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modehead Level 1 Level 1

I just upgraded to IOS 6. Podcasts are no longer in the Music app, but in their seperate, terrible, laggy, featureless (including no ability to create a playlist) app.


Because podcasts aren't in the Music app, I can't add podcasts to playlists, which *****. How are we supposed to make a list of podcasts while using the Nike+ stuff now?


Can I add podcasts to a playlist? Please tell me this isn't as bad as it looks.

Solved by bigkevh on Sep 19, 2012 8:08 PM Solved

Removing the Podcasts App doesn't work for me either.


EDIT: After closing the music app from the background, this does work! You even get play speed and 15s skip buttons in the Music App for podcasts. Functionality restored!


Message was edited by: bigkevh

Reply by Patrick Mcavey2 on Sep 19, 2012 1:40 PM Helpful

I have the same problem. Cannot add a podcast to a Music playlist on the iPhone. And the Podcasts app does not even have a playlist fuction. That is a serious loss of functionality for podcast listeners.

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  • Patrick Mcavey2 Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem. Cannot add a podcast to a Music playlist on the iPhone. And the Podcasts app does not even have a playlist fuction. That is a serious loss of functionality for podcast listeners.

  • mbmgibson Level 1 Level 1

    Indeed. As far as I can see :-


    Functionality before iOS 6:


    * Make a playlist of podcasts I want to listen to on a long car journey.

    * Call it "MINI1" so it shows up on my Mini's car audio system when I plug in my iPhone.

    * Connect iPhone, close glove box, drive.

    * Arrive several hours later having listened to many good podcasts in the order I wanted.


    Funcitonality after iOS 6:


    * Get entirely frustrated looking for a way of making a playlist of podcasts.

    * Give up.

    * Start Podcasts app, connect phone, close glove box, drive

    * Twenty minutes later, podcast finishes.

    * Attempt to choose next podcast by reaching into glovebox and fiddling with stupid app while travelling down motorway.

    * Crash horribly and die a flaming, horrific death.


    I'm fairly sure this isn't an improvement.

  • modehead Level 1 Level 1

    This is insane. Why didn't they just leave Podcast access in the Music app?


    I use playlists that include podcasts and music when I run. Well, I used to.  Can I revert back to IOS 5 maybe? I'm going to seriously miss this feature on my phone.

    If it ain't broke...

  • Patrick Mcavey2 Level 1 Level 1

    I also cannot see how dying in a flaming crash is an improvement. It sounds terrible.

  • humphreys007 Level 1 Level 1

    This is something that is definitly going to have to be fixed. For a long bike ride or a long run setting up a playlist for me is very important. I like to mix songs and lectures, sermons, or other podcasts into the mix. For me to have to listen to music, stop and go to another app is not good functionality.


    As it is, the only workaround that I can find is a pain in the butt: Pick your podcast on your computer and drag it to the desk top to save as an MP3. Up convert it to above the threshold for being on the cloud, load it on the cloud as a song and then switch iphone, ipod or whatever to iTunes match and then add it to a playlist from there.


    Please fix this.

  • Joe Konton Level 1 Level 1

    While I don't mix other audio with podcasts, I do use playlists to control the order that podcasts will play. I usually sort putting news podcasts first, especially those of a local news radio station, then I put my "hobby/interest" podcasts in the order I want to hear them.


    Now, I don't know if it will even play more than the episodes of a single podcast before I have to start playing something else, and it won't play in the order I want anyway.


    I'm thinking I won't upgrade my iPad until this is fixed.

  • Patrick Mcavey2 Level 1 Level 1

    Where do we send feature requests to Apple?

  • sl149q Level 1 Level 1

    Bloodly **** indeed.


    Give us back podcast playlists in the Music app.


    The podcast app is just stupid.


    In the meantime how do I go back to IOS 5.

  • Joe Konton Level 1 Level 1

    Someone on Twitter recommended a $1.99 app called iCatcher!.!-podcast-catcher/id414419105?mt=8 It has good reviews and I am giving it a try. It's not perfect, but it's better than the podcast app.

  • Estebano Level 1 Level 1

    I got all bent out of shape for a minute

    Even wrote feedback to Apple saying how disappointed I was.

    Then I figured out all you have to do is change the media type of Media Kind to "Music" and, like magic, your podcasts will appear in your playlists. You can manage everything from the PC and once you have your playlists arraganged go select the files on your ipod/iphone/ipad and "Get Info" go to Options and change the Media Kind from Podcast to Muisic.

    Not the end of the world.

  • Shoutingboy Level 1 Level 1

    As a runner, I'm greatly annoyed by this. For long runs, I'd routinely create a playlist with a mix of podcasts and music. Now that functionality's gone. Yeah, yeah, I can come up with hackish workarounds if I'm at my computer (like changing the "media type" for the podcasts), but something which was quick and easy, is now (at best) inconvenient and laborious and (at worst) impossible.


    Apple, please allow us to add podcasts to playlists in the Music app! At least, make it an option we can turn on!

  • Joe Konton Level 1 Level 1

    I just tried Estebano's suggestion and I've lost the abilty to play podcasts at either half speed or double speed. I use double speed a lot. And the 30-second skip back isn't available for music either.

  • Patrick Mcavey2 Level 1 Level 1

    Do you have to change each one to music? Before you run each sync to you have to tend to each new podcast?

  • Joe Konton Level 1 Level 1

    You can put them into a playlist, select the whole playlist, Get Info, and change the option from podcast to music on all at once.

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