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.

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.

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 for more info about the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.

What’s New

Version 7.18.1

We back kiddo's! Bigger and better (or is it badder?) than ever. Hitting you with a bug fix release just to ease back into things
- Background refresh enhancements
- Fixed some widget issues where the wrong podcast could be shown
- Fixed an accessibility issue where you couldn't close the Sleep Timer and Effects dialogs easily
- Accessibility no longer reads the podcast name for an episode when you're on the podcast page
- Fixed iOS [redacted, add the numbers 14 and 1 to get there] related crash on the podcast settings page
- Fixed an iPad related crash on our support page
- Fixed an issue with watch complications
- Improvements to image loading in CarPlay

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
279 Ratings

279 Ratings

Carlorff74 ,

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!

Bondiguy ,

Getting on top of the new version.

When Casts got a total makeover it deleted some of the features that made it so good. At last they have brought back deleting back episodes after a specific number. I listen to a lot of new/current affairs podcasts with daily episodes and if you don’t listen to every one you needed to manually delete outdated episode. God forbid missing a couple of days of listening as you get RSI. . Now Casts can do this for you again after reinstating the episode count feature. I would say 4.5 stars but as I have used this app for so long and it’s getting back to being 100% useful again I will go the extra ½ a star.

Inokku ,

One of the best free podcast apps

My criteria was variable speed control on free podcast apps, and pocket casts has the best free version - adjustable in 0.1x increments and even has silence cutter for free as well. (The stats showing you how much time you’ve saved is a nice touch too).

As for the rest of the app: Can’t fault the interface, easy to use. Also love how you can set custom settings for different podcasts for free! (Playback speed, specific intervals for rewind / forward buttons), set start/end times to skip intro/outro).

Highly recommended if you listen to podcasts that require a variety of speeds for comfortable, processing listening.

App Privacy

The developer, Automattic, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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