How to use podcasts

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Subscribing to your first podcast
Start by downloading iTunes onto your computer. Once you have downloaded and installed iTunes, you will be prompted to login to your iTunes account or create a new one if this is your first time using the software. Once you have signed up and logged into your account, you will be presented with your media home screen. On the left-hand side of your iTunes window is the main menu. Under the ‘Store’ options, left click on ‘iTunes Store’. Now that you are on the ‘iTunes Store’ page, at the very top of the page in the middle is the store menu. Move your mouse over the word ‘Podcast’ and a little down arrow will appear nearby. Left click on the down arrow to make a list of ‘Podcast’ topics appear. Left click on the appropriate topic. You will now be presented with the top 120 podcasts in that category. To read more about the podcast, left click on the title. If you want to subscribe, left click on the ‘Subscribe Free’ button, located under the title. A pop-up confirming you wish to subscribe will appear, left click the ‘Subscribe’ button.

Now that you have subscribed to your first podcast, a ‘Podcast’ section will appear in the main menu on the left-hand side of your screen, under ‘the Library’ options. Left click on the ‘Podcast’ button and you will find your first podcast downloading or downloaded.

Searching for a podcast
Locating a specific podcast is simple. Open iTunes and on the left-hand side of your iTunes window is the main menu. Under the ‘Store’ options, left click on ‘iTunes Store’. Located in the top right-hand side of the Store is the search box. Type in the name of the podcast you are searching for and press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard. You will now be presented with the top results for that search and to find podcasts you will need to scroll down the page. Now that you have located the podcasts section, the title you are looking for should be under that section. To read more about the podcast, left click on the title. If you want to subscribe, left click on the ‘Subscribe Free’ button, located under the title. A pop-up will appear confirming you wish to subscribe. Left click the ‘Subscribe’ button.

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).
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