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Plan

Premium - Student

Country

Canada

Device

Samsung Galaxy S7

Operating System

Android 8

 

My Question or Issue

My favourite podcast (I Hate It But I Love It) has disappeared! While streaming an episode, I tapped "go to podcast" and got the "there's nothing here" error. I could still see the streaming episode in "now playing" but when it ended it disappeared, too. The podcast doesn't appear under my podcast list anymore, and doesn't show up in search results. I was able to search one of their old episodes, but "go to podcast" didn't work there, either. My other pods seem fine. My app is up to date.

 

I have tried:

  • Restarting the app
  • Restarting my phone
  • Reinstalling the app
  • Searching the podcast

It's really annoying, please help!

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Re: Podcast disappeared completely

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Moderator

Hey folks,

Thanks for reaching out to us about this.

We just wanted to follow-up on and confirm the response from our Creator Support team which some of you might have already received after enquiring about why your podcast has been taken down. We're copying it below for clarity:

Spotify for Podcasters isn't intended to be used as a music distribution tool, regardless of the licensing state of your music. In an effort to enable all creative artists the opportunity to live off their art, creators who wish to share their music on Spotify should use a music distributor. We recommend using one of our preferred providers. Check out Spotify for Artists to get started.

If you're a podcast creator and are experiencing an issue with your podcast on Spotify, make sure to head over to Spotify for Podcasters.

If you listen to a podcast and are experiencing an issue with it, make sure to search the Help and Music Chat sections for relevant threads. If you can't find an answer there, then feel free to start a new thread in the Content Questions board.

Cheers!

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Casual Listener

I just had a similar problem on my Android phone. I have a premium Spotify account.

I had been listening to a podcast series for a few months and I had downloaded a few hundred episodes. Yesterday I found that the podcast "show" had completely disappeared from my library together with all the downloads. I searched for the podcast and added it to my library again but it's lost all my listening progress and my downloads are not there.

This is really frustrating. I won't be using Spotify for podcasts anymore if this doesn't get sorted out quickly.

 

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Android 9

Latest Spotify version

 

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Moderator

Hey guys,

 

Thanks for giving such a detailed explanation and for taking the effort to fix this! 

 

We aim to have a wide variety of music and podcasts on Spotify, but availability can vary over time and between countries, depending on the permissions from rights holders.

 

Keep in mind that we add new content to Spotify every day, so if you can’t find something you’re looking for right now, it may appear (or reappear) soon. 

 

Hope that sheds some light on the subject 🙂

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Man oh man.
I have the same issue as of right now. It made me so sad when I realized that my favorite "Motivational Mashup" was gone from my offline content and my played podcast. That was my vitamin for life, actually days ago they added more to that list and now they are all gone and Spotify didn't mention it. Not even a message. This is just enough for me to cancel my account and move on to iTunes, that tells you how much those Motivational Mashups mean to me. If they ever come back I will record them, old-school never fails.

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Casual Listener
My podcast is back and so are the downloads!
Thanks for fixing it. In the meantime I moved to a different podcast client but it's nice to see it's been fixed.
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Casual Listener

Hello.

I have a similar problem... But with my own podcast.

Yesterday it disappeared from Spotify.

I've sent emails to contact support, but no solution yet.

Thanks for your help.

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Regular
I noticed my own podcast also doesn't show up any more. Re-submitting I received a notice it exists already though. Emailed podcaster-support@spotify.com
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Regular
did you have dj music mix or a radio show kind of podcast?
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Music Fan

Spotify has removed all music related podcasts as they aren't supporting them anymore. 

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Regular
Where is it written?
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