Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform, an app by listeners, for listeners.Our podcast player provides next-level listening, search and discovery tools. Find your next obsession with our hand curated podcast recommendations for easy discovery, and seamlessly enjoy your favorite shows without the hassle of subscribing.
Here's what the press has to say:
Wired: "Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs"
iMore: "Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for iPhone"
With a unique set of simple yet powerful features and a limitless podcast database, you're sure to find something you love.
WE SWEAT THE DETAILS
Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts.
Themes: Whether you're a dark or light theme person we've got you covered. We even have you OLED lovers covered with our Extra Dark theme.
Universal: Custom but familiar iPad interface, supporting Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture.
Everywhere: CarPlay, AirPlay, Chromecast and Sonos. Listen to your podcasts in more places than ever before.
Up next: Automatically build a playback queue from your favorite shows. Sign in and have that Up Next queue sync to all your devices.
Trim silence: Cut silences from episodes so you finish them faster, saving hours.
Variable speed: Change the play speed from anywhere between 0.5 to 3x.
Volume boost: Increase the volume of voices, while decreasing background noise.
Stream: Play episodes on the fly.
Chapters: Jump between chapters easily, and enjoy embedded artwork that the author has added (we support MP3 and M4A chapter formats).
Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio.
Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals.
Apple Watch: Control playback from our Apple Watch app, adjust the volume or change playback effects, all without ever touching your phone.
Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head.
Airplay & Chromecast: Send episodes straight to your TV or speakers with a single tap.
Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app.
CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we.
Sync: Subscriptions, Up Next, listening history, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud. You can pick up where you left off on another device and even the web.
Refresh: Let our servers check for new episodes, so you can get on with your day.
Notifications: We'll let you know when new episodes arrive, if you like.
Auto download: Automatically download episodes for offline playback.
Filters: Custom filters will organize your episodes.
Storage: All the tools you need to keep your podcasts tamed.
ALL YOUR FAVORITES
Discover: Subscribe to any podcast in iTunes and more. Browse by charts, networks and categories.
Share: Spread the word with podcast and episode sharing.
OPML: Jump on board without any hassle with OPML import. Export your collection at any time.
There are many more powerful, straight-forward features that make Pocket Casts the perfect podcasting app for you. So what are you waiting for?
Visit pocketcasts.com for more info about the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.
Welcome to the age of interactive widgets, where your podcasting experience just got a whole lot more playful! Now, you have the power to start and pause your favorite episodes right from your widgets.
But wait, there's more! Even as you drift into dreamland or snuggle up for a cozy nap, you can sneak a peek at what's currently rocking your ears with the Now Playing widget in StandBy mode.
And guess what? Your trusty old landscape iPad lock screen is now partying with all the Pocket Casts widgets you'd expect!
Changes in this release:
- Updated widgets for iOS 17 StandBy and iPad lock screen
- Added play/pause functionality on widgets
- Minor improvements on the player UI
Ratings and Reviews
Small but annoying bugs ruin excellent app
Often the screen displaying the subscribed podcasts is blank and there is no way of refreshing it without restarting the app.
Similarly when manually refreshing the new releases filter it often freezes and if you hit the back arrow while on filter your U are stuck on a page to create your own filter with no way of getting back.
It's annoying little things like these that drop this otherwise excellent app from 5 to 4 stars.
Developer Response ,
Hi there. Sorry to hear this! Could you please send us an in-app report of these issues via: profile -> settings -> help & feedback -> get in touch -> "get support
" so we can look into these issues for you? If you could please include the email address of your sync account if you have one, that would be great. Thanks!
I have been using this app for years - has to be at least 5-6, and although I have tried many others, this is, for me, the most intuitive.
I really wanted to try to use the native iPhone one because apparently it users less memory/battery blah blah, but honestly, I have to wonder how people use that - it’s so frustrating !
I was prompted to write this review now as recently I discovered if you download PC (and log in to your account) to multiple devices it’s syncs exactly where you are up to - great feature! I still use my beloved old iPod to listen to podcasts because I actively try to not be a 24hr slave to my phone but I love listening to podcasts 24rs! However, being able to listen on my phone (car play) is handy at times. I love that I can now sync exactly where I was up to!
Also, another feature I love and always have used is the ability to categorise themes: true crime/kids/history/news/ etc etc.
Best podcast app I’ve found
I’ve been using pocket casts for 9-10 months now, almost daily, and I’ve zero regrets about my choice. It’s simple to organise my subscribed shows, set up filters, control downloads, all the things I need to keep track of hundreds of episodes.
Two things I particularly appreciate: the very intelligent little rewind after I’ve paused an episode, which takes account of how LONG the pause was, and the searching functionality within episodes of a show which works brilliantly.
The only thing that would make it even better for me is the ability to see the total time of unlistened episodes (for a show or a filter), but that’s a minor point. In general it’s a very clean and effective app and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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- Automattic, Inc.
- 114.1 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
English, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © Podcast Media LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Plus Monthly $5.99
- Plus Yearly $59.99
- Patron Monthly $14.99
- Patron Yearly $149.99
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