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Play my podcasts

With just a few quick taps, you'll be able to enjoy your favorite podcasts on your Windows Phone.

Podcasts on Windows Phone 8.1

Note

This topic is about Windows Phone 8.1. If your phone is running Windows Phone 8, some options and icons may look a little different, and some features may not be available. Check to see which software version you have and find out if an update is available.

Tip

Want to know the fastest way to get an audio or video podcast onto your phone? Here's how to do it:

  1. In the App list, tap Podcasts Podcasts icon.

  2. Swipe over to Get podcasts, and then type a podcast name, keyword, or feed URL in the search bar.

  3. Tap and hold the podcast you want to subscribe to, and then tap Subscribe.

To play an audio or video podcast

  1. In the App list, tap Podcasts Podcasts icon.

  2. Swipe over to Favorites or Collection, and do one of the following:

    • Favorites: Tap a podcast series you want to listen to or watch, then pan up or down to browse the episode list. Tap the episode you want, and then tap PlayPlay button, or tap PlayPlay button at the bottom of the screen to play all episodes in the list. From Episodes, you can swipe over to Overview and tap PlayPlay button to enjoy the most recent podcast available (or oldest, based on your settings).
    • Collection: Tap Audio or Video, tap a podcast series you want to listen to or watch, and then tap PlayPlay button to enjoy the most recent podcast available (or oldest, based on your settings). From Overview, you can swipe over to Episodes, then pan up or down to browse the episode list. Tap the episode you want, and then tap PlayPlay button, or tap PlayPlay button at the bottom of the screen to play all episodes in the list.
  3. Tap Previous Rewind button to skip backward ten seconds or Next Fast forward button to skip forward 30 seconds. Tap PausePause button or PlayPlay button to pause or resume playback.

Tip

You can create a shortcut for your favorite podcasts by pinning them to Start. Simply go to your collection, tap and hold an audio or video podcast series, and then tap Pin to start.

Notes

  • Podcasts are automatically added to your favorites list and your collection when you subscribe; Streaming podcasts are automatically removed from both places when you unsubscribe. Downloaded podcasts will stay in your collection until you manually delete them.
  • The streaming Streaming icon icon will appear next to episodes that are set to stream on your phone over a Wi-Fi or data connection and that are not downloaded on your phone.
  • To learn more about other ways to get podcasts onto your phone, see Sync music, ringtones, and podcasts using my computer.

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