January 27, 2016
Podbean has just released new, improved versions of its iPhone and Android apps with more user-friendly features for podcasters. The Podbean app offers podcast listeners an enhanced discovery and listening experience, and offers podcasters mobile podcast publishing and management.
In the apps’ new “user center” podcasters can:
· View their podcast episodes and downloads/select stats
· View followers and follow them back
· Record and publish new episodes
· Edit podcast information such as title, logo, and description
Download the latest version of the Podbean app from the app store or Play Store to enjoy all the great features.
January 6, 2016
2015 was an exciting year at Podbean! Our community has grown to over 120,000 podcasters producing great content in a huge array of subject areas. We made many improvements to better meet the needs of our podcasters, from launching our iPhone and Android apps (and the ability to record and publish right from your phone) to creating a podcast-specific crowdfunding platform. We look forward to an even bigger, better 2016 with a lot of new developments and more great podcasts.
We are proud of all the hard work our podcasters are doing and we're especially excited to announce the top 10 podcasts (out of over 120,000) from 2015! Check them out at www.podbean.com or in the Podbean app. You can also view the top 10 podcasts in each category on the Podbean website. Congratulations to these podcasters on this great achievement; we wish you all much success in 2016!
December 16, 2015
We recently added recording and publishing features to Podbean's iPhone app and now Android users can benefit from these same great features!
Using the Podbean Android app, podcasters can record audio, add music and episode art, and publish. Podcasting on the go, made simple with Podbean!
Check out the recording/publishing features and let us know what you think. Happy mobile podcasting!
December 10, 2015
Did you know you can embed a podcast player on any site?
Make it easy for listeners to discover and enjoy your podcast with Podbean’s
embeddable podcast player!
It’s available under Settings-->Player-->Embeddable Podcast
Player. With a few simple steps you can embed the player anywhere, and it will
automatically sync your content and update with your newly published episodes. You’ll see a preview of the player and can customize it by
clicking the "More options" button to change the size and font, and
settings such as: download, share, and auto play.
Here’s the support article about embedding your podcast.
November 12, 2015
We have great news for podcasters! Podbean has launched its first podcasting iPhone app, which lets podcasters publish podcasts directly from their phones. Podcasters can record audio, add intro music, mix background music and add an episode image in the app and publish a podcast in few clicks.
Go try out the publishing feature on the app and let us know what do you think. We are proud to bring the podcasting experience to mobile, with more exciting developments to come! Our Android podcast publishing app is coming soon as well.
October 15, 2015
Podbean offers great solutions for businesses and organizations to communicate their messages through podcasting. For internal communications, private podcasting can be a great way to get your message out to your team. It is easy to set up and manage and listening is super convenient for your team members.
Podbean’s Business Plan features premium podcasting for up to 2500 members (enterprise pricing is available for larger numbers). Organizations can create content as often as they wish, available only to their permitted members. With this improved business solution, it is easy to manage members…it’s as simple as uploading a .txt file of members’ email addresses (can also be done manually) to add or delete their access.
Then, your internal team can access your content conveniently from anywhere in the world via Podbean’s iOS and Android apps or online.
September 24, 2015
Podbean has recently released an updated Business Podcasting Plan. This plan is designed for businesses, organizations and professional media producers who use podcasting for a variety of purposes.
For businesses managing multiple channels or using podcasting for internal communications to thousands of employees, Podbean’s Business Plan is a great solution. It is also used by networks and professional media producers who manage multiple podcasts, have several contributors or want optimal network service for heavy usage.
Podbean’s Business Plan offers:
- Enterprise level reliability: special dedicated network service, ensures your media downloads quickly from anywhere even with heavy usage.
- Simple workflow/tools: an easy-to-use interface with the option for multiple administrators and authors so your team can easily publish and distribute content.
- Multiple channel administration: simply add channels to your plan (at our basic unlimited plan fee) and administer them all under your account. You can cancel or add accounts at any time, offering maximum flexibility.
- Premium podcasting: connect with internal audiences or target markets with subscription-based services.
- Seamless integration with your existing websites.
August 25, 2015
We recently paused our stats system to make some improvements. The new, improved system is now online. Previously, our media and statistics systems were coupled and stats were recorded directly as a media file was played. Unfortunately, since the stats system uses a lot of system resources, this could cause reliability issues if there was a massive surge in traffic, as we recently experienced.
Our top priority is making our system as reliable as possible, as we know you count on listeners always having immediate access to your podcast media files. Therefore, we have decoupled statistics from the file playing system so that file playing gets priority for system resources. The statistics system is now housed on dedicated servers to allow better file playing reliability for all our users, no matter how high traffic levels become. Your stats system will still have all the same great statistics and information you’ve come to appreciate.
Since the systems are separate, the statistics typically take about five minutes to be updated from the time a file is played. While the stats are typically recorded to your interface within a few minutes, it can range up to a few hours during high traffic periods. We will be monitoring the new system closely for performance.
Thanks for your patience during these updates. We hope this latest change will better serve our users’ growing needs. We are always working to improve our system to bring the best service to all our users at an affordable cost.
July 30, 2015
We’ve got exciting news for podcast fans! The highly praised Podbean podcast app has now been released for Android. You can download the Podbean app at the Google Play Store.
The free Podbean Podcast app helps podcast fans:
- Access Podbean’s extensive network of podcasts, search by categories, and subscribe to your favorite podcasts or discover new podcasts while on the go.
- Instantly stream or download podcasts to play any time, even offline.
- Stay updated: automatic downloads of your latest episodes; option to auto-delete played episodes.
- Stay organized with smart playlists; view your play history and mark favorite episodes.
- Enjoy a streamlined interface and convenient player options such as fast-forward, timer and sleep function.
Android users can now enjoy the enhanced listening experience of the Podbean app! Let us know what you think and contact us at support.podbean.com with any questions.
July 9, 2015
Podbean is pleased to announce the release of its newest version of the Podbean app for iPhone. This version offers all the same great podcast player features, with several improvements such as:
- Episode sorting function: instantly list episodes from old to new or vice versa for each podcast
- Refresh button: one touch for instant podcast updates
- New, improved home page, featuring ‘podcasts you may like” for easy discovery
- Guest option: try out the app without an account
Get the Podbean iPhone app on the iTunes app store. The Podbean app offers podcast fans an enhanced listening experience. With new content being added each day, the app will continue to offer a more robust experience for finding and enjoying great podcasts!
Podbean for Android is coming soon!