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:
When you click on an RSS link in the PSP’s web browser, you’re prompted to add it to RSS Channels.
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).
In RSS Channels, you’ll see the podcasts you’re subcribed to.
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.
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.
That’s it! Go forth and enjoy podcasts on your PSP! And make sure you add a subscription to the TinyPodcast feed. 🙂