How to Play Podcasts on iPhone

Posted March 20, 2016 by Ashley Blood in Apple iPhone, iPad

Apple Podcasts

I love podcasts. I listen to them during my commute and while doing chores around the house. They are a great form of entertainment for times when your hands and eyes are busy but your brain has nothing to do. Apple has a built-in Podcasts app that makes it easy to play podcasts on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Apple TV.

 What are Podcasts?

Podcasts are audio files that you can download to your portable devices. Most podcasts come in a series with episodes, similar to a TV show. You can subscribe to a Podcast to download new episodes automatically as they come out. You can listen to podcasts over an internet connection or download them to your device so that you can listen to them offline. This tutorial will focus on how to find and subscribe to new podcasts.

1.Tap the Podcasts icon to launch the app. You can also press and hold the home button and tell Siri “Open Podcasts.” Once you have subscribed to a podcast, you can have Siri start playing a specific podcast using voice commands.

iphone Podcast icon

2.Podcasts will open to My Podcasts, where all of your podcast subscriptions are listed with the number of unplayed episodes. Tap on a podcast to see a listing of the episodes. If you do not have any podcasts yet, jump down to Step 4.

iPhone my podcasts

3.Tap on an episode name to play it. You can download an episode by tapping the icon.

iPhone play Podcast

4.To add a podcast, use the Featured , Top Charts , or Search  icons on the bottom of the screen to find great podcasts for your listening enjoyment. Tap on a podcast to read details about it as well as reviews.

find podcasts on iphone

5.You can scroll through the episode list from this screen, and tap on episodes to listen to them. You can download them for later by tapping the   icon. If you want to listen to a channel regularly, click Subscribe to add it to My Podcasts.

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About Ashley Blood

Ashley is a mom, engineer, writer, and lover of gadgets and doing things efficiently.
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