New podcasts not appearing in Inbox

App version: x.y.z (state whether from Google Play/F-Droid/Custom built APK)

AntennaPod version: 3.2.0

Android version: 5.x (Please mention if you are using a custom rom!)


Android version: 13
OS version: 4.14.302-g6ff6ddc33f7d-ab10092322

Device model:

Model: Pixel 4a
Device: sunfish
Product: sunfish

Expected behaviour:

New episodes of subscribed podcast should appear in the Inbox

Current behaviour:

New episodes of some subscribed podcasts do not appear in the inbox, there is no change after a refresh

First occurred: (e.g. about x days/weeks ago)

in the last few weeks (I thought some podcasts were on hiatus but they were not)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. This

  2. Then that

  3. Then this

  4. Etc.

  5. Wait for a new podcast episode to come out for a subscribed podcast, such as

  6. Review contents of the Inbox

  7. Refresh the Inbox and review again

Environment: (Settings you have changed (e.g. Auto Download). “Unusual” devices you use (e.g. Bluetooth headphones). Did you select another media player?)

Nothing unusual, no Auto Download


[if available]

There has not been a crash report

More information:

  • I removed, then re-installed this podcast from an AntennaPod search. No change.

  • When I look in Subscriptions and tap on the icon for the podcast I see an up-to-date list of podcasts. No recent podcasts are in the Inbox, though. It was like this before I re-installed, too.

Did you change the “new episode action” setting to not add episodes to the inbox?

No. I am new to AntennaPod. I am a refugee from Google Podcasts. I didn’t even know there was such a setting. I checked for this podcast and it is set to Global default. I do get new entries in the Inbox daily.

Hi @Joe_Johnson,
Welcome to the AntennaPod community!

When you add a podcast for the first time, new episodes are not added to the Inbox not to flood it. But if a new episode is released while you’re already subscribed it should show up in the Inbox.

Did you wait until a new additional episode was released, after installing AntennaPod and (re)subscribing to the podcasts?

I observed a similar issue.

New episodes appear in the inbox, and get downloaded automatically, but after they are downloaded they are removed from the inbox automatically. I could observe this because I opened the app right after it auto-updated.

I’m on AntennaPod 3.2.0

I have set “Add downloaded episodes to the queue” to off, and autodownload to WiFi, also when not charging. New episodes action is “add to inbox”

Could it be that episodes are accidental removed from the inbox after they autodownloaded? At least when the user uses a certain combination of settings?

Auto download remove episodes from inbox because inbox is supposed to be where you can decide what to do with new episodes. Once you decide (even implicitly with auto download) what to do episodes are removed from inbox.


For me when out and about in an area with patchy mobile data coverage I want new episodes to be downloaded as and when they can be ahead of me deciding if I want to listen to them or not. So, I would argue that is why downloading episodes should not remove them from the Inbox.

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For this we have the following feature request: In "Inbox", only move podcasts do "Downloaded" when finished · Issue #6743 · AntennaPod/AntennaPod · GitHub

So that’s different from the bug that’s described in this thread. (Unless @Joe_Johnson is also auto-downloading and therefore doesn’t see new episodes in the inbox.)

That feature request does not meet my use case.

Edit: ah, sorry. Yes, it’s different. But I’d swear I’ve seen this request before:

I’ll search again.

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I believe it’s this one : automatic download and inbox functionality conflict #6158

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Yes, that looks more like but the use case given still do not match mine as explained previously. I do not have to worry about download data limitations just about mobile data signal. It would be frustrating to be parked up in the middle of nowhere and cannot access an episode I would like to listen to.

Good explanation for the sample podcast given. I was wrong. This podcast is on hiatus since before I installed AntennaPod.