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Podcasts Incorrectly being marked as 'Played'

Podcasts Incorrectly being marked as 'Played'



Country: USA

Device:(iPhone 11)

Operating System iOS 14.6


When a new Podcast comes out. For instance one came out today that I have NOT listened to they are automatically showing as 'Played'.

This is happening on my MAC desktop as well as mobile App.

What is going on here? 


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Hey there @gabep500,


Thanks for the post!


We'd recommend you try logging out Everywhere to force sync your account with the servers. 


Also, send us a link/URI to the podcast episode in question, this will help us investigate why this might be happening.



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I am having the same problem across different podcasts and it shows episodes played fully or halfway.
For example, I recently started a new podcast and had listened to a couple of episodes, after opening the app the next day to pick up where I left off- a whole bunch of episodes I had NOT listened to nor even opened showed as played or halfway played. I have noticed this bug for the last few weeks.


Hey @signepikkat


Thanks for reaching out about this and welcome to the Community! 


Just to confirm, have you tried logging out everywhere by following the steps in the link @Alex sent previously? 


On another note, would you mind checking if this happens across devices or only on a specific one? Additionally, sending us the podcasts' URI where you noticed this behavior would come in handy. 


Lastly, could you let us know the exact make/model, operating system and Spotify version of your devices?

We'll be on the lookout. 

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