Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Apple Podcasts now offers web playback feature

Apple Reportedly Bringing Apple Music, Apple TV Apps to the Mac Apple rumored to split up iTunes in forthcoming MacOS release
Emmett Howard | 14 April, 2019, 14:09

Apple this week made some major changes to its official Podcasts webpage - including a new streamlined layout and the ability to listen to podcasts directly in a web browser. At the moment, Podcasts and Apple Music are accessible via iTunes on macOS.

Apple's iTunes has been a pop culture phenomenon of the 21 century and became synonymous with the general shift in media consumption to the digital world.

Playback controls on Apple Podcast pages are extremely limited - the only option is to press a play button next to each episode; there are no other control options, like fast forward or rewind. The new feature will help the users to read the reviews and access the trending charts. And since there are still so many issues pegging iTunes like general performance problems and security concerns, it makes sense to finally retire it. It will apparently offer a greatly improved listening experience for all podcast listeners, as the current experience is underwhelming in iTunes.

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However, those rooting for the demise of iTunes, Apple is still keeping iTunes for the syncing older iPhones and iPods. This would essentially mean the long-awaited breaking-up of the iTunes app, and perhaps the first step toward ending file-based media at Apple altogether - far, far down the road, obviously.

Apple already announced it was working on a standalone Apple TV app for Mac, and Rambo has suggested there will be standalone apps for Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple Books coming as well. In its stead, the company from Cupertino is planning on separating the app's functions into three different apps.

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