I don't understand why folks are giving this app such bad reviews. I've upgraded to Pro back in 2012 and its been a daily companion since then. It has the most logical layout of any of the podcasting apps with advanced features that let me auto build the playlist. The one thing that was frustrating to me was that I recently started using it over Bluetooth in my car, and it kept pausing. It turned out that a setting needed to be turned off (Settings/Player Settings/Automatic Pause or Resume/Pause on Headset Disconnect: set to unchecked). Once I fixed this it worked great. If BeyondPod isn't working quite the way you want, there is a good chance there is a setting set incorrectly.
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i'm sad to say i'm going to have to find a new podcast app as beyondpod has become Beyond Frustrating. on the other hand, i'm glad to see i'm not alone here -- and it's not just me. BeyondPod *used to be* my favorite podcast app, literally right up until yesterday. yesterday, my phone crashed and i lost *ALL* of my feeds. i've rebuilt my feeds, but now the app is *incredibly* buggy. - playlist does not automatically play the next episode (i've double and triple checked to ensure i have it set up to do so, but it's not) - sometimes it just stops playing in the middle of a podcast for no reason whatsoever. it just stops. - sometimes, when this happens, if i hit play, it will start playing the episode from the beginning of the episode *and* from where it left off. if i stop the playback, the "ghost playback" continues. if i close the app entirely, the "ghost playback" will continue playing. i once had TWO ghost playbacks going at the same time. i had to open and close the app three times to get all of the different audios to stop.
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I was like most reviewers a happy paid customer for many years (11?12?), having started to use BeyondPod on Windows Mobile OS when it was still a thriving thing. But I wouldn't pay for it now as it is too buggy and not supported enough. The May update could have fixed some things, I am seeing no crashes and the unresponsiveness at startup is mostly gone, but i don't have a lot of confidence since this took 2 years to come.
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