Player FM 2.8: Reaching more audiences around the world

Player FM 2.8 is now starting to reach more audiences and helping everyone get content in the language of their choosing. ¿Habla Español? Spanish is now the first international edition of Player FM and we promise there’s more to come! It’s not just a language translation but all the topics, catalogues and episodes are now…

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Player FM 2.7.1: Chrome custom tabs, funky animation, and more

Player FM 2.7.1 has been launched with several new features. Here’s the rundown of the new developments: Chrome Custom Tabs As noted on the Android and Chrome blogs, Chrome 45 is now out with custom tab support. This is the feature that was announced at Google IO, which helps to bridge the gap between native…

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Player FM version 2.7 Hits Google Play Store

Player FM 2.7 is now in the store with some user-interface updates that should make listening to your favorite podcast shows more enjoyable. Thanks for your feedback and suggestions that helped us to build these features and polish them for release. Widget Personalization: Resizable, Customisable, Material Homescreen Widget You can now resize (limited to 4×1,…

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Player FM on Amazon Appstore

I’m pleased to announce Player FM is now available on Amazon’s Appstore for Android. We decided to list on Amazon as we’d received requests from users who don’t have Play on their devices and, well, asking people to install APKs gets tired quickly! This includes owners of Kindle Fire and BlackBerry 10. Additionally, being on…

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Feedburner’s URL switch

[Update on the morning after (Dec 4) 2014: Feedburner has now rolled this change back. Nevertheless, it remains a valid thing for any feed to do, if unusual, so something podcast apps should be prepared to handle.] Today I noticed Tim Pritlove tweet about an important Feedburner change in how episode URLs are published, which…

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Player FM on the new Samsung Gear S

Here’s Player FM’s newest device integration. The Samsung Gear S smartwatch rolls out to the public today and the lucky new owners will be able to integrate with Player FM from the get-go. If you have Player for Android installed, the connected watch will notify you of your favorite new episodes and let you play…

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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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Player FM 2.0 for Android

Just ahead of Player FM’s appearance at Google IO this week, we’ve gone 2.0! The app’s been brewing away in the beta community for some months now and I’m glad it’s finally out there in the hands and ears of all users. The app is a major user-interface upgrade as well as several important new…

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Feed Fetching Improvements

I’ve made several improvements to feed fetching lately, making podcasts update faster, more reliably, and more accurately. Read on for the details. First and foremost, feeds are once again based on push notifications, meaning they will typically enter Player FM’s database within seconds of content providers hitting the Publish button. Or in the worst case,…

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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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