[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 🙂


It's frustrating when listening to meditation podcasts, for example, when I am going to sleep. I'll wake up in the middle of the night or in the morning and the podcast episodes have been playing the entire night, using up battery life on my phone. Disabling autoplay for music has no effect on podcasts, so I would like to know if there is a way to disable the podcast autoplay function.


I am cancelling my Spotify subscription because of this.  It's totally unacceptable.  I am over it.  If you ever implement this feature I will consider coming back.  Until then you will not get anymore of my money.  I am soooo tired of trying to figure out what episodes I have and haven't listened to.  It boggles the mind that I pay for a service and it won't let me decide if something will play after listening to the one episode I want to listen to at that particular time.