RIM announced today that their BlackBerry Podcasts app has been updated and version 1.5 is now available for North American users. The updated version contains some new features that let you search for, browse and listen to many well known podcasts right on your BlackBerry. Features of the free app include:
- Addition of a preview or play option while the podcast is downloading
- Web podcast searching with integrated Google search
- Improved content presentation within categories: the first 40 listings in each category will be "featured content," a combination of the most popular feeds and RIM-programmed feeds
- Browse and search for free podcasts from categories like Arts, TV & Movies, News and more
- Subscribe to, download, preview, and play podcasts directly from your BlackBerry smartphone
- Receive, notifications when new episodes of your podcasts are available, and download them
- Search the web for podcasts, or if you know the URL simply copy the web address
BlackBerry Podcasts 1.5 is available to all users in Canada and the US, but no word if support for other countries will come anytime soon. You can grab it free from BlackBerry App World.
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