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Is there a way to get the iPhone 3gs to play a Podcast via voice command?

I've tried all sorts of things and it doesn't seem to work. I believe the official answer is no, but I was wondering if there was a Cydia or other app that can achieve the same result?

  • Can you clarify what you mean by "via voice command"? Do you mean from any application (i.e., as an OS-wide function that preempts whatever else you're running)? From the home screen? Or just speaking the podcast name from within a dedicated podcast app? – Anonymous Jul 16 '10 at 3:53
  • Good question. I think I mean by any application, but what I had in mind when I asked it is via the iphone voice command control, which seems to basically power either the phone or ipod applications from what I can tell. The podcasts I want played are in the iPod, but I could move them if it would help. – Kyle Hodgson Jul 16 '10 at 14:52
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The official answer is No.

As of iOS 4, there is a simple workaround, however. You can just add a podcast to a playlist and speak "Play playlist PlaylistName".

  • Of course, creating a smart playlist makes it less of a headache, and you can call it whatever you like. – Dov Oct 19 '11 at 15:47

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