If you’re interested in a particular subject, you’re probably always on the hunt for new ways to enjoy it. Podcasts are a great way to enjoy topics you’re interested in, listen to great collections of music, learn new things, or have a laugh. There are so many podcasts out there, so there’s sure to be one you’ll like. In this article, we’re going to tell you a little bit about podcasts and how you can listen to them on your iPhone or iPad. To begin, let’s explain briefly what a podcast is.
A podcast is an audio recording posted online for others to listen to, and can have many varying themes and styles. For example, some may talk about TV shows or movies in a podcast, while others may discuss health-related topics, etc. Anyone can create a podcast, so there are millions to choose from!
Generally, a podcast is treated as a series, and the creator will post a new episode/installment regularly on a scheduled day/time (for example, every Wednesday.) Their fans can subscribe to their podcast so that they receive a notification whenever a new one is released.
Want to learn how to listen to podcasts on your iPhone or iPad? Find both concise and detailed instructions on how to do so below!
Those are the basic steps for listening to a podcast. But you need to make sure you have the Podcasts app installed on your device. If you’re looking for more thorough instructions, read our detailed instructions on how to listen to a podcast below.
From the apps on your iPhone home screen, tap the Podcasts icon to start up the app. If you don’t have the app installed, you can download it here.
Find a podcast that interests you. You’ll see tabs at the bottom of your screen where you can browse “Featured” podcasts, see which ones are popular in the “Top Charts” tab, or use the Search tab to look for a specific one you want to listen to.
When you find a podcast you are interested in, tap on it once to open a page with more details about it. There you’ll be able to read a description of the podcast, reviews, and other related podcasts, as well as a list of episodes that are available to listen to.
Once you have a podcast’s details open on your screen, look through the list of episodes to find one you want to listen to. They will be listen in reverse chronological order, so that the newest episodes are always at the top of the list.
When you’re ready to listen to a podcast episode, tap Play. Or, if you want to save it and listen to it later, tap Download Episode. Once you begin playing, a new screen will appear.
While you have a podcast playing, you’ll see control options near the bottom of your screen. You can use these controls to pause, rewind, fast forward, or adjust the speed of playback.
That covers the detailed directions for listening to podcasts on iPhone. If you find a podcast you love and want to be notified whenever a new episode becomes available. Next, we’ll show you how to subscribe to a podcast on iPhone.
We’ve taught you how to listen to a podcast and how to subscribe to your favorite ones, and now you’re ready to explore the world of podcasts! If you want to listen to one while on the go, check out our article on how to connect your phone to your car stereo. If you’re worried about going over your data limit, learn how to save money when streaming audio here. You can also see a list of the best podcasts to listen to here. Tell us about your own favorite podcasts below!
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