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The new Podcasts app is pretty swell. I'm particularly fond of the 'Unplayed Episodes' button that generates a playlist of all my unplayed podcast episodes, on which I can just hit 'Play' and let a half a dozen episodes of different podcasts just run in order, without having to actually edit or manage a playlist.

But there's one problem: They play newest first. Is there any way to change this playback order so that I can hear my oldest unplayed podcasts first?

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Hi, there are a number of Podcasts apps. (Podcasts Assistant, Podcast Player Pro, etc). Which app are you using? If you are using Apple's Podcast Assistant, here is a comprehensive review -… The app will improve but this early version leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe try another app? – David DelMonte Jul 2 '12 at 5:46
@DavidDelMonte I'm sorry, I thought I was being clear through my use of capitalization and the tag. I'm specifically referring to the new app Podcasts, which is made by Apple and is now on the App Store. – LessPop_MoreFizz Jul 2 '12 at 5:48
oops. I adjusted my comment and our wires crossed. – David DelMonte Jul 2 '12 at 5:50

Unfortunately, no.

The combined Unplayed Episodes playlist has no settings and defaults to newest first.

As of version 1.01, you can only sort individual subscriptions by oldest first.

Even if you go through the trouble of changing each individual subscription preference to oldest first, Podcasts app will still keep the Unplayed Episodes playlist sorted to newest first.

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