Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 5:37 AM (in response to Tara Cravens)
I used a Smart playlist to play podcasts on my iPhone, and it worked really for me until the Podcast app arrived and spoilt the system.
As an alternative to using the workarounds above or otherwise struggling with the new Podcast app, try downloadig the free Soundhound app from the App Store. I cannot take credit for this, it was suggested by Garrulous in this thread (see post dated 26 September 2012);
It works for me. Simply download the app and play. No other adjustments are needed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 6:35 AM (in response to Sue Marsh1)
Yes, lack of playlists in the Podcasts app is a disappointment.
The next version of iTunes is coming out this month. Hopefully, there will be additional upgrades to the mobile apps that permit use of playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to Sue Marsh1)
Wow this is a really great alternative. I have been using Soundhound since you suggested it and find that I can enjoy what benefits there actually ARE in the Podcast app AND keep my playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 11:14 PM (in response to LeeSea)
Did you force quit the Music app on your iDevice?
Double tap the home button, then find the Music app in the list of running apps. Hold on the Music app until it wobbles. Hit the minus to quit it. Re-launch the music app and check your playlists again.
If this does not work you may need to re-sync your device with iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to Tara Cravens)
Trying to find my podcasts while driving was not a good experience. I did not even know there was a podcast app.
Here is what I did when I got home:
I removed the podcast app, powered down and turned on my iPhone and my playlist had returned. I just needed to make sure it was in chronological order and everything was back to normal. I guess Apple doesn't care enough to warn us when they make changes that break the functions we are accustomed to using.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Rickem)
The problem with trying to go back to the original set up is: your podcast playlists are there but you have no way to update them. This podcast app is awful. It is really buggy. It is slow and very unsatisfactory for an Apple product. I have not seen any comment by Apple. I am sure I am not the only one who submitted feedback.
One more thing. My iPhone is stand alone; I have never synced it with iTunes. It is not a convenient option for me. I just want to use it the way I used to.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to Tara Cravens)
Why did you decide to kill my MAIN use of my iPhone? I want my playlists back and I want to listen to them in my car. I spend hours commuting, and I want to listen to my podcasts without fiddling. Is that too much to ask?
The **** phone was expensive. It ought to work You should not make it WORSE.
Please fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to Tara Cravens)
I was talking to support (another unrelated AppleTV issue). I mentioned the podcast app and what a nightmare it was. I told him I was surprised there was no comment as there has been such a heated discussion going on. I thought it was a bigger issue than maps. He told me that everyone should make a post to feedback. This would be the best way to show our displeasure? I thought they would be monitoring there forums but, hey, what do I know.
Let's post in mass to: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to clodene)
I submited a rant on this subject to the forums, which Apple removed, with the suggestion that I submit feedback
So I did.
Please, everyone elso, submit feedback.They need to know that they really messed this one up!