Pocket Casts: Podcast Player 9+

Your favorite podcast player


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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 pocketcasts.com for more info about the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.

What’s New

Version 7.52.1

WOWZA! That’s all I have to say about this release because we’ve really outdone ourselves this year. Because…

It’s back, it’s better than ever, it’s the Pocket Casts Playback! Your ultimate listening recap, showcasing your top shows, favorite categories, total listening time, and more!

Try it out and share your results with the world!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
798 Ratings

798 Ratings

Bobuk1973 ,

Best podcast app

I’ve used the app for years as my primary method of listening to podcasts originally using it as an alternative to the apple own app. The way I can listen on the go , jump back into a podcast where I left off whether it be on the iPad, iPhone, Alexa or Sonos devices and software it never fails to just work. It’s design and considerations of the features and how they work whether it be quickly archiving new episodes I don’t want to listen to or creating a que or increasing the speed it’s all great. Hey and even the automatically cutting out of the gaps , pauses on podcasts is great for the right podcast. Really enjoy this app and would recommend to every one. I use it every day across multiple devices and in the car and on the go while waking.

Crocdun ,

The best option out there

I guess many people will be confused at the (currently) low rating for this fantastic app. This is a legacy of a major update that caused users a lot of problems - including myself - I personally experienced years worth of listening history disappearing and mass archiving of episodes (1000s of episodes) for no obvious reason. It took weeks and weeks to sort out the issues manually. There were various other issues that are well documented.

However, this is far past: the app is absolutely fantastic now. Rock solid reliability, syncing works well, granular controls, excellent filtering options, pleasing UI etc etc. I almost never do reviews, but I cannot bear an app that provides me so much utility and pleasure languishing on a 3.2 rating.

I’m subscribed to 100s of podcasts and listen to many hours a week: Pocketcasts is the best option that I keep returning to, despite some strong rivalry from Apple Podcasts and Overcast.

It’s a shame the app is burdened with the legacy of a botched update. If it’s your first time, then go for it; if you’re thinking of coming back then you should. I did.

I cannot comprehend how the app is - once again - anything less than a 5* app.

Jpssharp ,

Great app!

A few feature suggestions:
- Folders, or line breaks between icons because i do a confuse (and maybe an option to separate upcoming lists by category)
- A 'binge podcast as serial' button that automatically starts at the earliest episode, overrides the playlist when you're using it, keeps your place whenever you come back to it, and always makes sure it has the next few episodes downloaded ready if connected to wifi. Maximum hands free laziness.
- An inbuilt browser that lets you instantly pull up an accompanying page on an external websites (eg Paeleocast) - maybe you'd have to crowdsource all the links but you are clever so you will find a way
- on the 'now playing' screen, clicking the podcast icon image should take you to the podcast page. I stab at it in vain every time.
- some sort of waffle-to-sausage ratio thing that lets you warn other users of perpetually self-referential narcissistic gasbags that never get to the point while simultaneously highlighting the meaty episodes with deliciously informative content.
- Maybe add user-generated tags because some good podcasts have stupid names unrelated to what they are about and i will never find them and die alone

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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
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