Show the PROGRESS of a download, not just an animated icon.
It is extremely frustrating to have no idea if a download is stuck, if I am having a wifi error, or a 4G error, or if the file is just huge, or what. Either add a download manager, or SHOW the download progress on the screen like Google Listen did.
This suggestion is similar as this one: https://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/forums/211997-general/suggestions/4115748-add-a-download-manager
Please go vote for it.
Right now you can see the progress of you downloads just by looking at the notification.