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Initial post: Nov 3, 2011 9:56:50 PM PDT
B. Crouse says:
I currently have an iPod that use primarily for listening to podcasts. Will I be able download and listen to podcasts on my Kindle Fire? If so, i can ditch the iPod for travel.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2011 10:49:27 PM PDT
You are going to be limited on space for the Fire for downloading. It is primarily designed fr content streaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 3:49:12 AM PST
salsaguy says:
Im in the same boat. I love being able to download podcasts to my iPod touch to listen in the car while I drive.
How can we do this in 1 step on the fire instead of using the USB cable to xfer the files?

I downloaded these apps:

but not sure if they let you DL to the Fire or just stream them wifi

I want to dl them

need to play with them more to see

any ideas?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 3:49:50 AM PST
salsaguy says:
Most podcasts are small (<20-50 MB) in size for a 30-60 min sow so not much of an issue really

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 10:58:19 AM PST
J. Campbell says:
I'm considering a Fire purchase but this is an issue for me as well. I don't see any definitive answer on this.

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 5:39:15 PM PST
salsaguy says:
These two podcasting apps were suggested here:

DoggCatcher and
Beyond Pod

they will have to be sideloaded to the Fire until they are approved by the Amazon app store

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 5:41:09 PM PST
salsaguy says:
What Ive done is usually go to the website that hosts the podcast and hold down on the download link to get the mp3 onto my Fire and then play it in the mp3 player
not as nice as a true podcaster but..

here is a good podcast for Fire/Kindle owners:

the last few episodes have discussed the Fire a lot since its release

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 10:26:04 AM PST
Bernadita says:
have you gotten an answer as yet, regarding downloading podcasts to Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 10:57:45 AM PST
salsaguy says:
I found the best app for podcasts for the Fire is Beyond Pod which lets you stream or download directly.

get the apk file and sideload it on the fire to install it on your fire

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 11:05:53 AM PST
Bernadita says:
thank you for the info, one more question,
"get the apk file and sideload it on the fire to install it on your fire",
do you mean 'sideload' to us a USB cord & attach to my computer to my Kindle Fire?

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:09:31 AM PST
I also don't know what you mean by "sideload" it on the fire. I downloaded the file but my computer can't open it because it is an "apk" file. You will have to tell us EXACTLY what to do to "sideload it" since we are new. Sorry

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:10:53 AM PST
I like MyPod. It works great for streaming or downloading for listening later.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:17:49 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:19:21 AM PST
salsaguy says:
Just google Sideload and Kindle Fire and you will find a lot of good info
here's just two of them:

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:21:39 AM PST
salsaguy says:
Its best to create a separate folder on your fire to put your own files on (like a temp folder) to play around with and so you know where they are.

also once installed you can delete the apk file to save room on your fire
backup the apk to your pc or your dropbox if you want. there is a drop box android app apk you can get and sideload for your fire. works great and makes the limited fire space much more useful

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:30:21 AM PST
Bernadita says:
thank you so much, salsaguy.
I'm not really 'electronic literate' but you seem to
make it sound quite easy. I'm going to try it and if
I run into any problems, may I contact you again?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 11:32:27 AM PST
Bernadita says:
thank you, will follow these instructions but if I run
into any snags, can I contact you?

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:45:19 AM PST
salsaguy says:
Bernadita, yes the USB cord. You can also transfer files to your fire wirelessly using the free app WiFi File Explorer if you dont want to deal with the USB cord

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:46:23 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2012 7:15:37 PM PST
what does streaming mean?

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 8:00:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2012 8:01:55 PM PST
I love Beyond Pod. It is a better solution than the built in stuff for my iPhone, IMHO. And it does let you download the episodes. And you can delete them after you are done to recover the space if space is an issue for you. I tend to have about 4 gig free at any time so it isn't for me but I still delete them after watching them.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 9:34:54 PM PST
salsaguy says:
Yup love it and now only need one device (Fire) not two (fire and ipod) to take in my car

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 2:48:04 PM PST
R. A. Steele says:
abandoned mypod for beyond pod. was tired of fighting with the interface; go here, go there. beyond pod it's all on one screen.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 11:41:03 AM PST
Mark Twain says:
Can anyone recommend a good podcaster app? Podkicker works good on my phone but it's android market and fire wont install it. None of the apps I've tried can find the podcast I'm looking for ("Rob has a podcast" a reality tv show). Or are some shows only available on 3g and not wifi?

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 12:32:08 PM PST
Mark Twain says:
I got MyPod to work. I had to copy the rss link from the website and paste the url into MyPod.
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