New Podcast app

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by philipandrews, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. philipandrews macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    So Podcasts are a big part of my work day. I listen to them all day long at work. One thing I have noticed with this new Podcast App is that I am constantly listening to episodes out of order because of the way the UI is setup.

    On the listen now tab it only shows the most recent episode. In order to see previous unplayed episodes you have to go to library then select the podcast so you can see previous episodes. This is adding unnecessary steps to listening and I really hate it.

    Is anyone else experiencing pain with the new podcast app?
  2. Chuck Kostalnick macrumors demi-god

    Chuck Kostalnick

    Jun 2, 2015
    San Fransisco, California
    I've noticed that change as well, and it certainly seems to be adding extra taps - not something I want to have to deal with when driving. I recommend providing feedback in the Feedback app.
  3. hailhail macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Agree 100%
    I hope They will fix it
  4. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    Strange thing for me is how long it takes for my personal playlists to show up in the Library tab.

    Also, I wish I could swipe to delete podcasts.
  5. ianrip macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    work:Oyu Tolgio, Home:LOS, From Scotland G15
    i see the podcasts in library tab, in the correct order, no issues (iphone 7+)
  6. The8100 macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2017
    Yonkers, NY

    I was having the same issue. Then I realized if you go into a podcast shows settings they now have an option to play in sequential order. When I switch a show to that it appeared in the Listen Now tab as the next episode in order not the newest episode.

    They should make it much clearer. Plus you have to manually go through each show to change it which can be a pain.
  7. philipandrews thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    Thank you for this!
  8. CloudSpeaker macrumors newbie


    Sep 26, 2016
    Not Quite Phoenix
    Not judging. Genuinely curious? Podcast apps on iOS are an embarrassment of riches. Why not Overcast, PocketCasts or Castro? All are actively developed and are built to suit every use case from super-simple to power user.

    I use Overcast for my daily driver, but I'm not thrilled with how it looks. I *adore* Castro, but it's a little behind Overcast and PocketCasts when it comes to features. You can't go wrong with any of them though.
  9. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Hi all does the podcast app still jump episodes when you press FF or RW on a bluetooth device? I had to switch apps because I wanted to jump 15 seconds, 1 minute, etc.

    Can you please submit a bug/radar asking for this modification?
  10. actcyclist macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2017
    The iOS app so far has worked fine and I like how it looks more than those, especially Overcast which I think's ugly.
  11. robbietop macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2017
    Good Ol' US of A
    Good Lord, yes.
    This new podcasts app is a big step backward.
    1. Can't set to play in reverse order (oldest to newest) anymore (possibly broken in beta).
    2. Does not go onto the next in the series for me AT ALL. I have to go back in through the 4 layer menu and then scroll all the way to the place I left off.
    3. Keeps randomly playing other episodes after I've paused. Like, I'll pause and come back later and another episode from another cast will begin.
    And one last thing:
    Who decided that the Listen Now has to have the most recent? It used to show me the next episode in the cast (I may miss a week and keep them saved).
    Not a fan. 3/10, debating going back to third party podcast app.
  12. theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    If you delete a Podcast or unsubscribe, does it also sync with iTunes?

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