Apple tweaks the Podcasts app

By , Nov 2, 2012

Apple’s (mostly) hated Podcasts app that launched in the summer last received an update in September, finally bringing iOS 6 compatibility, iCloud subscription syncing, the ability to automatically download new episodes only when on Wi-Fi and more. Earlier today, a new version surfaced on iTunes. Podcasts 1.1.2, an incremental update, includes stability and performance improvements, bug fixes and a few enhancements.

For example, tapping a podcast in Top Stations now reveals episodes you can play. Also new is the ability to turn on automatic downloads for all subscribed podcasts in Settings. Unfortunately, the dreaded 1980s animated tape-recorder interface is still there, but Jony Ive will no doubt see to it sooner rather than later

Podcasts 1.1.2 is a free download that supports all your iOS devices natively.

Your changelog:

• tapping a podcast in Top Stations now reveals episodes you can play
• you can now easily turn on automatic downloads for all subscribed podcasts in Settings
• addresses an issue where previously played or deleted episodes unexpectedly reappear as new
• resolves an issue where Podcasts may unexpectedly play after a phone call or alarm
• includes additional stability and performance improvements

What’s your favorite app for managing podcasts on iOS devices?

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  • http://twitter.com/oo7plasma Brandon

    i still think this app was completely pointless

    • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

      *facepalm* It is if you dont listen podcast
      Like newsstand is useless if you don’t read newspapers.
      Like AppStore is if you don’t like downloading apps. ;)

      • http://twitter.com/oo7plasma Brandon

        except i listen to lots of podcasts, and i was perfectly happy with using the music app to listen to them.

      • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

        Well, you can’t anymore in iOS 6.

      • http://twitter.com/oo7plasma Brandon

        yeah which is why this podcast app annoys the hell out of me. its just more annoying to listen to podcasts now which is a shame because the podcasts app UI is quite nice.

  • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

    “Unfortunately, the dreaded 1980s animated tape-recorder interface is still there”
    Wtf. If there is one thing that I like in that app is that animation, it looks gorgeous.
    You rather see a white screen with play pause skip?
    I am really interested, if I’m the only one.

    • CollegiateLad

      Amen!!!

      • Jr56659

        I agree! I like that feature.

  • CollegiateLad

    I don’t hate it… I love it. Of course, I don’t allow clueless writers to form my opinions for me.

  • hellome

    Does it still destory your data cap?