[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 2019-10-18

Hey folks,
Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!
We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
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Comments
Boone8466
Visitor

Why isn’t this a feature? Seems easy to add from my standpoint.   If I’m running, I don’t want to stop to find a new podcast when I finish each one. 

bondi1
Newbie

Also wondering why this still hasn’t been implemented after 6 years….. such an obvious and necessary feature. 

cour10e22
Newbie

The functionality to control when podcast episodes are removed from the Your Episodes playlist is now available on the apps, but I'm not seeing it available on the Mac desktop app...which is weird. IMG_6655.PNG

Markhansen240
Newbie
It’s still not automated. That is the basis of nearly any other podcasting
app
cour10e22
Newbie

@Markhansen240 What do you mean not automated? This setting will automatically remove episodes from Your Episodes after they’re played (or other time settings).

Markhansen240
Newbie
I updated my app this morning and still don’t see that setting, however
what I mean is that other podcasting apps automatically download the newest
episodes and then delete them after you listen. That way you have a rolling
set of podcasts that updates week to week to listen to and the only thing
you have to do is follow them. Even if they did add the setting to delete
after listening, which I don’t have, it doesn’t automatically download the
new releases and that is years behind other platforms
cour10e22
Newbie
Oh yes, that is absolutely true that they don’t have that capability yet. I’m not sure if you’re on iOS, but I see a little gear icon when I’m on the Your Episodes screen that allows me to set the setting for removing the episodes.

Honestly what is more problematic for me is not wanting to use Spotify for podcasts at all, but now I have to if I want to listen to certain podcasts. I would much prefer to use Overcast for all my podcasts because it’s a dedicated podcast app that has a ton of advanced functionality. Spotify should at least let other apps access their “exclusive” podcasts. It’s not like you have to have a paid Spotify account to listen to podcasts anyway, so I’m not quite sure why they have to be only available via the Spotify app.
hytea
Newbie

Playlists have the auto-download feature. Just turn a user's followed podcasts into a playlist....

Markhansen240
Newbie
It’s not automated and I’d rather not have my phones storage full of 1600
of joe rogans three hour podcasts
rustybowow
Casual Listener
And does that autoupdate as new episodes are released?