As it stands, the video playback of longer Podcasts absolutely drains the battery of your device. Disabling Canvas does not help with this. Using other alternatives to listen to Podcasts, I can listen all day for 12 hours & still have a lot of battery left for my phone. With Spotify's video playback on JRE's long podcasts, it absolutely kills your battery.
Please give us an option to disable video playback.
Updated on 2020-09-15
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