iTunes 11.2 Released With Podcast Improvements, Bug Fixes

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released iTunes 11.2 with several improvements to Podcast browsing, giving users a way to find new episodes with an "Unplayed" tab and the ability to save favorite episodes to a computer. Episodes can also now be deleted after they're played, and episodes that are available to download or stream can be found in the "Feed" tab.

    There's a fix for an issue that caused iTunes to become unresponsive when updating Genius, and the update also includes improvements for overall performance and stability. Apple also recommends users download Podcasts for iOS 2.1 or later to sync podcast episodes, an update that was just released on the App Store.
    iTunes 11.2 can be downloaded from the software update tool in the Mac App Store.

    Article Link: iTunes 11.2 Released With Podcast Improvements, Bug Fixes
  2. macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
  3. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    iTunes and the iTunes Store ought to be separate applications. Stop trying to do everything in one app. Browsing my music should be simple.
  4. macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2006
    The latest version of Podcasts for iOS seems to be 2.0.2...

    Has it been updated?
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2013
    Still no CoverFlow...
  6. macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2012
    iTunes Match needs attention to as well.. Plenty of times it takes a forever to upload music.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2003
    San Francisco
    Would also like to see the iOS device management spun out as well.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    Don’t hold your breath…
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Indeed. Unfortunately I just added a song and iTunes Match still takes forever / hangs at step 1.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2007
    New York, NY
    Man, I hear ya.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2013
    Nothing on Apple Software Update on Windows. Does it usually take a while before it appears, or is this a Mac-only update?
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    It normally takes a while to show up there.

    Here are the direct links:
  13. macrumors 65816

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    I disagree, I like having one application for all my media needs. If anything, iTunes should get more functionality, like browsing my movies I have in my iMovie/Final Cut applications, having my Garageband tracks available in there, etc... AUTOMATICALLY.

    I'd also welcome a new video segment(s).
    TV Shows and Movies are fine, the fact they added the home movie tab was nice, but I'd love to have a segment for stuff I downloaded from Youtube or just other places where I get video from. Stuff that doesn't fit those categories.

    I refuse to scatter my Movies section with hundreds of videos that aren't feature films or such.

    Glassed Silver:mac
  14. Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Hopefully this fixes the crashes I've had with 11.1.5, usually related to playing internet radio streams. Actually, for being an 11.x release I would've expected better features than just podcast improvements.

    I would love to lead the iTunes team and be given free reign to split it up into two apps, Store and Music. And add tagging a la Mavericks, and the ability to filter using multiple criteria to create ad hoc playlists. There's so much that could be done with this app, and the iTunes 11 redesign didn't really bring much to the table; it just moved the chairs around.
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2010
    St. Louis, Missouri
    iTunes Match needs serious attention. Every time that I upload a song into iTunes, iTunes match begins it's process but hangs. At that point, I have to sign out of my account, quit iTunes, restart iTunes, sign back in to my iTunes account, and then sign in to iTunes Match. Only then will my new content be matched. Apple support has no solution for this problem at this time.
  17. macrumors 68030


    Feb 20, 2004
    :mad: Was about to ask whether iTunes Match had been fixed. Oh well, at least I finally managed to get it to match newly added songs again by cancelling the automatic update process and then manually selecting "Update iTunes Match" from the menu bar.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Every time you want to upload something new.. shut off iTunes Match and then turn it back on.. while annoying to have to do, I have noticed this uploads them very quickly.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2010
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    I would love for there to be a separate app for iOS devices. iTunes tends to lag whenever my devices begin to connect to it wirelessly, which is every time I start up the application.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    Oh hell yes. iTunes should be the jukebox and perhaps the music store, iDevice sync and functionality needs to be spun out.
  22. macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
  23. macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    After this update, I had one of my subscribed video podcast automatically starting to download old episodes. So a setting changed. Had to restart iTunes after changing back to "Download Episodes" to OFF, for it to stop.

    And where is the "Update All Podcasts" button or menu item? It's now gone from the lower right, and right-clicking on the "Podcasts" item in the side bar only shows "Export".
  24. macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Absolutely agree. And also, if I sign out of Match and then sign back in (in order to get it to function), I get a message box saying my computer is unauthorized. Every. Single. Time. Authorizing my computer has no effect. I'm still baffled as to why Apple has such a difficult time with cloud services.
  25. macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2011
    Podcasts still aren't working for me. I want to change my defaults but as soon as I quit iTunes, the defaults are reset. Some podcasts aren't showing the artwork, even though it downloads the images on the podcasts file. And this used to cause iTunes to lag pretty bad. The lag is still there, but it is now not as bad.

    Still feels like a few steps back IMO.

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