For Father’s Day I received an iPod Shuffle to take on my trip to Spain next week in place of my 5G iPod. So I loaded up a playlist with podcasts and set it to sync in iTunes just like I do on my larger iPod.
And it doesn’t work.
Call Apple and they say there must be a problem with the iPod and to exchange at the Apple Store.
So I go to the Genius Bar and am told that iPod Shuffle’s don’t support auto-syncing of podcasts or audiobooks from playlists in iTunes. Huh? They suggest I select and drag the playlist items to the iPod, which it copies over fine. Since I want iTunes to manage the podcasts, I am somewhat out of luck here and am forced to manually manage these.
I don’t understand why Apple would do this on the Shuffle… maybe to get people to upgrade to a Nano?
Googling a solution doesn’t turn up much. I can’t be the only one looking for this functionality… any ideas out there?