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Apple Brings Back Podcasts in tvOS 9.1.1

by Josh Centers

Hot on the heels of updates for OS X and iOS, Apple has released tvOS 9.1.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV. You can obtain the update by going to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.

There are no release notes, but there is one obvious new feature: the return of the Podcasts app, which appears on your Home screen after updating. If you use Apple’s Podcasts app for iOS or listen to podcasts with iTunes, the Apple TV version can sync your subscriptions and episodes with those clients. Unsurprisingly, Podcasts for tvOS also supports video podcasts and provides a great experience for watching them.

The Podcasts app is split into six screens:

The Podcasts app is a nice addition, but we’re looking forward to Bluetooth keyboard support and Home screen folders, both of which are slated for the upcoming tvOS 9.2 release. In the meantime, I’ll be on the lookout for more changes in tvOS 9.1.1 as I continue working on the next edition of “Take Control of Apple TV [6].”

[1]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-01/Podcasts-Unplayed.png
[2]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-01/My-Podcasts.png
[3]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-01/Podcasts-Featured.png
[4]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-01/Podcasts-Top-Charts.png
[5]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-01/Podcasts-Search.png
[6]: http://tid.bl.it/tco-apple-tv-tidbits