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How To Subscribe to Streaming Podcasts on your PSP

Last night, while playing with the new 2.60 PSP firmware from Sony, I snapped a few photos of the process you follow to subscribe to and stream (listen to) audio podcasts on the PSP.

Here are the steps:

First, find a podcast you want to listen to by browsing to the podcasts’ web page, or using a directory like podcasts.yahoo.com or www.indiepodder.org.

When you click on an RSS link in the PSP’s web browser, you’re prompted to add it to RSS Channels.
Listening to Podcasts on the PSP Step 1
Once it’s added, leave the browser and go to the RSS Channels application on the cross bar menu (firmware 2.60 and above only).
Listening to Podcasts on the PSP Step 2
In RSS Channels, you’ll see the podcasts you’re subcribed to.
Listening to Podcasts on the PSP Step 3
Selecting a subscribed podcast while you’re connected to the internet via WLAN will show you a list of the audio items contained in the feed. These are usually the podcast episodes.
Listening to Podcasts on the PSP Step 4
Select an item to start streaming the audio. It will have to buffer for a few seconds, but assuming you have a decent wireless connection, playback should be smooth. I didn’t have any problems during my testing.

Note that the audio is being streamed over the internet, and not stored locallly, so you’ll need an active wireless internet connection for this to work.
Listening to Podcasts on the PSP Step 5
That’s it! Go forth and enjoy podcasts on your PSP! And make sure you add a subscription to the TinyPodcast feed. :-)

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2 thoughts on “How To Subscribe to Streaming Podcasts on your PSP

  1. Alyssa says:

    I was wondering about wireless internet for psp. I know there are devices where you can go on the internet on your psp in your house, but I was wondering is there any devices you can use that let you use internet any where you go even if it doesn’t have a “wireless hotspot”.

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