[All Platforms] [Podcast] Individual Autoplay Settings

I think Podcasts should have different settings for autoplay than music. With music, the most desired way to listen is to proceed to the next song automatically without having to select one. But that's not the way podcasts are generally consumed - it is a more deliberate process. And particularly because the default sorting of a podcast is to display them with the most recent podcast first, it's quite a disruption to listen to a podcast all the way through and it begins to play the "next" episode - which also happens to be an older one that you've probably already listened to. There should be a setting that users can select to only play one podcast at a time. When the podcast is done, I want to manually select which episode of which podcast to listen to next, not have it chosen for me - and I would bet that's a pretty common listening pattern.

Updated on 2018-12-23

Marked as a new idea and edited the title slightly :)

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Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2018-12-23

Marked as a new idea and edited the title slightly :)

Looukas
Gig Goer

Agreed on this. Autoplay of the "next" episode—which is most likely the previous one you've already listened to—also makes it end up marked as listened through only 1 minute or so, instead of marked as fully completed, which then requires some redundant housekeeping.

DEwerlow
Newbie

Yeah, I agree... in a way. For individual podcasts I'd probably want to have it this way but for the "unplayed episodes" list - which lists all the unplayed episodes from all of my subscribed podcasts I do want it to autoplay - if the "unplayed episodes" would be in reverse sort order (oldest episodes first and then autoplay the second oldest and so on) that is!! As it is now it's useless and I'm not using the podcasts feature in Spotify just because of this (I'm using Acast just because). Spotify: please look at Acast and how their solution around this works.

 

Of course an option to toggle autoplay or not would be most optimal in any of these cases.