We’ve gone through a few of the apps for Android Auto already, and now it’s time to take a look at another. This time it’s BeyondPod, which is actually a really popular podcast catcher. It’s a great looking app and has just about every podcast you could ever want. Which is a great thing. The app is available on Android Auto, and it’s all the same app. So simply head to the Play Store and download BeyondPod and you’re all set to go.
The interface for BeyondPod is going to be pretty familiar if you’ve ever used any of the other audio apps on Android Auto. The reason for that is because Google has a template for Android Auto apps, that they all must fit into. So aside from the colors, which is mostly just the play/pause button as well as the bar at the top, all the apps will work the same.
If you hit the overflow menu, you’ll see categories and feeds. Just tap on Categories and you’ll have all the categories you subscribe too, with the appropriate podcasts below. Just choose one and it’ll start playing. That’s basically all there is to the app. Which is great, because you shouldn’t be searching for podcasts while driving, for obvious reasons. Another setting you can enable to make podcast listening better while driving, is to download the new episodes ahead of time. Especially if you’re on a road trip where you may lose signal or coverage. This way you can listen to your podcasts without interruption.
BeyondPod is a great podcast catcher for the car. However, unlike PocketCasts, there is no video. While that’s not a big deal in the car, if you listen to podcasts elsewhere on your smartphone, you may want to see the video. If not, then BeyondPod is perfectly good. The good thing with podcasts is they don’t use as much data as some music apps do. Always a good thing there.
We’ll be taking a look at some of the other Android Auto apps over the next few weeks, so be sure to stay tuned to Android Headlines for continuing coverage on Android Auto.