I have a capped ADSL account that splits my bandwidth allocation 50-50 between anytime and download time (midnight to 6am). I therefore prefer to have any downloading happen during download time so as not to max out my anytime bandwidth and require top-up purchase.

I subscribe to a number of podcasts in iTunes and would like to be able to restrict the downloading of those podcasts to download time. Does iTunes (on Windows) offer any way to d this?

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What you need to do is refresh the podcasts at a time during the download period and then set the update podcast to "Daily"

Find the settings button :-


And select Daily..

Podcast refresh times

This is because the Daily refresh will reset itself to download every 24 hours after that time..

As seen here I refreshed this morning and the next update will be 24 hours after that.

Refresh time

The caveat, of course, is that iTunes must be running at the time you want it to refresh

  • Ah that makes sense. I'll check that tonight. Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 11:43

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