Podcasts Will Be Getting Their Own Standalone App in iOS 6  

People familiar with Apple’s plans tell me that when its new iOS 6 software becomes widely available this fall, podcasts will have their own app, where users will be able to discover, download and play them on mobile devices.

This is great news for podcasters. I’m fairly certain the average user probably doesn’t know that there is a podcast section in the Music app, and may have missed out on a lot of great programming.

Fortunately, with a move like this, more people will discover podcasts and listen to them.

I am curious to see how Apple does a separate podcast app, and I wonder if it will be better than third-party apps such as Instacast and Downcast.

Hopefully more about this will show up in the beta releases of iOS 6.

 
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