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How to Download Podcasts with/without iTunes?

Podcast is an audio and video player in iPhone/iPad/iPod and allows users to listen to music, news, stories, etc. or watch videos directly on iOS device. You can easily subscribe to your favorite podcasts on your device so that you can check your podcasts in time. However, do you know how to download podcasts so that you can watch/listen to podcasts on your device anywhere and anytime even though you have no network? This article will show you how to download podcasts with or without iTunes for your reference.

1. How to Download Podcasts with iTunes (Purchased Podcasts Only)
2. How to Download Podcasts to iOS Device/Computer without iTunes

1. How to Download Podcasts with iTunes (Purchased Podcasts Only)

Due to copyright issue, iTunes only supports to transfer purchased items for iOS device. So using iTunes, you can only download purchased podcasts instead of non-purchased podcasts. This user guide will show you how to sync purchased podcasts from iPhone to computer with iTunes.

Here's how:

Step 1. Run the latest iTunes version on your computer, or you might need to fix unexpected iTunes errors during the process.

Step 2. On iTunes, please find and hit "Account" > "Authorize This Computer" option. Then on the pop up window, enter your Apple ID and password on the blank, and click "Authorize" button.

authorize this computer to download podcasts with itunes

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable, then iTunes will detect your iPhone automatically.

Step 4. Click "File" > "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from iPhone" option on iTunes.

Step 5. Then you might choose the available purchased podcasts from your iPhone to export to computer now.

download podcasts with itunes

See Also:

What if iTunes Can't Recognize Your iDevice?

How Do I Publish A Podcast on iTunes Store?

2. How to Download Podcasts to iOS Device/Computer without iTunes

Without iTunes, this is a better way to download podcasts to iPhone/computer with Podcast Downloader for iOS (Windows/Mac). It allows you to download podcasts from computer to iPhone without any restriction, including the purchased podcasts and non-purchased podcasts. And also you can freely download podcasts from iPhone to computer (Mac/Windows) as well.

Apart from podcasts, it also supports to transfer other media files, like videos, music, photos, TV shows, iTunes U, Audio books, playlists, etc. and personal data like contacts, messages and etc. And it is fully compatible with iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE and etc. (iOS 11/iOS 10/iOS 9/iOS 8/iOS 7/iOS 6 and etc.)

Below are the free trials of the program in Mac and Windows version.

Here's how to download podcasts without iTunes:

Step 1. Download, install and launch the Podcast Downloader for iOS program on your computer, then connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cord to make the program detect your iPhone.

connect iphone to computer to download podcasts

Step 2. Click "Media" tab on the left panel, then click "Podcasts" tab on the top. This will load all the podcasts on your iPhone.

To download podcasts from computer to iPhone, please click "Add" option to import podcasts from computer to iPhone immediately.

To download podcasts from iPhone to computer, please hit "Export to" button to save them on your computer.

Thus you have complete all process. So easy, right?

transfer podcasts without itunes

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Easy Way to Transfer Podcast from iPhone to iTunes or Computer

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