Podcast progress is not working correctly on the desktop app. When I finish an episode, the next episode will play but the progress bar still shows zero progress. The mobile app displays progress correctly. I can sometimes manually slide the progress bar towards the end to keep track of what I've listened to, but that sometimes resets to zero, also. If the desktop app had an option to 'mark as played' like the mobile app, then this wouldn't be that big of a deal. The main reason I use Spotify for podcasts is the ability to use both desktop and mobile apps, but this is really a nuisance. I have tried a clean install, but no improvement.
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We can confirm the right team are aware of this, and they're looking into it.
If you’re experiencing this issue we'd suggest you try a clean reinstall first and if that doesn't help, make sure to add your+VOTEand leave a comment with your information below, so that the tech team can investigate this further:
Your device and its OS version.
The exact Spotify version.
Is this happening with any podcast or only select ones?
Any screenshots or screen recordings you can provide illustrating the issue.
In the meantime we'd recommend keeping your Spotify app up to date to guarantee you’re rocking all the latest features and fixes.
You can also try changing the 'Filtered by' option from All Episodes to Unplayed Episodes. The episode that you finished playing may disappear despite the progress bar being grey.
Thanks! We’ll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we have any updates on this.