Yahoo! Inc. on Monday introduced
Yahoo! Podcasts. It’s a new podcast download, search, rating and review service.
Podcasts are short audio programs you can download and listen to on your music player software or iPod. Podcast programming runs the gamut from technology news to politics, social information, audio snippets of radio programs broadcast on public and commercial radio stations and much more.
Yahoo! Podcasts has broken podcasts up by main categories like arts, business, comedy and more, along with lists of most popular and highly rated podcasts, content they think is new and noteworthy. You can also search Yahoo! Podcasts for specific content you want to listen to.
Users have the option of listening to the content through their Web browser or subscribing and downloading the content; Yahoo! Podcasts indicates if the content is free or subscription based.
Yahoo! Podcasts is compatible with iTunes and other desktop media player software and podcast aggregation software, and will also work with any MP3 player. The service is accessible to Mac users through a Web browser. Yahoo has also released Yahoo! Music Engine software for Windows users, and a podcast plug-in for it.