Apple has released a new Podcasts app for free on the App Store for iPhone,iPad and iPod Touch.It was rumored earlier that Apple will release a new standalone Podcast app in iOS 6.
Users can now search, download or stream podcasts directly from the app.A new feature Top Station enables users to find a new podcast series from various topics which includes music, arts, sports business and others.
The app is compatible with iOS 5.1 and above.To optionally sync episodes of podcasts users will be required to run iTunes 10.6.3 or above on their Mac or PC and to stream or download episodes you need Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection.
Features of Podcasts app from App Store:
Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
Explore hundreds of thousands of podcasts including shows in over 40 languages
Try the innovative new Top Stations feature to find new podcast series in a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more.
Browse by Audio or Video podcasts, or see what’s most popular in Top Charts
Tap subscribe for your favorites and automatically receive new episodes for free as they become available
Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
Share your favorite episodes with friends using Twitter, Messages and Mail
Optionally sync your favorite episodes from iTunes on your Mac or PC
Sync your episode playback for seamless transition between device