Spotify Now Lets You Create Podcast Playlists, Including Mixing Podcasts and Music

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Spotify today announced a new feature that is now available for Spotify on iOS and Android, letting you combine podcasts and music into the same playlist. You can also choose to create a playlist of only podcasts, like your favorite episodes from multiple shows.


To do this, find the podcast you want to add to a playlist, tap the ellipsis icon to the right of the episode, and tap "Add to playlist." You can choose to add it to an existing playlist, or start a new one. Spotify Premium subscribers can then organize the playlist and intersperse it with songs so that the podcasts and music play in a certain order.

Spotify has been aggressively focusing on its push into podcasts as it attempts to challenge Apple's place in the podcast market. This includes purchasing pre-existing podcast libraries and revamping its app's UI to make podcasts easier to discover, to the frustration of some longtime Spotify users.

The new feature is available for Spotify on mobile, but the company noted that you can't make a playlist with a podcast in it from the desktop app yet.

Article Link: Spotify Now Lets You Create Podcast Playlists, Including Mixing Podcasts and Music
 

drinkingtea

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There needs to be notifications for new episodes. The podcast function is dead for me until this is implemented.

Also, there’s a few podcasts that I regularly listen to that aren’t available on Spotify.

Additionally, why aren’t the created playlists in the podcast section? When you make one, they only appear in the music section, which makes no sense.
 
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Mr. Donahue

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That’s a game changer. Apple could take notes. Or improve the podcast app cuz it sucks to use. I don’t like it.
 

jonblatho

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Ah, yes, love to put an hour-long podcast in my “Favorite Songs of 2019” playlist.

Dumb feature with very limited utility.