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Introducing the new Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android

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We’re excited to introduce Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android, now available to be downloaded! It’s a unique, lean-back listening experience, tailored to your tastes.

Discover popular podcasts and find new favorites with the help of curated channels and lists, all created by special sponsors and partners, as well as Spreaker’s editorial team.

And now, content is personalized with new playlists, created according to what you like and want to listen to, even when you’re offline. It’s all at your fingertips, for your enjoyment.

Want to see how it works? Let’s walk you through the app’s four main sections.

What are Channels, and what can I find there?

Under the section Channel, you’ll find channels, or stations, focused on a particular topic or theme that you can tune into any time. For example, check out Comedy Fun, dedicated to podcasts on comedy like If I Were You, WTF with Marc Maron, and The Adam Carolla Show.

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Tap on the channel image you want to start, and from there, tap play.

A player will appear at the bottom of your screen, starting up a continuous stream of episodes pulled from different podcasts all related to that one theme. Tap on the player to access more info on what  you.

If you’re anxious for what’s coming up next, or want to go back to a previous episode in that channel, swipe the episode artwork to the left or right. To switch channels, in that same view, tap on Change Channel at the top. Swipe up or down on the different artwork to view the different channels available and tap on the one you’d like to listen to.

Channels automatically update every time there are newly published episodes, so you’ll always find current content.

What is the Explore section, and how do lists in the Explore section work?

The second main section is Explore, where you’ll find lists curated according to different factors. They work differently than channels, in that they’re fixed lists of podcasts all related to each other in theme or topic. From a these lists you can access a single podcast and then choose between the episodes already available.

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For example, tap “MORE” on the Reality Stories list. Podcasts related to true stories and journalism will be displayed, like Serial, The Moth, and Undisclosed, just tap on the one of your choice. You’ll then be brought to the podcast view where you’ll find its list of episodes – just tap on the one you want to listen to. Under Info you’ll find a description of the podcast and see who the podcaster is. And, at the top, you’ll be able to tap on the star to add it to your Favorites list.

When you do tap on an episode, you’ll be brought to a new view, the episode view. From here you can like that particular episode, leave a comment, save it for later, or download it. You can also rewind or fast forward, or toggle the slider to move throughout the episode (unless it’s a live podcast). Tap on the list icon to see what’s coming up next in that channel, or the share icon to share it with your friends to all your social networks or messaging apps.

Keep track of all the podcasts you’ve listened to with Favorites and Playlists

Listening gets personalized with new podcast and episode lists created and curated by you.

In Favorites, you’ll find a list of all the podcasts you’ve favorited along the way. Never lose track of your most-beloved podcasts again!

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In Playlists, you’ll find the automatically generated playlists you create as you listen, like, and download episodes. The lists that will appear are History, List Later, Likes, and Downloads.

Placing episodes into these lists is easy. Did you notice those three little dots throughout the app? That’s actually a “more” button. Tap on them to see more options and actions you can perform.

When you tap the more button on a podcast, you’ll see the options Play, Favorite, Share, and More Info.

On an episode, you’ll instead see Play, Listen Later, Download, Like, Share, and More Info.

Don’t forget, at the top of the app, you’ll find the different icons that will allow you to search content, access your profile, and access your Settings.

Download Spreaker Podcast Radio for free on the Google Play Store and please your ears.

What do you think? Don’t you love it? Tell us about it below!

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4 Comments
  • Alex Nov 13,2015 at 3:56 pm

    I fear the new application pushes long time Spreaker.com broadcasters to the back of the line. The new layout LOOKS nice, but once you get under the hood you realize Spreaker is now promoting only Mainstream media content like CNN, NPR, AP and the like. I can’t even FIND the category I was put into by Spreaker, ‘SOCIETY & CULTURE’ and other categories seems to have vanished as well.
    I always thought of Spreaker as a ‘voice of the people’ type organization, but its seems my beloved platform has gone the way of the corporatization of all media, promoting the BIG guys while discarding the faithful founding broadcasters that make this platform great.
    That being said, I look forward to improvements of the new application to hopefully take these issues into consideration. I love the new Spreaker Studio for windows, and the staff and support is exceptional. Thank you for listening.
    Ever Stalwart!
    ~Alex

    • Tonia Nov 16,2015 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Alex, thanks for your feedback. Our new Spreaker Podcast Radio app has the aim to offer a wide catalog where you, as a listener, can find both original content created on Spreaker as well as the most popular podcasts out there. We are going to update channels and lists in the future in order to give to our good podcasters the chance of being discovered on our app. Any additional feedback from you is welcome. Thanks!

      • Alex Nov 17,2015 at 4:58 pm

        my pleasure Tonia, being a long time users I look forward to enhancements of the new app. I’ll be sure to do a show to review any new improvements. all the best.
        ~Alex

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