Downloading podcasts to iPhone

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Q: Can I download podcasts to my iPhone using WiFi without connecting to my computer and the iTunes Store?

– Martine

A: Unfortunately, no. At this point, the “iTunes WiFi Store” application only supports purchasing of music content. Audiobooks, podcasts and video content must still be purchased and/or downloaded via iTunes and synced to the iPhone from your computer.

For users who have jailbroken their iPhones, there are some third-party applications that provide this capability, however these are of course not supported by Apple, and hacking or jailbreaking your iPhone may in fact void your warranty, so it’s not a recommended solution.

Alternatively, there is the possibility that the coming iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) may allow a third-party developer to write an application that provides this sort of a feature.

 

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Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.