How to Set Background Music When Recording a Podcast Using the Podbean App

First, it is essential that you make sure you have proper copyright permission for any music you use in your podcast. Podbean offers a few preloaded music options in the app, which are covered for podcast usage.

For music you have secured copyright permission for, you can sync the music from iTunes on your computer to your iphone by referring to Apple’s help link here: Once you’ve done that, simply select it as your background music when recording in the app* (press + on the recording page to select the music).


*Currently, this feature is only available in the Podbean iOS app, not the Podbean Android app.

Podbean Now Supported on Android Auto

We have exciting news for those who enjoy listening to podcasts on their drives! The Podbean podcast app is now officially available for use with Android Auto (Android 6.0 + phone). This makes it easy for fans to take their listening experience on the road, with quick phone/car integration and voice commands for drive-time safety.


For anyone with a compatible car and Android device, getting started is as simple as getting the Android Auto app and plugging your phone into your car’s USB port. Read more about using Android Auto. Podbean is always working to improve your podcast listening experience and convenience, so we’re thrilled to be part of this latest technological advancement.

Podbean iPhone App Update

Podbean is pleased to announce the release of its newest version of the Podbean app for iPhone. This version offers all the same great podcast player features, with several improvements such as:

  • Episode sorting function: instantly list episodes from old to new or vice versa for each podcast
  • Refresh button: one touch for instant podcast updates
  • New, improved home page, featuring “podcasts you may like” for easy discovery
  • Guest option: try out the app without an account

Get the Podbean iPhone app on the iTunes app store. The Podbean app offers podcast fans an enhanced listening experience. With new content being added each day, the app will continue to offer a more robust experience for finding and enjoying great podcasts!

Podbean for Android is coming soon!

Just Released! Podbean Podcast iPhone App

The brand new Podbean Podcast app has just been released on the app store. The Podbean app offers podcast listeners a better way to listen to podcasts on the go. With the latest features, it’s easier than ever to explore and enjoy a whole world of podcasts, at your fingertips.


The free Podbean Podcast app helps you:

  • Access Podbean’s extensive network of podcasts, search by categories, and subscribe to your favorite podcasts or discover new podcasts while on the go.
  • Instantly stream or download podcasts to play any time, even offline.
  • Stay updated: automatic downloads of your latest episodes; option to auto-delete played episodes.
  • Stay organized with smart playlists; view your play history and mark favorite episodes.
  • Enjoy a streamlined interface and convenient player options such as play speed adjustment, timer and sleep function.

Visit the app store to download the FREE Podbean Podcast app today! Listen, watch, learn, enjoy; anywhere, anytime!

Contact us at with any questions. Stay tuned for our Android app, coming soon!