Get straight to the point, and straight to the podcasts. We’re adding a new feature that will have you listening to your favorite and most listened to podcasts in no time at all. Introducing the new Spreaker Podcast Radio home screen widget.
Your tried and true podcasts will be clearly laid out for you and each will be readily accessible with just a tap, right from your home screen. It’ll save you swipes and time, especially when you’re multitasking between your workout, emails, and instant messages. An improved and personalized listening experience lets you keep your flow as you go through all your to do’s, without missing a beat.
Check out this rundown of how the widget works:
The widget will display an array of podcasts, even when your phone is locked, divided into two sections.
In the top half, you’ll find the podcasts you listen to most. Tap on any one of them and you’ll be prompted to unlock your phone. As soon as you do, the Spreaker Podcast Radio app will open up automatically to that very podcast.
Just below, you’ll see your most recently downloaded episodes. By tapping on any one of those, you’ll go through a similar process as the one mentioned above: You’ll be prompted to unlock your phone, but this time, you’ll be brought automatically to a list of whatever you last downloaded.
Easy peasy, isn’t it? And your podcast or episode will start playing immediately, too.
You can add Spreaker Podcast Radio’s widget to your home screen like you would any other app:
- Swipe the home screen or lock screen to the right.
- Scroll down to the bottom. Then tap on Edit.
- Tap on the “+” symbol to add Spreaker Podcast Radio to your home screen.
- Tap on Done to finish.
- Touch and hold any empty space on the home screen.
- Tap on the Widgets icon.
- Touch and hold the Spreaker Podcast Radio widget.
- A preview of your home screen will appear.
- Drop the widget on whichever spot you prefer.
Check out the new quick actions
And there’s more. A few other side features will be introduced together with the widget that will get you to your favorite content even faster.
The name says it all: quick actions are shortcuts that get you to different kinds of content in a snap. Now, by just touching and holding (on Android) or 3D touching (on iOS) Spreaker Podcast Radio’s app icon, you’ll be able to begin a new search, open the Listen Later playlist, or open the Downloads playlist.
But a quick note: While quick actions are available to all iOS users, currently they’re only available to Android users with Android 7.1 and above (Nougat).
We know you’re aching to try the new widget out and get to your podcasts quicker than ever. To get the feature, update your Spreaker Podcast Radio app to the latest version straight from your smartphone.