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Podcast app doesn't work with iTunes this made me want back to 5.1.1

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Beterhans Pan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 28, 2012 9:41 AM

Apple may want to make podcast more popout. they made a NEW app "podcasts"

but I start to hate apple to do this just like the iOS 6 maps.


the new Podcasts app is desinged to be work alone (without iTunes)

it can download subscribe find,  ok that's cool but it just won't work with iTunes. maybe apple have data shows more people are iDevice centered.


But I'm an iTunes centered user. I use iTunes to search subscribe download and DELETE Podcast that I've watched. and I LOVE THIS WAY! I DON"T WANT MY PHONE TO Manage or store podcasts!


back to iOS 5. every moming, I sync my iPhone with my iTunes, 1 new unplayed podcasts from every show was synced to my iPhone. and I play them on the way to my company.

at night I watch some other shows on my mac. them sync with iPhone. all played podcasts will not remain on iPhone, and marked as played in iTunes and ready to be deleted. iTunes only keep 4 episodes.   all things is automatic. but iOS 6 Changes everything.  It won't works with iTunes, and music can't play podcasts anymore. I have to Manually subscribe on iPhone again! and Manualy delete on iPhone and Manualy delete on iTunes.


THIS IS TOTOALLY Unacceptable... for me. My phone or iPad have very limited spaces, and 3G data plan.

Use iTunes means, no 3G needed, download only once!

Use Podcast app and sync over iCould means 3G data and download as the same number as yours devices. for me I have to download a  same show for 3 times.


I Hope there is some way that can make the old music app back.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • sgardiner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree, i tried to do what i always do at my office today on my ipod touch, connect to the wifi at the end of the day to download new podcast episodes for my subway ride home, and instead, iTunes with the ios6 update installed yesterday won't let me do that, it tells me i need the new Podcasts app, fine, i go install it, and then when i go back to music, it tells me my podcasts are moved, i go to the new app, so over i go.  The new app is slow, crashes twice trying to get into it, i can't see any way to make a playlist, i managed to download some new episodes, but can't see how to make a playlist still.  I found out how to delete it (and doing so brought back Podcasts and my podcast playlist to the music app, huzzah!!)


    The Podcasts app is not the quality i want from Apple.  I like my ipod, i really do, but it seems Apple is convinced that whenever they make a change they think will make things better, they delete old ways of doing things that work for us, the real people in the world using their devices.  I like the notion of a stand alone app for finding and downloading podcasts, but why does that necessitate removing them from the music app to play since primarily i download all my new podcasts at night, listen to some on my computer while working at home, put them in an itunes playlist in the order i want to listen to them, then sync each morning with my PC to have whatever i haven't listened to in a playlist so it can play all day at work while i'm there.


    Hopefully Apple can learn from this and the ongoing Maps debacle to maybe not be so quick to tell their users how we have to use the devices, and instead spend some time listening to how we use the devices to make our experience better rather than enforcing how they want it used on us.

  • skrems Calculating status...

    The POS app won't even download podcasts anymore. I listen to the A&G show and under the itunes (5.1.1 OS) the podcasts downloaded perfectly fine.

    Now I'm forced to use this stupid podcasts app and it downloads what looks like 99-100% and fails out saying it was unable to download - at 15mb each this is 60mb for the 4 episodes a day wasted. bandwidth isn't unlimited anymore so now apple is cost me money.

    Well, not anymore...this is the straw that broke the camels back - hello galaxy s3!

  • CadMonster Calculating status...

    Ok, next question. I used to be able to download a podcast directly on my phone then have it sync back to the computer when I got home. Now, if I remove the podcast app, get my music setup the way I want, then try to manually download a podcast from iTunes on my iPhone, it tells me that I can't do that. That I HAVE to use the podcast app to download onto my phone. So, is there a way to take the podcast app off, make the music app play podcasts AND be able to download podcasts directly on my phone?

  • sgardiner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, and that is the reason everyone hates the Podcasts App aside from its overall slowness and lack of Playlists.  Whatever change they have made to the on-device iTunes, it blocks downloading podcasts there and tries to force you to use the Podcasts app, which then doesn't let us listen to podcasts in the music app playlists like I want to (and it seems many others do too).


    Apple has decided for you that the only way to download a podcast to your ios device now is through their buggy and lacking functionality app Podcasts.


    Hopefully Apple will back off and restore the way things worked under ios5, though my more realistic expectation is a forced change that there won't be a way to back out of coming.

  • robocub1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    What exactly do you mean by...

    1. Remove Podcast app from your (iOS Device and) iTunes! ???


    How do you remove Podcasts from iTunes aside from unchecking Show Podcasts from the General tab in iTunes preferences.

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (Crucial C300)
  • Nederlandse Calculating status...

    Thank you! I was so frustrated with the new podcast app and apparent lack of support on iTunes on my iPhone. Now, I have podcasts back in iTunes on the iPhone - thanks to your post. I am not sure I would have figured this out on my own. Really - I can't express how much frustration you have just freed me from.

  • Oirud Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I hope everyone on this thread is aware of the problem with home sharing your iTunes library (including Podcasts) in iOS 6. Simply put, it's broken. If your Podcast app issues dovetail with this (i.e., under iOS 6 you have to take up RAM on your iThing in order to listen to podcasts using the new dedicated app and home sharing now longer includes podcasts), please use an Apple feedback page and let them know your problem and/or displeasure with this "improvement" (read "major bug"). I have read on another thread that a member contacted Apple Support by phone and the problem was unknown on Tier 1 support and was escalated to Tier 2. Keep the pressure on 'em and hopefull this will be fixed. . .SOON.

  • Evilee13 Calculating status...

    Dude, you're a genius!  Thanks so much.  That podcast app put me in a bad mood everyday.  No more!

  • Quincy R. Calculating status...

    Podcasts App is the worst decision ever!

  • MariaFromManchester Calculating status...

    Thank you so much Pan for posting your solution on how to remove the disasterous Podcasts app from my phone. I've now successful reinstated podcasts in my iPhone music app.  Much appreciated.

  • Oirud Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    But can you use home sharing from your Mac to stream podcasts to your iDevice? I still don't see any of the suggestions here working (on my configuration, at least). Just because the podcasts are still in your iTunes Library and you have home sharing enabled doesn't mean it works.


    KEEP THE PRESSURE ON APPLE. Call Tech Support and don't let go until they escalate it and give you a case number!

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