Questions tagged [podcasts]

Podcasts are a series of media files that are released episodically.

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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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How do I keep the iTunes Video Window from resizing

When watching videos or podcasts in a separate window in iTunes (10.4.1) OS X Snow Leopard, my preference is to place them at the bottom right of the screen. This is so I can keep browsing and working ...
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How do I reset iCloud podcasts syncing?

So, since I updated iTunes to version 11.1, my podcasts library went a little crazy. Some episodes were deleted from my Mac and all episodes are now marked with the little blue pin (saying they're ...
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How to delete a podcast episode without advancing to the end

I listen to podcasts on my iPhone X. Sometimes I want to delete a podcast episode mid-listen and not finish it. I can see and delete unplayed episodes or fully played episodes, but cannot figure out ...
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How to delete / mark as played multiple podcast episodes played in iOS11

My podcast app decided to mark as unplayed 200+ episodes of a podcast I have listened to for years. In iOS11 I'm not even sure how to mark these as unplayed individually anymore, let alone altogether. ...
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Podcasts no longer play sound

My podcasts played fine two days ago, and sound works on other apps. My podcast episodes are fully downloaded. One I listened to two days ago and was halfway through when I paused it, but now it ...
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iPhone podcast app for binge listening to large back catalog?

Can anyone help me find an iphone podcast app that has features that allow efficient browsing through podcasts with large back catalogs? Specifically I would like to be able to go through the list of ...
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Why doesn't iTunes allow to search for podcasts related to Uyghurs?

It just occurred to me while trying to locate an old podcast on Uyghurs that iTunes doesn't allow to filter your podcasts based on that word, but allows to filter podcasts for other words such as ...
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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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Disable Cloud/Download Podcasts in iOS 11

I sync an iPod Touch with the latest iOS (11.2.2) to the latest iTunes (12.7.2.60) on Windows 10. I download and delete podcasts manually in iTunes. I have podcast playlists in iTunes, but since ...
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Recently Played section of Apple's Podcast app not working?

I recently switched back to Apple's iOS podcast app, and it looks like the Recently Played ("Nylig spilt" in norwegian) section is not behaving properly. I can't make sense of which podcasts/episodes ...
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Is there any way to set default Podcast display order in iTunes 12.5?

I have to set each individual podcast to "oldest to newest" when I would like this as a default. This would not be such a big issue except that iTunes unsubscribes me from an average of one podcast a ...
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Downloaded podcasts not being saved on iOS, unavailable when offline

I'm subscribed to a podcast using the default iOS Podcasts app. Whenever I open it and see a new episode I click both Save Episode and Download Episode. It does download the file but then it still ...
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iTunes synching of played podcast episodes between OS X and Windows 7

I've got iTunes (always latest version so currently 12.2) installed on both, my Mac at home and my work PC running Windows 7. Having both iTunes apps synched to the same account was always a great to ...
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Itunes does not play podcast

Yesterday I downloaded the 64 bit itunes for my PC in order to play a podcast. I am unable to hear any of the podcasts. After I click play nothing happens. No audio. nothing
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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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Itunes doesn't want to dispose played podcasts

I have a Podcast settings: ‚Keep all unplayed episodes‘ but Itunes doesn't want to dispose those played ones. There are only 9 new unplayed episodes and 19 fully played episodes are fully to dispose....
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iOS: Other music app via dock connector

I have an iPhone connected to external audio equipment via the dock connector. The phone is equipped with three apps for playing audio: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. I would like to use ...
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Itunes: Edit RSS Podcast URL

I added a RSS feed to my favorite paying podcast. Recently I changed the password. Everytime I update the podcast it asks for user and pass. No mater how many times I enter it and select "Remember ...
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My iTunes media files sometimes randomly get deleted

My iTunes media library is located on an external hard disk. Occasionally when I try to play an old saved podcast episode, I will get this alert box: This means the file was mysteriously deleted (or ...
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How to add podcasts manually to the new Podcasts.app on macOS Catalina

I'm on macOS Catalina (10.15 Beta (19A471t)), and I'm trying to add manually downloaded podcasts that I copied from an iTunes library (from a different machine) to the Podcasts.app on my mac. I ...
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Adjusting volume in car switches iPhone to music

Since our phones updated to 12.2 my wife and I have both experienced the following problem in each of our Toyotas - when listening to a podcast (on Stitcher) if we adjust the car audio volume the ...
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Why are the stars not visible in iTunes?

I want to rate a Podcast and had a hard time finding the stars which are not displayed in my macOS iTunes. Using Windows I managed to find out where they are. Is this disabled in macOS iTunes or is it ...
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How can I force iTunes to sync downloaded podcast file to iOS

So, I'm doing some tinkering with editing podcasts before syncing to my phone. iTunes downloads the podcasts, then I grab them from finder and make edits to the audio. Afterwards, I can preview the ...
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How do I tell iTunes to NOT mark podcasts as “Skip when shuffling” by default?

I have a Smart Playlist that selects a set of music and podcasts for me to listen to throughout the day. However, iTunes decides it's a good idea to check the "Skip when shuffling" checkbox for all ...
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How can I get rid of a podcast?

I am desperately attempting to get rid of a podcast, but iTunes continues to resurrect it. The podcast I am trying to get rid of is the NBC Nightly News (Video). These are the images of what it looks ...
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Iphone out of space due to duplicate podcasts?

My iphone 4s (iOS 7.1.2) is out of storage space. After spending time pruning old podcasts from my iTunes manager, I began to 'browse' my iphone. I can see on my iPhone many identical podcasts. ...
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How to remove podcast from home lock screen?

Is it possible to turn the podcast home screen to off? Currently if I lock my phone, the last podcast I was listening to is displaying and if I accidently press the start button it turns on. I don't ...
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How to give access to podcast statistics in iTunes connect?

I want to give another account access to my podcast statistics. I found this manual which quite closely describes what I want, but it is meant for apps, and I don't see the "Users & Roles" menu in ...
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Can I sync podcasts from the iPhone to my PC's iTunes? (not the other way around)

Back in the iPod days, I used to download podcasts in my PC with iTunes, then sync them to the iPod. Now that I use an iPhone, I download the podcasts directly on the phone, but I'd like to sync them ...
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Podcasts won't play automatically

In iTunes, I download podcasts and put them into a podcast playlist. This list consists of episodes of many different podcasts. I load my podcast playlist onto my iPhone. How can I get my iPhone to ...
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What happened to audio pause when maps navigation provides direction?

I know I'm not imagining things because I actually wrote an article praising this behavior on the iPhone. Previously, when playing voice audio (e.g. podcasts), Apple Maps (navigation) would pause the ...
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Podcasts no longer available?

I went to listen to a podcast this morning on my iPhone SE (iOS 12.2) and something badly broke. The "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" podcast that was partially played from earlier in the week showed at ...
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How can I determine how much storage is required for a specific podcast?

I want to download some podcasts for offline listening/viewing, how can I determine how much storage they will take on my device before downloading them?
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iTunes: display chapter list in MiniPlayer

The newer Music player in iOS shows chapters, but I can't find a display of the chapters in a podcast... (you can use the Chapters menu to view and pick, but I am looking for a display option).
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iOS apps for sleep detection

I love listening to podcasts (also frequently) when going to bed, so what happens rather often is that I fall asleep say 10 minutes into a 1-hour podcast. It's then inconvenient next day to remember, ...
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Disable podcast playing on locked phone

iOS 11.4.1 on iPhone 8+ When I have a Podcast on pause, turn phone off and put in my pocket, it will often start playing again. I realized that even though the phone is locked, there’s still the ...
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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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Why can't I skip ahead on a song or podcast in iTunes?

All of a sudden, while playing a song on the itunes store or a podcast on the podcast store, I can't skip ahead to a specific time. When I click ahead, the cursor reaches that location, then ...
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Prevent iTunes 12 for Windows from stopping podcast update

There are some podcasts that I listen to infrequently, but when I do, I want to listen to all of the previous episodes. After I stop listening for a while, however, iTunes stops updating automatically....
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How can I “allow simultaneous downloads” but only for different podcast sources?

I have subscribed to some 40+ different podcasts. Occasionally, I am off-line for a few days, so some daily podcasts have several new episodes when I get back. If I select 'get all', iTunes tries to ...