Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to get started with iPad podcast app Instacast HD


You can enable iCloud Sync from the start.

(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)

With Instacast HD just released last week, the iPad gets a slick and easy-to-use podcast player that also offers iCloud support.

I sync my iPad more than I used to before iOS 5 and Wi-Fi Sync, but with its excellent battery, syncing my iPad is still far from a daily occurrence. Thus, the podcasts I subscribe to via iTunes don't make it to my iPad on a regular schedule. And managing podcasts through the iPad's iTunes and Music apps is a pain. With Instacast HD, streaming or downloading and playing audio and video podcasts is dead simple. And with iCloud support, your podcasts are magically synced across your other iOS devices.

Launch the app and the first thing you'll want to do is hit the "+" button in the upper-left corner to subscribe to podcasts. They are arranged by popularity, genre, just added, and video. There is also a search function, and if you tap the link button in the upper-left corner of the subscribe window, you can manually enter a URL of an obscure podcast not listed. Lastly, you can add podcasts you've previously subscribed to by tapping on the Music App button.

It's easy to browse or search for new podcasts to subscribe to... [Read more]

How to get started with iPad podcast app Instacast HD
Matt Elliott
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:06:15 GMT

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