Currently Being ModeratedApr 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.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to Tekneek)
If you do a playlist, it doesn't do that. It used to hop by date through them if you played from the podcast list. If you use a playlist it plays all of one podcasts newest to oldest. Annoying that they changed it and broke it. Sole tests would have caught that.
I've even deleted and created new playlists.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 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.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 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?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 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?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 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"!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 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.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 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.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 8:48 AM (in response to Tom Boucher)
OK. I have been monkeying with this because I can be rather obstinate abou things. I first tried opening a bug using Apple's sytem but was closed as 'working as designed'.
So I spent a lot of time messing around with the settings.
here's how I got it to play in the right order.
1) Create a new 'Station'
2) For settings Do:
PLay Order: My Podcasts Order
Media type audio&video
(the last two don't matter, my list is called 'all unplayed')
Then, under the podcast if you set it to under the settings:
Keep 'All Unplayed' is what I use
Sort Order Newest on Top
Play Order Oldest First
when I did that, it started playing in the right order for me. This combination was the final one that worked, I tried quite a few. Seems to be how they intended you to do it.
Now, if it'd just sync betweens iTunes/Multiple iOS devices correctly, I'd be content.