Is it better to stream or download a podcast?

When it comes to gathering analytics, streaming audio, as the delivery method, is far superior to downloading. Downloading audio gives no indication as to how much audio was listened, or if it was even listened to at all.

Does streaming a podcast count as a download?

Generally, the podcasting industry uses the “download” to measure how many people are listening to a given show. Every time someone plays, streams, or downloads the MP3 from the Transistor server, that counts as a download.

Do podcasts have to be downloaded?

Mobile web browsers provide a way to play the audio to be played from within the webpage. Android based web browsers do allow listeners to download podcasts rather than play them instantly, but the option is rarely used on such mobile devices.

What does a podcast download mean?

Podcast Metrics Explained. Page 2. Downloads. Definition “Downloads” is a measure of unique file requests followed by file downloads, with invalid downloads omitted. It includes files downloaded for later use and files listened to as they download/stream.

How do I download a streaming podcast?

Make sure you’re connected to WiFi, and navigate to a podcast. Under Episodes, choose the podcast episode you’d like to download, and tap the three-dot menu button. A menu will appear with options to Share or Download. Tap Download.

How much data does it use to download a podcast?

YES – and lots of data depending on how much you listen to. Which is why it is important to let any podcast you listen to know to keep the file size small – ideally the file should be about 0.5 MB per Minute to 0.75 MB per minute. If it is larger than that the podcast producer is encoding at much to high a bit rate.

What is the difference between podcast and streaming?

While a podcast is basically an audio file that users can access via the internet, streaming is the process through which you can watch either an audio or video in real-time without feeling the need to download the content in order to access it.

Where can I download free podcasts?

Apps for Podcasts on Android

  • Google Podcasts. Access millions of podcasts in the easy-to-use podcast app.
  • Castbox. The award-winning podcast app allows you access to more than 50 million podcasts.
  • Pocket Casts.
  • TuneIn Radio.

Do podcasts make money?

Do podcasts make money? Of course they do! Big names are getting large amounts of listeners and large amounts of ad revenue in return. According to AdvertiseCast, average 30-second CPM (cost per 1K listeners) rates are $18, while 60-second CPMs are $25.

Can you download episodes on the podcast app?

Android app Tap Podcasts or search for the podcast you want to download. Tap on the podcast and then tap View all episodes. Tap on the episode you want to download. Tap Download.

How do I download podcast app?

On your Android phone

  1. Search “Google podcasts” in the play store app or click this link on your phone to open it in the store.
  2. Install the app.
  3. Once you open the app, use the search box (look out for the magnifying glass icon) and type in the name of the podcast you want to find eg: Football Weekly.

Can I listen to podcasts without WIFI?

You have two options: You can listen to a podcast through a website (this is called streaming). Or, you can download a podcast, which means you’re saving it on your phone, or tablet, or computer, and you can listen to it anytime, even without an internet connection.