Google Podcasts notification bar is having issues

Caption of a man wearing headphones.
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Insight nr. Ⅰ
The topic “subscription” occurred in 3% of the reviews and has an average grade of 2,58 / 5. Some found it difficult to navigate through subscription lists and also to edit them. It was also mentioned that there are no automatic download settings for podcast subscriptions. Some of the downloads didn’t seem to work either.



Insight nr. Ⅱ
The topic “notifications” occurred in 4% of the reviews and has an average grade of 2,71 / 5. Some complained about it being problematic to dismiss the persistent notification icon and close the app in the background.

Insight nr. Ⅲ
The topic “playback” occurred in 3% of the reviews and has an average grade of 2,68 / 5. It was mentioned that the app often loses playback progress, forcing the user to skip ahead.

Caption of the topic “notifications” from the dashboard of this analysis.

Conclusion and suggestion

Based on our insights, we would suggest Google Podcasts to fix the notification bar issue – that is resulting in lots of negative customer reviews. Another suggestion is to try to resolve the playback error.

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts analyzed in this article are collected from public online data published on Google Play.

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