iOS 14 Includes A Revamped Podcasts App With Smart Content Suggestion

Apple’s iOS 14 was announced during the annual WWDC event and developers are now testing it as part of a developer beta. That means we’re seeing more details about the release, one of which relates to a new Podcasts app that adds functionality that wasn’t previously available.

One of the bigger changes is an Apple Music-like feature that will learn what kinds of podcasts a user enjoys and then recommend others that they might also like.

It’s called Listen Now, according to Apple, and it sounds the real deal.

Listen Now includes a new Up Next — your personal episode queue that makes it easier to resume where you left off. Find the latest episodes of shows you already love or discover a new episode picked just for you.

The same feature will also be available to users of macOS 11 Big Sur and that is also available to developer beta testers. Public betas will be made available next month, with a final public push coming in or around September.

There are plenty more features to look forward to with iOS 14, not least the arrival of widgets that can be placed on the Home screen and more.

The first beta release isn’t bad in terms of stability, but we’d suggest waiting at least until the public beta is made available to install it. And even then, we’d always suggest using a test device rather than your main one, too.

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