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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
Randy_Marsh
Visitor

Jamie still puts snippets of his episodes on YouTube.

j345
Visitor

Yes, plese enter new function about push-ups with new podcast epizodes!!

Randy_Marsh
Visitor

Looks like I have to rely on the YouTube push notifications on Joe Rogan's YouTube channel and hope that Joe continues to post highlight clips on his channel bc that's the only way I will know of a new episode.  For other podcast, I have to manually look bc they aren't on YouTube.

Flixy
Casual Listener

Okay I feel like I have to leave Spotify for podcasts soon. That’s such an easy feature to implement and here it takes years to approve the idea as good and probably years on top to implement it. I’m really angry and disappointed 😒

Johan_e_fox
Newbie

Så viktig funktion som jag behöver dagligen. Synd att denna funktion inte blivit löst 

ATGM
Music Fan

Now Deezer has added notifications for new podcast episodes, so I guess I am switching to that for podcasts too.

Flixy
Casual Listener

I switched also. Such a shame but when Spotify doesn’t want me as costumer I’m going. That’s such an easy feature to program.

ATGM
Music Fan

That is something that seems so essential to me that it should've been implemented before the first podcast episode was ever uploaded onto their servers. I have no idea why it still is not available... It is literally as important as the play button.

Sbjones13
Newbie

Just so you're all aware, I reached out to Spotify on twitter about this issue. They responded with the following " Hey there, thanks for reaching back out! Checking out the community links, it appears our teams have marked it as a good idea, but we're afraid we don't have any more info on this. We can only recommend waiting on more support for this idea. The more votes an idea has, the more likely it could be implemented into the app. We hope this clears things up /JF" 

 

So it's obviously a good idea. Not sure how it's been sitting in the queue for them to make it for so long. 

CaseZero
Newbie

Do you currently use push notifications for a different podcast app? If so, can you describe how you typically use them? Do you enable them for all of your subscribed podcast shows?

Yes, I use push notifications with Pocket Casts for my top "can't miss" podcasts. I usually jump on and listen to podcasts when I get the new notification. Very important to get this update, or I'll miss episodes because I rarely go back with some podcasts.

 

Why do you think they are useful, what problem are they helping you to solve? How is your experience using podcasts now that you don't have notifications on Spotify?

It's a great reminder to listen in weekly or daily to the podcast. I see that Spotify started sending a weekly notification for the Joe Rogan Experience, but it's not the same experience with a show that's 2-3 times a week. I want a notification at the time it's uploaded because that's usually a better time for me to jump right in and listen to it.