Podcasts downloading super slowly

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Podcasts downloading super slowly

avargish
Casual Listener

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iPhone 7

iOS 13.5.1

 

Whenever I try to download podcasts, they download extremely slowly for no reason at all. I have tried restarting phone e, reinstalling Spotify, going into airplane mode and back out, but it still takes like an hour to download 1 episode. Music and songs will download normally, but podcasts will take forever. What can I do to fix this? Please help!

 

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Bellchambers2
Music Fan
How long do the podcasts go for?

avargish
Casual Listener

The podcasts are about an hour long each

echamp31
Visitor
I also have this issue, and it is for the Spotify app only - I have other podcasts apps I use where the download takes 1 minute, but for Spotify exclusives it can take up to an hour for each 1-hr episode. Sometimes I have to restart the download 3-5 times. It also only saves progress in a podcast about HALF of the time. Really not happy, and my favorite pods are Spotify-exclusive.

GermanB
Newbie

Same issue here with iOS 14.7.1 on iPhone 11 Pro with app version 8.6.58.1030.

Each podcast is ~45min long and it takes up to an hour to download it.

Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for the posts.

 

If you're experiencing this issue still, we'd recommend running a clean reinstall of the app, as described in this Guide.

 

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions. 

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