Podcasts in ios7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by munnlete, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    With ios6, I could listen to podcasts in the Music app instead of the Podcasts app, as long as the Podcasts app wasn't installed.

    Doesn't look like you can do that in ios7, or am I wrong? Is there a way?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I found this little surprise this morning.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it's gone.

    I downloaded Downcast in Beta 1 and have never looked back. It's the best.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    why not just use the app, its actually pretty nice, I think at least...
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    The Podcast app is way better than playing them in the music app.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    That's an out and out lie.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    explain?
     
  8. macrumors regular

    kschles

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    What a silly thing to say. It's an OPINION, not a lie. One with which you obviously disagree. Give us all some reasons why Itunes is better for listening to podcasts (in your opinion).
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Well, I prefer Downcast now, but the Music app always was much more efficient and clean vs the Apple Podcast app. Constant crashes, bugs, etc in the Podcast app made it near unusable. Not sure what it's like now, but it was always a very bloated app.
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    I only started using this like a week ago so i'm guessing thing have changed since you gave up on it, but I have yet to notice really any bugs or crashes.
     
  11. macrumors regular

    kschles

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    I also presently use Downcast and really like it. Haven't tried the newer version of the Apple podcast app.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also the Podcasts app doesn't seem to display podcast info (ie. The description the podcast author includes with the new episode) for an episode.
    Those are particularly helpful when the description includes time codes for different segments in the podcast.

    Am I missing something?
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Does iOS 7 default to Music for playback?

    I'm on iOS 6 on a 4S. I currently use Music to play podcasts, syncing with iTunes manually over USB. I'm fine with this, as I like to manage my podcasts discretely. Mostly, though, I do this because after some (unknown to me) amount of time has passed since playback, quick-launching audio (double-tap home button with phone locked, hit play; or click headphone clicker) defaults to Music. If I use any other app for podcasts, after that elapsed time I will have to unlock the phone and start playback. Double-tapping and hitting Play or clicking headphones--quick launching, as it were--prefers the Music app.

    Is this the case also with iOS 7? Those taps and swipes add up, and since podcasts have been completely pushed out of Music in iOS 7, I'm not upgrading unless I can skip straight to a podcast I might've stopped listening 12 hours ago.
     
  14. macrumors 68040

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    If you tap the ">" button next to an episode in the list it should take you to a page which includes the description.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    I don't have a problem with the apple podcast app, however the fact that play/pause doesn't work from quicklaunch or the lock screen is painfully unpleasant.
     

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