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Good News For Soccer Podcast Fans With iPhones or iPads

Earlier this week, Apple launched a free app which promises to be a big hit among Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users who are soccer fans.

The Podcasts app for iPhone and iPad devices automatically grabs your podcast subscriptions and makes them available on your portable devices. But best yet, you can subscribe to and download each episode over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection without having to sync with iTunes on your computer. For soccer fans on the go, like me, it’s a perfect way to listen to your favorite soccer podcasts and to make sure you don’t miss an episode.

One of the limitations to the growth of podcasts in the past was that located deep within iTunes, so it would take several clicks to discover new podcast shows. With the Podcasts app, podcasts are just a touch away. Plus, it makes it easier to sort through the library to find new shows. For example, here’s a complete guide of soccer podcasts from two years ago to sort through, many of which are still running.

If you haven’t listened to soccer podcasts before, I recommend the EPL Talk Podcast (currently coined the Euro Talk Podcast for the Euro 2012 tournament).

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Justin B.

    June 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks. I’ll check them out.

  2. Justin B.

    June 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Am I not correct that you don’t necessarily have to have an iphone or ipad to view/hear podcasts? That you can use your computer or any device that has iTunes?

    How about a list of popular soccer podcasts that are available for free or subscription-based and their cost. For people starting out this might be helpful.

    • The Gaffer

      June 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Correct Justin. You can download the MP3 files directly, or subscribe via RSS and listen to them on your computer or other device. Check out each episode of the EPL Talk Podcast at http://epltalk.com/podcast to find out all of the ways you can listen to it.

      A list of the popular soccer podcasts out there (including free and paid) can be found at http://epltalk.com/soccer-podcasts-the-complete-list-15367

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  3. harry cee

    June 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I am sooo on this!!!

  4. kkosher

    June 29, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I have been using another app called Instacast for a while, which i believe uses the same idea. It only cost one dollar, and has worked flawlessly. It might not be necessary now, but if anyone does not like the format of the apple one (i have not looked at it yet) it might be worth looking into the Instacast app.

    Thanks!

  5. CTBlues

    June 29, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Been using Google Reader on my Galaxy S2 for the past 8 months and it is simple to use, but I wish this was around when I had an iPhone. Before I used and app that allowed from downloading over 3G and wifi but if a podcast wasn’t already on the app you had to submit it to be added.

  6. Andy

    June 29, 2012 at 8:27 am

    This is a great development from Apple. These are improvements that I’ve been thirsting for, for years now. It’s about time. Thanks for the info Gaffer.

  7. Ahmed Yussuf

    June 29, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Just downloaded the app, its very good!!

  8. Tony Butterworth

    June 29, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Wow, what an article. Must have been a slow day for soccer.

  9. Pete

    June 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Name of the app?

    • The Gaffer

      June 29, 2012 at 8:07 am

      It’s hyperlinked in the story. The name is ‘Podcasts.’

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

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