The Podcast App for Android
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The Podcast App for Android

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The Podcast App is a free app for Android where it is easy to search, save and listen podcasts. With over half a million shows and more than 40 million episodes, this app is number 1 in the market. Users can discover podcasts in various categories and learn about arts, health, politics, sports, and many other topics. This week we decided to check whether their experience of using the app will be successful, or existing bugs can spoil it. Let’s see it in our report!

The podcast is not fully deleted from the application after tapping the ‘-‘ button
Pre-condition:
At least one podcast is added and downloaded.

Expected result:

The podcast is fully deleted from the application after tapping the ‘-‘ button.

Steps to reproduce:
  1. Launch the application.
  2. Open the ‘Listen later’ tab.
  3. Tap on the ‘-‘ button in the podcast row.
  4. Tap on the ‘Discover’ tab.
  5. Add the same podcast to the library.
  6. Go to the ‘Listen’ -> ‘Listen later’ tab.
  7. Tap on the podcast row.
  8. Look at the reaction after tapping.

Severity:

Major

Environment:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Android 8.0)
LG Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1)
Google Pixel 2 (Android 9.0)

Actual result:

Account email address stays the same.

Additional info:

The podcast is not deleted even after device reboot.

The podcast is downloading on the ‘Listen’ tab after turning the ‘Download over Wi-Fi only’ toggle ON
Pre-condition:
  1. The device’s Wi-Fi is turned OFF.
  2. The cellular internet connection is ON.
  3. The ‘Download over Wi-Fi only’ toggle is turned ON.

Expected result:

The podcast is not downloading on the ‘Listen’ tab after turning the ‘Download over Wi-Fi only’ toggle ON.

Steps to reproduce:
  1. Launch the application.
  2. Tap on the ‘Search’ tab.
  3. Search for some podcast.
  4. Tap on the ‘+’ button in the podcast row.
  5. Go to the ‘Listen’ -> ‘Listen later’ tab.
  6. Tap on the podcast.
  7. Look at the reaction after tapping.

Severity:

Major

Environment:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Android 8.0)
LG Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1)
Google Pixel 2 (Android 9.0)

Actual result:

The podcast is downloading on the ‘Listen’ tab after turning the ‘Download over Wi-Fi only’ toggle ON.

The first opening category selection is not displayed after reopening the application without choosing any category
Steps to reproduce:
  1. Launch the application for the first time.
  2. Open the phone task manager.
  3. Close the application.
  4. Open the application.
  5. Look at the screen shown.

Expected result:

The category selection is displayed after reopening the application.

Severity:
Major

Actual result:

The first opening category selection is not displayed after reopening the application without choosing any category.

Environment:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Android 8.0)
LG Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1)
Google Pixel 2 (Android 9.0)

The ‘+’ button is not tappable on the ‘Episodes’ tab after turning off the Internet connection
Steps to reproduce:
  1. Launch the application for the first time.
  2. Tap on the ‘Search’ tab.
  3. Search for some podcasts (e.g. ‘’The American Life’).
  4. Turn OFF all the network connections.
  5. Tap on any of the ‘+’ buttons.
  6. Look at the reaction after tapping.

Expected result:

The adding notification message is displayed on the screen after tapping the ‘+’ button without an Internet connection.

Severity:
Major

Actual result:

The ‘+’ button is not tappable on the ‘Episodes’ tab after turning off the Internet connection.

Environment:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Android 9.0)

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