Q: are podcasts available in the Wi-Fi Store?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by isoS, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    And the inevitable follow-up:

    Why not?
     
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    ftaok

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    I would doubt that podcast would be available at the wi-fi iTMS. I would think that Starbucks wouldn't want you using their bandwidth to download free material. It's one thing if you're buying songs (of which I am assuming that they get a cut), but it's just bad business to allow dl'ing of podcasts.

    Of course, if you buy a big cup of coffee ....

    ft
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Forgive me because I'm not a coffee drinker, but I thought starbucks wifi was free for all customers anyway?
     
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    timswim78

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    Nope, you gotta pay to play at the bucks.
     
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    iPhil

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    more coffee ITMS info linky
     
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    I would imagine that AUDIO podcasts will be available but probably not VIDEO podcasts, as no other videos were touted as being downloadable.
     
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    nbs2

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    Which is one thing to consider when the special Starbucks button appears. But, the WiFi store is available anywhere you have a WiFi connection (or, I assume, EDGE on the iPhone). I really can't think of a reason to not include Podcasts.

    On a side note, with the number of Starbucks in downtown Seattle, that fifth button may as well be permanent there...
     
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    ftaok

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    You know what ... you're right. I must have blazed through the OP's post and inserted Starbucks as I was reading it. You see, the whole Apple/Starbuck/iTMS connection is working already. :D

    Anyways, perhaps you're right and that podcasts would be available on the wifi-iTMS. Maybe Starbucks will realize that iPhone/iPodtouch owners would drink more coffee if they're in the building surfing and iTMSing.

    ft
     
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    kristoffer4

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    So can you get audio podcasts on the wifi intunes store?:)
     

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