download all those unwatched files again?
"Podcasts are stored in a cache folder in ~/Library/Group Containers/243LU875E5.groups.com.apple.podcasts . This is not designed to be user accessible, and the podcast files do not display the original file names. You can, however, drag podcast files from the Podcasts app to the Desktop or to a folder."
I ended up re-downloading all unplayed episodes AFTER un-subscribing and re-subscribing to the podcast. The files are not movable currently for Podcast as they are for Music, which can be pointed through Settings>Advanced to another folder. No option currently exist for that in Podcast.
If you subscribe to podcasts through the Podcasts app on another Apple device, and you're signed into your Mac with the same Apple ID as that device, your full podcast library is already available in the new Podcasts app on your Mac.
Better yet, if you start listening to a podcast episode and stop, the app will keep your place across all devices. So, you can start listening to a podcast on your Mac, and continue right where you left off on your iPhone or iPad, and vice versa.
When you do a search, you can use the button in the upper-right of the window to toggle your search results between "All Podcasts" available through the app and "My Library", which is just your own downloaded podcasts.
2. You can also click on the arrow next to an episode in the list of episodes, or on the podcast cover icon. The button will change to "Playing" while you're listening to an episode. You can click the button again to pause the podcast and it will change to "Resume Episode."
3. In addition, the controls in the bar at the top of the window show you the most recently played or currently playing podcast episode. You can use these controls to adjust the volume, pause, resume, and jump forward or backward in an episode.
4. Click on the icon next that looks like three stacked lines at the top-right of the Podcasts window to see "Up Next," a list of the podcasts that will play next in your feed. Click the icon a second time to hide "Up Next."
2. To delete all the episodes of a single podcast, click "Shows" in the sidebar, click the three dots on the cover of said podcast, and select "Delete from Library" from the pop-up menu.
It is designed for radio broadcasters and podcasters with a higher production value. If you have a bunch of different clips or interviews that you need to piece together, this might be a great choice.
Auphonic is a magic piece of software that does a ton. It will level your audio, make it the correct volume for podcasting, add ID3 tags, export to YouTube, and a ton more. I love that you can create presets, making it super fast to use after you get it set up.
Music Radio Creative is an amazing website that creates intros, outros, jingles, and more. You can easily preview different voices and you will get extremely high-quality voice-overs to make your podcast sound much more professional.
Getting started with Feeder is easy. Create a new feed or podcast in a few easy steps, download an existing feed from the web, or import a file from your computer. From then on, creating content for your feed is as straightforward as writing email, so you will know instinctively what to do.
All podcasts are based on an RSS feed that links to the episodes and artwork. Feeder fully supports Apple Podcasts extensions, and provides previews and validation to make sure that your podcast will be accepted and look just right. Feeder also provides flexible publishing options so that your feed, images and media files can be hosted on different servers.
Your podcast's feed is the essential link between you and your subscribers, so controlling your feed is vital. When you publish your own feed there is no lock-in; you can move servers, use an analytics service that suits you, switch providers, and control every aspect of your feed with ease.
While GarageBand is intended for musicians and provides wonderful tools for creating music, give it a try for your podcast. You can record and edit your podcast episodes on any Apple device, which makes it even more convenient.
Finding a good podcast tool for creating your episodes can be tough for a beginner. Hopefully one of these apps will get you off to a solid start as a podcaster. But if you know of a different free or free-to-try app for making podcasts on Mac, please share it in the comments below!
As for the listening experience, you can download the podcast for offline use, bookmark it, or even share it using the default macOS share menu. However, there is no sleep timer or 10 seconds forward/backward options on the Mac.
By default, you can add podcast channels from OPML, web URL, or use the iTunes search. Sadly, there is no direct browse section in the app. The app is a joy to use once you import podcasts from these sources.
Move to the bottom and use the + icon to add podcast channels. The default search function also works fine. I like how users can simply drag and drop the podcast episodes in the queue. I prefer compared to making a playlist using 3-4 steps.
If you want an all-in-one podcast experience, look no further and go with Castbox. First of all, the cross-platform availability beats any other rival by a mile. The service is accessible on Android, iOS, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay. As for desktop OS like Windows and Mac, you can simply visit Castbox on the web and install the app as a PWA (Progressive Web App).
Castbox is ideally suited for both listeners and creators. The default home is feature-packed with various categories to choose from. While listening to a podcast, you also get to enjoy Sleep timer, speed playback, and more. Everything is neatly arranged in the bottom player.
Scroll to the bottom and you can change the region. As for creators, Castbox allows you free audio upload, comments section to engage with fans, and feature-rich podcasting analytics so that you can calculate your subscribers, streams, and downloads.
The podcast industry is gaining traction. The audio-only format is handy when you drive or listen to your favorite creator on the go. When working from the desk, you can always use the apps above and stay connected with your favorite podcast channel.
Pocket Casts is also noted for having some of the best discovery tools in the business, allowing you to find content based on categories and your listening habits. There are also organization tools for streaming and downloading episodes, time-skips, a sleep timer, and much more.
The No. 1 music streaming service on the planet, Spotify, is also a great place to find and listen to podcasts. The all-in-one solution is ideal across multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, the web, and gaming devices. Like other solutions, Spotify lets you pick up across any device. With Spotify Premium, you can ditch the commercials and have more search functionality.
With Podbean, you can listen to your favorite podcasts while also creating your own for a small, monthly fee. Available on iOS, Android, and through the web, Podbean also does a great job of distributing your podcast to various locations, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, the Podbean App, and more. By doing so, quite easily, your new podcast will be available to people around the world.
Exclusive to Windows, Grove Pro remains one of the most popular podcast apps on the planet. It offers an impressive job with search, allowing you to find your favorite titles in seconds. Other features include automatic downloads, podcast reordering, light and dark themes, and more. Besides PC, Grover Pro works on Xbox devices.
With iTunes, Apple was one of the first companies to embrace podcasts. Though iTunes is no longer on Apple devices, as the company embraces separate apps for each digital service like Music and Podcasts, it remains available on Windows. With over 250,000 podcasts available, iTunes for Windows includes subscribing to new podcasts by entering their UR. It features a smart playlist feature, speed indicator, organization by genre and length, and much more. 2b1af7f3a8