Google Listen For Android Gets An Update

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Software

Google has updated its free podcast client for Android devices, Google Listen.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

  • Subscriptions are stored by Google Reader in the “Listen Subscriptions” folder.
  • Subscribed feed items are fresh, no longer limited in size, and are available offline (and more quickly).
  • Screen “My listen items” shows queued and most recently subscribed item, with refresh button for subscriptions.
  • Subscriptions screen is a list of subscribed feeds instead of the most recent item in the feed.
  • Better control of listened state: “Mark all..” on details screen and context menus.
  • The queue is now ordered by time added (instead of publication time).
  • Settings has a “Check for new items” interval that periodically fetches new subscription items.
  • Subscriptions screen has an “Add a subscription” button since the menu item with this function was regularly overlooked.
  • “More episodes” screen now includes a “Queue new” button.
  • Help screens and splash screen have been combined.
  • The item title in the “Now Playing” mini-view is now clickable.
  • Added voice input button to search bar.
  • Play controls in landscape mode now take up less space.
  • Add “Play” to context menu.
  • Search subscriptions has temporarily been removed.
  • Share an episode function has temporarily been removed.
  • Various minor bug fixes.

*To preserve your currently subscribed feeds, please make sure you install from Market without uninstalling the previous version. Your feeds will automatically be integrated with Google Reader.

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3 Responses to “Google Listen For Android Gets An Update”

  1. Best I can tell, it still says it requires a “Google Account” but what it really requires is a “gmail account”

    All “gmail Accounts” are “Google Accounts” but not all “Google Accounts” are @gmail based.

    What that means is if you took your @yahoo, @domainname or @google_apps based and made a Google Account, you cannot use this program, still.

    It’s too bad, I get excited that I might be able to use it each update … the whole Google Accounts, Gmail Accounts, Google Apps system is pretty messed up still.

  2. B to the F says:

    note to Jonathan Nation – “its the situation”

  3. Dean says:

    I have three gmail accounts all 3 have always been gmail never googlemail accounts.

    Listen still doesn’t work They haven’t updated it since FROYO came out. Google is dropping the ball with listen!

    I have switched to MyPOD. Not what I want but have to do something while Google sits on its ARSE!

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