Pocket Castsa is already one of the best podcast apps for Android and iOS, but if you’re running a device with Google’s mobile operating system it now has an extra trick up its sleeve: Chromecast streaming.
So if you have one of Google’s streaming dongles attached to the back of your TV, it’s now possible to send your favorite shows and episodes across with a single tap. It’s a welcome feature, especially if your TV has a high-end speaker set up and you want to ditch your headphones and the tiny speakers found in your Android smartphone or tablet.
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Elsewhere, the Android app has been updated with an ‘Up Next’ playlist that, as the name suggests, will give you a peek at what’s in your play queue. Just swipe right from the now playing screen to see what’s been scheduled, jump to a new show or rearrange how your episodes are ordered.
Developer Shift Jelly says it’s also added a new, “modern Android interface” that reflects the design changes in Android version 4.4 (KitKat). Part of this is a new color system that automatically detects the artwork in your library and adjusts the brightness and other UI elements “in subtle, but powerful ways.”
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