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iOS and, since Catalina, macOS app created by Apple to enable listening to and subscribing to audio and video podcasts. It replaces the Podcasts functionality in the built in Music app in iOS, and Itunes in macOS.

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How to disable/remove apple news on podcasts app

I want to disable all the subscriptions I've never subscribed to, such as Apple News and Apple Music, on the Podcasts app. Is that possible? It is very annoying because they automatically download on ...
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Is it possible to restore cleared Playing Next queue list in Apple Podcasts in macOS?

For some unknown reason, possibly due to a bad design of the app, when clicking some soundtrack in the middle of the queue, it truncates all the items above it. The truncation applying immediately, ...
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Podcasts on Hompods with Siri

I use Apple podcasts with Homepods. iOs 15 I can ask Siri "Play podcast X" It then plays the lasted unlistened podcast from the series X. However it does not mark it as played so when next ...
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Podcasts app *starting* unexpectedly

Recently I have observed the Podcasts app opening unexpectedly on my mac, roughly once a month but with no pattern I've been able to identify. This interrupts me from doing what I actually want to do, ...
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On post-iTunes Macs, can you create a playlist with music and podcasts? If so, how?

In the old iTunes days, both podcast episodes and music tracks were available when creating a playlist. (I like to mix things up when going for a run without having to manually switch things around in ...
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MacBook Air M1, Podcasts Bug?

My podcasts do not sync between my MacBook Air M1 and my iPhone 11 Pro Max. Furthermore, when I bring up the iOS Podcast App from my iPhone using Handoff and click on it on my Mac, I get an error ...
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Does the Apple podcasts app differ by ios version or iphone version?

I'm using the Apple podcasts app on ios 14.6 on an iphone 7+ and on the Library tab there is a "Recently updated" section, but my friend has an iphone XR on ios 14.6 and on his Library tab ...
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How can I distinguish between queued, played, and skipped podcast episodes?

When a podcast that I follow releases a new episode, I often elect to skip listening to it if it doesn’t interest me. Prior to iOS 14.5, I did this by “deleting” the episode from my library. Now that ...
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Is there a way to get rid of incessant password prompting for podcasts?

how would I stop that? I don't remember te fscking password
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How do I find a RSS URL for a podcast in the Apple Podcasts directory?

I have both a Mac (macOS Catalina) and an iPhone (iOS 13.5.1). When I find a podcast in the Apple Podcasts directory I'd like to be able to subscribe to that podcast in any RSS reader, which requires ...
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What does "Add to Library" and "Remove from Library" mean in Podcasts?

They're just podcasts. Episodes should be either downloaded or not downloaded, and podcasts should be either subscribed to not subscribed. But it seems an episode can be "in your library" without ...
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Moving podcasts from Catalina podcasts app to music?

I subscribe to a set of podcasts in which each "episode" is a song. I want to convert the episodes into songs in my music library. Prior to Catalina, this was straightforward. I'd edit the podcasts to ...
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Podcast stops playing

A podcast I'm listening has issues in the last few episodes, possibly since the iOS 13 update but I'm not sure. At some point in the podcast the playing stops. In the "progress view" at the bottom of ...
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How to make a podcast playlist on an iPod. after the update to Catalina

How to make the podcasts play one after the other without having to start each one individually
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How do I delete podcast episodes "Synced from iTunes" in iOS 13?

I recently updated to Mac OS Catalina, so I no longer have iTunes. I've already tried deleting the Podcast App and re-installing, but there are still podcast episodes "Synced from iTunes."
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Why is the sort feature always grayed out in the Podcasts app on MacOS Catalina?

No matter what screen I'm on, it's always the same.... unable to sort. Why even include the feature at all? Is this a bug?
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Remove playback speed control

I like that my Apple Watch (series 3) shows a Now Playing screen whilst listening to a Podcast on my iPhone; however I often accidentally press the playback speed button on it. This is annoying and ...
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iTunes 12: How Do I Fix a Problem with a Podcast That iTunes Quit Downloading Episodes For?

iTunes quit downloading episodes for one of my subscribed podcasts. The episodes are listed in the iTunes Store but they no longer download. I tried deleting the podcast and resubscribing but it quits ...
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Can I set a sleep timer with Podcasts?

I listen to a lot of podcasts and would like to be able to set a timer so that they automatically stop playing after a set period of time. I guess a 'sleep 'timer' function is what I’m looking for but ...
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How to access iTunes podcast playlists on iOS 11

I just upgraded to iOS 11 (took me a while to be ready to say goodbye to some of my heavily used 32-bit non-upgraded apps). Something I use my iPhone for A LOT is listening to my podcast smart ...
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Podcasts app displaying duplicates, one with a cloud icon

I recently updated my iPhone 5s to iOS 11 and now Podcasts seems to be totally broken. All I want to do is play Podcasts I download - preferably on iTunes. Now I see seemingly identical Podcasts ...
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How do I listen to podcasts on my Apple Watch?

I have a few podcasts which I want to listen to on my Apple Watch. I know that it’s possible to transfer music from an iPhone to an Apple Watch, but there doesn’t seem to be a similar option for ...
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How to have podcasts autoplay after the iOS 11 upgrade?

So once a podcast ends, it doesn’t just automatically to the next episode anymore. Is there a way to get around this?
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Will restore from iCloud backup erase podcast.app queue (iOS)?

My iPhone is sluggish so I want to restore it. Concerned I’ll lose my long podcast queue if I restore. Would iCloud/iTunes restore retain my queue?
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Build a permanent playlist in podcasts.app iOS 11? Listen Now vs. Library?

My current workflow for podcast episodes: “play later”, adds to queue, and I play through my queue which is ever growing. This works more or less but it’s not ideal. I want functionality like YouTube ...
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iPhone: How to continuously play unplayed podcasts?

I am on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.3.3 and the Podcasts app (the default podcast app by Apple) does not continuously play unplayed podcasts that I've already downlaoded. It plays one at a time ...
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Save Podcast on iPhone without Downloading

I've been using the Podcasts app and I'd like to be able to mark in some way the episodes that I really like. I was saving them but I realized that they get downloaded if I do that, which causes space ...
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Pause podcast on iPhone via Bluetooth with keyboard shortcut on Macbook Pro

Maybe a long shot but this seems instinctively possible. I listen to podcasts on my iPhone 6S via headphones that don't have a pause button on the cord. When people start speaking to me in the office ...
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Random podcasts appeared in the podcast app

I recently reset my iPhone and restored it using my latest iCloud backup. I noticed in the podcast app that four Christian podcasts appeared under a "Not Subscribed" section (seemed interesting that ...
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Overcast Podcast - how to automatically play next podcast in a playlist?

The Overcast podcast app (from Marco Arment) used to play all podcasts in a playlist sequentially. Now, the player stops after each podcast. How can I go back to previous behavior? Edit: This is on ...
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Podcasts App Crashing On Startup

I have been using the podcasts app for a while now amd recently(Around a month ago) It started to crash on startup. Things i've tried: Deleted all downloaded episodes. Turned every "automatically" ...
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Podcast Speed on iPhone

How do I slow the speed of podcasts on my iPhone? I have looked through all of my settings and have searched all possibilities on the podcast itself. Voices are too fast to be understood. There is ...
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iOS "PodCast" app fils up my phone; doesn't pre-download podcasts I want

I've started using Apple's Podcast app and I've encountered some unexplainable behavior. I have it configured to download podcasts and only keep the last 5 unplayed. Nevertheless, it periodically ...
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How can I see the old episodes of a podcast on iPad?

I have noticed that I cannot see all the episodes of a podcast in the feed section, even though I see it on the podcasts website. Can someone tell me how I can access the older episodes ? I'd like to ...
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How to view all the downloaded podcast episodes on the iPhone?

I've noticed on an iPhone I am unable to view all (and only) downloaded podcast episodes. I can connect the phone to a Mac and via iTunes I can see all the downloaded episodes but I am unable to ...
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How to stop next podcast always auto-playing when current one finishes in iOS?

How do I permanently disable the Podcast app auto playing the next unplayed podcast episode when the current one finishes? It even plays episodes of other podcasts, not just the podcast I was ...
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Why are subscribed podcasts appearing more than once on my iPod touch 5g?

After c. 5 years, I 'upgraded' from a 3g touch to a 5g model. I soon noticed that the list of podcasts shown on the iPod was getting longer and longer. There were at least 3 copies of each podcast ...
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How can I rate Apple's Podcast.app in the iTunes App Store?

This is very odd and I just noticed this for the first time, but it seems, apple is not allowing ratings from customers for its own Postcast.app. The entire section "Ratings and reviews" is absent ...
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Music not starting from last played position

I use the default Music app of my IPhone to listen to podcasts. I want the podcasts to restart where I left them. Sometimes it does, but sometimes it restart at the beginning of the song, which is ...
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How to remove, but not delete, podcast episodes?

I want to remove podcast episodes on my iPad to free some space. But I don't want to lose them nor do I want to remove them from the saved episodes. I want to "re-cloud" them basically. Is here any ...
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Removing Podcasts Documents and Data

I've had issues with the stock iOS podcast app for a while now- syncing was broken, it kept crashing while downloading, etc etc. I decided to move to Downcast. Anyways, after deleting all my podcast ...
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iOS8 - Open podcasts app via website link?

One of my clients publishes a number of podcasts. He would like to add links in our HTML site that would open the Podcast App and load or prompt to load the episode indicated in the link. Is that ...
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How to only include certain Podcasts on the iPhone with the Podcasts app

I subscribe to several podcasts, but only want a small few to be downloaded to my phone. It does not appear to be possible to specify which podcasts the Podcasts app should be downloading and which ...
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Recognize audio vs video podcasts in iOS

When searching for podcasts in the official iOS app, is there a way to see which ones are audio vs video? Or filter the search?
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Why do these podcast episodes say they are temporarily unavailable even though they look like they have been downloaded?

I am having an issue where certain podcasts in a location with no internet access (see "no service" on the upper left). It looks like they have been downloaded based on the fact that: There is no ...
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Phantom podcasts after restore that won't stay deleted

I recently lost my iPhone 5 and had to restore to an old iPhone 4S until the iPhone 6 is released. My iCloud backup was current so I lost very little. My podcast subscriptions were maintained ...
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Podcasts stay on iPhone even when asking to synch 0 episodes

I have an iPhone 4 (A1349), updated to iOS 7.1.2. I synch on a McBook Pro. My issue is that I have unchecked synch podcasts in iTunes, and yet podcasts are still listed on the phone's Podcasts app. I ...
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I have unlimited data and have "cellular data" turned on in both podcasts app and cellular- still won't download new podcasts

This seems similar to other questions I've seen, but in other ones, as far as I can understand, it seems that people are trying to download podcasts while avoiding using data. This is not a concern ...
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How to access history of podcasts I have listened to in iphone?

I don't know if this is possible or not: I would like to see the history of all the podcasts I have ever listened to. Is this possible?
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Synching progress in podcasts not synched correctly

I often listen to podcasts in my car via the dock connector and the cars stereo as well as via headphones (when I'm mowing the lawn, for example). However, I think ever since the Apple podcasts app ...
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