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This section refers to the Spreaker Podcast Radio for Android.

What is the difference between a channel and an Explore section list?

A channel works like a station, where episodes from different shows related in theme or topic (like news, sports, or comedy shows) are played in a continuous stream. They're put together by the editorial team, or by partners or sponsors. Channels automatically update as soon as a show publishes a new episode, so content is always current.

Lists in the Explore section are fixed lists of shows all related to each other in theme or topic. They're curated by the editorial team, or by partners or sponsors. From these lists, you can access a single show and choose between the episodes already available.

Can I skip through episodes in a channel? Where else?

Yes, you definitely can.

In a channel: To kick off a channel, tap on the main, big image of the channel of your choice and then tap the play button to begin the stream. From here, you can just let it play without stopping.

If you want to switch through the episodes, though, try this: tap on the player below of the episode currently playing. Now, from within the fullscreen player, you'll be able to swipe right or left on the episode cover art to switch between content.

In a show: From within a particular show's view, tap on the player below of the episode currently playing. Now, that you're within the fullscreen player, you'll be able to swipe right or left on the artwork to switch between episodes.

How can I see what episodes are coming up?

From within a channel's fullscreen player or an episode view, simply tap on the list icon at the top to see the upcoming list of episodes.

Can I switch channels while listening to an episode?

Yes, once you're within the fullscreen player, tap on Change Channel at the top. Swipe up or down on the different artwork to view the different channels available. Tap on the one you'd like to listen to.

Can I rewind or fast forward while listening to an episode? Is there a slider?

Yes, though neither of these options are available on live broadcasts.

While listening to an episode, tap on the 10 second back icon to rewind 10 seconds. You can fast forward by tapping on the 30 second forward icon.

Of course, you can also toggle the slider until you get exactly to the minute-mark you want to listen to.

What's the difference between the Favorites and Likes lists?

The Favorites list is a list of shows you've marked as your favorite. You can mark any show as a favorite by tapping on the star icon.

The Likes list is a list of episodes you've liked. You can like an episode by tapping the heart icon.

Where can I find the Favorites and Likes lists?

You can find your favorite shows in the dedicated section of the app Favorites. In the Playlists section of the app, you'll find your Likes list, as well as Listen Later, History and Downloads.

How do I add episodes into my playlists?

There are a couple of ways to do this. First, from a show view, you'll see all the episodes listed. Three small dots can be found to the right of each. These dots function as a “more” button, which you can tap to find more options. From there you can add that particular episode into Likes, Listen Later, and Downloads.

Or, always from the show view, tap on the episode you want to listen to. Then, tap on the player at the bottom to enter the episode view. From there, tap on the heart icon to add it to your Likes list, the clock icon to add it to your Listen Later list, and the cloud icon to your Downloads list.

Can I create my own original playlists?

At the moment playlists are automatically generated when you perform certain actions throughout the app. The playlists are Likes, Listen Later, History, and Downloads.

How do I get to my own profile?

First, make sure you're in the main view of the app, from which you can see the Channels, Explore, Favorites, and Playlists sections. From there, drag the screen down until the search, user profile, and more symbols appear. Tap on the user profile symbol (the round icon with the user silhouette), to access your profile. From there you'll also be able to see who you're following and your followers.

How do I follow a podcaster?

From a podcaster or network's profile, tap on the Follow button that appears at the top.

How do I get to my settings?

First, make sure you're in the main view of the app, from which you can see the Channels, Explore, Favorites, and Playlists sections. From there, drag the screen down until the search, user profile, and more symbols appear. Tap on the more symbol (the three dots), and tap on Settings.

The more symbol leading you to your settings can be found in multiple views throughout the app.

My Spreaker Podcast Radio app often closes when it's running in the background. What's going on?

Running Spreaker Podcast Radio in the background of your app should result in no issues on most Android systems, but a new battery saving optimizer was introduced on Android Marshmallow that could cause the app to suddenly shut off when your phone is idle.

For example, if your phone is unplugged and has gone idle, even with apps running in the background, the phone will slip into this battery optimization mode, causing those apps to no longer access the internet and to close. The same can occur if your battery is running low in power, or you’ve enabled an aggressive battery saving application.

Solution

The solution is to "whitelist" Spreaker Podcast Radio in your Android's settings in order to allow it to continue running even when this battery saving mode kicks in.

  1. From your Android's settings, go to Battery.
  2. In Battery, click on the Options/More button in the top-right corner and go to Battery Optimization Options.
  3. From there, you can select "All apps". Scroll down and tap on Spreaker to turn optimization completely off.

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