iOS podcast apps and automatic/background downloads
February 15, 2012 12:03 PM Subscribe
Are there any iOS podcast apps that will automatically check for and download new podcasts in the background without me having to open up the app and refresh it?
posted by modernnomad to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I got tired of Apple's inane approach to iCloud/iMatch/wi-fi sync and the distinctions it draws between new music and podcasts, so I've been investigating 3rd party podcasting apps for my iPhone. I've installed iCatcher, which is great, but the 'background downloading' feature appears to only mean that if I begin the automatic refresh of all feeds within the app I can exit the app and the podcasts will continue to download in the background. Looking at iTunes it seems like many of the podcasting apps are the same. Are there any that will run some kind of minor process in the background and automatically download new episodes when WiFi is available?