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Cross device synchronization

Would be great to be able to synchronize subscriptions, playlist, read status, ... between devices

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AdminXavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
started  ·  AdminXavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) responded  · 

The next couple of versions will focus in getting reed of any existing issue, then I will resume working on this feature.
I may have found a solution to handle the charge necessary and which might not cost too much.

Once a first beta with basic subscription syncing is available I will study the impact on the servers (and the cost), then I will add more syncing step by step, in order to sync the read status, favorite flag, playback progress, …
Hopefully I’ll be able to add this feature in the free version

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I keep hearing the only apps that offer cross device synchronization are Stitcher and Pocket Casts, and the user experience is better with PocketCasts. Making the switch!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I moved from PA to PocketCasts because of the lack oft cross device synchronisation. I'd come back immediately, as soon as there was this option.
    Podcast addict is just the most powerful Podcast app out there!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lack of cross device sync is the one big flaw with this otherwise great app. I were hoping that this function should have been added by now.
    Very annoying! An update from developer would be much appreciated.

  • Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to sync my phone and tablet. I donated through my phone (not that it matters). Thanks!

  • Серега Филатов commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with previous comment. Even just SFTP/WebDav would be cool. Or any cloud service like Dropbox/Google Drive/Yandex.Disk, it should be not hard to implement and costs you literally nothing.
    This is really a must-have feature.

  • DJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm here to say what the rest have said, i enjoy this app the most but without cross sync for my android devices it becomes a deal breaker.

    I shouldn't have to start all my podcasts on my phone when i might be using my tablet later for work while i listen, let us sync please. I know features take time but this is 5 years now.

  • JP Well commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just bought Pocket Casts for the sole sync option. Sad for you as PA would have been my go to app.

  • ekarnots commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    4+ years and still no sync! I have switched to Podcast Republic, which has syncing and seems to have most of the features of PA. Its really a shame nothing had been done about syncing. This could have been a great app. Gh good luck!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I finally made the leap to Pocket Casts after 6 years with PA. I'll miss a lot features of PA, but device sync was starting to outweigh all of those benefits.

  • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I will probably move on if this doesn't get resolved soon. Too bad since pa is awesome but no sync is just a deal breaker in this day and age.

  • Narq commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Xavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) commented · March 11, 2014 15:53

    "This feature will be added in 2014. But it requires a lot of work server side and also to find a solution that won't cost to much... So it will take a few month to implement it"

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why not sync the data to Google Drive on Android, and whatever cloud service is naturally available in iOS? This should have zero cost to you, since it uses bandwidth and space from the user.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really, really, REALLY don't want to leave PA and find another podcast app and have been putting it off hoping you would offer a solution.

    You have a really good app that has won out over all others I've tried but the ability to sync between devices is a big enough issue that I'm afraid the time to move on is coming soon. I'm patient but not 2 years patient.

  • Ramanash commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Does wnyone know if this is being worked on? It would be very nice if they could give some kind of answer.

  • John (JK12) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wow. I'm actually happy this hasn't been added in the past 5 years. Was really pulling my hair trying to figure out which podcast app to go with. No device sync is a huge deal breaker for me. Addict not even considering it for 5 years....think I'll go with one of the many other apps. Liking pocket casts so far.

    Thanks for not doing anything, PA!

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