Any way to get podcasts snyced to phone without computer?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Fazzl, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    I have iTunes match and pretty much don't sync my phone anymore since I have iCloud, but I can't seem to get my new podcasts on my iPhone without manually syncing it to my computer. Are there any easier ways?
  2. LaZyFLiP macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2009
    Podcast Apps

    If you don't mind going completely computer-less you can try out some of the apps in the App Store that are dedicated to podcast management/viewing. My recommendation would be for the Downcast app. I've also had pretty good experiences with Instacast and Podcaster.

    If you're like me, I've moved away from consuming podcast content on the computer and switched to my iDevices for that task.
  3. csixty4 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    I just gave up synching them with my computer. Since I listen to most of my podcasts on my phone, I bought a copy of Downcast and download them straight to my phone in the morning.
  4. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    A third recommendation for Downcast. I've tried Podcaster and another app that I can't think of right now and Downcast is the best. The others just have a weird feeling to them.
  5. urkel, Nov 28, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011

    urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Downcast for me too.

    I waited far too long for Apple to acknowledge their own obstacles in making iOS devices truly PC-free and eliminating the need to sync so I got Downcast (subscribe to podcasts) and PhotoSync (transfer photos/video wirelessly). Now I haven't synced to itunes in over a week and love it.
  6. Hamiltonian macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    I tried Downcast, but still prefer Podcaster.
  7. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    I set up wireless syncing, so it syncs every night when I charge the phone.

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