Customize the multi-select action bar

When in multi-select mode on a podcast’s page, in a filter, or in the Downloads list, you can customize the multi-select action bar with your two most used actions, and the rest are then only a tap away!

To enter multi-select mode you can:

  • Long press on any episode row.
  • Tap the three dot menu > Select Episodes.
  • Use the native 2 finger pan gesture.
This will bring up the multi-select action bar, giving you quick access to:
  • Play Next
  • Play Last
  • Download
  • Mark as Played
  • Archive
  • Star Episodes

To customize the multi-select action bar:

  1. Enter multi-select mode
  2. Select at least one episode
  3. Tap the  three dot menu in the action bar
  4. Tap Edit
  5. Long press an action’s handle then drag the action to the preferred location within the SHORTCUT IN ACTION BAR or IN MENU sections.
 

Playing episodes and managing your queue

The Now Playing screen is where you can view the episode or file that is currently in the app’s player. From here you can interact with the episode, quickly view its notes, access Chapters if the episode has any available, and access your Up Next queue if you have one.

To open the Now Playing screen, tap the mini player at the bottom of any screen within the app (if the mini player isn’t showing then there is no episode in the player and no Up Next queue available).

Now Playing

As well as play/pause, the Now Playing page has skip buttons with customisable durations and a customisable toolbar providing a variety of actions you can take:

  Sleep Timer

  Playback Effects

  Output Device

 Star Episode

  Share

  Go to Podcast

 Chromecast

  Mark as Played

  Archive Episode

Some podcasts have per episode, and even per chapter, artwork embedded in their mp3s. You can view this in the full screen player by turning on the following setting: Profile > settings cog > Appearance > Use Embedded Artwork.

Notes & Chapters

To access the Now Playing episode’s notes tap the Notes heading, or swipe the screen from right to left.

 

If the episode has chapters, there will also be a Chapters page available to tap or swipe to. To skip through chapters, tap the arrows directly below the artwork, or tap the chapter you wish to skip to on the Chapters page.

Up Next

Check out how to add episodes to the app’s playlist, Up Next, here. To view your Up Next queue tap the Up Next button on the mini player or in the full screen player, or swipe up in the full screen player.

To re-arrange your queue you can:

  • Long press the drag handle on an episode row to drag & drop the episode to a different spot in the queue.
  • Swipe an episode row from left to right. A short swipe will bring up buttons to send the episode to the top or bottom of the queue. A long swipe will send the episode to the top of the queue by default. You can change the default long swipe action via Profile > settings cog > General > Up Next Swipe.
  • Tap Select to enter multi-select mode > select the episodes you wish to move > three dot menu > Move to Top or Move to Bottom.
To remove episodes from your queue while in the Up Next screen you can:
  • Tap an episode row > tap the  remove from Up Next button  on the episode card.
  • Swipe an episode from right to left in the Up Next queue.
  • Tap Select in the Up Next queue to enter multi-select mode > select episodes you wish to remove > tap Remove in the multi-select action toolbar.
  • Tap CLEAR QUEUE to remove all queued episodes. Please note that you will be asked to confirm this action if you have more than 3 episodes queued.

By default, a long press on an episode in your Up Next queue will automatically play that episode. You can change this to playing from only a tap on the episode row via Profile > settings cog > General > Play Up Next On Tap.

While in multi-select mode in the Up Next screen, you can also download or archive episodes, or mark them as played. Tap the three dot menu in the multi-select action bar to access these options.

Pro Tip:

You can also enter multi-select mode using the native 2 finger pan gesture in an episode list.

Pro Tip:

Long press the Skip Forward button in the player for Mark Played and Next Episode options.

Warning:

Archiving or marking an episode as played will automatically remove that episode from your Up Next queue.


Storage management

Pocket Casts features a number of storage tools to help manage your episodes including options to: