So, I’ve been meaning to write this little letter to Apple for something like two years now. Read on for the #Chuckfail afterward:
I would really like to have more granular control over my podcast episode settings in iTunes.
For example, let’s look at the “The Classic Tales” podcast. I want to keep all of those episodes until I get around to listening to them.
However, for something like the “Wall Street Journal This Morning,” a daily news show, I only want the most recent episode. No one likes to listen to last week’s news.
As it stands right now, I can have to choose between the two options for keeping podcast episodes, and it’s the same settings for all podcasts in my iTunes library. I’m betting this is not a difficult feature to implement and I’m also willing to bet I’m not the only one who wants this.
So, after I finally write this out and just before I decide to post it here, I switch over to iTunes to check on something…and guess what? Yep. There are indeed episode settings for individual podcasts, right there in front of me. Glad I caught it before I posted this and looked like a fool. In my defense, I’m assuming this is a recent new feature that I had missed. I hope so, anyway.