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why won't my podcasts play oldest first?

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Tom Boucher Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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Apr 5, 2013 6:40 AM

I like to listen to my podcasts in the order they are published, oldest first.

 

I have the My Podcast section set to "Play Order" of "Oldest First".   Every one of them (17 different podcasts, checked each one)

 

I have a Play List, called 'Unlistened'.

 

It's settings are:

 

Play Order "My Podcasts"

 

Include "all"

 

Unplayed only is on, all podcasts are chosen.

 

It plays newest first, and I can't figure out the pattern of what's the next one it goes to.   I want what i had with the previous version, oldest first regardless of title.

 

How do I do that?  if I can't, why the heck not?   Why Would I want to listen to news out of order?

  • Tekneek Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 20, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    Last time I was testing the Podcasts app, I went to the very bottom of the chronological list of podcasts and started playing the oldest one. When it finished, the app started playing the next higher one on the list (second oldest), then moved up one (the third oldest), and so on. This seemed to be an undocumented way to play podcasts from oldest to newest. Give it a try.

  • Tekneek Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 1:16 AM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    I decided to give that app another try last night, because I really do want to use it (would be nice to have the device updating without always needing to be synced with my laptop - plus having my iTunes folder on an external drive means iTunes content is not always available). I saw the exact behavior you were discussing. This is clearly by design.

     

    If I can figure out a way to get around this, I will let you know. Sorry for wasting your time with the previous response.

  • Brian Rossman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    Play lists have an order setting.

     

    The options are:

    podcast order - order shown on the main page

    manual - drag them around

    newest first - just what is says

     

     

    And oldes... Wait no oldest first? Was the intern drunk?  How can a company like apple let this slip past QA?

  • Scott 28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    I have my "Sort Order" set to "Oldest On Top" and  "Play Order" set to "Oldest First"

     

    There are 3 hours each day, each in a separate podcast.

     

    It plays them in order by date but, within each day, it plays them "most recent" first.  So it plays the 3rd hour, then the second hour, then the first hour.

     

    And, there's no option to change the order other than "Oldest first" or "Newest first"

     

    Who's in charge of fixing this app? 

  • mcclured123 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    Agree with Tom. Apple needs to add the ability to have the order of the episodes within each podcasts be oldest to newest. I think that news podcasts are the best example. Sometimes you don't get to listed to all of the news you download and the next day you still want to hear it before you hear the new news so you can "catch up".

     

    The updated Podcasts app is wonderful in every way except for this as far as my uses go.

     

    PLEASE APPLE, ADD ONE MORE SORT ORDER FOR THE EPISODES WITHIN PODCASTS IN "MY STATIONS"!

  • zappe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2013 2:16 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    Still hasn't fixed this in teh new version, useless

  • david267 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    If you are playing podcasts from the app, start at the bottom and each will play sequentially, except

     

    If you are using the On-The-Go feature it plays from the top to the bottom.

  • zappe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 25, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to david267)

    No, it won't play the oldest first.

  • linojon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 2:23 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    Ditto. Need an oldest first option.

  • nobrainer440 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 10:34 PM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    Yep, now that iOS 7 has forced me to use the Podcasts app, my old playlists that I used to sort my podcasts Oldest First are totally useless. Apple, please fix this. It's terrible.

  • Hoopcheese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to nobrainer440)

    Having the same issue, plays the 9:00 hr first then the 8:00, this does not work. Before IOS7 I had deleted the podcast app and still used itunes. It was fine but apparently you cant do that with IOS7.

  • Hoopcheese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to Tom Boucher)

    thanks for your help, it shows in correct order on my MAC however it still shows in reverse order 9:00 first and 6:00 last on iphone.  I think I am getting close

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