How to use the Podcast App on Apple TV

The Podcasts app on the Apple TV is a great way to consume your favorite podcasts, particularly if you subscribe to a lot of video-based shows. It's easy to use, and syncs with the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone and iPad, so everything's just as you left it no matter where you were listening last.

Here's what you need to know about using the Podcasts app on Apple TV.

How to listen to or watch your subscribed podcasts on Apple TV

The first thing you'll see in the Podcasts app on Apple TV is the latest episodes of all of the shows to which you subscribe are right there, waiting for you to listen to them.

  1. Open Podcasts on your Apple TV.
  2. Select Listen Now or Library on the menu at the top of the screen.

    Open Podcasts, click Listen Now or Library

  3. If you choose Library, click on the Station or Show that you want to play.
  4. Click on the podcast episode that you want to play to start playing it.

    Click station or show, click episode

How to subscribe to new podcasts on Apple TV

Just as you can on iOS, you can use the Podcasts app on Apple TV to find and subscribe to new podcasts.

  1. Open Podcasts on your Apple TV.
  2. Select Featured or Top Charts on the menu at the top of the screen and browse through the available shows.

    Open Podcasts, select Featured or Top Charts

  3. Click on a podcast to which you might want to subscribe.
  4. Click Subscribe above the first available episode in the list.

    Click on a podcast, click Subscribe

Of course, you can always search for new shows to listen to or watch within the Podcasts app.

  1. Open Podcasts on your Apple TV.
  2. Select Search on the menu at the top of the screen.

    Open Podcasts, select Search

  3. Use the Siri remote to spell out the name of the podcast or dictate the name.
  4. Click on the podcast you want.

    Use Siri remote to search, click on podcast

  5. Click Subscribe above the first available episode in the list.

    Click Subscribe

Questions?

If you have any other questions about using the Podcasts app for Apple TV, let us know in the comments.

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