Once again, Anne and I want to thank you for listening to the Home Again Podcast! If you want to subscribe to Home Again from your iPhone on iTunes, this post offers step-by-step directions. It also explains how to rate and review Home Again if you feel so inclined. We are ever-so-grateful to those who rate and review Home Again since ratings and reviews are what what makes iTunes take a second look at and promote the podcast.
With the begging out of the way, let’s talk about how to subscribe to Home Again from your phone. If your phone is an Android, this link tells how to do it: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-download-podcasts/. The post also explains why the popularity of podcasts is growing.
Now, here’s how to subscribe via an iPhone.
Step 1: Find the podcast app icon on your phone. It comes as standard equipment on iPhones and looks like this.
Step 2: Tap the podcast icon and a new window will open. Scroll to the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, and tap on the search icon, which is the magnifying glass to the far right.
After you tap on the search icon, this window should pop up.
Step 3: Type “Home Again” in the search bar next to the magnifying glass at the top of the page. Next, tap the “Search” button to the bottom right of the keyboard. A new window will appear, and Home Again should appear first in the search results.
Tap on our cute logo or on the words “Home Again” next to the logo.
Step 4: After you tap, this window will appear. The only difference between what’s in the picture and what’s on your phone is this: the picture here says “subscribed” next to the logo because I’ve already subscribed. Your phone will say “Subscribe” because you haven’t yet subscribed yet.
Step 5: Tap on the “Subscribe” button and the button will change to “Subscribed,” so your window looks like the one above.
Step 6: Whether or not you subscribe (and we hope you do), you can scroll down to the purple “Write a Review” link under the reviews. It looks like this:
Tap on “Write a Review,” a new window will appear. When you tap on the “title” line a keyboard will appear at the bottom of the screen.
Step 7: The directions in the window below show where to write your title and review.
Step 8: You can also rate Home Again by tapping stars at the top of the screen at any point in the subscribe and review process. The window below tells you what to do.
That’s it. You’re done! Thank you for taking time from your day to subscribe to Home Again and to provide feedback. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment box and we’ll get back to you!
Thank you for listening to our podcast! Hopefully, you’re reading this post because you’re tired of hearing us begging you to rate, review and subscribe to Home Again and want to learn how to do it.
If you do subscribe to Home Again, please, please think about rating and reviewing it while you’re at iTunes. Even if you prefer listening at our website, we would appreciate it if you make a quick trip to iTunes to leave a rating and a review. iTunes gets all of its information about podcasts from ratings and reviews. The more ratings and reviews Home Again gets, the more likely it will be featured on iTunes, and the easier it is for other people to find it.
That said, if you have a PC, follow the steps at this link to download iTunes: http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-xp-vista/how-to-install-itunes-on-a-windows-pc/
If you have a Mac, here’s how to subscribe in iTunes:
Step 1: Click on the itunes icon in the dock at the bottom of your computer screen.
OR, if iTunes isn’t in your dock, click the “Go” tab at the top left of your screen.
In the window that opens, click on “Applications.”
Scroll through the applications window until you find the iTunes icon. Now, click on it.
Step 2: The left, gray column on the new iTunes window should look something like this. (Just ignore white columns in the middle and the right for now.)
Check the drop down menu above the gray bar. If it doesn’t say “Podcasts” check the options in the drop down and set it to “Podcasts.” Once you’ve done that, the white section will list podcasts you are subscribed to, or it may be blank if you aren’t subscribed to any podcasts.
Step 3: Click in the search bar in the top, right corner.
Step 4: Change the setting below the search bar to “Store” instead of “Library” if needed.
Step 5: Once it’s set on “Store” type “Home Again” in the search bar. Hit return or enter.
Step 6: Now the page will look pretty much like this:
Look at that! Home Again comes up first! But don’t click on the individual episodes in the vertical “podcast episodes” list. Instead scroll down to the horizontal list at the bottom of the screen, and…
Step 7: Click on the big “Home Again” icon to the far left.
Step 8: That click will bring up the Home Again show page. To subscribe, hit the subscribe button beneath the Home Again icon. (Hopefully, by the time you try this, our fancy pants logo will have replaced the rough draft below.)
Step 9: To rate and review, hit the ratings tab. It’s right next to “Details.”
Step 10: Click the button underneath “Customer Reviews” that says “Write a Review.” The new window will look like this:
Step 11: Pick your nickname, pick a title, and write your review.Then, decide how many stars for your rating. To give you an idea of what a review looks like, here’s what I wrote for my favorite podcast, The Lazy Genius.
Step 12: You did it! If you subscribed correctly, Home Again will now be on your iTunes podcast list, and every time there’s a new episode, it will download automatically. These steps can be used to subscribe to and review any other podcast, also. Anne and Jolene recommend The Lazy Genius!