Category Archives: Podcasts

Pocket Casts Update Brings Small Bug Fixes

By | March 20, 2017

Pocket Casts, one of the most popular podcasts apps for Android, has had a series of small updates over the past couple of weeks.  The latest update, version 6.2.3rd for those keeping score at home, brings a wide range of bug fixes to the app.  The developer, Shifty Jelly, has fixed an issue with the widget for the… Read More »

Google Play Music Releases Their First Podcast, City Soundtracks

By | March 9, 2017

Google Play Music has released their first podcast produced by Google, City Soundtracks.  The 15-odd minute casts are aimed at highlighting an artist and the city from which they originate.  While Play Music has had the ability to listen to podcasts for a while now, this is the company’s first foray into actually producing one.  And I have… Read More »

Pocket Casts Gets A Major Update

By | October 28, 2016

The outstanding (and my clear favorite) podcast app, Pocket Casts, has a major update rolling out in the Play Store today.  The update, version 6.0 for those keeping score at home, brings support for key Android Nougat features as well as the ability to share your list of podcasts with others.  As for the Nougat features, multi-window support… Read More »

Pocket Casts Sees A Big Performance Update

By | June 22, 2016

The podcast app Pocket Casts has received a healthy update this morning, bringing with it a host of bug fixes and other stability improvements.  Pocket Casts is by far my favorite podcast app for Android with its ability to sync between my devices and generally good performance.  The update, however, aims to improve that performance and stability.  The… Read More »

Google Adds Podcast Playing Directly From Google App on Android

By | April 20, 2016

On Monday, Google announced that audio podcasts were coming to Google Play Music for the first time with the feature already enabled on the web and an updated app coming to Android.  To make your life easier and to find those podcasts you want to listen to on your phone, the Google search app on your phone has… Read More »

Pocket Casts Update Lays The Foundation For Android N Support

By | April 19, 2016

The update to Pocket Casts, the multi-platform podcasts app, is an interesting one for Android users.  While the update does bring a few new features, the developer of the app, Shifty Jelly, is pretty open about this update being more future focused than present focused.  The update is build 5.4 for those keeping score at home and is… Read More »

Pocket Casts Sees Big Update for Android Users

By | January 19, 2016

Last week I reviewed the great podcast app Pocket Casts, an app that I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who is looking for a solid podcast app for the Android (or iOS or Windows Phone) devices.  This week, as these things go, the developer of Pocket Casts, Shifty Jelly, has released a significant update to that… Read More »

Review of Pocket Casts – The Standard for Podcast Apps

By | January 13, 2016

Like many of you who are reading this, I spend a good portion of my day listening to podcasts.  Whether it is news, information or simply a bit of relaxing fun, podcasts are a part of my routine that I would sorely miss if it were not there.  The challenge is finding a podcast app that works across… Read More »

Google Play Music To Host Podcasts Soon

By | December 3, 2015

Yesterday’s news of Google Play Music now offering ad-supported streaming music in Canada was certainly welcome news.  But at the end of that announcement there was a passing mention around podcasts. We thought that would be awesome, so today we’re announcing that we plan to start offering podcasts on Google Play Music, giving podcasters access to millions of… Read More »

Podcast+ Pro for Windows Phone Sees A Major Update

By | February 17, 2015

One of the best podcast apps available for Windows Phone, Podcast+ Pro, has received a significant update overnight bringing several new features and a wide range of fixes & improvements along the way.  Podcast+ Pro is my favorite podcast app available for the platform and if you are one who listens to a lot of podcasts it should… Read More »