6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Tap That App: Podcatcher apps for Android users

About Video Transcript

Tap That App: Podcatcher apps for Android users

2:36 /

Android devices lack native podcast management, but with the help of these podcatcher apps, you'll be enjoying all of your favorite audio and video shows in no time.

Welcome to Tap That App, I�m Antuan Goodwin and this is the show where we talk about the hottest apps in the mobile space. These days, I spend more time listening to podcasts than I do listening to music� there are so many good shows about cars, technology, and Android� (wink) Now, iPhone users have got it easy, podcast management is built into iTunes, but Google has left its podcast loving Android users out in to cold without a native podcast subscription service. Fortunately, there are a few good podcatching apps available in the Android market. DoggCatcher puts your favorite audio and video podcasts at your fingertips with a set of options that allow users to be as basic or as complex and granular as they�d like to be. If you just want DoggCatcher to download the newest episode of every subscribed show, it can handle that. If you want to set autodownloader options on a per-show basis, DoggCatcher can do that too. If you only want to download podcasts when your phone is plugged in and on WiFi, you�re good to go. This app also allows resumed playback so you can pick up your shows where you left off. BeyondPod offers just about all of the functionality to DoggCatcher, but adds the ability to separate podcasts into categories, so you can keep your comedy podcasts separate from your tech news podcasts. Categories these categories come into play with a cool feature called SmartPlay, that lets a user micromanage what feeds get added to the playlist and in what order. So if you like to start your day with the newest news show, then listen to 3 comedy podcasts, and finish up with the oldest episode of your favorite internet radio drama, BeyondPod will accommodate. BeyondPod also offers a tablet optimized version for Honeycomb users. Both DoggCatcher and BeyondPod are going to cost you about $7 each. However, BeyondPod is free for the first seven-days for those who like to try before they buy. I think that either of these apps is worth every penny if you subscribe to a bunch of audio or video podcasts. The app that�ll be best for you will depend on which interface you like the best. Whichever podcast manager you choose, be sure to fill it up with CNET podcasts which you can find over at CNET.com/podcasts and if you�ve got an app that you�d like to see us tap, send it to TapThatApp@cnet.com. I�m Antuan Goodwin and if you�ll excuse me, I�ve gotta tune into the latest episode of� Tap that App� weird.

New releases

The Renault Megane 275 Trophy is a Lord of the Ring
8:56 November 27, 2014
When someone dared to take the FWD lap record at the Nürburgring away from Renault, the Frenchmen fought back. The result is the Megane...
Play video
How the Samsung Galaxy Note got its pen in CNET UK podcast 412
20:16 November 27, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Note almost came with a toothpick, we're going back to "Jurassic World", and BT has its sights on O2 -- or maybe...
Play video
Apple looks to Virtual Reality
4:55 November 26, 2014
Apple is pursuing virtual reality harder than it ever has before. The iPhone 6 can play 4K video, and the best Black Friday deals for...
Play video
Olympus E-PL7's mainstream appeal
2:24 November 26, 2014
A good interchangeable-lens series for budding enthusiasts gets better.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 093: Underwater cities, MST3K's new website, robot security guards and more
23:17 November 26, 2014
On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite...
Play video
Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatch
2:56 November 26, 2014
Samsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers...
Play video
Tablet tips for traveling with kids
2:47 November 26, 2014
Learn how to use the tech you already have to entertain your kids during a long trip.
Play video
Razor scooters drive electric
1:54 November 26, 2014
Razor's small E100 and larger E300 electric scooters make for a fun ride, but don't expect much in the way of features.
Play video