This has been bugging me since iTunes 9 was released. Before iTunes 9, when you wanted to mark a podcast or video as having been played or not, the verbiage Apple used was “Mark as played” or “Mark as unplayed.”
When iTunes 9 launched, it became “Mark as watched” and “Mark as unwatched.” This is crazy.
Obviously, you can’t watch an audio program like a podcast. You can, however play it.
What’s more is that you can play a video, movie, TV show, or video podcast, too. So play works for both video and audio.
Just seeing that stupid “watched”/”unwatched” thing whenever I have to do some podcast cleaning drives me a little batty. I wish Apple would change it. These guys noticed it, too.