Mopidy-Podcast is a Mopidy extension for searching and browsing podcasts.

Mopidy-Podcast extends Mopidy’s browsing and searching capabilities to the podcasting domain by integrating podcasts and their episodes with Mopidy’s native data model. More specifically, podcasts are mapped to albums, while individual podcast episodes are shown as tracks in Mopidy. Podcast and episode metadata is retained and converted to Mopidy’s native types where applicable. An episode’s audio stream is then played using Mopidy’s streaming extension.

To use Mopidy-Podcast, you first have to configure how to find and access podcasts:

  • If you already have some favorite podcasts published as RSS feeds, you can subscribe to them by adding their feed URLs to podcast/feeds. RSS feeds will get updated on a regular basis, so you can always browse and search for the latest episodes.
  • You can also install one of several – well, actually two, at the time – Mopidy-Podcast Extensions, which let you access external podcast directory services such as the Apple iTunes Store.

Note that both methods can be combined, i.e. you can configure a list of your favorite RSS feeds for regular – and potentially faster – access, while also installing one or more extensions for exploring.