Warning to Podcast app users

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gentlefury, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    OK, so I finally figured out what has been devouring my data.


    Even tho a podcast downloads at 65MB if you stream it, it streams at a rate of about 1.5-2.0 MB/s!!!

    I blasted thru 200MB in a matter of minutes!

    I decided to test today if that was the problem. So last nite on wifi I downloaded the podcast I was going to listen to today. As a result, I used 10MB total today, as opposed to over 700MB the day before!

    So, be careful if you are a podcaster! Always download on wifi before using it, because if it detects Wifi it will BURN you!
  2. Chargerdan macrumors member


    May 24, 2011
    I'm glad you found the answer to your problem.

    May I ask which podcast app you're using? If its the Apple one I would give it a low rating in the app store if it behaves like this.

    I use Downcast and it allows me to listen while it downloads the podcast. So it gives the feeling of streaming but obviously doesn't use nearly as much data.
  3. gentlefury thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes it's Apples podcast app.

    The reason I use it is because the podcast I listen to most is premium and requires a login to download. It is the most convenient platform. I used to use Stitcher, but they started hosting other podcasts that got mixed in with theirs...so it got messy. But downloading ahead of time fixed the issue.

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