- 11-02-2012, 08:47 AM #1
Any word on whether WP8 will properly support podcast downloading in the UK?
MS deliberately removed this feature in WP7. This kind of makes me pleased useless T-Mobile haven't released any updates for my Omnia 7 in the last year - so I still have the partially working Mango podcast support.
- 11-03-2012, 12:31 PM #2
Seems even worse now. I picked up an 8X yesterday... The situation is now:
- There's a podcasts option in the Music hub, which says to get stuff from the store.
- There are no podcasts on the store.
- You cannot subscribe to podcasts from the WP8 app in Windows 8.
So... unless I'm missing it, you cannot subscribe to podcasts without using third party apps if you're in the UK. GREAT SUCCESS! :\
- 11-04-2012, 03:18 PM #5
- 11-05-2012, 08:50 AM #8
Perhaps someone should get a map and show MS the differences in size and population between the US and the Rest-of-World region.
- 11-05-2012, 09:07 AM #9
I just managed to get some podcasts onto my phone... (thanks to a suggestion from @TheRomit on Twitter)
If you've not already got it installed, install iTunes (bare with me)... and find your podcast(s) in the iTunes Store. Subscribe to them, and let it download at least one episode of each.
Then crank up the Windows Phone sync tool, and import settings from iTunes. You should see your podcasts appear under the Xbox music app. From there you can then hit Subscribe, and it should automatically down your podcasts (when you're plugged into power, and on wifi). I haven't tried the last bit yet, but it let me subscribe fine.
Hope this helps....
- 11-05-2012, 09:25 AM #11
So basically the same workaround as was necessary to get podcast subcriptions working in WP7 Mango, except now we have to use iTunes instead of Zune.
It's still pathetic behaviour from MS, but at least there seems to be an option for when I move to WP8.
11-05-2012, 09:34 AM #12
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- 11-07-2012, 07:03 AM #15
- 11-07-2012, 07:21 AM #17
geoken - sorry, I missed your post... You can't seem to import from Zune. The desktop app lets you import from either Media Player, or iTunes.
- 11-07-2012, 09:08 AM #18
Of the two views, I believed your negative one more than Paul's upbeat one. He's generally 100% wrong on anything non-US.
I don't like the idea of having to connect my phone to my PC every day to sync podcasts. If I wanted a retro experience I'd have a Blackberry. Even my dreadful old Symbian phone managed to download (and subscribe to) podcasts without going anywhere near my PC.
11-08-2012, 11:18 PM #20
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Just spent the last couple of hours fighting with this and trying to get something to work. I've managed to get the itunes option working (grumble...), and held out hope for the "subscribe" button to work, but I noticed that not only will this not subscribe, but it also won't let you set options for a series like "play oldest first"... Pretty pathetic actually...
Anyone got any suggestions for good 3p apps for wp8? Really, I just want something that will download automatically (I don't want to stream-data rates in Canada are ridiculous), allow me some decent control over storage, and bookmark what I'm playing. Slapdash doesn't seem to download automatically, although it did look reasonably promising.
- 11-18-2012, 11:41 AM #22
This is terrible, so amazingly terrible it makes me angry. I love podcasts, and I have been setting up my phone until it hit me that there was no way to access podcasts in the UK.
All the 3rd party apps are really rubbish when it comes to downloading automatically - I can't seem to find any that do. I have come accustomed to having podcasts download during the night, manually doing it is horrible. Does anyone know of an app that downloads automatically?
11-20-2012, 08:40 AM #24
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I'm afraid outside the US the only way is to use 3rd party apps and all of them on WP suck! I'm using SlapDash as the moment but have to manualy download and it doesn't even keep track of my listening time. I've used PushPod on Windows 8 which is great but sadly the developer doesn't see the work needed to create a WP version worthwhile.
11-20-2012, 12:06 PM #25
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I just got my 8x today...was going to go for a run, thought I would quickly put a podcast on, then realised you can't. At all. And I am not installing itunes. If I had a surface, there would be no way of doing this at all. Plus the device rebooted just now after about 1 hour of owning it.
This is a nice device, but I am probably going to send this back tomorrow until somethin actually works.