Here is a quick list of steps to get started
- Subscribe to podcasts or news feeds. Feeds can be imported
from the included podcast/feed directories or Google Reader
account. Feeds can be also added manually by tapping
on "Add Feed" button located at the bottom right of the Feeds Screen. You can find
some additional tips on how to search for podcasts here.
When adding feeds they can be assigned to different categories
based on their content (for example News, Sports, Favorites etc.)
- Once your feed subscriptions are added (you see them in the list of feeds), select
Menu > Update... > Update All. This will update all feeds
in the current category and also, if the feed has
podcast episodes, will download the last 3 new episodes (downloading may take some
time based on the size of the episode and the speed of your connection).
- After the update and download finishes, feeds that have episodes will have an
audio/video button on the right side (with the number of downloaded episodes). Short
tap on that button, will show a list of downloaded episodes, long press will immediately
start playing the first episode.
- You can see a list of all downloaded episodes across all feeds by selecting the
You can schedule the update and download to occur
automatically (for example at night). Each feed category can have its own update
schedule (it will update all feeds and download new episodes in a given category).
If you just want to update all your feeds on a single schedule, setting an update
schedule for "All Feeds" category will update all feeds regardless of
what category they are in.
You can also manually download any episode from any feed. To do that, tap on the
feed itself. It will open in the Feed Content View. Find the episode you
want to listen to and tap on the "Download" button.
If you have a good internet connection (WiFi or 3G) you can also try to “stream”
the episode – this will start playing directly from the internet (without downloading
it first). Streaming is especially convenient for videos as they are quite big and,
even when using a fast connection, can take some time to download. BeyondPod relies
on the default Android Media Player for streaming, and unfortunately, the results
appear to be very dependent on the internet connection, the format of the podcast
and how the server that serves the podcast is set up. Some podcasts work very well