August 05, 2022

Resolved: downloads for migrated shows

From time to time, creators may move their show(s) from one hosting provider to another. When this occurs, listeners’ experiences remain unaffected. This means downloaded episodes remain available on their devices and other podcast attributes, including following status and play state, stay intact.

Recently, a small percentage of shows that migrated hosting providers may have had episodes redownload in the background, which may have led to an increase in downloads reported by the new hosting provider. This did not impact automatic downloads, available storage, or users' ability to listen, and shows that have not recently migrated were unaffected. This behavior was resolved with iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4, and we have contacted the very small number of creators and hosting providers affected.