Apple Podcasts 12+

Audio that informs & inspires


    • 4.8 • 159.9K Ratings
    • Free


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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
159.9K Ratings

159.9K Ratings

andyparfait ,

Challenging to use

It plays podcasts, but not always the episode you want. Good luck relistening to a series! Good luck finding that single episode you downloaded from a series you don’t subscribe to!

Developers not very responsive, unfortunately.

Steve Canadian ,

Apple Manipulating App Reviews

The podcast app is garbage. Apple is now prompting users for reviews that users believe are reviews of the podcast they are listening to buy instead it’s a review of the app.

This app was rated one star prior to this manipulation because it is a terrible podcast app. It lacks basic functionality, it’s UI is confusing, things are hard to fine, UX make the app seem broken.

Of course this review will likely be hidden from view so no one buy Apple employees will see it (shame on you). I hope at least the score counts.

Massimo Savino ,

Now that Siri is mostly fixed…

… this seems to be the only app left on the roster that actively gets worse with every major release

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