Zune and Podcasts on Microsoft – Podchat with Rob Greenlee

This week we had Rob Greenlee on the Podchat talking about what happened with Zune and if podcasting is gone on Microsoft. From this chat we learned:

  • Zune.net is closed but you can still download and use the software
  • Podcasts can be found on Windows Phone 8 through the Music section
  • The old Zune links are dead. Podcasters can walk listeners through the prompts
  • Right now there is no plan to do more with podcasts beyond keeping the directory up to date
  • If you would like to add your podcasts, please message Rob on Twitter.

 

RecordAPodcast Thanks to @robgreenlee to help us understand more on podcasting on Microsoft. #podchat -8:14 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Feel free to ping me anytime with questions about podcasts on Windows Phone/Zune. #podchat -8:13 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
DJ_Moffett RT @robgreenlee: The current podcasts catalog on Windows Phone/Zune contains about 30,000 content providers sources.#podchat -8:12 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Yes, I co-host the Sat Morning Tech Show from Geek News Central at 9am PST on Saturdays – http://t.co/lQT2RAI7 #podchat -8:11 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee That hub integration needs to be built by the app creator if it is possible in the Music hub. #podchat -8:09 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee Are you part of any podcasts right now?#podchat -8:08 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Thanks so much. I can be reached via my twitter account here anytime. Send me your feed and I will add it ASAP. #podchat -8:07 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
mabster @robgreenlee Except that none of them (to my knowledge) properly integrate with the Podcasts section of the Music hub.#podchat -8:06 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Need to wrap up this chat. If podcasters need to add their shows, what should they do @robgreenlee #podchat -8:05 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Nothing stops any Windows Phone user from using any third-party podcast supporting app in the Apps Marketplace. #podchat-8:04 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The Zune brand is continuing on Windows Phone 7 and Zune Marketplace software that is still available athttp://t.co/Cn69xt7R #podchat -8:02 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee I know Stitcher is not on a Windows phone yet but once it does, what stops people from using that over native app? #podchat -8:02 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Simple reason, the Podcasts catalog and service are not part of Xbox Music. It just looks like it on Windows Phone 8. #podchat-8:00 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee I am hopeful that the Podcast area on Windows Phone and Windows 8 will be improved in some future release, but no guarantees.#podchat -7:58 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
LorenzoA @robgreenlee Wondering why Windows Phone 7.8 keeps Zune but doesn’t get Xbox Music, at least on the phone. Too hard to upgrade? #podchat -7:57 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast #podchat is sponsored by @Techpodcasts #CES13 live stream. -7:55 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast RT @tboggs13: Any chance the podcast support on WP8 will be improved, for management – like marking all old episodes as read. #podchat -7:54 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @robgreenlee: I am hoping that podcasters will still mention the availabilty on Windows Phone/Zune Podcasts area.#podchat -7:49 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
tboggs13 Any chance the podcast support on WP8 will be improved, for management – like marking all old episodes as read. #podchat -7:49 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The on-phone search ability is great solution, but yes.#podchat -7:48 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee I am hoping that podcasters will still mention the availabilty on Windows Phone/Zune Podcasts area. #podchat -7:46 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee So the only way to promote on Windows phone is to hope they will dig for the show? #podchat -7:46 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Next week: Open #Podchat – what #Podcast gear did you get? http://t.co/6uQZQ7S7 -7:45 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee No referring link abilities exist today, those vanished when our http://t.co/w31tyPJi site got taken down. I am hopeful though.#podchat -7:45 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Good video @Robgreenlee – So let’s talk about promotion. How do I (as a website) give people an option to subscribe?#podchat -7:42 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Here is a video demo I recorded of the Podcast experience on Windows Phone 7.5 –> http://t.co/qE4Amplh #podchat -7:40 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee I agree, that it would be great if the podcast experience on Windows 8 and Windows Phone had the same basic underlining support. #podchat -7:36 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee No blanket rule says, that every feature or service needs to be included or supported in the same way or at all across devices#podchat -7:35 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast as in the same experience on mobile as on desktop/notebook #podchat -7:31 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee What do you mean “Platform Neutral? #podchat -7:30 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The part that did shut down was our web-based podcast directory at http://t.co/Cn69xt7R. #podchat -7:28 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee so MS has a podcast area that is but isn’t shut down It Works on mobile for OS thats suppose to be platform neutral #podchat -7:27 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The Zune Podcasts area on Windows Phone is very much alive. #podchat -7:26 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @robgreenlee: True about embedded links are a good thing, but not coming to MS Podcasts anytime soon. Sorry. #podchat-7:26 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @RecordAPodcast: Want to be a guest on #Podchat – Send me a message and well find you a day to be featured. #podchat-7:26 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee True about embedded links are a good thing, but not coming to MS Podcasts anytime soon. Sorry. #podchat -7:26 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Want to be a guest on #Podchat – Send me a message and we’ll find you a day to be featured. -7:25 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @robgreenlee: Many now think the Zune Podcasts area is shut down. See the Zune Marketplace http://t.co/BUtddidy #podchat-7:24 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Many now think the Zune Podcasts area is shut down. See the Zune Marketplace http://t.co/aaAY71TT #podchat -7:24 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp Podcasters could benefit from links embedded in playback. Apple has flirted with this in Enhanced Podcsts, anything brewing there? #podchat -7:22 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The very public move to retire the Zune brand did reduce awareness of the podcast area and has created a lot of confusion#podchat -7:20 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Remember to follow @robgreenlee and@recordapodcast for more #podcast goodies #Podchat -7:20 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The current podcasts catalog on Windows Phone/Zune contains about 30,000 content providers sources. #podchat -7:19 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee still the closing of http://t.co/R4f1jo2Tmust have brought a change in numbers, right? #podchat -7:18 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp Great discussion on the state of Podcast Support on the Windows Platform with @robgreenlee Happening Now:http://t.co/SBI83iKS #podchat -7:18 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The Windows 8 OS is so new, but as it grows the lack of support will be a bigger issue. #podchat -7:16 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @robgreenlee: No native MS podcasts app exists in Windows RT or in the new Windows app store. #podchat -7:15 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee No native MS podcasts app exists in Windows RT or in the new Windows app store. #podchat -7:15 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee has this change hurt or helped podcasts on Windows devices? #podchat -7:14 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @robgreenlee: Join me at 5pm PST for a #podchatabout Podcast support at Microsoft on Windows Phone/Zune: Herehttp://t.co/TwhhhO21 #podchat -7:13 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Well, Windows 8 can still run the Zune software with full podcast support on the Desktop area. Podcasts are not in the Metro side #podchat -7:13 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
bossjockapp RT @robgreenlee: At 8pm EST, join me for a #podchatabout Podcast support at Microsoft on Windows Phone/Zune: Herehttp://t.co/TwhhhO21 #podcasting #podchat -7:11 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee So Windows8 does not have a native podcast directory #podchat -7:11 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee The Podcasts area is still mostly associated with Windows Phone and Zune. I know a little confusing. #podchat -7:10 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Podcasts are not really in Xbox Music, though it looks like it on Windows Phone 8 #podchat -7:08 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee I also produced and hosted podcasts for Microsoft and Zune. Zune Insider and Weekly Download. #podchat -7:08 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Cool. So with Zune gone, how has podcasting been integrated into XBox Music? #podchat -7:06 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee I founded and hosted a 6 year-old radio show called WebTalk World Radio show that became a podcast on Sept 14th, 2004#podchat -7:05 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee Hi, It is great to be here for the #podchat. I am the Manager of the Podcasts Marketplace at Microsoft and a long term podcaster #podchat -7:03 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @robgreenlee you are also a #podcaster yourself, correct? #podchat -7:03 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast #podchat is sponsored by @Techpodcasts #CES13 live stream. -7:02 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
robgreenlee To be clear, I still work on the Zune Podcasts area. It is just now mostly exposed on Windows Phone. #podchat -7:02 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast @Robgreenlee – Go ahead and introduce yourself.#podchat -7:00 PM Dec 18th, 2012

  
RecordAPodcast Welcome to the weekly Twitter chat on #podcasting. Today we have @robgreenlee who works at Microsoft & worked on Zune podcasting #podchat -6:59 PM Dec 18th, 2012

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