[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.
Thanks .

Comments
matthewyo
Visitor

Agreed with previous comments that this is the single feature holding me back from using Spotify as my cross-platform podcast app. 

StrongNoodle
Newbie

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of dumping Spotify because of that lack of this fundamental feature.
It's infuriating.

StrongNoodle
Newbie

After putting up with the lack of this feature for YEARS, I have finally given up on Spotify for podcasts. I have purchased a different mobile app and remove all podcasts from my Spotify account.


Now we'll see if I use the music features enough to continue to subscribe to Spotify.

AndyTowers
Visitor

The ability to automate episode download & episode delete (after being played) is a fundamental function of all podcast apps...except Spotify. I would love to see this functionality for Spotify. The lack of this function is why my friends & family don't use Spotify for podcasts (& they pay for premium podcast services elsewhere).

Come on Spotify; this isn't 2015.

 

wildcardNS
Visitor

I have reported spotify's "no screw you" reply (link here) to the mod team as inappropriate. I suggest you all do the same so we can actually get some attention on this since they won't care otherwise.

We learn from a very young age that lying is inappropriate. They're not watching how popular this request is. They want us being fed random **bleep** and "engaging" with their app. Usability isn't even on their radar.

 

matthewyo
Visitor

Thanks, wildcardNS

 

Hey Spotify, this wasn't on your roadmap in 2017, how about an update on the priority of this popular request?

Arundas
Regular

Exactly how I can automatically download and keep up with all songs in a playlist including songs that maybe added to it in the future, I want to be able to download and keep up with all episodes in a podcast including episodes that will be added in the future. If you think about it, regularly updated podcasts benefit more from such an automatic download system than fixed music playlists.

 

Please, we need this right now, not "not right now". I'm a premium subscriber paying for the ability to download. Also, please don't treat podcasts as second class citizens in your audio library. They should have the same feature benefits music that playlists have.

 

(PS: Have you thought of bringing audiobooks to the platform?)

mikepegg2
Newbie

cmon...

jmgoulding16
Visitor

Seems silly to spend all this money gathering podcasts to the service, but not have a simple feature like this that all the other podcast services currently have.  Guess I'll continue listening on Apple.

Pinesprinz
Visitor

It would be nice if, on followed podcasts there were a automated download Button.

Like on Netflix with smart download.

 

You follow a podcast switch the auto download button on. An the first unheard and Uploaded episode will be downloaded. After every complete episode the next will be downloaded, the old one will be deleted.

Only on followed Podcasts