If you’re an avid podcast listener, you might happen to be using Stitcher’s podcast aggregation app on your mobile device. However, the company has expanded to the desktop by introducing their very own web app, complete with HTML5. It also works, and is optimized, for all major web browsers, so there’s no restrictions as far as what browser you have to use.
Once you log in, Stitcher will automatically sync your existing favorites for on-demand listening, and the app also includes playback controls at the bottom of the screen, along with Stitcher’s great discovery and sharing tools. Plus, all of your activity will be synced between the mobile app and the web app, so you’ll be able to pause a podcast on one device and resume later in your web browser.
Stitcher’s Discovery tool provides you with podcasts that you may like based on your listening activity. Stitcher’s Smart Station feature takes over 10,000 podcasts, and searches through them to find fine-tuned recommendations for its users. Stitcher also allows you to listen to anything without downloading or syncing beforehand.
You can also discover what your friends are listening to using Facebook sharing, and you can also share your own favorite podcasts by connecting your Facebook account to Stitcher. The web app is still in beta mode, so you may experience some bugs here and there, but it looks to be like a solid solution for Stitcher users who are yearning for a desktop player on their computers.