What is a podcast?
A podcast is an audio (or video) program that can be downloaded or streamed from the Internet and listened to or watched at your leisure. There are thousands of podcasts focused on multiple areas of interest, and new episodes are posted on a regular basis.
Where do I find podcasts?
If you know of a podcast you want to listen to, you can go to that podcast’s website and click play. This will stream a podcast episode to your device, which you can listen to as it streams. You can also download podcasts from apps, such as the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, or Stitcher. This approach will save the podcast to your device so that you can listen to it later.
How do I download podcasts?
You can listen to podcast episodes on your device of choice, which could be a cell phone, laptop computer, tablet, smartwatch or desktop. If you have an iPhone or iPad, the Apple Podcasts app is likely already downloaded and accessible on your device. If not, you can find the Apple Podcasts app in the iTunes App Store.
When you find a podcast that interests you, download the episodes to your device and listen at your leisure. Your app will then automatically update every time a new episode is released. To unsubscribe from a podcast, click the “unsubscribe” link in your preferred listening app.
If using an Android device, you can download a free podcast-playing app like Stitcher, Podbean, or Spreaker Podcast Radio from the Google Play Store. Once you download one of these apps, you will be able to search for, download, save and access podcasts.
How much do podcasts cost?
You can listen to most of them for free. However, some platforms require a subscription and accompanying fee to access the content.
How do I listen to podcasts?
- On an iOS device: To listen on your iPhone or iPad, click on the Apple Podcasts app to listen to or subscribe to podcasts.
- On an Android device: Android users can use the built-in Google Podcasts app to listen to or subscribe to podcasts.
- On a desktop computer: Most podcasts have a play function on their website to make for convenient listening from a desktop computer. Navigate to the podcast episode website and look for the play button.