What is podcasting?
'Podcasting' is a blend of the words 'iPod' and 'broadcasting'. Podcasting allows you to automatically receive the latest episode or highlights of your favourite SBS programmes. You can then watch or listen to the downloaded episode via your computer, or transfer them to a portable mp3 player.
All our podcasts are free, and you can stop subscribing to a podcast at any time.
How to subscribe
To subscribe to an SBS podcast couldn't be easier. Simply click the 'Subscribe' on your favourite programme's podcast page and select your preferred subscription method from the menu.
Subscribe with iTunes
iTunes is one of the most popular podcasting methods. To use iTunes you must first install the latest software which can be downloaded for free via the iTunes website.
Subscribe with Google, My Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines...
Rather than download software - you can also choose to subscribe with one of the more popular online feed readers. Most only require an email address to use their service.
Subscribe with RSS
RSS is the actual feed itself. You can copy and paste the feed url into the podcast software or feed-reader of your choice.
Just listen online or download
Rather than subscribe to a podcast you can always elect to simply listen online - or download the audio or video file direct to your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
MP3 is a popular audio file you can play on your computer or portable mp3 player. SBS audio podcasts are produced into mp3 files you can download for free.
All you need is a computer connected to the internet to download the latest podcast episodes. You will need a media player on your computer (many PCs come with Windows Media Player), and you'll also need some speakers or headphones. The advantage of transferring the downloaded podcast file onto a portable player is that you can then listen to them on the go.
If you simply want to watch or listen to a podcast you can download it straight to your computer. All you need is an internet connection.
But if you wish to subscribe to a podcast you can use podcast software that you install onto your computer - such as iTunes. Or, you can subscribe by using online services such as My Yahoo! or Google. The RSS feed is also available - allowing you to subscribe to the 'feed' in a way that suits you.
To stop subscribing depends on the podcasting software you are using. Look for common words or phrases such as 'remove podcast', 'remove feed' or 'unsubsribe' within yourt podcast software.
Subscription is optional service that allows you to automatically receive the latest audio or video episodes. If you do not want to subscribe, or do not have podcast software - you can choose to either download the an episode to your computer or simply listen or watch the content online.
Subscribing to a podcast is no diferent to when you subscribe an email newsletter or magazine that arrives at your door every week. By subscribing you will automatically receive the latest audio or video from you favorite SBS programme.
Subscription is free and you can opt in and out whenever you like.
Podcasting is a free subscription service that allows you to catch up with the SBS programmes you love.
'Podcasting' is a blend of the words 'iPod' and 'broadcasting'. Podcasting allows you to automatically receive the latest episode or highlights of your favorite SBS programmes. You can then watch or listen to the downloaded episode via your computer, or transfer them to a portable mp3 player.