Using Podbean Premium Channels

You will create a login to Podbean only through the Podbean app on your mobile device.  Unless you use the same email address and password to create your Podbean account as your CGSUSA.ORG membership login, your Podbean account will have nothing in common with your login this website.  Even if you do use the same email address and password, these two accounts are completely different and share no common features. Your Podbean email and password will have no effect on your CGSUSA.ORG email and password, and CGSUSA staff do not have access to the Podbean system to control passwords.  You do not need a CGSUSA membership to purchase Podbean Premium Channels.  Podbean does have a self-service password reset feature, and reset links will be sent to the email you use when you create your account. You should not need to login to the Podbean App on your mobile devices frequently.

You may listen to the CGSUSA Podbean Premium channels from your laptop or computer, but you must first create an account and purchase access on your mobile device using the Podbean app.  You will need your Podbean login (email address and password used to create your Podbean account) to listen from a laptop or computer.

Purchases made through Podbean are not refundable.  CGSUSA has no ability to create a refund on any Podbean funds or charges associated with Podbean on your Apple or Google Play accounts.  Please listen to the free samples before purchasing.    We recommend you use the Free Account default when creating your Podbean account to avoid possible Podbean subscription charges.  So, it is a good idea to decide on the email address and password you will use before you get started. Generally, these charges will show up on credit card statements as Apple or Google Play charges, not billed directly to the app making the charge.  Your Apple or Google Play monthly statement can detail your app charges.

Throughout these instructions, you will see the instruction “search.”  The Podbean App, the Apple App Store and the Google Play store use a small magnifying glass icon to indicate search.

Tap on or near the magnifying glass to search.  If you see an empty field box, a blank to complete, near the magnifying glass, try tapping that blank space.  Generally, this will open your keyboard so you may enter your desired search term.

Download Podbean

If you are an Apple user (iPhone or iPad), go to the Apple App store and search for Podbean. Tap on Cloud Icon to download.  When download is complete, tap Open.

If you are an Android user (Samsung, Google Pixel, Nokia, etc. smart phone or tablet), go to the Google Play store and search for Podbean. Tap on Green Install button. When download is complete, tap Open.

You do not need Podbean Pro. 

Apple IOS

Android

 

 

 

Create Podbean Account

Apple and Android devices have similar screens for Account Type Selection and to Create Account.  The middle button option shows Continue with Google in this example, but could say Continue with Apple depending on your device.

Your Account Type Selection will determine how you login.  CGSUSA recommends you tap Sign up free, which is the default, and our instructions detail this approach.  This will require you to enter an email address and create a password to login to Podbean.  You should not have to login to the App frequently unless you log out.  Closing the app, shutting down your phone, or losing power to your phone should not log you out of Podbean.  Choosing any other the other options could result in a charge to your Apple or Google Play account for an annual subscription to Podbean, which you do not need to listen to CGSUSA content.

Create Account by entering your email address and creating a password to login to Podbean.  Also, you do not have to confirm (enter a second time) either your email address or password so type carefully and use your reading glasses in you have them 🙂 to double check.  It’s easy to make a mistake. There is an icon in the Password box that, if you look closely, looks like a closed eye.  Once you have entered the password you want, tap the Eye Icon to view the password you have entered and make sure it is correct.  When you are satisfied, tap Sign Up.

 

 

 

Choose Account Sign In

Create Your Account

Podbean Welcome & Search

Once you create your account and login for the first time, you will probably see two pop-up notifications.  One will ask if you want Podbean to connect to Bluetooth. If you have Bluetooth connectivity in your car or use Bluetooth headphones or earbuds, you will probably want to allow this.  However, if not, there is no reason to say yes.  You will also see an option to allow Podbean to send notifications.  If you don’t want Podbean to send alerts, notices, and banners to your phone, you will probably want to say no to this option.

Podbean will The Podbean App appears very similar on Apple and Android devices.  You may notice some subtle differences based on device and on the age of your device.  When there are distinct difference between the two, we will label images of each version.  After creating your account, you may see a welcome screen that will list some of the most popular podcasts on Podbean.  You can choose to “follow” those podcasts by tapping on them or just tap the Get Started button at the bottom of the screen.

Finally, you will see the Podbean Home Page.  The top banner of images are generally “new releases,” newer podcasts that are gaining popularity or critical recognition.  Followed by a section of top episodes of podcasts and then the most popular podcasts on Podbean.  Tapping on any of the episodes or podcasts will open more details about these podcasts.  To find CGSUSA content, tap the Search icon at the bottom of the screen.  Remember, it’s the magnifying glass over the word search.

Finding a Channel  & Podbean Currency

Once you tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the Podbean Home page, a search screen will open.  Enter the title of  the book or CGSUSA for the 2014 talk until you see the Premium Channel name appear below. Tap the title bar to open the Detailed Description with list of episodes.

Each channel offers free sample available, so please listen before purchasing.  Podbean uses a digital currency called Golden Beans for all purchases.  You purchase these Golden Beans from within the app in prescribed blocks.  You will not be able to buy and download the audiobook until you “recharge” your balance of Golden Beans. Podbean does not provide refunds.  Please be sure of your purchase as CGSUSA cannot refund payments made to Podbean.

At the bottom of the Detailed Description page, tap the gold Buy Now banner.  Tap the gold Recharge banner.

 

Search

Detailed Description

Recharge Bean Balance

Apple Purchase Process – Audiobook

The total cost for this Premium Channel is $29.00 or 203 Golden Beans.  To complete your purchase, you will need to select the 70 Golden Beans ($9.99) option and the 140 Golden Beans ($19.99) option.  Tap the green price buttons for each option.  Each tap will initiate an in-app for the amount listed to your Apple account.  Your device screen will display the charge confirmation screen detailing the charges you are authorizing to your account. Authorize this charge according to your device requirements.  You will Double click to pay, or depress the power button on the right side twice.

Once you have made your payments and recharged your bean balance, tap the back arrow < in the top left corner of the screen above your new Golden Bean Balance.  If you still see 0 as your Golden Bean Balance, your purchase was not authorized.  Tap the gold Pay Now banner at the bottom of the Recharge Bean Balance screen. Tap the back arrow to return to the Detailed Description screen.  The price displayed in Golden Beans should not be greyed out indicating you have purchased this title.

Buy Golden Beans

Updated Bean Balance

Use Golden Beans to Pay Now

Android Purchase Process – Audiobook

The total cost for this Premium Channel is $29.00 or 203 Golden Beans.  To complete your purchase, you will need to select the 70 Golden Beans ($9.99) option three separate time.  Tap the green price button. This tap will initiate an in-app for the $9.99 to your Google account. You will see the Confirmation of Purchase of screen; tap green buy banner at the bottom. You will need to repeat this two-step process twice more until your Golden Bean balance exceeds 203 Golden Beans.

Once you have made your payments and recharged your bean balance, tap the back arrow < in the top left corner of the screen above your new Golden Bean Balance.  If you still see 0 as your Golden Bean Balance, your purchase was not authorized. Tap the gold Pay Now banner at the bottom of the Recharge Bean Balance screen. Tap the back arrow to return to the Detailed Description screen.  The price displayed in Golden Beans should not be greyed out indicating you have purchased this title. (For images of the last screen, please last image in Apple instructions.)