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By Tom Seest

Can You Watch a Podcast on Your Computer?

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Podcasts cover every genre, format and style imaginable – from comedy to cooking to entertainment – making them accessible on virtually every device possible. Their name itself comes from iPod + broadcast.
Like Internet radio, podcasts can be enjoyed anytime and from virtually any location. Most podcast apps include the ability to download episodes for offline listening – ideal if traveling or limited data usage each month is an issue.

Can You Watch a Podcast on Your Computer?

Can You Watch a Podcast on Your Computer?

Can You Stream Podcasts on YouTube?

Podcasts have quickly become one of the most popular ways to consume audio content, from news to storytelling and self-help. Most listeners are familiar with listening to podcasts on smartphones or tablets; however, few realize that they can also stream them to their computers – an especially convenient option if you work at a desk and/or want to give a new podcast a test before subscribing via phone.
Many popular podcast apps provide both mobile and desktop versions, making it simple to switch devices seamlessly and continue listening right where you left off. Apple’s built-in Podcast app for iPhone/iPad users may be particularly convenient, though you may also get similar functionality through other services like Google Podcasts, Spotify or PocketCasts. Most episodes also include play buttons directly on their episode pages for even easier navigation and listening!
Some podcasters will also host video versions of their shows on platforms such as YouTube; most episodes will include this information on the episode details page. These videos can often be streamed or downloaded directly within your podcast app; some services require subscription fees in order to do this, however.
Once you open an episode in your podcast app, a player that resembles music tracks typically opens to allow you to pause, rewind and skip forward or backward through it. Some podcast players offer additional controls at the bottom of the screen which let you adjust playback speed and volume settings as well.
Since most podcasts can be streamed or downloaded for free, if you want to ensure you never miss an episode, subscribing will allow you to receive all of the newest ones automatically, and you will also have offline access when your data/Wi-Fi connection is limited.
Mac computers come equipped with iTunes, which offers built-in podcast playback. However, its interface may be cumbersome to navigate; therefore, you may prefer one of the other options listed here instead.

Can You Stream Podcasts on YouTube?

Can You Stream Podcasts on YouTube?

Can Podcasts Replace Music on Your Daily Commute?

Podcasts can be enjoyed on almost any audio-capable device, from desktop computers and laptops, mobile phones such as iPhones and Android phones, smart home speakers such as Amazon’s Echo Dot or Google Home to smart speakers like Echo/Dot/HomePod/HomePod etc. Additionally there are various podcast apps available, some preloaded onto devices while others you can download directly onto computers/phones.
As soon as you launch the app, select topics of interest and podcast recommendations will appear on your home page. When clicking one of the recommendations, it opens its episode list; tap “Play Now” for immediate listening or browse or search to locate a show with individual episodes you want. Furthermore, by tapping its subscription button you can add that show to your Followed shows and any future episodes will automatically download to your device when released.
Most podcast apps feature settings that enable you to either download or stream a show, with streaming often being the better option due to saving space on devices and not worrying about wi-fi or cellular data limits. Plus, with streaming you can easily adjust playback speed as well as skip forward/backward between episodes!
For easy browsing of podcasts, many apps feature homepages or featured sections with popular shows and categories. When you come across an episode that interests you, click it to access more details like ratings from other viewers as well as seasons/episodes produced. Some apps even provide previews so you know what to expect before starting listening! You can also listen to podcasts on YouTube which has recently seen an increasing number of creators upload visual versions of audio tracks; though rare at present these video podcasts could come in handy while on-the-go when browsing apps won’t.

Can Podcasts Replace Music on Your Daily Commute?

Can Podcasts Replace Music on Your Daily Commute?

Ready to Dive In?

Subscribing to podcasts can be done in a few different ways. One option is using iTunes or Spotify, which has a dedicated podcast directory section, which will make the process simple and automatically download any new episodes as they become available from their feed. An alternative way is visiting an individual show’s official website where their episode audio and often streaming video versions are hosted; or some apps allow direct subscription directly through them without the need for dedicated media players like iTunes or Spotify installed.
Most podcast apps are available for both computers and mobile devices, offering users the flexibility of choosing their listening history or searching a particular title in the search bar at the top of the screen. Once you find an episode to listen to, just click it to play it; many podcast players also provide an option to download episodes beforehand so they can be enjoyed offline later.
Once you are ready to explore all of the podcasts available, many apps provide categories and genres to help narrow your choices. Clicking a show logo will take you directly to its episode list; clickable radio icons indicate audio podcast episodes which allow for easier streaming; you may be presented with options that let you listen directly from them as well.
Podcasts may include videos embedded into their RSS feed, but most podcast files only consist of audio. To watch a video-based podcast, such as on YouTube or Vimeo, you’ll need accessing it through such platforms directly – sometimes podcasters may include a link on an episode details page to their video content, but you will have to search for it yourself.

Ready to Dive In?

Ready to Dive In?

What Makes a Podcast Stand Out?

Podcasts are on-demand audio shows hosted by an individual that are typically one hour in duration and accessible on computers, mobile devices and some smart speakers like Google Home or Alexa. Podcasts often come for free online or download to your device – once you find one you enjoy you can subscribe so each new episode automatically downloads itself when the podcast updates; most podcast apps allow this including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Most apps also feature a browse page with popular shows, featured shows and other selections that may be of interest. You can search by topic or host to narrow your options further, while when you find something you like you can click its title to go directly to its profile page where you’ll see all available episodes as well as key details such as their length and production quality.
Once you find a podcast you enjoy, share it with family and friends via social media or send a personal note directly to its creators to let them know you’re enjoying their show; this can help build up their audience!
To easily find podcasts, the easiest way is usually using an app on either your phone or computer. Most major apps feature categories for different topics and hosts to make finding just what you’re looking for easier; or alternatively you can search using specific subjects or keywords to locate shows.
Some podcasts offer both video and audio versions of their shows; others may only provide audio. If video versions exist for their episode(s), typically this will be clearly indicated on their website or social media platform.
Searching podcasts related to your favorite musical artists is another effective strategy for finding something appropriate. According to Spotify, people who love Beyonce tend to appreciate “Dissect”, which examines one album in each season with each episode focusing on one song from each album.

What Makes a Podcast Stand Out?

What Makes a Podcast Stand Out?

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