Podcasts

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Description of App: 

Introducing the Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to and play your favourite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio andvideo podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what's popular right now. Add your favourite podcasts to personal stations that stay upto date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloudkeeps your subscriptions, stations and play position in sync across all your devices, computers and Apple TV.

Discover• Explore hundreds of thousands of free podcasts on a variety of topics, including art, business, comedy, music, news, sport and more• Tap Subscribe for your favourites and automatically get new episodes for free as they become available• Browse by audio or video podcasts, or see what's most popular in Top Charts

Play• Enjoy all your audio and video podcasts in a single app• Stream episodes or download to listen while offline• Skip forward and back using simple playback controls• Ask Siri to play specific shows or stations by name, like “play TEDTalks”• Adjust the playback speed of your audio or video podcasts• Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed• Enjoy your favourite podcasts on your TV with AirPlay and Apple TV

Organise• Create custom stations of your favourite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available• Use the On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want• Choose to download new episodes automatically when they become available, even when the app is not open• Save your favourite episodes to keep them on your device• Subscribe to podcasts that require authentication — just enter the podcast URL into Search in My Podcasts• Share your favourite episodes with friends using AirDrop, Facebook, Twitter, Messages and Mail

Sync• Optionally sync episodes and playlists from iTunes on your Mac or PC• iCloud remembers your place in an episode, your subscriptions and your stations, and keeps them up to date on your devices, Mac, PC and Apple TV.

Requirements:

• Requires a device with iOS 7 or later• iTunes 11.2 is recommended for syncing podcast episodes• Syncing subscriptions, stations and play position using iCloud requires iTunes 11.2 or later and Apple TV Software 6.0 or later• Streaming or downloading episodes requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection• iTunes playlist syncing is not compatible with iTunes Match• Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas

 

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.1.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

As with most Apple apps. This is very accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.