I decided to put on a podcast during my drive to work today. Before I left, I downloaded some app off Google Play Store. It let me search for podcasts, so I found one, but I ran into trouble immediately: the podcast I found has been around for 11 years, but there was no (easily discoverable) way to download any history that goes back more than 2 years.
But oh well. I pulled up the earliest episode I could, and said to play it before setting out. It pulled up a dialog asking if I wanted to play more episodes after this one ended, and I said yes. I was kind of wondering what it would do when it reached the end of the episode, as it had placed the oldest episode at the bottom of the list--would it go on to the next-oldest one, or wrap around and start with the newest?
Then I got to the end of the episode and found out that instead, it did... nothing at all. Being in the car, I couldn't find out why until I got to work, where I discovered that it had popped up some dialog about some inane thing that had nothing to do with anything. So I uninstalled it.
Does anyone have a recommendation that would actually work for in-car listening? Important points:
- It needs to retrieve the entire history. (Bonus points for giving me an easy way to get at the end of a very long list. Infinite scrolling sucks.)
- It needs to be able to play the entire history, in chronological order.
- It needs to be able to continue from one episode to the next with no user input. If I have to take my hands off the wheel, or my eyes off the road, in order to get it to play the next episode, that's a deal-breaker. (Inserting brief advertisements between episodes is annoying, but not a deal-breaker.)
- It needs to be able to remember where I am in the chronology, both when I get out of the car, and when I reboot the phone. (Bonus points if it can do the thing Google Play Music does, where when I turn off the car and shut down the Bluetooth connection, it detects this and automatically pauses playback, ready to continue when I get back in the car.)
(I've seen a few questions about podcast apps on here, and I looked at some of them. AFAICT this is not a duplicate, as they don't mention the specific features I'm looking for.)