Apple has launched a couple of software updates today, including an update to the Podcasts app for iOS 7 devices that brings support for Siri and CarPlay. The update makes improvements to audio playback and to how users search stations from the “Feed” tab. Podcast users can now save favorite episodes for offline listening on the “My Podcasts” tab, and can also share links automatically across Apple devices via AirDrop.
With the addition of Siri, iOS users will be able to speak commands onto their iDevices to play audio podcasts or any saved stations by simply saying “Play podcasts.” For instance, users can say, “Play podcast Guy Code” or “Play Podcasts,” and it will automatically will play their favorite podcast shows.
The Podcasts app v2.1 is now available for download for free from the iTunes App Store.