podcasts

Apple Podcasts Tops 555,000 Different Active Shows

Apple’s Podcasts service now hosts more than 18.5 million episodes across 555,000 different “active” shows, according to a report from TechCrunch. The podcast stats, which appears to have been sent directly to TechCrunch by Apple, include other data as well. Apple’s hosted podcasts come in more than 100 languages, from 155 countries. The podcast total …

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Castro Podcasts Updates With Quicker AirPlay Controls, Cleaner Layout, Apple Watch App, and More

Podcast app “Castro” updated to version 3.0 this week, introducing a collection of notable additions like a rebuilt player engine, cleaner layout, Apple Watch app, and more. Developer Supertop Software says that Castro 3 is “much faster” when users start streaming a podcast and the app’s controls are more responsive thanks to a simpler layout …

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Apple Confirms HomePod's Supported Audio Sources in Tech Specs

Apple today updated its HomePod tech specs page with a new Audio Sources section that lists all of the ways in which the speaker can stream audio, setting the record straight on some conflicting information. • Apple Music: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any of over 45 million songs available on Apple Music. …

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