Apple Podcasts has gained new features in the latest iOS 15.4 beta 3 update which includes new filter options to easily search for new or favorite content. As Podcasts streaming has become a booming industry, audio streaming companies like Apple, Spotify, Tidal, and others are in competition to offer a great listening experience to capture the most market share.
Last year, Apple introduced Apple Podcasts subscriptions and channels to offer exclusive content to users for a price set by the podcast creators, and Spotify also launched paid podcast subscriptions, worldwide. Now, Apple has made it easy for users to search for episodes of a Podcast via new filters.
Updated Apple Podcasts app offer new browsing experience by episodes and seasons on iOS 15.4
Designed to improve users’ experience on Apple Podcasts app, the new filters allow users to browse shows in their library or Podcasts app’s catalog. Now, by episodes: saved, played, unplayed, or downloaded.
Apple has quietly updated its Podcasts app in iOS 15.4 beta to include new filter options when browsing shows in your library or in the Apple Podcasts catalog. Once you choose a podcast, there are now options to filter episodes by played, unplayed, downloaded, or saved. Users can easily access new filters by tapping on “Episodes” or “See All” options to view the filter options menu.
Furthermore, the update also includes a new “Browse by Season” feature which enables users to filter episodes by season, instead of seeing them all together.
iOS 15.4 is expected to release in March with several new features like the unlocking iPhones with Face ID while wearing a mask, Tap to Pay, option to disable Shortcuts automation notifications, support for adding sports scores and favorite team selection, Custom Email domains via iCloud+ subscription, and more.
Apple Podcasts app is available on the App Store for free. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 10.0 or later. The app offers millions of shows, and exclusive content via monthly subscription, the ability to download and play offline, and more.