Today, Apple announced to update its Podcasts of ios to V2.1 with Siri, CarPlay and AirDrop:
a. Users can play podcast episodes through the voice command “play podcasts”.
b. If users want to play specific podcasts or stations, they only need to add the name in the voice command, for example, want to enjoy TED shows? Just say “Play TED Talks”
CarPlay & AirDrop
a. Support Apple vehicle-mounted system CarPlay
b. Users can share podcasts links through AirDrop
Improved Episode Browsing Experience
a. “Unplayed”tab allows users to quickly find the episodes they haven’t listened to
b. “Feed”tab offers user convenience to quickly find the episodes that are available to download or stream
c. Support users to download interested episodes to portable devices for playback offline
d. Auto deletion after Episodes being played
e. Hit links that appear in episodes page to open them in Safari
What’s more, the update also resolves playback issues after the Podcasts played syncing with iTunes and improves downloading stability.