Apple’s Podcast App Receives Much-Needed Update

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Remember Apple’s official Podcast application? You know, the one with the over-the-top skeumorphic design? It also happens to be the lowest rated Apple-made application on iOS, but today Apple has released an update that may change the minds of many of those dissatisfied with the client. Thew new update — version 1.2, for those keeping track — does away with the old, confusing “Now Playing” screen in favor of a more streamlined design. The full changelog is as follows:

-Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes
-Choose whether your stations begin playing with the newest or oldest unplayed episode
-Your stations are stored in iCloud and kept up-to-date on all of your devices
-Create an On-The-Go playlist with your own list of episodes
-Playlists synced from iTunes now appear in the Podcasts app
-The Now Playing view has been redesigned with easier to use playback controls
-Addressed an issue with resuming playback when returning to the app
-Additional performance and stability improvements

 The update is a welcome one, and finally makes Apple’s Podcast solution usable. In addition to the user-facing features, there have also been noticeable improvements in terms of speed and stability throughout the app.

[App Store]

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