Include episode ID in links on web interface for Podcasts store

Number:rdar://37240169 Date Originated:February 5 2018, 11:48 AM
Status:Resolved Resolved:May 8, 2019
Product:App Store Product Version:n/a
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
When you copy a link from from the iTunes application to a episode of a podcast it yields a direct link, however if you go Apple's 'iTunes Preview' web version of the podcast and then click the 'View in iTunes' link to an episode it's not a direct link as it appears, it opens iTunes to the show's general page instead of the episode.

Steps to Reproduce:
This can be reproduced with any podcast episode. However for this example I used the episode 'Episode 78: The Botanist' of the show 'Criminal' If you go into iTunes and look up this show you can find a direct link and choose the 'Copy Link' option.
It will provide you with this URL which goes directly to the episode:

However if you go to the 'iTunes Preview' web version of this show:

Click or copy the 'View in iTunes' link for the 'Episode 78: The Botanist' episode you'll receive this link: which is the same as the iTunes Preview link, it just opens to the show's general page iTunes instead of a linking to the specific episode.

Expected Results:
Clicking or copying the 'View in iTunes' link next to an episode should provide the direct episode link: 

Actual Results:
Clicking or copying the 'View in iTunes' link next to an episode provides a general feed link:




I received communication from Apple around this issue and have verified it has now been fixed.

By jmorrisonAC at May 8, 2019, 8:02 p.m. (reply...)

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