Get your cast on: Player FM 1.5 does Chromecast

Bit exciting to announce Chromecast support for Player FM’s Android app. Go yoink Player FM now from Play and get casting As I mentioned the other day, I was skeptical about how much value TV playback has for audio podcasts, but there was substantial demand and after testing this for several weeks, it gets solid…

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Juggling Act: Batch episode actions on Player FM for Android

New in 1.3: Multi-Select We released Player FM 1.3 a few days ago and it includes a feature we hope will help you juggle your podcasts like a Pro. It’s the ability to select multiple episodes similar to the way GMail lets you select multiple emails. Long-hold any episode and watch the action bar transform…

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Custom Download Folders in latest Player FM for Android

Good news for the storage-challenged infovores! Player FM for Android 1.2.5 now supports a custom downloads folder. Previously, the app was using the default folder assigned to it by the OS. But now you can visit Settings and point to your external SD Card, USB drive, or any other location you fancy. And just a…

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How manual downloads work on Player FM (or, “why there’s no ‘Download This’ button”)

A huge benefit of podcasting is offline access, and Player FM launched with a powerful but simple “Auto-Download” feature to ensure offline access for your subscriptions. However, it’s easy to stumble on episodes that aren’t downloaded, either because they’re too old to be auto-downloaded, or they appear in another channel. So users naturally wanted a…

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Episode sorting, Advanced playback settings, Episode display upgrade (Player FM for Android)

I mentioned in the tablet upgrade post we’re presently in a “happiness tweaks” phase, and we’ve added several of these in the past couple of weeks. These new features are now available at Google Play. Sort episodes Some people wanted to see episodes from the top first. This lets you listen to episodes on your…

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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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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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A Better Mobile Experience for Podcast Streaming

Mobile matters for podcasts. To borrow from a recent tweet, “hearing is a mobile sense. You can listen while doing other things. That’s why Player FM is so cool: surfacing cool audio content”. For that reason, it’s important people can keep Player FM in their pocket, whether they’re on the move or even just moving…

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