Player FM for Android 4.7 Embedded chapter support, New OPML import UI, Podchaser ratings and more
We’re excited to announce Android 4.7 has been released! With more new features to enjoy, you’ll appreciate your podcast listening experience even more. Go ahead and open the first page and read on the updates for this month.
Enjoy more chapters
We recently supported chapters and we’re continuously improving it. Now, you’ll get to see the chapter that’s currently playing at the bottom of your fullpayer. Also, you’ll get to enjoy chapters which are embedded on the audio file.
OPML screen revamped
The OPML import screen was given a hardbound cover. Now, you’ll get to see progress in the middle of the screen to show you how much has been imported. The Android app will also show you the feeds that were successfully imported and which failed with options to try to import it to our catalogue.
An easier way to import directly from other podcast apps
If you came from other podcast apps, you know that you can always import your OPML file to Player FM for Android. We recently added a shortcut wherein you’ll get a Player FM option upon sharing your OPML file from other podcast apps which makes it more convenient when importing your favorite podcasts.
Been wondering what other podcast lovers listen to? You may now check series ratings via the series info screen and see podcast ratings. We recently integrated Podchaser stats to show you podcast ratings and podcast creators. You’ll now get to check the podcast ratings if it’s been highly recommended by others which you may also be interested in.
Download option on shortcut menu icon
Excited to listen to your Downloaded episodes? Turning pages can be distracting so we added Downloads as an option on the app’s shortcut menu so you can quickly jump to your downloaded episodes. Simply long press the app icon on your device and a drop-down menu will appear giving you shortcut options for Play Later, Subscriptions, Search and the new addition, Downloads.
Language volunteer program
Player FM for Android is now available in almost 30 languages worldwide! We wanted to reach out to many podcast listeners out there and in relation to this, we had the app localized in different languages. We came up with this language volunteer program wherein you can take part in reviewing the app in your local language. This is a no-obligation program rather one way of giving feedback about the app’s localization. If you’re interested, you can go to Settings | About to learn more.
We hope you’ll enjoy the new features for this release and we’ll continue to improve the app to give you an even better podcast app.