Apple podcasts not updating

26-Sep-2019 20:46

Instead, it grays out the episodes I haven't downloaded and makes me hunt through my podcast subscriptions on My Podcasts or the Unplayed list to find the few episodes that aren't grayed out.

Unless I downloaded recent episodes that sit at the top of the Unplayed list, a good deal of searching is required before I come across a downloaded episode.

Apple's Podcasts app is no longer the worst app Apple ever made, as my colleague Rick Broida argued years ago.

This comes in the way of extensions to the feed format podcasts use to list their available episodes.

For me, the app's serviceability makes it all the more maddening. I am battling to stay below my data cap each month, while also attempting to avoid seeing the "Storage almost full" warning on my i Phone.

The Podcasts app offers little help on either front because of how poorly it manages downloads.

(Since podcast feeds are just text, other podcast apps will be free to follow Apple’s lead and also alter how they display podcasts based on these tags.) Users will be able to download full seasons, and the Podcasts app will know if a podcast is intended to be listened to in chronological order—“start at the first episode!

”—or if it’s more timely, where the most recent episode is the most important.

This comes in the way of extensions to the feed format podcasts use to list their available episodes.For me, the app's serviceability makes it all the more maddening. I am battling to stay below my data cap each month, while also attempting to avoid seeing the "Storage almost full" warning on my i Phone.The Podcasts app offers little help on either front because of how poorly it manages downloads.(Since podcast feeds are just text, other podcast apps will be free to follow Apple’s lead and also alter how they display podcasts based on these tags.) Users will be able to download full seasons, and the Podcasts app will know if a podcast is intended to be listened to in chronological order—“start at the first episode!”—or if it’s more timely, where the most recent episode is the most important.If there are no problems, you can click the “refresh feed” link.