Player FM 3.5 for Android: Enhanced search, discovery, series settings, and more

Constantly updating and improving the app has always been our goal, in accordance with your feedback and ideas. Thanks to all who have left suggestions and special thanks to the beta community for ongoing discussions about how to keep bringing the awesome. We’re pleased to announce a major version bump from v3.1 to v3.5, and…

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All new web navigation bar

Player FM’s toolbar has been updated with a top-row navigation bar to use the web app more efficiently. The first categories are your starred topics (if logged in) followed by the main topics. Also, on the right most part of the web’s toolbar you will find “ALL TOPICS”. Clicking it will launch an overlay to…

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Player FM Website Updates

Here are some recent tweaks to make episode browsing easier and bring in functionality that’s been on Android for a while now. Channels now have a floating control bar to put all actions together in one place, with each section upgraded. Episodes may now be sorted by newest, oldest, shortest, longest and random (shuffle), as…

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Website Update, May 2014

A website update today makes Player FM faster and easier to navigate. Let’s start with the desktop version … The first thing eagle-eyed readers will notice is the new logo. Hope you like it :). Beyond that, what you can see is the new side menu, a simple list of categories and sub-categories. No more…

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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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Website update, Channel history, Faster topic updates

It’s not all Android around here. Big update on some other fronts today … Website Design First up, the website gets a fresh lick of paint. Highlights: The sidebars have been re-designed and are now more consistent in appearance. Channel/topic views have also been re-designed. Full-length topics side-menu is gone; it now opens when you…

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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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Sort It: Change Episode Sort Order

I received a mail this morning asking if Player FM can show episodes in reverse order, i.e., oldest to newest. Although I haven’t heard the request, and it’s not crossed my mind to do this, it immediately made sense. So I decided to build it. How is this useful? Since Player FM automatically plays episodes…

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Move Quick: Keyboard Shortcuts Arrive on Player FM

Keyboard shortcuts are the web trend no-one knows about. Only in hushed circles will you learn that Twitter, Google, GitHub, and others are all working tirelessly to end world dependency on the mouse. Yes, it’s true. And if you visit Twitter right now and hit “?”, you too can learn how to browse, search, and…

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Look Sharp: Better Replacement Images

Most podcasts have pretty good “album art” images…as with mobile apps, it’s the first impression and the way they often get discovered. Unfortunately, some don’t. In some cases, they never created an image in the first place. In other cases, they stuck with the default branding of their publishing system. And sometimes, they only check…

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