Podcasts & iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by mad cow disease, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. mad cow disease macrumors member

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    Has Apple completely separated Podcasts from the Music section with iOS 6? I have an iPad 2 running 5.1.1 and it is the main device I use to listen to Podcasts, mainly synced with my computer.

    The Podcasts app is garbage, it is unusable - I cannot sync the podcasts I've listened to with my computer, I have to play each Podcast separately (not an option when I am driving) and since I subscribe to custom feeds, a lot of the Podcasts are unretrievable through the app. I do not use iCloud.

    Anybody with insight into this matter? This is the only real issue preventing me from jumping to the new version...Podcasts are not so great on the iOS 5 music player, but they are manageable with playlists (still a pain in the neck if you ask me).
     
  2. BFG86 macrumors 6502

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    Yes they removed it from music. You have to use apple's podcast app. And it should sync podcasts from iTunes on your computer and you can also add feed urls as well
     
  3. RabbitLuvr macrumors 6502

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    The podcast app didn't work well for me earlier this week. I'm hoping it will function better now, after the update.
     
  4. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    I don't have the Podcasts app, and it still shows up under my Music app.
     
  5. throys macrumors 6502

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    Updated podcasts apps works better now and sync your podcasts over multiple devices.
     
  6. chrisk1250 macrumors member

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    Podcasts has been completely moved to the Podcasts app.

    I agree that it is terrible but they've updated it today and it's working a bit smoother. The first couple of iterations were totally unusable on my iPhone 4. They've added an option to only download over subscriptions over WiFi which is nice.
     
  7. Nsimmons03 macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted

    They can still be found in music. Go to the more tab.
     
  8. chrisk1250 macrumors member

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    They shouldn't be. When you first start up Music.app it tells you to download the Podcasts App in the App Store.
     
  9. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Incorrect. They do not show up in "more."
     
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    In iTunes, if you "Get Info" on podcasts you can change their media type to "Music" which will put them in the Music app and organize them in playlists.

    Ok it's an ugly and sucky workaround, but if your main issue is being able to organize them in playlists to play a bunch without having to manually switch after each one then it might help.
     
  11. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Err... Huh?

    Podcasts are most certainly still there in the music app on my copy of iOS6.

    Happily, as the Podcast app is a disaster and long since deleted.
     
  12. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I was just about to post this:

    Did some searching just now and it turns out if you delete the Podcasts app, then podcasts will indeed show up in the Music app.
     
  13. unigolyn macrumors member

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  14. Nsimmons03 macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted

    Genius...
     
  15. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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  16. unigolyn macrumors member

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    It quite obviously isn't, you're talking out of your hindquarters. I took the screenshot myself about 20 minutes ago.

    Anyway, as was mentioned already, if you don't have the Podcasts app installed, they show up in Music. If you have Podcasts installed, they don't show up in Music.
     
  17. Surf Monkey, Sep 19, 2012
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    Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    My original statement was correct as you point out above. Podcasts DO NOT show up on the "more" tab IF the Podcasts app is installed. If the Podcasts app IS installed podcasts do show up on the "more" tab. They've set it up so you can't have it both ways. Either you only use the Podcast app or you only use the Music app.

    But thanks anyway for the snotty reply. That was productive :rolleyes:
     
  18. unigolyn macrumors member

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    You stated something patently FALSE.

    You said "that's an older version of the Music app".

    It's not. You're wrong. Deal with it.
     
  19. Nsimmons03 macrumors newbie

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    False. I DO NOT have the podcast app installed and I DO have podcasts working in my music app. The snotty replies are in response to your snotty comments.
     
  20. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Grow up.

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    Read it again, if you DO NOT have the podcast app installed podcasts DO show up in the Music app.
     
  21. Nsimmons03 macrumors newbie

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    Try reading your own post again.
     
  22. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    So I went to Podcasts in the Music app and tried to get more, it prompted me to download the Podcast app. After, Podcasts were no longer available in the Music app.
     
  23. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Try pointing out a typo without adding an attack next time, m'kay?

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    Correct. "Get more podcasts" is disabled within Music when Podcasts isn't installed.
     
  24. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    And dowloading the standalone app deletes Podcasts from the Music app.
     
  25. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    So as far as I can see there's now an active incentive not to install the Podcasts app.

    As if it wasn't junk enough as it is!
     

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