The new version of the Apple TV set-top box from Apple, was greeted with much excitement from new media producers. This new iteration is the first version of the device to come with a built-in app store, making it easier for third-party developers to add their own content to the platform. Podcast and music distribution service Mixcloud recently announced the release of its own Apple TV app, which could make Mixcloud the first podcast app on Apple TV.
Users were surprised to discover Apple’s nearly ubiquitous Podcasts app missing from the new Apple TV. Podcasts has become a standard-issue app on most of Apple’s mobile devices, as well as previous versions of Apple TV. It seems likely that Podcasts will eventually make its way to the new Apple TV. Until then, users will have to rely on third-party apps or other workarounds to consume podcasts on the device.
Mixcloud describes its app as:
Enjoy your favourite shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes directly from the comfort of your living room.
From Science and Education to Technology and Food, access thousands of Podcasts directly from your TV using the Mixcloud app.
Access the best audio online via shows, reposts, favorites and playlists on any host’s profile page, all tailored to fit the Apple TV with a sleek custom design.
There are millions of hours of audio on Mixcloud, now you can search and find something to suit any occasion from the comfort of your couch.
The Mixcloud app is available as a free download from the App Store.