Listen with Apple Podcasts.
Discover free audio stories that entertain, inform, and inspire in Apple Podcasts.
Use the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, on your Mac with macOS Catalina, or on your Apple TV.
Listen to shows.
When you play episodes in Apple Podcasts on your iOS or iPadOS device, a player appears at the bottom of the screen. Tap the player to open the Now Playing screen, which shows all the playback controls.
In the Apple Podcasts app on your Mac, the playback controls are at the top of the window.
To see Now Playing on Apple TV, open Apple Podcasts, then swipe down on your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote. Now Playing appears in the top menu bar.
Fast forward or rewind To skip through an episode, tap or click the 15 second rewind button or the 30 second fast forward button .
Adjust the playback speed To play a podcast at a different speed on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap the playback speed button . On your Mac, choose a playback speed from the Controls menu in the menu bar.
Set a sleep timer On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can why download podcasts set a sleep timer to stop playing a podcast after a certain amount of time. From Now Playing, swipe up and tap the Sleep Timer button .
Play to a speaker On your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, tap the playback destination button to change what device your audio plays to.
Play episodes in order or play the newest episode first.
Some podcasts tell a story that sounds best when you start with the first episode. For other podcasts, you might want to listen to the latest episode first. Here's how to control the order in which episodes play:
Go to the podcast's information page. Tap or click the More button , then tap or click Settings. Tap or click "Play in Sequential Order" or "Play Most Recent First."
You why download podcasts can also set up continuous playback so that when an episode ends, the next episode automatically plays. Here's how:
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > Podcasts. Tap the slider next to Continuous Playback. On your Mac, choose Podcasts > Preferences from the menu why download podcasts bar in Podcasts. Then click Playback and select “Play the next episode when an episode ends.”
Why download podcasts.
By Rob LeFebvre • 12:00 pm, August 1, 2013.
One of my favorite new features of the Podcasts app in iOS, on iPhone or iPad, is the ability to stream episodes directly, rather than have to download them. It’s made me much more independent and willing to try out new podcasts; I simply don’t have to subscribe to ones that don’t catch my fancy, then delete and move all the downloaded files. -->
To the uninitiated, though, the difference between streaming and downloading is a tricky one. Here’s how it all works, and how to either download or stream podcast episodes as you decide which is best for you. -->
--> To stream a podcast, you first have to find one. Tap on the store button once you’ve launched the Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and browse or why download podcasts search your way to an interesting one. Tap into the podcast itself, so you see the information window as in the screenshot above.
Now, to stream any of the available episodes in the list, just tap on the episode title. A little preview square will drop down, looking like a video preview with a white triangle in the middle of it. Tap that, and the podcast will fill your iOS device’s screen. The podcast will play until you hit the Done button, and you can play the audio in the background as any other audio app by Apple.
To download a podcast episode, all you need to do is tap on why download podcasts the little down arrow to the right of the title. This will pull the media file to your iOS device, so make sure you have enough space. This is a great way to try out a podcast episode if you know you’re not going to be within network coverage, but still don’t want to commit to a subscription.
I don’t sync my iOS devices with my Mac anymore, thanks in part to features like this. I like being able to manage my own podcast listening habits, using streaming, downloading, and subscriptions to listen to new stuff more often than ever.
The Beginner's Guide to Podcasts.
Podcasts may be the new radio, but listening to these downloadable shows requires more effort than just twisting a dial. The rewards, however, are much richer: the latest in politics and culture, interviews with your favorite celebrities, serial dramas, and comedy aplenty. All of this programming is available for free; just install an app on your phone and download the shows you want to hear. So rich is the abundance of great podcasts and apps, diving in can be overwhelming. So we've done the dirty work—here's a guide to help get you started.
First, you'll need to pick a podcast player. Here are four suggestions that will get you in the door and straight to listening.
If you have an iPhone, this app comes built into your phone. It might not have the biggest feature set, but it offers a quick and easy way to jump into the world of podcasts. It lacks the more powerful features found in other players like "voice boost" (which is great for listening in loud environments like a subway train or an airplane) and the ability to skip silence in a podcast. However, you can stream