Help Listening & Subscribing


What are Podcasts?

What are Podcasts?Podcasts are audio or video files that are distributed across the Internet via RSS, for playback on computers or digital media players. RSS feeds allow users to subscribe to the content of their choice and can be downloaded to their computer or transferred to a portable media device. The subscription feed automatically enables new content to be delivered to the end user directly (many sites will also allow for direct download of files as well). Each podcast feed is usually dedicated to delivering a specific content theme, and new content can be delivered to the end user as soon as it becomes available from the publisher.

What is the Symantec Podcast Program?

The Symantec Podcast Program is our online portal designed specifically to host and deliver podcasts to our broad range of customers. Podcasts provide Symantec a new and different vehicle to deliver current security and availability related information in a format that suits the ever changing needs of our customers.

Customers can subscribe, download or listen to Symantec podcasts at their leisure. The Symantec Podcast Program is a free service, available to anyone interested in receiving the information we provide.

Listening to a Symantec Podcast

It’s very easy to listen to a Symantec podcast over the Internet. Simply click on the any of our listed podcasts, and look for the "Listen" heading on the individual podcast page. Below the heading, you will see the built in media player, click on the "play" button and wait for the audio stream to begin.

Downloading a Symantec Podcast

To download a Symantec podcast to your hard-drive, select any of our listed podcasts, and look for the "Download" heading on the individual podcast page. Below the heading you will see a link to the .mp3 file for that podcast. For Windows users, right click your mouse on the podcast link, select "Save Target As" and save the file to a location on your computer. Mac users can hold down the "Option" key and click on the link with their mouse to begin the download.

  • Symantec podcasts will be in .mp3 format
  • File sizes will vary
  • Download times will vary depending on file size and Internet connection bandwidth
  • Step 1: Click on the iTunes or MyYahoo! button for the appropriate category.
  • Step 2: iTunes or MyYahoo! will launch, displaying the available content for the feed you selected.
  • Step 3: In the iTunes interface, click the “subscribe” button to save the feed, in MyYahoo! click the “Add to MyYahoo!” button.
  • Step 1: Click on the RSS button for the appropriate category. (Your browser will display the corresponding XML file.)
  • Step 2: Copy and paste the URL in the browser address bar into your reader’s subscribe field.
  • Step 3: Follow your reader’s directions to add the feed.