[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

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Can't see why this basic feature isn't implemented. Staying with Google Podcasts until this is fixed.

Music Fan

I hate not getting notified when the podcasts I follow release a new episode and I don’t know about it!!


It has been a year since the last update to this post, when can we expect this feature??? You have speed settings available for podcasts only, why not push notifications for new episodes? 5 years of waiting? 

Music Fan

This feature is working for me now.  I ended up going to each podcast page, tapping "Unfollow" then toggling the "send me notifications" feature off and on.  Not sure if that helped or not.


It's not as fast as other podcast apps... I get notifications usually 6 hours to 1 day after the episode is released.

Casual Listener
Nope, not working for me. Are you iOS or Android?

It appears to be working for me now too, and it appears to be part of the latest Spotify update (8.6.26) for iOS that was released a couple of days ago (Nevermind! I just force closed and re-opened the app on another iOS device without updating the app and it still showed up). Now when I hit the "Following" (Unfollow) button for a podcast it asks if I want to unfollow or turn on notifications for new episodes. So it could potentially be iOS specific or account specific at the moment, I'm not sure


Thanks for the heads up c_lawlz! I would have taken me much longer to figure out about it myself due to the same severely unhelpful copy-and-paste "fixed performance issues" updates notes with each app release lol


Please make this possible. Only thing stopping me making this my main podcast app.

Such an important feature/ option.


Thank you. 

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