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.
What's with all the apps getting hip version numbers now? 2019.4?! I get it, it's the fourth 2019 build but you just know regular people are going to confuse the 4 for April, so I give this new system one star out of five. Bucking the trend and bringing you 7.4 (sorry to those of you that think this came from 7AD and is suuuuuper old now)
- Added keyboard shortcuts for iPad. Zip around the UI. Play, pause, skip and more. Let your fingers do the talking!
- More improvements to syncing, especially for those that play podcasts they aren't subscribed to. We get it, commitment is scary.
- Fixed an issue that could cause your Up Next list to be cleared (thanks to the beta testers who helped us find this)
- Fixed an issue that could cause you to not be able to subscribe to a podcast. Goes with the issue above really, no excuses anymore.
- Fixed re-arrange controls being missing in Up Next for a certain redacted, yet public, shall we say fruity beta OS
- Full screen video player now hides the status bar like it should
- Other small (and large but hard to describe) improvements, as always!
Ratings and Reviews
Used to love Pocket Casts. Now bad syching when using Sonos plugin. Web player not showing all episodes in progress (history not working). All problems started when the new Archive episode feature was implemented. Had to find something else (big Web player user). Sad... Hope Pocket Casts will return to the basics. Multi device stable and efficient synching is a MUST for all podcast apps. See you maybe in a few years, who knows...
Usability nightmare... for no good reason
I’ve used pocket casts for years as a paying customer, and loved it — until the redesign. Now the most simple things, like marking an episode as “played”, require confusing gestures and interactions. I’ve counted at least three distinct ways to mark something as “played”, all available in different contexts. Swipe this way, no, that way, oh wait, no, it’s the other way. It’s a complete nightmare. Interacting with this app is now like trying to find your way through a maze in complete darkness. If that wasn’t bad enough it also freezes, crashes, and syncing is often unreliable. The previous version was fantastic — it was my favourite app. Now I despise it. I’m furious at the developers for ruining something that was so great. Such a disappointment.
Redesign is difficult
The app seems quite complicated and but intuitive anymore.
- Podcast Media, LLC
- 50 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
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.