When I click on an RSS feed link in Safari in iOS, instead of opening the RSS page it opens the podcast app, which is not helpful and very annoying. Is there a way to disable this automatic redirect to the podcast app?

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Unfortunately, as far as I know (and that is usually enough ;), you can not change the default app that opens the RSS feed. Personally I use the Downcast podcast app, to add the rss feeds from Safari to my Downcast app is as follows:

  • Go to the specific website and find you URL
  • Press and hold the rss-link you are interested in
  • Choose Copy
  • Now go to your RSS app and paste the URL

Press and hold rss link

  • Thanks. That's about the conclusion I was reaching too. Even apple's official rss feeds at apple.com/rss behave this way, so it doesn't appear there is a way to indicate in the XML that it's a feed and not a podcast. Oh well. Got to work with what you've got. May 1, 2015 at 0:54

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