Player for Android Updates: Search, Import, Bandwidth Controls, and More

Wow! It’s been two weeks since launching the apps, and Player FM received more feedback in that time than in 11 months of being online as a website, a mobile-friendly one even. Here’s a run-down of how we’ve responded to feedback so far… Search Browsing is great, but not enough for people who already have…

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A Critical Update: Please update your Player FM for Android

Quick summary If you’re using Player FM for Android installed before Friday, May 3 (PST) (version 1.0.0 to version 1.0.6, inclusive), it’s strongly recommended to update — you can do so from the following Play link. Important: Please update Player FM for Android This is especially important if it’s on a mobile having limited bandwidth…

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Player FM Android App

We are launching Player FM’s Android app today. While the website has been mobile since Day One, a native app allows us to get the best out of the mobile form factor and Android platform. For a podcast app, this means more than the usual look-and-feel factor, as important as that is. It means syncing…

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New Status Blog

Running a cloud podcast app comes with the duty to keep it working, occasionally take it down for upgrades, and notify about downtimes. And you don’t want this here blog cluttered with notices like that, so meet the Player FM status blog.

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Google Plus Sign-In and Sharing

Player FM now supports Google Plus sign-in and sharing. The signup page overall got a much-needed facelift too. ABP … Always be prettifying! Social signup will make it easier to show you what your friends are subscribed to..that’s *if( they’ve made their channel public, since it’s now possible to set make profiles and channels private…

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It Took Eight Months, But Mobile Chrome Gets HTML5 Audio Right

Update: As noted on The Verge, this feature is now in standard Chrome for Android. Thanks Nelson for the pointer. With the release of Chrome Beta, Android now has full-fledged HTML5 audio support akin to that of iOS, BlackBerry, and other operating systems. The new behaviour ensures that MP3s will continue to play even when…

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New, Improved, Feed Importing

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good break and picked up one or two new gadgets to play with. Maybe you discovered a few new podcasts too, in which case, read on … When I upgraded to the new look a couple weeks back, I mentioned that OPML import was missing. It’s now…

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A Change to Google Logins

I’ve made a small change to the login process for Google-connected accounts. It won’t have much impact, but here’s a little FAQ to explain what you might see if connecting with Google. I’ll also explain the technical details at the end of the FAQ. I log into Player FM with Google. How does this change…

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Surf Fast: A Redesign For Player FM

Welcome to the new-look Player FM. The new UI has been designed to make it easy to jump between channels, to overview a channels at a glance, and to show your own channel in more places. Following responsive design principles as always, these enhancements are available to users of mobiles, tablets, and desktops at any…

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!player – Search Podcasts on DuckDuckGo, with a Bang

The DuckDuckGo search engine has grown and grown over recent years, now serving over a million queries per day I’m pleased to announce DuckDuckGo has now integrated Player FM’s podcast search, using their “!Bang” feature for cross-site searches. This is helpful for anyone doing research on a topic, who decides they want to burrow deeper…

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