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[Android Auto] Show Podcasts Menu in Android Auto

The podcasts menu available in the library section of the phone app should be accessible also in Android Auto !

This idea is not new, has been requested before - and has 130 votes !! Should not have been closed as inactive !!

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Android-Auto-Show-Podcast-in-Menu/idi-p/1603955

 

plus duplicates

 

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Podcasts-on-Android-Auto/idi-p/4444479

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Android-Other-Android-Auto-podcasts-menu-absent-list-s...

Updated on 2018-09-28

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

Comments
Newbie

Lack of this feature will prevent me from ever using Spotify for anything other than exclusives. By letting this feature sit unimplemented Spotify is clearly indicating their lack of concern for member satisfaction in this space. I would not be surprised if there is already a pull request to merge in  this feature and for some reason someone is not pushing the button. What a ridiculous thing for Spotify to refuse to implement. And this is obviously a clear refusal. As noted several times in these comments this feature should be trivial to implement. There is obviously a business or political reason Spotify is making the conscious decision to ignore their users in this respect.

Newbie

Well Apple are now offering a better streaming service so I'm going to find out how it works with Andoid Auto and will likely shift my subscription to that one if it does what I want.

Newbie

Was pretty surprised that I couldn't see my podcasts in Android Auto. I have to use Google Podcasts until this feature is fixed in Spotify.

Newbie

came on here specifically to request this as not only is the Podcast option missing from Android Auto it also doesn't show up when browsing library from WearOS 😞

Newbie

thanks atomhead, I didn't know there was a google podcast.  Just switched over to that for the car.  

Newbie

Is there an update on the status of this issue?  I am frustrated that I am unable to listen to podcasts on Android Auto using Spotify.  What is the point of having Spotify Premium if you are unable to use it?

Newbie

I heard that Google Driving Assistant will come this summer and will probably replace Android Auto (https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/05/08/assistant-driving-mode-comes-to-android-this-summer-making-...).

Let's see what happens with the Spotify app on that driving mode of assistant.

Newbie

any news on that?

Newbie

Hi all

 

There appears to be specific Podcast menu in Android Auto now. It uses Google's own program, so no need to use Spotify anymore.

 

B.R. Mikko

Newbie
There has always been other options. Doesn't solve the problem of being
able to listen to your music and podcast from one platform.