Acast - Podcast Player 12+

Your favorite shows in one app


Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 10.2K Ratings
    • Free

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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

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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.

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.

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What’s New

Version 2.38.0

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

• We are shutting down the Acast Application, this version of the app allows you to export your data and shows to other podcasting apps.

Don't hesitate to contact us via the app, or at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10.2K Ratings

10.2K Ratings

Optact ,

Great free app beats Apple podcast hands down

This has pretty much all I need from a podcast app. I only switched to Acast because the Apple app on my iPhone was getting harder and slower to use over time but I got some unexpected benefits. - It saves so much storage! After transferring my contents across I found the total Acast storage was about 175mb v 5.2gb on Apple. - The look is much better. Maybe trivial but the thumbnails show more detail (which is nice). - Acast provides a separate timer for adverts, so you can easily see how much you need to fast forward to get to the real content -
Controlling the displayed content is easier. For some reason Apple has recently made it very difficult to remove episodes. With Acast I filter out items that have been played then ‘mark as played’ anything that I don’t want to see. - The one request I have - please please please - is for an option to actually delete episodes otherwise I foresee the unfiltered view getting massive and unmanageable over time.

Maxim Thornton ,

Good app. Needs Apple Watch compatibility

The phone app is great. And I use it all day, every day. No complaints - works well adding premium subscription/Patreon links and other RSS feeds, the look is great. So no 5 stars?

Acast... please please please... you need to introduce Apple Watch app to listen when you’re away from your phone. If all my podcast subscriptions are in Acast, it’s annoying to have to use the podcast app on the watch... otherwise I might as well just use the podcast app all the time.. you can see the bind I’m in!

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Acast, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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