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Lost podcast progress

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Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Devices

iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, MacBook Pro

Operating System

iOS 12.3, Android 9.0, macOS 10.14

 

My Question or Issue

Pausing a podcast for more than a few minutes before resuming causes the progress to be lost and the podcast to start over. Podcasts tend to be long and episodic in nature and losing progress is an impediment to listening with Spotify. This issue has been in Spotify since podcasts were introduced to the platform. 

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Re: Lost podcast progress

Visitor

I have this same issue on my Galaxy S8. It's been a thing off and on for the past 2 years for me, but happens much more often now. Making me consider switching to Apple, this issue has gone unaddressed forever. I've tried all of the supposed solutions like uninstalling and reinstalling, but nothing help . 

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Regular

I have a Galaxy S8 and an iPhone 8, both have the issue. It does not seem to be different across the platforms in my experience. 

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Casual Listener

I also have this on my OnePlus 6 (Android 9.0, OxygenOS 9.0.8, Build 6003_22_190801, Spotify 8.5.21.754).

 

It's extremely annoying as I listen to numerous different podcasts and pause them frequently as I do different things, such as connect to my car's Bluetooth, doing different tasks, etc.

 

If I switch to another app and come back, more often than not it will forget my progress when I switch back to the app. It's also the same if I force close the appnd reopen. Sometimes it will remember my progress, but that is a rarity now.

 

It has become much more frequent over the past couple of weeks, compared to say month and longer ago, forgetting the progress would be a michore infrequent occurrence.

 

I have reset/reinstalled Spotify as per the instructions and it's still the same.

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Newbie

Please solve this. This is very annoying. 

 

I have identical problem, also with OnePlus 6 (android 9).

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Re: Lost podcast progress

Visitor
I’m having the same issue and have for quite some time on various devices. When will this be fixed?
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Newbie
It's irritating as **bleep** on galaxy s9 plus. When I pause podcast for a few minutes and switch to different apps it loses progress. It happens randomly so propably it's not so easy to reproduce but please work on it. I don't want to install another app for podcasts.
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Visitor

Similar/same issue, but I also notice now that the iOS app (iphone Xs+, iOS13) does not retain position when switching between devices.

 

AKA I listened to 1.5 hours of a podcast on my Echo, then when getting in my car, it started the podcast from the beginning. Same happens when going from desktop app to phone. 

 

Premium with all Spotify Connect stuff set up

 

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Newbie

Same here without switching devices.
iPhone 11 Pro - iOS 13.2

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Casual Listener
Same issue on last iPhones, I don't think it is platform dependent but just a lack of any tracking capabilities there.
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