Apple Releases iTunes 11.3.1 With Podcast Bug Fixes

Thursday August 7, 2014 1:08 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released iTunes 11.3.1, fixing two separate podcasts bugs that caused subscribed podcasts to cease updating with new episodes and that caused iTunes to freeze up when browsing a list of podcast episodes.

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iTunes 11.3.1 addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may stop updating with new episodes and resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive while browsing your podcasts episodes in a list.
iTunes 11.3.1 comes almost a month after the release of iTunes 11.3, which added improvements to iTunes Extras, including new content for HD movies like behind-the-scenes videos, short films, image galleries, director commentary, and more.

iTunes 11.3 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store or Apple's iTunes website.

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12 weeks ago
I just loaded this and Safari is noticeably snappier now.
Rating: 8 Votes
12 weeks ago

I just loaded this and Safari is noticeably snappier now.


Is your battery life better too?
Rating: 5 Votes
12 weeks ago
Maybe they pushed this through because they're tired of me Reporting and explaining crashes five or more times a day because of podcasts.

(No, I don't really believe that, but boy am I glad about this update.)
Rating: 2 Votes
12 weeks ago
I used to love the way podcasting worked in both iTunes and the old iOS music app.

Apple has slowly butchered it into complete uselessness to me. I finally went and bought the Downcast apps for OS X and iOS and while not perfect, much better IMO.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 weeks ago
I hope that this fixes my iTunes Match bug on my work windows laptop
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago

I don't know maybe separate the iTunes Store and App Store and Podcasts like iOS?

I liked it better when Apple was not paying any attention to podcasts aspect of iTunes. Ever since somebody decided to "help", the behavior of the interface has been changing with every major iTunes update while bugs keep piling up on both Mac and iOS.

If you listen to podcasts by adding them to a playlist on iTunes, so that you can listen to a bunch of them in your car after syncing to your phone, you should know that Apple is paying special attention to making every step of your flow impractical. iTunes 11.whatever has made it impossible to delete a podcast episode by command-deleting it from a playlist on iTunes, so that it gets deleted from the playlist and the library at the same time. Now, I have to delete them twice to really get rid of an episode. For songs, the behavior did not change, as cmd-delete still removes them from the playlists and the library, so I can only assume this has been done deliberately. The "genius" who removed this functionality must be very proud of preventing its restoration through three minor iTunes updates.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago
Hope this also fixes the horrible track stuttering if you're playing tracks from an iPod though iTunes.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago
I swear that the older iTunes versions would list the earlier episodes that I haven't downloaded, and even after this update *some* of the subscribed podcasts still don't list earlier episodes. It seems odd that functionality would be so inaccurate...
Rating: 1 Votes

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