Downcast Podcast App

Downcast Podcast App


ANNOUNCER: How to download AMI-audio podcasts using Downcast MIKE: Hi. This is Mike Feir,
and I’ve been asked to do some demonstrations
for AMI listeners in terms of podcast
apps on iOS devices. So today, I’m going
to be doing Downcast. It’s a really great app. I’ve liked it for years now. There was a period where it
was briefly inaccessible, and I had to search
for other apps. But the developer’s
come back strong, and he’s consistently
had it accessible, and everything is working great. So we’re back in the
good books with this app. It’s wonderful. This app is great for– there’s no real ads or anything. You just buy it
once, and it’s yours. And I can’t remember
how much I paid for it. It’s been awhile
since I’ve gotten it, but it’s not that pricey. And boy, it’s good
for podcast listening. You can download or stream,
and all the settings are right in the app. So I’ll be showing
you that at the end, and so the first thing
is getting into the app. I will– APP: Podcast. MIKE: –find– APP: Downcast. MIKE: –the Downcast app. APP: 93 new items. Double-tap to open. MIKE: I will double-tap on that. That opens the app. APP: Downcast edit button. MIKE: And you end
up on the podcasts– APP: Podcasts refreshed
10 minutes ago, heading. MIKE: –screen. APP: Double-tap to
refresh all podcasts. MIKE: So it says,
refresh 10 minutes ago. It does it automatically. You can do it
manually at any time, to check for new episodes. You can double-tap that
to refresh, double-tap the refresh thing twice. APP: Find podcasts. Search field. Double-tap to edit. MIKE: Now, to search for a
podcast, we’ll go to add. There’s a few tabs
at the bottom. APP: Refreshing now. Hitting. MIKE: And at the bottom, to
get to the add podcast tab, it’s the third tab over. So it’s sort of in the middle
of the screen, three of five. And I’m going to
double-tap on that. APP: Add podcast. Hitting. MIKE: Now, we’re in the
add podcasts section. APP: Add podcast
manually button. MIKE: You can add
podcasts manually if you know the feed of it. You could do that. APP: Search for podcasts button. MIKE: Search for podcasts. APP: Search for
pod-search field is editing, character mode,
insertion point at start. MIKE: So I double-tapped
on that, and it’s editing. And so what I will
do is dictate, so you touch the bottom. APP: Space. MIKE: Near the middle of
the bottom of the screen, it says Space. You flick once for the left. APP: Dictate. Double-tap to start dictation. MIKE: And you get to dictate. APP: Two finger,
double-tap when finished. Space. Dictate. Double-tap to start dictation. Two finger, double-tap
when finished. MIKE: Double-tap
to start dictation. Two finger, double-tap
when finished. So double-tap. Kelly and Company. APP: Inserted Kelly and Company. MIKE: So it puts Kelly
and Company there. I’m going to touch the bottom
right, where there’s a search. APP: Search. MIKE: I will double-tap that,
and that now has search. APP: Not subscribed. Published yesterday. Society and culture. Accessible Media Incorporated. MIKE: So the first
thing that comes up is our Kelly and his
Company, so we’re going to double-tap on that. That’s the entry of the podcast. APP: Selected. Search. Back button. MIKE: What that does
is it makes sure we’re in the podcast entries. Think of it like
picking up a box, right? You have the right box,
and everything in that box is Kelly and Company now. So there’s no danger of
getting the wrong podcast. So now that we’re in that, we’re
going to flick to the right. APP: Add podcast. Hitting. Subscribe button. MIKE: Subscribe is the
first thing we come to. Now, if we’re not sure,
we can go farther right– APP: Kelly and Company. MIKE: –and make sure
that it’s the right one. APP: Subscribe button. MIKE: Now we double-tap on
the Subscribe, and we have it. We’ve now subscribed to Kelly
and Company, the podcast. Now, to play a podcast,
now that we’ve found it and we’ve subscribed to
it, we want to play it. And it we’ve got to go back
into the podcasts section of this app. So to do that, we
have to go back, so we have to get out
of the search we’re in. So we go back the once, and
we go back again into the– APP: Add podcasts. MIKE: And you keep doing that
until there’s no back button, and then we can get at these
tabs on the bottom, again. And we’re going to go to
the very left one, which is podcasts, one of five. Double-tap on that. Now you’re back in
your list of the shows. APP: Find podcasts. Unplayed-Other
People’s Problems. MIKE: And you can scroll through
until you come to the podcast you want, or you can double-tap
on this search field and put in– APP: Is that a big K, K, E, E– MIKE: –the start of– APP: –L L, L, L, Y, Y– MIKE: –what you
want to search for. APP: Kelly and
Company, one unplayed, last published yesterday. MIKE: And you get much
quicker to that point. Double-tap, and now we’re
in the entry to the show. All right, so we’ve got our
show, Kelly and Company. We’re subscribed, we’re
in the show entry. And now we’re going to
place, so we’ll go across. APP: Kelly and
Company is AMI-audio’s daily live afternoon–
full show, episode 371. MIKE: Full show. APP: Status-audio
stream, unplayed. Duration, 1:42:49,
published yesterday. “The online dating
culture has picked up over the past couple of years.” MIKE: All right, so
that’s the episode. We’ll double-tap on it to start
it playing, and it should– yes. ANNOUNCER: This
is an AMI podcast. [music playing] Live from the Accessible
Media Studios in Toronto, this is Kelly and Company. Entertainment, lifestyle,
and great conversation. It’s AMI Audio’s
on-air community. MIKE: All right, so we
got the episode playing, and once you have
an episode playing, there’s a lot you can
do in terms of control. So there’s the
play controls here. You have a large screen here,
and you can move through. If you flick left and right,
you can get to everything on this screen. That’s the easiest
way to get around. There’s a slider
here, audio position. You can play, pause, any
of that kind of stuff, move back and forth. There’s a lot of options here. So and basically, you just have
to either flick back and forth, left and right, that is, to
reach any of these controls. You can also, if
you are in a hurry and you want to just
pause it or unpause it, you can double-tap
with two fingers. Tap, tap. ANNOUNCER: Everyone’s invited. MIKE: And that starts it,
and you can double-tap again with two fingers,
and it pauses it. And that will work anywhere,
even if you’re not in the app. The settings in
Downcast, if you want to control streaming
versus downloading, and a lot more besides– managing the number of
episodes kept on your phone, you can do a lot of different
stuff like that in this app– you go into the more tab. So I’m going to back
out of the episode and back out of the show. Basically, when
you’re going around, make sure you get
to a point where there’s no more back button. When the back
button is gone, that means you’re up at the
top level, where you can access the tabs on the bottom. All right? And now the settings in
this are in there more tab, so double-tap the more tab. And you also have settings in
the more section of this app. So you find the settings,
and you double-tap on that. And that will look around
it in those settings, and there’s a lot
to offer in there. And you can choose whether
to download and stream and other decisions besides. So, hope that helps with Downcast and best of luck with this app. ANNOUNCER: Subscribe to AMI-audio podcasts using Downcast or any other major podcasting platform.

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