A Walkthrough of Podcasts in iOS 11

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Podcasts in iOS 11 has given a minor makeover. This revision includes some improvements, some apparent steps backward, and an interface in line with the new iTunes app and Music player in the mobile operating system.

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Podcasts in iOS 11 takes a pretty big hit in some ways, making me wonder if Apple is asleep at the wheel when it comes to the form of media the tech giant arguably introduced us to

The Major Differences in Podcasts in iOS 11

The app for podcasts in iOS 11, aptly named “Podcasts,” is keeping in line with an interface similar to Apple Music. Cupertino has removed one very useful feature, though, and that’s a real shame. When an episode ends, the Podcasts app no longer begins playing the next one automatically. Instead, you have to build your own playlist by long- or 3D Touch-pressing an episode and then choosing “Play Next” or “Play Later.” This makes binging on podcast episodes a bit more challenging in iOS 11.

The location for adding a Podcast in iOS 11 by web page address has also been further obscured. To get to it, you’ll have to go to your Library, tap on Edit, and then find the button to add by URL.

Let’s walk through the new Podcasts app, so you know what to expect when iOS 11 releases in the coming days.

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  1. Lee Dronick

    Cupertino has removed one very useful feature, though, and that’s a real shame. When an episode ends, the Podcasts app no longer begins playing the next one automatically.

    I personally disliked the autoplay next in the list. I usually choose my podcast by the amount of playtime, mostly to fit my exercise routine. So I might want a 45 minute podcast plus a 15 minute one, or two 30 minute ones. Also I will choose a podcast by subject matter and or podcaster, maybe with a deep one first followed by something lighter.

  2. skydivertak

    I miss the auto play feature for my bus ride to work and back. Especially if there is only standing room, and it’s hard to hang on and select the next podcast!

    It should be a feature that can be turned on/off.

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