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While podcast clients are best known for streaming and downloading podcasts, many are also capable of downloading video, newsfeeds, text, and pictures. Some of these podcast clients can also automate the transfer of received audio files to a portable media player. Although many include a directory of high-profile podcasts, they generally allow users to manually subscribe directly to a feed by providing the URL.
Podcasts were made popular when Apple added podcatching to its iTunes software and iPod portable media player in June 2005. Apple Podcasts is currently included in all Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.
|Amarok||Music player and podcast client||GPL||FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Windows|
|AntennaPod||Podcast manager for Android||MIT||Android|
|Apple Podcasts||Podcast software developed by Apple, built into Apple devices||Proprietary||iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, Windows|
|Audacy||Broadcast, Internet radio and podcast platform||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|Audible||Audiobook and podcast app||Proprietary||Android, iOS, macOS, Windows|
|Breaker||Social podcast app||Proprietary||iOS|
|Castbox||A podcast distribution network and player||Proprietary||Android, iOS, watchOS|
|Clementine||A cross-platform fork of Amarok||GPL||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|CPod||A multi-platform desktop podcast player||Apache||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Deezer||Streaming music and podcast app||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Windows, Web|
|doubleTwist||Android music player with podcast directory and podcast support.||Proprietary||Android|
|Escapepod||A simple, lightweight minimalistic podcast app||MIT||Android|
|Gnome Podcasts||Simple podcast client developed for GNOME desktop environment||GPL||Linux|
|Google Podcasts||Podcast app developed by Google||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|gPodder||Open source podcast client written in Python using GTK+||GPL||FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Hypercatcher||An interactive podcast app||Proprietary||iOS|
|iHeartRadio||Broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform developed by iHeartMedia||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|Liferea||News aggregator for online news feeds, features podcast support||GPL||FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris|
|MediaMonkey||Media organizers with integrated podcast client||Proprietary||Android, Windows|
|MusicBee||Music player with integrated podcast client||Proprietary||Windows|
|NetNewsWire||An RSS and Atom newsreader||MIT||iOS, macOS|
|Overcast||Freemium podcast client for Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone||Proprietary||iOS, watchOS, Web|
|Player FM||A podcast discovery and offline player||Proprietary||Android, iOS, watchOS, Web|
|Pocket Casts||A cross-platform podcast client||Proprietary||Android, iOS, macOS, watchOS, Web, Windows|
|Podcast Addict||Android podcast, audiobook and radio app||Proprietary||Android|
|Podcast Guru||A mobile and web podcast player||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|Poddr||A free desktop podcast player||GPL||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Podfriend||A desktop and browser podcast player||Proprietary||Web, Windows|
|PodLP||A free KaiOS podcast player||Proprietary||KaiOS|
|Podurama||Free podcast player for mobile, desktop and web||Proprietary||Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Web|
|Rhythmbox||Default music management application for GNOME||GPL||Linux|
|Stitcher||Radio station and podcast client||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|Trebble||A free mobile application podcast client||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|TuneIn||An online radio and podcasts app||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Windows, Web, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
|VLC||Cross-platform multimedia player and framework, includes podcast functionality||GPL||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Vocal||A podcast client designed for Elementary OS||GPL||Linux, Elementary OS|
|Winamp||Commercial audio player with free Lite option, supports podcasts||Proprietary||Windows|
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The idea of a podcast client is simple. It is given a list of URLs to process. Downloading each of these URLs results in an XML file in the RSS format. Inside this ...
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