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[Podcasts] Automatically save offline new Podcasts and remove completed Podcasts

Add the ability to have a podcast you follow automatically downloaded and deleted once you've listened to it all the way through.

Updated on 2022-12-20

Hey folks,


Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.


We're happy to announce that this feature is now available on all platforms. Our developers have worked their magic backstage and made this possible now! 


The frequency of removal of episodes can be adjusted from the cogwheel icon in "Your episodes". 


Once again, thanks for helping us make Spotify better, by participating here on the Community.


Without this feature Spotify is not functional as a podcast player. It was a waste of my time to follow any podcast on my phone with Spotify. I use Waze daily for my long commute and I also listen to podcasts to keep me sane. Spotify as a functional offline podcast app would have been a good fit. Instead the app is a big disappointment. 


To be honest i'm shocked this is around for so long i just got the idea and searched up for this here. And serously how already sad ist just an very important feuture for an seriously Podcast offer that has to be implemented. I dont think it should to much work eihter i mean if an song is added to a playlist, you downloaded, it is automaticly downloaded to only what should be added then download the newest x and delet the oldest one when a New one is out.


ESPECIALLY with the addition of the Joe Budden Podcast, seems like Spotify is making a serious effort to improve its podcasting platform. With that being said, why wouldnt they seek to actually overhaul the podcasting sectin of their app? Auto Downloads, notifications of new episodes, a seprate section for podcasts. Its a no brainer that would bring even more listeners to their platform!!!


this is a basic requirement, I managed to use Spotify for all of 5 seconds before I realised it didn't have this feature.


Would definitely like to see this feature added. It is the only thing keeping me from moving from the iPhone podcast app all together. 


What an easy feature to not implement. Every podcast app does this. Essentially the entire city of NYC needs this since we are underground for 95% of the time we would listen to podcasts. Make it easy. I was excited to switch to Spotify for Podcasts until I realized this didn’t happen. 


Yes please, its an absolute MUST HAVE for any Podcast player. 


I love Spotify.  Use it everyday, have for years.  Own stock.  That said, the fact that they are attempting to be a podcasting app without this feauture is a JOKE.  Nobody wants to spend 5 minutes in spotify manually downloading current podcasts on wifi before their commute.  


Hi, please reconsider this feature. It is considered core functionality in Overcast, Apple Podcast and most other players. Please assume that many of your listeners are travelling or out of free wifi range. Thank you!


Definitely agree - I would switch entirely from Google Music to Spotify for podcasts if this was implemented.