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Podcasts shoved down my throat

per_PLEX_edper_PLEX_ed Posts: 694Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited June 7 in Podcasts

I really appreciate that you guys listened to people wishing for podcasts... I happen to be not one of those.

No worries, I disabled podcasts on all managed accounts. Podcasts still show on my Android app front page with suggested podcasts. Weird, because disabled, but ok. Disabled that too. Podcasts still show up as a tab. Weird, because disabled... Plus no setting to make the tab disappear. Switch accounts a few times, disabled podcasts on the main account as well, tab is finally gone.

Great, it's gone everywhere at last. Not so fast! A search for content shows... Podcasts!

What if a kiddie account gets this erotic suggestion? How come I have to look at podcasts when it's disabled everywhere? Can you please stop shoving podcasts down my throat altogether?

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Comments

  • rtbrown560rtbrown560 Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I agree. The News and Podcasts features should be "opt-in". The news is essentially useless to me, and I would like to not even have it be an option on the web view.

  • istockarts@gmail.comistockarts@gmail.com Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I agree. I HATE the podcast feature and have gone through hell repeatedly disabling them and they keep reappearing.
    Podcast really look like crap at the bottom of the Plex app home screen in android.
    Please, give us a way to kill that evil feature!

  • sunrocksunrock Posts: 165Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    i love the podcasts feature, but I agree that it would be nice for it to be opt-in.

    I just wish the podcasts didn't miss a bunch of my shows.

  • istockarts@gmail.comistockarts@gmail.com Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited June 9

    Ok, for anyone who would like to disable podcast in their plex app,
    1st... Follow the instructions here to disable podcast online... https://app.plex.tv/desktop#!/account/online-media-sources
    2nd... Power off your server, wait a few seconds and power it back on.
    3rd... Uninstall the Plex app on your Android and iOS devices.
    4th... Reinstall the Plex app, sign in, and your good to go.
    Hope this helps.

  • BrentnauerBrentnauer Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @istockarts@gmail.com said:
    Ok, for anyone who would like to disable podcast in their plex app,
    1st... Follow the instructions here to disable podcast online... https://app.plex.tv/desktop#!/account/online-media-sources
    2nd... Power off your server, wait a few seconds and power it back on.
    3rd... Uninstall the Plex app on your Android and iOS devices.
    4th... Reinstall the Plex app, sign in, and your good to go.
    Hope this helps.

    What a convoluted and annoying process to require your users to follow in order to opt out of a feature none of us asked for.

  • per_PLEX_edper_PLEX_ed Posts: 694Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @istockarts@gmail.com said:
    Ok, for anyone who would like to disable podcast in their plex app,
    1st... Follow the instructions here to disable podcast online... https://app.plex.tv/desktop#!/account/online-media-sources
    2nd... Power off your server, wait a few seconds and power it back on.
    3rd... Uninstall the Plex app on your Android and iOS devices.
    4th... Reinstall the Plex app, sign in, and your good to go.
    Hope this helps.

    Thank you! I was desperate enough to follow your instructions for all 4 my servers and two apps - Podcasts B gone!

    Tutorial: Infinite Plex on VPS - aka "Going Full GooPlex"

    My search for the perfect Plex server:
    1. AppBox: Bytesized Hosting. Appbox +Stream 1 - €14/month
    2. VPS: SSD Nodes - KVM / X-Large. (cancellation scheduled)
    3. Dedicated: One Provider - Paris - i3. (cancellation scheduled)
    4. HTPC: Windows PC at home. (local backup server)
    5. Plex Cloud: (no longer used)

  • HitsVilleHitsVille Posts: 921Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @per_PLEX_ed said:

    @istockarts@gmail.com said:
    Ok, for anyone who would like to disable podcast in their plex app,
    1st... Follow the instructions here to disable podcast online... https://app.plex.tv/desktop#!/account/online-media-sources
    2nd... Power off your server, wait a few seconds and power it back on.
    3rd... Uninstall the Plex app on your Android and iOS devices.
    4th... Reinstall the Plex app, sign in, and your good to go.
    Hope this helps.

    Thank you! I was desperate enough to follow your instructions for all 4 my servers and two apps - Podcasts B gone!

    Awesome stuff as always.
    Methinks it's time for "Going Full GooEmby" though. Cos this lot are never gonna learn. ;)

    HitsVille

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