Unable to Subscribe to Podcasts in iTunes store – Greyed Out Buttons?

Problem: You can’t subscribe to any Podcasts in iTunes music store because the the buttons are greyed out. An example is shown below:

Greyed subscribe button
Greyed subscribe button

Fix:This happens when the ‘Podcasts’ item is not enabled in the iTunes library. To enable it, follow these steps:

  1. Open the iTunes Preferences. To do this, either press ‘Ctrl+,’ (that’s the control key, and the comma key at the same time); or Go to ‘Edit’ in the top menu, and then ‘Preferences’.
  2. Select the ‘General’ tab, usually on the left most.
  3. Tick the ‘Podcasts’ item in the ‘Show:’ options list (highlighted below):
Select the Podcasts checkbox
Select the Podcasts checkbox

Once you say ‘Ok’ to the Preferences box, the ‘Podcasts’ item should appear in the top-left-hand side of the iTunes window. If you now view links to podcasts in the iTunes Store, they should be clickable.

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One thought on “Unable to Subscribe to Podcasts in iTunes store – Greyed Out Buttons?”

  1. nice and true. NOT FOR me. the ability to click on the button is greyd out. THis is driving me nuts!

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