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Podcasts: Pick up where I left off?

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Hi everyone,

Hope this isn't a silly question! ‌‌ I can't figure out how to get my Podcasts to "pick-up where I left off" when listening in reverse order in the Spotify APP.

 

I like to listen to new Podcasts starting with the "Oldest to Newest" so I can listen to all the previous episodes and eventually catch-up to real-time. However I also like to use the app for music.

 

If I'm listening to a Podcast set as "Oldest to Newest" but then come out of the Podcast and listen to music, when I go back to the Podcast it doesn't have an option to "pick up where I left off" - this only seems to be possible if listening in the order "Newest to Oldest".  So the only option is to scroll through all the old episodes I've already listened to to reach the one I was up to previously.  This can be really frustrating when you're are listening to a podcast with hundreds of episodes as I am at the moment.

 

Am I missing something obvious?! (maybe in my settings or is this just an error in the app?! I don't have this kind of issue in my Audible app, I appreciate this is a completely different APP, but I can go in and out of any Audiobook or Podcast and it remembers exactly where I was up to.  But in Spotify it only seems to remember when the order is "Newest to Oldest" only.  Any help?!

 

Plan

Premium

Country

UK

Device

(iPhone 13)

Operating System

iOS

 

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Hey there @Este11,

Thank you for posting in the Community!
Podcasts can be sorted by Date and by Played/Unplayed. So if you have them sorted by oldest to newest and you have listened to all the old episodes, you should see the one you have reached if you turn on the Unplayed filter as well 🙂

Let us know if any questions arise!

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Hey there @Este11,

Thank you for posting in the Community!
Podcasts can be sorted by Date and by Played/Unplayed. So if you have them sorted by oldest to newest and you have listened to all the old episodes, you should see the one you have reached if you turn on the Unplayed filter as well 🙂

Let us know if any questions arise!

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Hi Vasil,

 

Thank you so much! Seems so obvious now I've tried it! Didn't realise I could use both filters simultaneously.  This has solved the issue - thank you for taking the time to reply 😊

I can’t filter by Played. I can only filter by unplayed. 

Hey @Yaboiiz,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

In this case, just to confirm, are you trying to sort podcasts from a cellphone, a computer, or another kind of device? It'll help us a lot if you let us know this detail. 

 

On another note, can you let us know the Spotify version you have running on said device? 

 

We'd like to add some additional insights. If you're trying to sort a specific podcast from a cellphone, you can see the filter options at the top of them:

 

If you select Sort, you'll see 2 types of filters: 

 

If your from a computer, you'll see the sorting options like this:

On All episodes you'll see the unplayed option.

 

Keep us in the loop!

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I’m using the iPhone iOS mobile app version 8.7.94


I have many half played episodes.

It’s really hard to find a partially listened to episode from 2 years ago. I’d have to scroll past many episodes to find it. It would be great if we could sort by completed episodes or by half played not finished episodes. 

Hey @Yaboiiz,

 

Thanks for getting back to us and sharing your feedback! 

 

Seems like the Community folks have already gathered on a similar feature request and have created an Idea about this. If you'd like to see that option available, go ahead and check this idea here. Make sure you leave a +Vote to support it, so that it would have a better chance of being considered, as Spotify always strives to improve your experience.

 

Please note that even if an idea is currently set to “Closed - Not Enough Votes” you can still add your vote there and we revisit those ideas on regular intervals. It might be that their time would be right in the future!

 

You'll also find all the relevant info about our Idea Exchange and how the Community feedback gets implemented here if you'd like to know more about the topic.

 

Cheers! 

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Hi everyone! I have the same problem, I see and accept this as a solution, but isn't it a little bit frustrating to select all these things every time before starting listening? Can't you just add a button to "pick-up where I left off", please? 

Hey @annabo,

 

Glad we could help 🙂

Your suggestion is quite good by the way! Maybe you could post it as an Idea in the Ideas board :?
If it gathers enough votes it might actually get implemented 😄 (only make sure it adheres to the Idea Exchange guidelines over here 🙌🏼)

Cheers!

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