Podbean Podcast App & Player 12+

Your podcast app for iPhone

Podbean Tech LLC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The best podcast app / podcast player and audio livestream app to search, download, and listen to your favorite podcast, live stream, FM, radio and audiobook anywhere, anytime.

Listening to over 50 million episodes of podcasts worldwide on iPhone/iPad. The Podbean podcast app enhance your podcast listening experience with intelligent speed, volume boost, customizable playlist, and all the best features:

•  Search by podcast name, episode name, or author name.
•  Browse new/trending/top podcasts by topics or categories.
•  Get customized recommendations based on your play history.
•  View your play history and favorite episodes.
•  Choose audiobooks from bestsellers and classics for free.

•  Instantly stream or download podcasts to play offline.
•  Stay organized with customizable playlists.
•  Intelligent speed removes silences from an episode without distortion.
•  Volume boost normalize the volume and make shows easier to listen to.
•  Advanced playback features like auto-play next and Sleep timer.
•  CarPlay Support.
•  Integrates with Amazon Alexa.
•  Play podcasts using Apple Siri.

•  Stay updated: Get new episode notification from followed podcasts
•  Automatic download and option to delete after being played.
•  Supports batch mode to download, delete, and add playlist.
•  Settings can be customized by podcast.

•  Professional audio recorder with easy-to-use interface.
•  Rich background music and various sound effects to choose from.
•  Remote group recording to collaborate with invited people.
•  Powerful post production including edit, split, merge and export.
•  All-in-one podcast creator with free large space, various promotion and social sharing.

— Audio Live Streaming—
• Listen to an exciting variety of live audio shows
• Engage with the host and other listeners with messages
• Send gifts to reward the host
• Call-in to share your thoughts and ask questions

Podbean Podcast app now supports English, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese, French, Spanish and Japanese.

Listen to the best podcasts on Podbean - Podcast App & Podcast Player, including This American Life, Serial, The Joe Rogan Experience, S Town, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, Radiolab, My Favorite Murder, True crime, Criminal, Joel Osteen, The Dave Ramsey Show, ESPN Radio, The Moth, The Tim Ferriss Show, Freakonomics Radio, Startup, Stuff You Should Know, How Stuff Works, Bloomberg, Revision3, Relay FM, PodcastOne, The New Yorker, Showtime, Slate, TEDTalks, NPR podcasts, WNYC, 5by5, KCRW, NASA, CBS Radio, CNET, CNN, CBC, BBC and Bill O'Reilly etc.

Podbean podcast app & player is ad-supported. User can choose to purchase Podbean VIP Subscription to remove ads, and get advanced features including: customize homepage, unlimited playlist and priority support. Current price for Podbean VIP Subscription is $9.99 USD per year, and may vary from country to country. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Podbean podcast app & player's terms of use: https://www.podbean.com/podbean-terms

What’s New

Version 5.8.1

1. Nickname is required for sign-up.
2. A host title update has been implemented.
3. Allow users to share episodes directly from the search episode page.
4. Livestream UI optimizations and other bug fixes .
5. Fix the Facebook login issue.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42.9K Ratings

42.9K Ratings

Rudi@OG ,

Game Changer!

I have been reading my Bible every day since I was a child - a habit that my parents deeply engrained in me and my five siblings. I just turned 60 this year and yet have never really listened to an auditory version of the Bible. I have always read, often with paper and pen to takes notes, with the idea of”What is this telling me I need to do?”

The Bible Recap has been such a breath of fresh air! I will never forget the first day I listened to the Bible being read to me. It was like an entirely new book! Instead of being entrenched in the weeds, I was flying over it at 30,000 feet. Suddenly I was making connections and seeing things I had never seen before in these same familiar passages that I had been reading all of my life.

I love the way TLC has encouraged us to read to see who God is on each page. I am nearing the end of Jeremiah and this may sound weird but I am beginning to fall in love with the Holy One of Israel! I am seeing His incredible mercy even in the midst of righteous judgment.

I am also enjoying the podcast… on those days when I am in difficult passages, I always know TLC has some clarifying insight as well as a God shot to give me something to chew on. And I still get chills sometimes when she says, “He’s where the joy is!”

Thank you to all of you at the Bible Recap who are being used of God to make this happen and to bless people you will probably never meet!

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback and great recommendation!

Jmmhbloominton ,


I don’t know if the below was ever sent as here it sits when I went to review again. I am changing from 3 stars to 1 star. If BARDSFM was not on Podbean I would discard it. Not only does all of the below continue to happen, the episodes change on me - once I choose one, it frequently jumps to one next to it…over and over. I have an iPhone XR and an older iPad. I DO, however, enjoy the chat feature on live broadcast - mostly reading, not participating. PLUS- since downloads are automatic, I had trouble with data storage. So did my sister - we went to Geek Squad and if I wasn’t there to point them to Podbean as a possible cause, they may not have figured it out. OLD Review: [Podbean carries one of my favorite podcast followings. I never investigated how the live chat works, etc — that’s on me. However, trying to advance the recorded episode times frustrates me because it buffers and buffers. E.g.: wanting to move past the beginning to when an interview starts; or wanting to “slide” it back to the beginning. I even tried to get out of Podbean and re-enter to hopefully reset, but it still kept the episode to where I left off (which, in some circumstances would be good, if one could easily maneuver the time-line). I am not tech-y, and respect your efforts. I am just telling you how it is with me. Thanks.]

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We have reported this issue to our tech team and they are working on it. We’re optimizing the episode streaming feature and the update will be released soon.

If the file of podcast episode is rather big, sometimes it may take a while to load. Currently, we may suggest downloading the episodes, for the downloaded ones should be played in a smoother way.

For convenience, users may
1. Tap the three-dot menu on the top right of the podcast page ➡ choose 'Batch manage' ➡ Download multiple episodes at once.
2. Turn on ‘Delete played episodes’ in Settings.

OtherGh ,

Glitchy, difficult to navigate

Glitchy- If I press pause or hit the back button more than once or twice during a podcast, it will stop playing. Won’t go back, won’t go forward, won’t play. I’ve closed and reopened the app. Tried starting a different podcast, then gone back to the one that stopped- no change. The only way it will start again is to close the app for several days (ridiculous) or if I delete and reload the app. Due to this issue I would never use it, but a favorite podcast has bonus content only on Podbean so I listen only to that podcast on the app.
Difficult to navigate- I’ve probably got about 30 podcasts saved on my Podcast app. My list of shows and episodes comes up immediately and is easy to navigate and toggle through. Using Podbean is like “50 First Dates”- I’m greeted with a generic home screen with no mention of my listening history and recommendations that clearly aren’t relevant. I have to search for the ONE show I listen to every. single. time. Once you finally get to the show you want, you have to go into a menu to have your episode list refresh- otherwise you’d never know that another episode had been released. Glitchy, not intuitive, cumbersome.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We have reported this issue to our tech team and they are looking into it.
If the file of podcast episode is rather big, sometimes it may take a while to load. Currently, we may suggest downloading the episodes, for the downloaded ones should be played in a smoother way.
For convenience, users may
1. Tap the three-dot menu on the top right of the podcast page ➡ choose 'Batch manage' ➡ Download multiple episodes at once.
2. Turn on ‘Delete played episodes’ in Settings.

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