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Issues in podcasts app

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Oct 8, 2012 1:03 PM

In general I like having podcasts in a separate app from music. Being able to manage subscriptions through the app is great. I also like

the visual style of the app quite a bit. However, like others here, I'm having some troubles with the app. They are:

 

1) Downloads stall on "Preparing to download...". Killing the app and restarting it doesn't help. Sometimes the download will start on its own,

other times I need to restart the phone before the download will work.

 

2) Sometimes podcast episodes that I've previously marked as played start showing up as unplayed. I'm assuming this happens when the list of episodes is refreshed. Its ver annoying to be told that you suddenly have 200 unplayed episodes. I'd love to mark them all played, but sometimes I have a handful which are legitimately not played. Losing the markers of which I've heard and which I haven't is very annoying.

 

3) You NEED to have a control to disable streaming over cellular. Especially since the app will automatically start playing the next episode, and streaming it if its not already on the phone. This will acrue massive data usage if you're not careful with it. I would actually prefer it if autoplay of the next episode was either disabled by default (like in iTunes on Mac) or at least optional. Sometimes I just want to get to the end of an episode and stop, and not play the first 10 seconds of the next episode then have to do some fancy dance to stop it, and return it to the starting position for next time.

 

4) The icons to pause / resume the download of episodes are strange. There's a square stop button to pause then a double-bar pause button to resume.

Why not standard play/pause buttons?

 

I realize this app is very new, and that there are bound to be growing pains. I appreciate the work you've put into it so far and I'm anxiously awaiting fixes for these. Thanks!

iPhone 4S, iOS 6

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