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Stitcher, Inc.

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    • 4.7 • 1.2K Ratings
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We’ve rebuilt Stitcher to make it easier and quicker to listen to the podcasts you love. Discover new features made for and only podcasts. Explore shows from NPR, Wondery, WNYC, the New York Times, Earwolf, Exactly Right, and more. Stitcher is home to all your favorite podcasts, from politics, true crime, sports, and comedy, there’s a podcast for everyone on Stitcher.

Use Stitcher to follow all the podcasts you listen to so you never miss a new episode or update. Access your latest and unfinished episodes, downloads, and favorite shows all in one convenient spot.

Stream instantly or download podcasts to easily listen offline

Search for specific episodes on show pages, filter episodes based on Unplayed/Played, Downloaded, and Liked on show pages. Sort episodes by Oldest to Newest/ Newest to Oldest or by duration on show pages

Customize download settings on a per-show basis and determine how many downloads you want saved before they are removed. And listen at virtually any speed.

Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for exclusive content from My Favorite Murder, WTF with Marc Maron, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend and many more Earwolf shows - plus ad-free, original content on Stitcher Premium, like exclusive episodes of Office Ladies and True Crime Garage, and ad-free versions of podcasts including Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made, and most Wondery and WNYC shows.

Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems to play podcasts easily throughout your home or office.

1. Install the free Stitcher app
2. Sign in with Google, Facebook, or your email
3. Start listening!

What’s New

Version 10.28

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• Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

vg eats veggies ,

Finally did Apple podcasts

Finally switched to Stitcher from Apple podcasts. I should’ve done this sooner. This app so much cleaner/organized and easier to use. I don’t use cellular data for podcasts and I couldn’t stand how Apple podcasts always insisted on trying to play episodes that were not downloaded to my phone yet. I would always have to manually click on a downloaded episode to play. Stitcher just gets it. It will automatically play the episodes that are downloaded to my phone without getting stuck.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the wonderful review!

Cycleman2009 ,

Very good when it works

Yet again, had an issue where the solution is to uninstall/install. That does fix it, but please for the love of everything good, store which episodes I have in queue, so that I don’t have to redo this when the app crashes. And while you’re at it, please show the total length of all episodes in queue. Would be 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 if it were not entirely unsurprising that this happened. Would really like to see more QA before releases, and the above-mentioned storing of queue as a mitigation to the likelihood of crashing. (I had several hours of episodes from different shows in the queue, in anticipation of a long drive.)

PS - More broadly, why are the queue and download preferences (automatically download, keep X number of episodes downloaded) not stored in the account so they are not lost? The streaming TV services don’t require setting up all over again for a new screen. Not fun with Stitcher to set these up all over again when you have to uninstall/reinstall. And as long as I’m ranting, why does Stitcher only about 95% accurately track which shows I’ve listened to? (It mostly works, but definitely not completely).

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback and we’re sorry the update isn't giving you a very good experience - we hear you and are working hard to make Stitcher the best podcast app it can be!

We are aware of the up next episode re-ordering issue and working on a fix now.

Thankyou for bringing up the issue of disappearing episodes. I've ticketed this so our developer team will look into it and see what's going on!

That's interesting about the casting and stopping issues. Could you email and let us know what device it was? We'd love to look into that and fix it, and losing your place in an episode is highly annoying!

We are committed to fixing these issues and making Stitcher an awesome slick app you want to use, so we really appreciate the time you've taken to give us this feedback!

jeffinition ,

Stitcher Makes Me a Twitcher

An alluring perk of being a Stitcher Premium subscriber is enjoying a whole raft of shows ad free. Unfortunately, the app is such a shoddy, poorly cared for hellscape of inconvenient (and long neglected) tech quirks, you’ll wonder what pact with Satan your favorite podcast network made in order to deal in its midst. For one, don’t get too excited about listening to your favorite pod’s latest episode the day it’s supposed to come out, because new episodes often won’t update or appear in your feed until a day (or several days) after they’ve been released on all other platforms. Also, take note to recall where you are in an episode should you dare press pause, because once you resume, you’ll find the audio has lurched ahead by a minute or two (pro tip: just tap the back 15 button once or twice to land in the general vicinity of where you were). Two stars — I pay for Premium because the app’s inconveniences aren’t as bad as a ten minute ad break.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. We just switched to a new ingestion system so the hope would be our shows consistently update now. There are a few issues we're working out but overall should be working so much better. Even Satan agrees!

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