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smrowe
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎02-04-2012
My Device: 9930

Podcast Not Working

Since the Playbook 2.0 OS update, the Podcast app will not connect to the service.  It just hangs on the green startup screen.  If I turn off wifi, I can watch previously downloaded podcast, but I can not access and new podcast.  Is anyone else experiencing this and/or know how to correct this?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Angela2BPecked
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎01-04-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Torch 9800

Re: Podcast Not Working

I'm experiencing this issue too ever since the OS 2.1 update. 

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smrowe
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎02-04-2012
My Device: 9930

Re: Podcast Not Working

Yes, it started for me when the second February update came out..  I am currently on version 2.0.1.358 and my Playbook says it is the latest version.  The only thing I can figure out is I was in country that doesn't allow or limits podcasting when I did the February updates (2.0) and RIM gave me an non-US update..  I found the following link that shows the limiations of the apps by country on the Playbook.  The strange thing for to me is I did the April update in the US, but Podcast still didn't work!?  I am out of the country again now so I will do a pay support call with RIM to see what they say when I return at the end of June since I have hear back RIM or anyone at Crackberry about this.

 

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do?noCount=true&externalId=KB27203&sliceId=2&cm...

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pkallday
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-02-2013
My Device: PlayBook

Re: Podcast Not Working

I get a similar message that says, "Could not connect to the Podcast service. Please try again later." It doesn't matter how many times or how long I wait between tries, I still get this message. Any Solutions found yet?

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ranul
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-03-2011
My Device: blackberry playbook

Re: Podcast Not Working

any news on if this will ever work

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smrowe
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎02-04-2012
My Device: 9930

Re: Podcast Not Working

Yes, it worked very well until February 2012, then it started giving connection errors.  I believe BB took down whatever services were necessary to make it work.  It was one of the things I used my Playbook for everyday.  Now it gets used occassionally, but mostly collecting dust.  :smileysad:(

 

Regular Contributor
bonematrix
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎04-07-2014
My Device: PlayBook, Z30

Re: Podcast Not Working

You don't need the BlackBerry podcast server per se... Instead, simply add the applicable podcast RSS link to onnect directly to the feed...

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mh1983
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎03-07-2013
My Device: Playbook Wi-Fi 16 gb

Re: Podcast Not Working

The podcast server itself has been shut down for awhile now.

 

As someone else said, you can still use the app and manually add RSS feeds to it.

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smrowe
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎02-04-2012
My Device: 9930

Re: Podcast Not Working

I have tried the RSS recommendation on the Playbook, but it "times out" using that process as well.  RSS works on my phones.