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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6 iPod
With iOS 6, podcasts no longer show up in the Music app, if you have installed the Podcasts app. But if you like to make playlists of podcasts, the Podcasts app doesn't pick these up. If you want to get your podcasts back to the Music app, and be able to access playlists, just delete the Podcasts app. Podcasts will show up after you tap More in the Music app.
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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: blackketter on Sep 24, '12 08:09:04AM

THANK YOU! The new Podcast app is terrible, even after the update and I thought I had lost Podcasts completely from the Music app. Now I can go back to my smart podcast playlists and all is well!



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: allanBook on Sep 24, '12 08:29:23AM

I was wondering why I still had "Podcasts" in the Music app menu, and now this post confirms I made the correct decision in deleting the Podcasts app from my iPhone ;)



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: MtnBiker on Sep 24, '12 09:48:09AM

Thank you. I listen more to podcasts than music and was irritated that the I could not longer use the music control buttons (double click with screen locked and pause/stop on earplugs) to control my podcast listening.

Although it appears I may have to manage my podcasts more actively.

PS When is Macworld going to let us see the posting we are referring to when we're commenting?

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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: dilvish1984 on Sep 24, '12 11:53:26PM

There are a lot of valid criticisms* that can be made regarding the Podcasts app, but I think you're piling on a little here. Your particular criticism doesn't appear valid. The Podcasts app works just fine with the double-tap home button shortcut and the earbuds controls, and as far as I can remember, always has.

*The terrible track record it has correctly updating subscribed podcast listings is hard to put up with, but not yet a deal-breaker (for me at least). I have a lot of hope that Apple will continue to fix these problems, though I'll sign on with anyone complaining that they released this particular app way too soon and are taking much longer than is typical for Apple in bringing it up to snuff.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: MtnBiker on Sep 25, '12 05:46:35PM

The double clicks work while in Podcasts. But if you use another program or don't listen to podcasts for a while, when you click on the headphone "clicker" you get the Music app, not the Podcast app.

I mostly listen to podcasts and before I would get my podcast (or music if that's what I had last listened too) back. Now I get music and have to find the Podcast app and relaunch it and usually I've lost my place and have to find the podcast I was listening too. The latter could happen before too, but now I think it's guaranteed. A step backwards for my use case.

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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: tpressman on Sep 24, '12 11:32:58AM

Another great hint that I accidentally found this morning is that you can leave Podcasts installed to download new episodes but also use the Music app to listen to the podcasts (and get that better performance.

Here's how:

1. Download your podcasts using Podcasts app
2. Launch Siri and tell her, "play podcast '[your podcast name here]'"
3. Siri will reply with, "Here is your '[your podcast name here]'" and start to play the podcast in the Music app.
4. If you open the Music app, you will see the playback controls in the "Now Playing"

Thanks, Siri.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: andrew_zinn on Sep 24, '12 12:38:34PM

The only problem with this hint is that "Get More Podcasts" in Music doesn't work but instead refers you to download Podcasts.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: nbyrne37 on Sep 24, '12 02:30:22PM

Where can I get the "Music" app for the iPhone?



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: battis on Sep 24, '12 06:36:25PM

You may need to do more than delete the Podcasts app. I had to "force quit" the Music app as well, and then my podcasts reappeared in it.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: oschrenk on Sep 28, '12 09:54:40AM

Confirmed.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: agbasher on Sep 27, '12 07:49:51AM

I have deleted the Podcast app and force quite Music app but still do not have Podcasts available in the music app. Any help appreciated!!



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: jfaughnan on Nov 10, '12 07:37:53AM

After deletion I had to shutdown my phone and restart to restore my Playlists. Force quit Music alone wasn't sufficient on 6.01.

This is the Hint of the Year for me. I was ready to do a hunger strike in front of the Cupertino campus. This is a Canary in the Coal Mine move by Apple; there's more gone wrong there than we know.

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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: Iqon on Oct 02, '12 04:29:47AM

I actually had to create a user to thank you for this hint! The requirement of the Podcast app has been THE problem I've had with iOS6 (not maps, the redesigned App Store or anything else). I'm so glad to find out that you can still access podcasts in the Music app. The Podcast app is horribly slow and hard to navigate. I much prefer the Podcast integration and player in the Music app.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: Evvie on Dec 19, '12 07:24:09PM

Yes thank you all for your Wonderful hints. This has been a life saver. My podcasts play beautifully in the music app now thanks to you.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: fmaon06 on Dec 23, '12 10:44:44PM

I'm not sure if anyone is still having trouble with this, but I found a way to create a playlist that will shuffle the podcasts and music.

1. Make sure that the option to sync podcasts directly onto the iPod is chosen.
1a. To do this, click on the "iPod" tab in the top right corner, then the "podcast" section, and then click on the box that allows for syncing. Click on "done" when finished.

2. Click on "file" in the top left corner, "new" and "smart playlist" that matches the rule of "plays is 0."

3. Your music and podcasts that have NOT been played should come up in this playlist now!
3a. If you want to add ALL of your music, go to the music tab, highlight everything, right click, and then click on "reset plays"

4. If you try to play it on your iPod and shuffle at this point, it may separate the podcasts and music into 2 different playlists for some reason. This was very frustrating.

5. To overcome this, highlight everything in the playlist on the computer. Right click, "get info" and then "options."

6. If "skip when shuffling" is clicked, UN-CLICK it. This should allow for podcasts to show up on the iPod with the music when shuffling.

7. Sync iPod as usual.

You can download and delete podcasts from it's own tab in iTunes, and it should directly affect this playlist. I suppose this upgrade is easier in the long run, but it was a pain to figure out.



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: gyrrep on Dec 29, '12 11:36:02AM

Does anyone know how to get the Music app on an iPod Touch 4th gen to mark a podcast as "played"?



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Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6
Authored by: wickwood on Mar 16, '13 07:44:58AM

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I spent over a half hour on the phone with Apple trying figure out a way to do this. They had no clue!

You don't know how essential this is to me!



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