Podcasts are a different way of informing yourself via streaming And in this sense, there are several free Android and iPhone (iOS) mobile apps that offer programs with this format and distribution. Services such as Castbox, TuneIn and Podcast Addict have national and international channels on various topics, such as culture, sports, games, technology, news, business, among others. The Spotify and Deezer music streaming platforms also have podcast-specific sections.
The contents are usually organized in the apps according to the subject, to facilitate the search for the desired programming. Some of them also allow you to download audio to listen to later, even when offline. Apple and Google also have their own podcast aggregator applications, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Both are free and include the country's main content channels. Here's a list of eight apps available on the App Store and Google Play for mobile podcasts.
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Castbox rene the most well-known podcasts in the country. The home page features featured shows, the most played, with new episodes, and separate channels by category. The player allows you to comment, advance or rewind the audio and activate a timer that turns off the service after a certain ideal period for those who listen before bed. The "Community" tab allows you to follow discussions with comments from other users about the episodes.
Castbox makes the most famous podcasts of the country available on mobile Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Library tab organizes your bookmarked shows, lets you create playlists to listen to different episodes in sequence, and download the audio files for listening without the Internet, in offline mode. Castbox is available for free for Android and iPhone, but offers a Premium plan for $ 2.90 a month, with unlimited sign-ups, new features, and ad removal.
Podcast Addict exclusive for Android Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Available exclusively for Android devices, Podcast & Radio Addict rene several Portuguese channels, including the best known in the country. However, the user can also select the language of the podcasts to be displayed, making it possible to find various international content. The home page shows items that are trending among listeners and the "Discover" option to browse through programs and find interesting podcasts.
The platform lets you mark episodes as favorites to find them more easily, and also features an equalizer to adjust audio quality during playback. You can filter the episodes already listened to avoid confusion, download audio to listen offline and also share the episodes on social networks. The free app and dispenses the registration of an account to use it.
The Podcast App has podcasts from several categories Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Podcast App lets you find podcasts according to the length of each episode. This way you avoid programs that are too long or short, depending on your personal taste. The player also allows you to change the speed of audio playback, ie narration may become faster or slower. This platform also offers the timer function to stop playback after a certain period.
Users can find famous programs through the "Discover" section or via the search engine. The programs are divided by theme and you can also bookmark and download audio offline. The service has a simple layout and can be used for free, but offers a paid plan of $ 32.90 per year that removes ads from the platform.
In addition to radios, TuneIn also provides podcasts. Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Known for offering mobile radio stations, TuneIn also brings podcast channels to users. To access the feature, simply open the "Listen" tab and select the "Podcasts" section. In it, there will be several categories to navigate between national and international programs, to see the contents highlighted and which may be interesting for the user, according to their preferences.
The app lets you flag favorite podcasts, skip and rewind audio, share episodes on social networks, and download audio to listen offline. TuneIn can be used for free, but it has a paid plan of R $ 31.90 per month. This lets you release some exclusive podcasts, listen to live shows and also remove ads from the pages.
Apple has its own app to make podcasts available on iOS Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The iOS system has its own podcast aggregator. Apple Podcasts are native to iPhone devices and allow the user to view featured shows as top users, search by specific categories, filter the search for shows or episodes, and even find channels from major providers. Interested parties can subscribe to podcasts to add them to their library and even include a program to listen to when using the URL.
Google Podcasts rene famous podcasts on Android Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Google also has its own podcast app: Google Podcasts. The platform is available for Android and delivers an extensive catalog of the most famous podcasts in the country. Users can subscribe to channels to follow episodes, as well as download the file to the device's memory. The player has an intelligent system that allows you to increase the speed of audio playback and cut parts in silence.
Spotify makes mobile and computer podcasts available Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
Spotify has a unique podcast section for both the mobile app and the desktop version. To do this, simply go to the "Your Library" item and find the "Podcasts" section. The tab plays the programs on the same player the songs are played on and provides a timer to end playback when the user goes to sleep. There are currently several popular podcast options to listen to on streaming, which can be searched by name of specific programs via the platform search tool. Interested parties can follow a podcast to follow all episodes, just as with artists within the service.
Deezer has exclusive podcast section for streaming service Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Deezer also makes podcasts available in its content catalog. To access them, simply find the "Podcasts" section on the homepage or search for one through the native search engine. Deezer lists some products recommended for your music taste, the programs that are on the rise, and also organizes the catalog by categories, a folder focused exclusively on international podcasts. The player is the same as used in the music and allows you to create a play queue with the following episodes.
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