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Apple updates Podcasts app to version 1.2

Apple has updated its Podcasts app to version 1.2, adding custom stations which update automatically with new episodes from your favorite podcasts, and playlists synced from iTunes, among other features. Stations are also stored in iCloud and kept updated on all devices.

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The interface has seen a few changes, as well — notably, the “reels” optionally shown while playing an audio podcast are now gone, with some previously obscured functionality merged into the main audio playback screen. Buttons have been moved around within the My Podcasts library screen, and “Top Stations” are now referred to as “Top Charts,” amongst other tweaks. Our editors have noted new crash bugs, however, so you might want to hold off on downloading the update for now.

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Comments

1

iTunes 11 promised iCloud syncing of podcasts. This newest version of the podcast app 1.2 still doesn’t do it. It won’t sync position between a Mac running iTunes and the iPhone podcast app.

Posted by Jules on March 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM (PDT)

2

Where did the turn off time for a podcast go?

Posted by Mombear86 on March 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM (PDT)

3

@Jules (#1): Actually, that feature does seem to work for me, but it isn’t 100% reliable, and it’s definitely not instantaneous.  You basically have to make sure you either manually refresh everything or at least give it some time to refresh automatically, at which point is usually (but not always) works.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on March 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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