Category: podcasts

How to Add Podcasts to Apple Watch

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Did you know that you can store podcasts on your Apple Watch and listen to them when it’s not connected to your iPhone? This is a feature that can come in handy if you often leave your iphone at home when you go out for a jog, do chores, or anything else really.

Apple Watch’s built-in physical storage space allows users to store music, podcasts, etc. and listen to them right from the comfort of your wrist. Even though you cannot use the internal speakers on the Apple Watch for anything other than phone calls, you can still hook it up to a pair of Bluetooth…

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How to Sync Music & Podcasts to Apple Watch from iPhone

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Now that you have that shiny new Apple Watch strapped to your arm it’s probably time to get some of your favorite music and podcasts onto it. After all, what’s the point of having a miniature computer on your arm if you’re still going to carry your iPhone around with you? Spoiler: there’s no point. Thankfully you can sync both music and podcasts to your Apple Watch using nothing more than your iPhone.

You might expect to use the Music app for music and the Podcasts app for your podcasts. But no – what made you think it would be so simple?

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How to Download Podcasts on iPhone to Listen Offline

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Do you regularly listen to podcasts on your iPhone while you’re driving, working out, or going out for a jog? If so, you’ll be interested in taking advantage of the offline listening feature that’s available in the Podcasts app, which allows you to download podcasts to your iPhone.

Depending on where you live, you can’t always stay connected to the internet or expect your connection to be stable and fast enough at all times. This is a problem when you head out of your house and you have to rely on a cellular network for listening to podcasts, or if…

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How to Manage, Add, & Delete Podcast Subscriptions on iPhone & iPad

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Do you listen to a lot of podcasts? Perhaps while you’re working out, doing chores, driving, or going for a jog? The Podcasts app that comes pre-installed on iPhone and iPad devices offers a free way to listen to audio stories that keep you entertained in one way or the other.

Apple’s Podcasts app is a home to over 800,000 active podcasts and accounts for more than half of all people who listen to podcasts in general. Since podcasts are usually aired in episodes, users will be notified when a new episode is available, provided they’ve subscribed to the…

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How to Set a Sleep Timer in Your Podcast App

Falling asleep to podcasts has become the geeky equivalent of a glass of warm milk before bed. It’s so popular, in fact, that there’s an entire podcasting genre dedicated to dry topics and gentle conversations to help lull you to sleep. It’s also a terrible catch-22: put on your favorite podcast before bed, and you might have to go find the last spot you remember hearing once you wake up. If you’re not careful, you might even sleep through an entire playlist of backlogged shows.

Luckily, many podcast apps now include sleep timer features that will automatically pause the episode so you don’t miss out on the latest alien abduction theories or damning true-crime evidence while you’re off in dreamland.

We’ll show you how to set sleep timers in popular apps like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocketcasts, and Spotify, but it’s worth noting that these aren’t the only podcasting apps that include sleep timer support. Similar features usually hide somewhere on a podcast app’s “now playing” and playback menus, or in the app’s settings. Regardless of which app you use, know that you’ll need to enable the sleep timer whenever you’re listening before bedtime (or a quick nap).

Apple Podcasts (iOS)

  1. Open Apple Podcasts.
  2. Tap the “Now Playing” bar at the bottom of the app to expand it.
  3. Scroll down and tap “Sleep Timer.”
  4. Select your desired timer length. The timer can be set for any five-minute interval between 5 and 60 minutes, or for when the current episode ends.
  5. Once you’ve started the timer, the player will now display a countdown clock showing the remaining time before the episode is paused. The timer will only countdown while the podcast is playing—manually pause the podcast, and the timer will also pause.

Google Podcasts (Android)

  1. Open the app.
  2. Load up an episode, or tap the playback bar at the bottom of the screen to expand it.
  3. Tap the crescent moon-shaped icon.
  4. Use the slider to set the timer delay (each pip on the slider equals 5 minutes), or tap “end of episode” to automatically pause playback when the episode completes.
  5. Tap “Start” to begin the timer.

Pocket Casts (Android, iOS)

  1. Launch the Pocket Casts app.
  2. Begin playing a podcast, or tap the small art thumbnail to open the playback menu.
  3. Tap the “zzz” icon.
  4. Select from one of the predefined timer settings, or tap the “+” and “-” buttons at the bottom of the menu to customize the timer delay.
  5. Once set, the “zzz” icon will pulsate to indicate the timer is running. Note that the countdown will continue whether the podcast is playing or paused, but it can be edited with extra time, changed to “end of current episode,” or canceled altogether by tapping the “zzz” icon to open the settings.

Spotify (Android)

Spotify’s sleep timer settings work for both podcasts and music, but only on Android (as of when we published this article).

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. Tap on the “More” icon at the top right of the “Now Playing” screen.
  3. Tap “Sleep Timer.”
  4. Set the timer length (between 5 and 60 minutes, or end of current episode/track).
  5. You can also open the Sleep Timer menu while the countdown is running to manually pause it.