The best free podcasting app!
Playapod is the best way to listen to your favorite podcasts and features cross-platform device syncing, episode tracking down to the second, remote media controls, offline listening, new episode notifications, bulk imports, fast performance, no ads, and more!
• Multi-Device Sync
Sync all your podcast subscriptions and episode progress between multiple devices and across all platforms! Just sign-in with your favorite social network or with e-mail.
• Episode Tracking
Tracks exactly the portions of episodes that you have listened down to the second. You'll never forget where you left off or what you skipped over!
Bookmark your favorite parts of any episode so you can quickly go back and listen again. Bookmarks are time-coded and synced across all your devices.
• Video Playback (NEW v2 Feature)
Video playback supported. Tapping on the video will toggle full-screen mode.
• Text to Speech (NEW v2 Feature)
Turn any text-based feed into an audio podcast with full progress bar support including scrubbing and bookmarking. Great for keeping up with the latest news and blogs.
• Media Bar (NEW v2 Feature)
Quickly access whatever is currently playing by tapping on the media bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s always on with quick access to play/pause. Tap the bar to bring up the full media player view.
• Recommendations (NEW v2 Feature)
Our recommendation engine will suggest new subscriptions you might enjoy.
• Groups & Filters (NEW v2 Feature)
Filter content by favorites, category, media flags, content type, and time. Save filters into Groups for quick one-touch access.
• Media Files (NEW v2 Feature)
Add media files such as audio, video, and text files to Playapod using iTunes File Sharing for local playback.
• Car Play
Driving with your iPhone puts your Playapod Now Playing queue right on your car's built-in display.
• Custom Playlist
Create a custom playlist of your podcast episodes. Drag and drop reordering makes it easy to listen to your favorite shows all day without device interaction.
• Media Controls
Toggle playback and skip forward and backwards quickly using lockscreen and bluetooth controls.
• Listen Offline
Download entire podcasts and listen on the go without a network connection or cellular data charges.
• Free & No Ads
Free download with no advertising! There are no bulky 3rd party ad networks that are known to kill battery life, slow performance, and consume network bandwidth.
• Push Notifications
Get new episode notifications so you stay on top of your favorite shows. Toggle notifications in the app settings.
• Import Podcasts
Quickly bulk import a list of podcasts with OPML files (Outline Processor Markup Language XML Files).
• Advanced Configuration
Lots of settings to customize and tweak the behavior of the Playapod app. Custom settings available for each subscription too!
• Customer Support
Our developers listen to your feedback and quickly fix all reported issues. Join our Facebook Page and start a discussion!
- Fixed crash happening in Now Playing view for some users
- Fixed bugs applying filters in some cases
- Fixed occasional bug saving bookmarks
- Tweaks to bookmarks so they are more consistent in range / length
- Improved snapping between bookmarks in close proximity
Ratings and Reviews
This Podcast is the Best Yet
I’m not sure how to articulate why this free podcast player is the best but the most relevant to me is to contrast this player with the HORRIBLY designed iOS player. This player’s approach to listening to podcasts is 100% opposite of iOS so if you like iOS you may not like this one. This player is elegant in its simplicity. It’s powerful in its design allowing you to fully customize EVERYTHING with your subscriptions, either individually or globally. While listening to a podcast you can customizable on the fly as you’re listening. It has easy to FIND and understand tools/settings. So far, I’m LOVING this free podcast player - it finds ALL available podcasts and allows maximum freedom to play now, play later, timer, download, assemble playlists, etc.
Perfect For Me
I have a very specific way I like to listen to my podcasts. I am cheap and have very little free data streaming on my phone plan. I download episodes at home when connected to WiFi. I listen to them in my car while driving. Playapod makes this method a breeze. It’s easy to tap on my “downloaded” button, then easily pick the episode I want to listen to. It is the perfect app for podcasts for me.
Good features but buggy
I really wanted a podcast app with bookmarks, since I like to fall asleep listening to them and wanted to be able to bookmark my spot. This does have a sleep timer and bookmarks, which is great.
However, the interface is clunky and there are some glitches. It doesn’t work well with the controls on my Bluetooth earbuds - they’ve worked fine with everything else, but when I push play/pause the podcast will play, but pause doesn’t work. However when I open the app, it thinks it’s paused, and hitting play again makes the podcast start over at the point where I originally started listening when I first opened the app.
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- Contact Info
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- 40.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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