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  • Sue Marsh1 Level 2 Level 2

    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. 

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4

    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.

  • derrific Level 1 Level 1

    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.

  • LeeSea Level 1 Level 1

    What? I just tried this and now I have no podcasts anywhere! There are no podcasts in my music app. What am I doing wrong?

  • MikeInCanberra Level 1 Level 1

    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.

  • Katie Catherine Level 1 Level 1

    YES I deleted the podcast app on my iPhone and my smart list of podcasts are all back under the music app just like before!!!!


    Thank you Polar2100!

  • Rickem Level 1 Level 1

    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. 

  • clodene Level 1 Level 1

    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.

  • CNMNB Level 1 Level 1

    Dear Apple,


    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.

  • Katie Catherine Level 1 Level 1

    CNMNB - go into your iPhone and delete the Podcats app. Thsi will force your playlists back onto your Music app and back to the functionality you are used to.

  • clodene Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, but you cannot download new ones without the new app.  If you don't use iTunes and just download directly: this is not a fix.

  • clodene Level 1 Level 1

    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:

  • CNMNB Level 1 Level 1

    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!

  • gujamin Level 4 Level 4
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    Can you share your rant with us or post to get satisfaction or somewhere public and post the link?

  • gujamin Level 4 Level 4
    Apple Watch

    Unfortunately, they don't usually monitor the forums so they are correct: if you haven't posted feedback, do so.  Also if you are a developer, post to

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