Description

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.

POWERFUL PLAYBACK
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.

SMART TOOLS
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 New

Version 7.19

Hey! I believe some of you still read these in a world of auto updates so here we go! Version 7.19, hot off the press! Before we list the changes one important note:
- If you were signed in before this update, you'll likely be signed out. This is because we've migrated App Store accounts. We'll prompt you about this in the app as well but noting it here in case you miss it ;)

Ok, onto the highlights!
- The app is now translated into 11 new languages which is a first for one. So if things look different, you know why! If you're language is not yet available let us know and we'll consider adding it!
- Fixed quite a few new iOS 15 issues, including the Up Next drag handles being hard to see
- Fixed some accessibility issues in our player, including making some of the effects panels easier to read and close
- Fixed an issue where some share links would open our app, then Safari. Now they should take you to the content you want more reliably
- Fixed issues with artwork loading on the widget, and also improved the widget quite a bit
- Our support contact us form should now work regardless of if you have Apple Mail configured or not
- Fixed an issue where an auto download starting on WiFi could sometimes finish on cellular
- Fixed some issues that could cause episode titles to be missing the podcast name

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

BrotherTwelve ,

Can’t access account, no response from devs (as yet)

After getting fed up with the app failing to sync new episodes and displaying no data in the Discover section, I decided to sign out and back in to my account, hoping this might straighten the app out. I’m now unable to sign in because my password is apparently incorrect, and neither the app nor the website will allow me to change my password (“Failed to send reset email: Please try again later”). I paid a tenner for an annual Plus subscription. I would like this sorted, please.

*Just heard from admin - Fingers crossed. 🤞🏻

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

App Privacy

The developer, Automattic, 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 Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

Supports

  • 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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