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Automatically download podcasts over Wi-Fi on Android

Download podcasts automatically - picture of Pocket Casts app

Download podcasts automatically over Wi-Fi on an Android device

Tons of podcast apps on the Android platform allow you to download episodes over a Wi-Fi connection. Whether you’re heading out for your morning commute or afternoon session at the gym, it’s an easy way to save on mobile data and guarantee a smooth, uninterrupted stream.

Did you know that you can also set up your podcast manager to automatically download podcasts once you’re back in a Wi-Fi zone?

While we used Pocket Casts as an example, there are several other Android apps that offer a similar experience, including BeyondPod and Podcast Addict.

Own an iOS device? Click here for the equivalent article.


Step 1

Open Pocket Casts.


Step 2

Open the menu (top left), tap the Settings cog in the bottom right and select “Episode updates.”


Step 3

Check “Enabled” under Auto Download. Make sure “Only on WiFi” is selected.


Step 4

Select the podcasts you want to automatically download over a Wi-Fi connection.



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