Cross device synchronization
Would be great to be able to synchronize subscriptions, playlist, read status, ... between devices
Just a heads up regarding the latest version of the app. It doesn’t provide cross device syncing yet, but it allows you to sign in to your Google Drive account and have all your data automatically backed up to make sure they are safe at all time. It also makes restoring the data on a new device really easy.
You can go into Settings/Backup to enable this and sign-in
Robin Hatter commented
I would love this feature. Podcast Addict is a great app (best app for podcasts in my opinion) but the lack of cross device syncing is what keeps it from a full five stars for me. While I understand it's really difficult to do, it would be so, so, helpful.
Pretty please? It's been nine years...
Osiris Berbesia commented
I think that this idea is complete.
Aaron Canen commented
I come back occasionally just to check up on this. Until it's completed, I'm sticking with Google Podcasts. I'd love to head back to podcast addict =(
l absence de synchronisation cross device et la limitation à 1 mous de radio france m ont obligé à passer sur pocket cast puis app radiofrance. je regrette Amèrement podcast addict!! lebackup sur google drive n est pas la solution! je souhaite retrouver automatiquement liste et points de lectures...merci
Hal F. commented
So this feature suggestion is now over 9 years old. Curious to know if it's actually going to happen?
Víctor José Pérez Ruiz commented
The app is awesome, don't get me wrong, and the best I found by years until now, but the cross-device synchronization is a big deal since long time.
While you're working on it, could maybe be implemented a daily check and restoration from the already existing daily backups on GDrive? It should be just automate the restoration process but it'll be a nice workaround for a lot of us meanwhile. Also a nice touch if we can choose do it only by wifi.
Kevin Shields commented
Suggestion: Fund raise for this feature. Set a "cost" and allow the community to contribute to the funding (sort of like GoFundMe or Kickstarter).
Yes, I want this feature that much... it would be so helpful to have my podcast addict client on tablet and phone "sync" - I use the phone during the day and the tablet at night (tablet has a much bigger battery and is not connected to a cellular network that might bother me while sleeping).
So this feature is huge for me.
But I understand it would likely require a totally new database architecture which is scary as all get out...
This is the 2nd highest requested feature by a lot and this thread is 5 years old so it looks more & more like they aren't going to add this feature. Backup and restore is clunky at best and its more useful when moving to a new device rather than a daily device swap.
I would venture most people that have 2 phones like myself, 1 is work and 1 is personal and they aren't going to be the same phone which is where the clunky comes in. Different version of OS, different storage paths, etc.
They need to add it or say they're not going to do it and lock this thread and change the status from started to closed.
Has this been completed.
I can't figure out how to do it.
Says 7 years since started
Says testing done 7 years ago.
I start to listen to a podcast at my house on Tab and then when driving want to listen to the rest.
Podcast not selected or status of the listening.
What about a simple PodcastAddict webapp to allow us to manipulate our own database's content, from a computer.
This would be useful to deal with the "jewels" heard while listening on the phone:
- browse replay quickly
- check / add bookmarks and notes
- download favourites and export parts of them (notion of "quote" that could complement the bookmarks) - cf. Derek Read's suggestion
This could perhaps be an interim feature until the "full cross-device sync" comes to life.
Micah Leier commented
Xavier, have you considered adding gpodder support? That would let you sync also to desktop and iOS apps. It's the one feature PA is missing and it's almost enough to make me, a long time pro user, switch over to that other app.
This would definitely be a nice feature. I have multiple devices that I can use, and an update on played and downloaded audio/video from one device to another would help.
Brad Morton commented
The very cool way to do this would be if the 2 devices can see each other on the LAN, then they just sync directly and bypass cloud.
I sometimes use my tablet for Podcasts because I'm lazy.
Phillip Taylor commented
I wish I had known that cross-device sync was not available before I purchased this app.
Josh Rice commented
I'm used to this feature in doggcatcher and use this daily please add soon trying to find a new podcast app
Germán Martín commented
It is a great step. When I install a new ROM or get a new device I had not to forget to back up my podcast settings. No it is automatic. Thanx
Thorsten Albrecht commented
The problem is not to backup up the podcast data to a cloud drive or to something else. The problem is to be able to use different devices when listening to your podcasts and to be able to continue them at exactly the last time code. Therefore it's only necessary to synchronize the actual time codes. This would be enough - and that's exactly the same what Pocket Casts is doing (which I use normally because I need this feature).
In contrary to this concept it is NOT necessary to synchronize everything, i. e. downloaded episodes from one device to another. This would take too long, would use too much storage space and would probably fill up other devices which not much storage left. Perhaps this is the most important point to clarify talking about the feature "cross device synchronisation".
It's a great function. Thank you for letting us know!
Mitchell Hedrick commented
From Xavier's most recent response/post, it sounds like PA is inching closer to cross-device synchronization. The day cross-device sync is available, I'll switch back from Pocket Casts and become a paid user. Sooner the better.
Do most of those who have voted here need true sync of all the things mentioned in the suggestion?
I suspect that Xavier has got very stuck trying to make a proper bi-/multi-directional sync work. It's surely a challenge. So I have suggested a simpler goal which would (I hope) be simpler to implement and therefore more likely to be implemented successfully.
If you think that my suggestion would be adequate for you, please give it a vote. The message would be "This would be good enough. Better this than waiting many more years for full multi-platform sync."