Sony has introduced an update for the PlayStation Portable, version 2.70, that adds support for downloading podcasts to the device for playing offline. Previously, the PSP only supported streaming media content.
It appears that Sony is avoiding use of the term podcast, though. In their information, podcasts are called “RSS Channels.”
The update lets PSP users save audio podcasts from an RSS Channel (podcast feed) onto Memory Stick Duo media. Version 2.70 also adds support for Macromedia Flash Player 6 content.
The PSP now supports saving podcasts three ways:
* Select only 1 item to save – Select the item that you want to save, and then select [Save] in the options menu.
* Save items within a channel – Select the channel that contains the content you want to save, and then select [Save] in the options menu.
* Select multiple channels and save items within those channels – Select the channels, and then select [Save Multiple] in the options menu.
A sample podcast and tutorial is available at the PlayStation site.
The update is for customers who own PSP (PlayStation Portable) system model number PSP-1001 sold in North America. The update is a free download from the Playstation site.