I swear to Jobs, if one more person is suggesting to start on your mobile and continue on desktop without reading the thread, I'm going to freak. Every week I get an email with this nonsense. What are people hoping for? Virtual Spotify forum points?
The current state of things: - Still no desktop functionality for listening to podcasts through Spotify
- Still no official acknowledgement that this is an issue
- System so broken that Spotify exclusive podcasts (there's only one German production I know of) are distributed through an official playlist instead of the Spotify podcast system - Still no support for podcasts on the Windows App I assume (Switched back to Android because of many app ecosystem problems in Win Phone)
Solution: Buy Pocketcast mobile and webapp. It works on all devices, you get all podcasts that are openly available or you have the feed URL for, it synchronizes your listening between devices and it's a one time payment and no subscription.
That might be true for some platforms, I can't really comment on anything but web app and Android, so far synchronization has worked fine for me (3 months used) and better than other podcast apps I tried. I don't want to wholeheartedly endorse Pocketcast either. There's many things they can improve on for sure. AFAIK the web app has a two week trial so you can decide whether it works for you. It is still unarguably better and less broken than the current state of the Spotify integration and their developers reply to queries quickly in my experience. I did not mean for this thread to take this turn. I would prefer seamless integration across platforms in Spotify still. That does not seem to happen anytime soon though.
And its been what 3 years since this feature was launched on mobile? Look if you're not going to do it for whatever reason just say so already. If there's a service you'd rather us use on desktop then do so.
It's amazing how this sucks. At least 2 years and still no solutions...
I don't have the section on desktop nor Android (not one of the privileged countries...) but the features are there (it looks good on the web and even better on the desktop - with a progress bar) but it is hidden in all search...
But for some reason, I see featured podcast on Discover page (without a header or anything)
I have to use google to look for Spotify content and bookmarks to save it. That's just an awesome UX. Maybe next will be a feature to send us music on cassettes or CDs.
New Spotify subscriber here. I'm not going to read the entire thread, but by the looks of things, Spotify desktop doesn't actually have a podcast feature yet. That being the case, it would be great if Spotify didn't waste users' time trying to find and use features they're promoting: https://support.spotify.com/uk/using_spotify/features/podcasts/
If you're having troubles finding them with these steps, we'd recommend making sure that they are available in your location. If they are, a clean reinstall of the app on your device by following the steps in this Spotify Answer should do the trick.
Don't hesitate to start a new thread in the related Help Board if you need help or have questions. We'll be happy to lend a hand!
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