Podcast Lounge, the popular Windows Phone app that enables consumers to tune into a number of podcasts, has been bumped to version 1.6, which introduces a number of new features. The app has once again been in beta for some time, but a lot has been improved upon since the previous update. The highlights in 1.6? Windows Phone 8 support, video playback, performance improvements and other alterations to the user experience have been applied.
Should you not be familiar with Podcast Lounge, the app provides access to over 20,000 podcasts (including the Windows Phone Central podcast with Daniel Rubino and Jay Bennett). Consumers can browse, search, stream, download and enjoy favourite podcasts effortlessly. The user interface is intuitive and gorgeous, making Podcast Lounge a must-have for all Windows Phone owners.
This update is the start of many that are planned for the store. We've been informed that more features are in the pipeline and will be included in future builds, so don't take the change log as what's currently being implemented - there's more to come.
Here's the full change log of version 1.6:
- Added support for video podcasts with full playback position memory
- Database reliability improvements
- Full Windows Phone 8.0 support
- BlueSmart Bluetooth technology (prevents unwanted playback restarts when disconnecting Bluetooth)
- Sorting podcasts by date
- Added pull-to-refresh for episodes list
- Performance improvements
It's quite an improvement. We've been following the development of Podcast Lounge since the app was first released. We've witnessed the app being rebranded to Podcast Lounge and there's a bright future ahead for those who wish to check out the latest shows from a number of sources. We've also continuously been impressed with the beta testing Podcast Lounge goes through before each version is published.
You can download Podcast Lounge for $1.99 (£1.49) from the Windows Phone store (trial available). Strongly recommended.
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