Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Chszak)
I had the same problem. That was just one of the galring problems with this worthless app, such as not supporting playlists.
The workaround was simple: I deleted it from my iPhone, with no intent of ever installing it again.
After you do that, restart your phone and the iTunes app will handle all the podcasts again, just like it did and as it always should.
In all seriousness, the people behind this app should lose their jobs.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to Chszak)
The problem is caused becase you have the music app open, probably because that is how you used to listen to podcasts, and the pod cast app open. If you close the Music app the Podcast app will continue to run like you expect it too. That is why powering off works, but no need to go that far just close the music app and it works great too. Please remember to close the app you actually need to:
1. make sure you are NOT in the music app
2. double click the button so your screen slide up and shows you the apps that are running
3. put your finger on and hold it on the orange itunes icon for the music app, this is just like you would do to move the icon on the regular screen.
4. after a few seconds the app will shake and have a sign next to it, CLICK that and the app will actually close.
This is still a bug that needs fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to ATOMIC_BOY)
I deleted the Podcast app as well, and restarted, and tried to download a podcast from itunes on the iPhone and it says "Podcasts Required- You must have podcasts app to download this content."
Is there something more I have to do to get iTunes to download podcasts on my phone? (unsyncing something, change versions of something)?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to sinodux)
Ah, right, that makes sense, I will have had music app running when I was using the podcast app. its a pity the two apps dont talk to each other so that its easy to manage between the two.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to Chszak)
Just want to express my frustration. De podcast app only plays when it's on screen. You can't multiply task with it, as soon as you press the home button, the podcast stops playing! Unfortunately the 'switching off the music app' did not work for me. It kept pausing.
I simply don't understand how and why Apple brought out an app which is so unbelievably badly designed and riddled with bugs. I paid for iCatcher, it works, many more options, more control. The Apple Podcast app is an insult to podcast lovers.
Lift your game Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to Chszak)
I too have this problem. It pauses even if no other app is running. Restarts sometimes work, mostly don't. I deleted the app from the phone and itunes, redownloaded, and it still is not working.
Great job apple. I listen to podcasts 90% of the time. Now you broke it with the crappy app. Thanks a lot.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to Chszak)
It seems to me deleting the Podcast app is unnecessary. Here's what worked for me. I asked my 17 year old who told me to look at the setting and to turn off the Shake to Shuffle setting under Music. After I restarted, the problem went away.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 6:30 AM (in response to Mr_Matt)
My shake to shuffle switch was off. Maybe someone who hasn't deleted can switch the switch back to on, reboot, then switch it off, then reboot, and see if it works. Pretty annoying to go through all this to stop a podcast from pausing. I am glad I can use the original Music app again!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to halorune)
I didn't delete the app, but tried the hard reset, then I tried turning off the shake to shuffle option (with another hard reset), and I could listen to the podcast uninterrupted. I tried it out for a couple minutes successfully, then I docked the 4S on my speaker dock, and it starts having problems again with the stopping.
edit - Both before and after the reset, I had no other apps running in the background.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to Chszak)
I just also wanted to add my frustrations to this list. I keep having the Podcast app repeatedly pause at random intervals. Sometimes once a minute, sometimes over and over, seconds in between. Getting really frustrated. I have tried powering off my iPhone and also shutting down music app while Podcast app is up. Still having this issue. If Apple is going to push Podcasts to a new app, make sure the app isn't busted, please!
On iPhone 4S with iOS6