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[Podcasts] Push Notification for new Episodes

All of us Podcast lovers would definitely welcome a push notifications for new podcast episodes. Please consider! 

Updated on 2020-05-04

Hi everyone!

Thanks for bringing us your feedback in the Spotify Idea Exchange.

We're marking this as a 'Good Idea'.
Please know your feedback is reaching the internal teams at Spotify, and they're aware of the votes around this idea. We'll continue to check out the comments here, too.

If there are any updates, we'll let you know.

Thanks

Comments
Full_Speed
Newbie

I really want to continue using Spotify for podcasts, but without features like these its making it very hard.

mattwillmart
Visitor

Haven't listened to JRE in ages because I don't know who the guests are or when the episodes come out. What a damn disaster this is.

BlindMango
Visitor

Does it really take *check notes* over 3 years to add push notifications to the app for when there's a new podcast episode? If you really want people from other platforms to move over to this one, Spotify really needs to ensure essential features like notifications (which bring them back into the app) are working.

 

Adding things like a comments section for podcasts (which is YouTube's huge advantage) would also be great, but seeing that it takes 3 years to get new episode notifications, I can tell that things like that are sadly a long way off

BonomonTheGreat
Newbie

Wow, use Spotify 100% for podcasts but without this feature I’m considering switching - I miss episodes of my favourite podcasts all the time and I was shocked it didn’t have a notifications for podcasts when other apps etc. have it as standard. 

3k4peikos
Newbie

I've found a bootleg solution to get push notifications for Joe Rogan new podcasts. Just install app PodBean and follow Joe Rogan experience podcast. It INSTANTLY uploads there his podcast too as soon as it's up on Spotify. And on PodBean you can enable push notifications. I still use Spotify for watching his podcasts because it's a bit more convenient. Also sometimes new JRE podcasts on Spotify dissapears for couple hours and then reapears for no reason (good example is recent Brendan Schaub episode) but on PodBean once the pod is up it never dissapears. 

James4118
Newbie

Surely you can ask a couple of employees who listen to podcasts how they find the experience? I have to come to the app, find the podcast I want to listen to, and check to see if there are new episodes available. Having a stream or area in the app with your followed podcasts and showing unplayed episodes with notifications is what you need to get me to switch from apple podcasts. It's such a pain that I can't listen to JRE elsewhere but you offer a substandard experience. Not a good way to get people to make the switch. 

miikaa_
Casual Listener

C'Mon! We need this!

Flixy
Casual Listener

I'm sick of it waiting for such a basic feature. Bye Spotify. Stop resting on your marketshare!

Franmartinezn21
Visitor

I need that for sure! It is great idea to be alert pf new episodes. Other podcast apps already set yo

this option and it si amazing

TylerABurns
Music Fan

i want notifications about my podcast. I am missing out on when podcasts are being released!! my food and drink podcast has released episodes that I had no idea they released!!