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 7.3.2

Shiny new versions with shiny new things. Who doesn't love that? Sit down Gary, we know you don't just chill a little.
- Improved accessibility
- Fixed some issues with syncing episode progress
- App now applies auto-archive limit settings sooner than the next time it refreshes
- Play all now warns you about clearing your Up Next list
- Fixed an issue where sorting oldest -> newest and grouping by seasons would still leave the latest season at the top
- Fixed a visual issue when pulling down on the full screen player
- Fixed an issue that could cause podcasts you'd subscribed to on other devices not to be added during a sync
- Fixed an issue that could cause items in your listening history to be duplicated
- Fixed an issue where episode durations might not be updated properly

We also fixed some things too mundane or long to list up there. It's fixes all the way down, as the kids say. No Gary, you're not a kid, put your hand down. For Zeus sakes. Why can't you be more like Jenny?

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

lzylzy ,

Good but a few issues

Nothing adds to up next when I click ‘play all from here’ on a podcast I’ve already binged and want to listen to again. This is annoying because I re listen to the same podcasts and let them play all night but now have to re choose a new episode every time one finishes.

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.

Pete Smithy ,

Seriously.....what has happened to this app?

Prior to the recent update it was brilliant. It was so easy to use. Unfortunately, the latest update has screwed it completely. The new "archiving" feature is a mess and it is difficult to tell what podcasts are downloaded or not. I can't seem to have episodes deleted the way I once could. You now have them delete (or archive??) up to a week after you play them.

Navigating around the app is confusing and no longer intuitive. It's like the podcast version of Windows 8! You seem to be tapping and swiping all over the place in a non-logical order to get it to do what you want.

Syncing is not right either. Often find a podcast has re-synced back to where it was on another device rather than have the other device catch up to the new position where you are up to.

Why couldn't you have left it was brilliant? Now it's a mess.


Podcast Media, LLC
49.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Podcast Media LLC


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