How To Listen to Podcasts On iPhone?

Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. They’re a pleasant way to consume the information you enjoy, and they don’t take much focus. You can listen to an interesting podcast that inspires, educate, and motivates you while folding laundry, doing chores, or driving.

While podcasts are an excellent way to absorb information based on your interests, statistics revealed that 48% of people that don’t listen to podcasts don’t know how to do so.

That’s why we’ve put up this step-by-step guide on how to find, listen to, and download podcasts on your iPhone. Let’s get into it, shall we?

How to Find and Listen to Podcasts On An iPhone (Step-By-Step)

  1. Open the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone. If you don’t have it already, download it from the above link.
  2. Once you launch the application, Look for the “Browse” button at the bottom toolbar. There, you can discover what’s featured or trending in several categories.

Another way to find a podcast is by directly typing the name of the podcast in the “search” category.

  1. When you see the results, tap on the show of your choice to see its additional information. The additional information includes a brief overview of what the podcast is about, ratings, genre, and more.
  2. The episode which appears on the top should be the latest episode of that podcast. If you want to listen to earlier episodes, scroll down and find the one you want to give an ear.
  3. If you like what you listen to, you have the option to subscribe. Subscribing to a podcast will help you be in touch with upcoming episodes and updates.

Other Ways to Listen to Podcasts on an iPhone

Apple podcasts are not the only way to listen to podcasts on an iPhone. Here are some other ways to find and listen to podcasts:

  1. Via Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music:

Although Apple Podcasts has a huge library of shows, It may happen sometimes that you might not find the right kind of show on it. There is also a bleak possibility of not having your favorite show on the platform.

If any of the above happens, You can always try and listen to podcasts on an iPhone via applications like Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

  1. Youtube (video podcasts):

Youtube is another great way to enjoy podcasts. According to a recent poll performed by ‘Voices’, YouTube is one of the most popular sites for listening to podcasts. The business recently conducted a poll of 1,002 podcast listeners in the United States between the ages of 18 and 70 in order to gain fresh insights on American podcast listening habits and trends.

Youtube was favored by 57.8% of poll respondents. Podcasters frequently post whole video podcast episodes to YouTube, which acts as a distribution and marketing platform.

So, here’s how you listen to podcasts on an iPhone using Youtube:

  • Via the Youtube app: You can download the youtube application from the apple app store and search for your favorite podcast. Or,
  • Via the official youtube website: You can open your safari browser and open ‘’, you can then search for your favorite podcast on the site.
  1. Official Websites of Podcasts:

Most podcasters have dedicated websites. If you want a customized experience of your favorite podcast, you should visit their official websites. How do you do it?

  • Open your Safari browser and search for either the title of the podcast or the name of the podcaster.
  • The official website is likely to appear in the first position on the SERPs.

Other than official podcast websites, you can access podcasts through websites of all the podcast streaming platforms. For e.g. If you want to listen to a podcast on Spotify and you don’t wish to download the application you can simply open ‘’ on the safari browser and search for your podcast.

Similarly, Other popular streaming platforms have their websites. Below are some:

Using Siri to Listen to Podcasts on an iPhone.

Brace yourself, iOS users, you have one of the best voice assistants at your disposal, Let Siri do the work for you. Siri can access everything on Apple podcasts and other platforms as well.

Using Siri to listen to podcasts is very easy, here is how you can do it:

  • Just say Hey Siri, Play me a podcast from the science category.
  • If you know want to specify things, simply say, Hey Siri, play a podcast from Joe Rogan on Spotify

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Conclusion: How To Listen to Podcasts On iPhone

So guys I hope this post gave you a clear idea of how you can listen to podcasts on your iPhone. I frequently write podcast-related articles, if you found this piece helpful, make sure you check the podcast category on our site for more.

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