Add skip forward/backward, next track/prev track buttons to "playing now" mini player at bottom
Add skip forward/backward, next track/previous track buttons to the mini player display you see at the bottom of the screen when a podcast is playing and you are in the app.
Currently, this mini player at the bottom only shows the podcast image, title, episode title, episode length, progress, and the play button. It would be helpful to add the skip forward and backward button there at least.
If I'm navigating around your app while playing something and I want to pause it or go to next track, I have to click on the display at the bottom of the screen to open the "playing now" screen, then I select my action.
My suggestion would reduce number of steps and also allow you to stay on the same screen so you aren't bouncing around multiple screens.
This is a better user experience, not just in my opinion, but also with regard to brain science.
If you can get something done without leaving the screen you are in, it's better. Fewer steps, smoother user experience, less disorienting.