BlackBerry Podcast App version 1.5 is released now. And, starting April 25th, v1.5 of the BlackBerry Podcast app will be available in North America on the BlackBerry App World storefront.
Here's what's new:
- Improved Content Presentation within Categories:
Currently over 3,000 feeds are available -- with many categories having over 100 feeds each! When presenting content within categories, the first 40 listings in each category will be "featured content" -- a combination of the most popular feeds and RIM-programmed feeds. This helps you find the most compelling content first! However, if you prefer to go through all in alphabetical order, you can select 'All Channels" to see all content within the category. It's now easier than ever to find the podcast you're looking for with v1.5 of the BlackBerry Podcast app!
- Preview or Play while downloading:
You don't have to wait for the entire podcast to download before you can hit play to enjoy the latest feed. You can now preview or play at the same time that you're downloading, just to make sure that you're downloading exactly what you want to hear.
Web podcast search:
Integrated Google search lets you quickly search the web for podcasts and RSS feeds to supplement the built-in BlackBerry Podcast catalog. You just select "Add Podcast Channel" within the menu, then type in the feed (or keyword) you're looking for and you'll invoke an RSS Google Search from within the app. Another great option is to simply cut and paste the podcast URL, if you already know it, and away you go!
Download From: BlackBerry App World
[Source: BalckBerry blog]