I’m starting to explore iTunes U as a learning resource for all of those subjects relevant to the music I perform: art, literature, poetry, history, mythology, language, etc. etc. The wealth of free course videos, notes, and audio lectures from respected universities is impressive.
This is all well and good on my iPad. However, by choice, I live in a mixed ecosystem when it comes to tech (iPad, Android phone, laptop running Ubuntu Linux with Windows courtesy of VirtualBox), and I really prefer to listen to audio tracks and podcasts on my phone as opposed to the tablet. So how to access iTunes U resources on my Android phone?
Enter TunesViewer. TunesViewer is free software that lets you browse and download iTunes U course resources on the Android and Linux platforms. Last I checked, the Android version is not available from the Google Play store, but you can follow these instructions to install the Android app (and you’ll want the latest version of the actual .apk file here – scroll to the “Installation” section at the bottom, click on the “.apk” link and save the downloaded file to your Android device). I am liking TunesViewer so far.
Note that if you’re using TunesViewer and want to subscribe to iTunes U podcasts, you’ll need to install a full-fledged podcast manager app too. (My preferred podcast app on Android is DoggCatcher.)
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