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Acast - Podcasts & Audio
Acast is the mobile hub for your audio on demand experience. Listen to podcasts and audio shows you care about whenever and wherever you want.
Acast is home to the most engaging, fascinating stories told in audio on sports, news, comedy, business, culture, education and many more.
Follow and stream your favorite podcasts such as Serial, WTF with Marc Maron, Call Your Girlfriend, Another Round, Scroobius Pip, and The Naked Scientists or download episodes for on-the-go listening.
Acast features podcasts from media houses like The Financial Times, BuzzFeed, BBC, The Economist, The Guardian, NPR, WNYC, This American Life, and Fusion to name a few.
Acast’s curated Discovery page highlights new shows to love. Our content teams will feed you with fresh, exciting podcasts in rotating lists such as “Hack the Gibson!” our tech list, and “Girls to the Front” our women-hosted list.

Key features
- Discover new podcasts through curated lists
- Search directly for shows, hosts or episodes
- A feed that regularly updates with shows that you follow
- Browse podcasts & audio by category
- Continue listening where you left off
- Stream podcasts using your WiFi or data
- Save shows for later and listen when you don’t have reception
- Play, pause and skip episodes from the lock screen
- Login with Facebook and share with your friends and family
- Share your favorite moments on Twitter with an embeddable player or text it through your messenger app
- Experience images, links and videos embedded in the audio

How to get you started
Dive straight in with Discovery and start exploring. Try Trending to see what’s popular right now. Find podcasts by Category or try out some of the curated lists from our content teams. The Search page lets you find your favorite shows, hosts or episodes. Follow their channels and stream the new episodes they post from your Feed. Save episodes for offline listenings or continue where you left off last time.

Where Acast got mentioned
“Acast’s free-to-use platform and app lets users browse or recommend podcasts and, like on Spotify, introduces them to new relevant shows and lets them share shows across a social network.” - FastCompany
”100 hottest European Startups” - WIRED
“5 / 5” - The Sun
”Best in Test” (Podcast-App) - Macworld
”Super startup 2015” - Veckans Affärer
”Start up of the year 2014” - IDG
”Most innovative media service” - Mobilgalan

Heard something that is worth sharing? Get in touch and share your favorite moments with us:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/acast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acaststories
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acaststories/

Problems or feedback
Help us make Acast better by reaching out to us:
Go into the app settings and click “contact us” to send us your suggestion or support query, or contact us on Twitter @acastsupport.

We will only ask for permissions we need for the app to provide you with the best experience possible. Your privacy is important to us.

We're now offering a “Show Pass” to certain shows that’ll give you exclusive access to premium content. These subscriptions will renew once a month until you cancel them. You will only access the premium content as long as you're subscribing. A Show Pass starts at $1.99 / month.
The purchase will be charged from your iTunes account if you choose to buy a subscription. You can manage your subscription by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. You will also be able to cancel the auto-renewing subscription from there. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought to the same price. It's not possible to abort the subscription during the time it's active.

Privacy Policy: http://www.acast.com/privacypolicy
Terms of Service: http://www.acast.com/terms
FAQ: http://www.acast.com/faq

What’s New

Version 2.17.0

Thank you for using Acast and all the great feedback! This is what's new in this update:

• You now have the opportunity to rate shows by giving them 1-5 stars.
• Various bug fixes and improvements.

Don't hesitate to contact us at suggest@acast.com or at @acastsupport (Twitter)

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.3K Ratings

7.3K Ratings

mattMBA ,

My favourite podcast app.

I think I've tried most of the free podcast apps and this is my favourite by far. Everything is laid out in such a clear way, it makes it much more useable than others. The feed means no more clicking on each show for updates, it's clear to see what's been played or downloaded and it's easy to see which shows you're half way through etc.

charlie.jpeg ,

Big improvement on the Apple Podcasts app but not quite there

I switched from Apple Podcasts to Acast a few months ago and instantly found the interface much simpler to navigate and easier on the eye.

Being able to filter episodes by completed or oldest first (on a show by show basis) is really useful when binging a new series from the beginning, and the option to customise the duration of the skip button is a nice touch.

Importing all my favourite shows into Acast is a massive plus and saves lots of time, but I’m still waiting for RSS support for bonus episodes from creators that I support on Patreon (which is possible in Apple Podcasts). Show notes are massively improved over the default app and links are easy to follow from right within the Now Playing screen.

I’ve noticed that the app does occasionally crash when midway through a show but it seems to happen less and less often now.

When the option to subscribe to Premium shows via a URL is added as a feature, Acast will be the only app I use for podcasts!

frzn___ ,

Missing features that are found on other apps

Other apps have these features:
• playlists/group podcasts together
• “play next” AND “play later” option (it only has play next)

If you listen to politics, history, economics, tech, feminism, storytelling, true crime, or other podcasts, you might want to group them together into a playlist based on type of podcast.

You can do with Stitcher & Overcast apps.

Well, not with ACAST, because they don’t let you. There is no way to do so.

It’s REALLY ANNOYING. Sometimes, you don’t want to go from a heartening podcast to a murder podcast or hear just all of the episodes in that one murder podcast

It also does not let you do “play later”, so you can’t really create your “playing next” list easily.

The user interface is decent and it’s way faster than the native Apple podcast app, but it’s missing very basic features that have been around on other apps for ages.


Acast AB
73.4 MB

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


English, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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