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

What’s New

Version 7.8.6

Small bug fix release to fix issues with playback position syncing across devices. Thanks to everyone who helped us track this down.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

Cortex9 ,

The best so far

Update 30 Dec 2019 _______________________
Thanks for your reply.

Why remove double tap on episode/podcast image takes u to the podcast page?? Why, why???( latest update)
Nice update but looking forward to the next one with at least one of my suggestions below included 😜😇
The Mac app is still slow but I have cancelled the subscription as filters are not included and I need them, sorry if u fix this I'll return 🖖
I'm subscribed to approx 1700 pods.

Remember, your app is amazing! with a few additions and fixes here and there you'll be the No1 app for podcasting. I really don't want to go to Cast Box😇😳🖖
Happy New Year, all the best!! -----------------
-----------end of update 30 Dec 2019---------

It would be great if there was a search bar when adding Podcasts to new Filters. It takes forever when you follow hundreds of podcasts :)

Additionally Tags for episodes would be awesome and bookmarks, notes ( something like Audible app) would be great.

The Mac app rarely works ... you press play and nothing happens . ( this is something that happens to the mobile app every now and then and my internet speed is fine)
It would be great if you had filters there as well, it is very basic.

UPDATE 26 Nov 2019 : App freezes badly on iphone 11 pro max with latest iOS, almost unusable...and it's a clean install, haven't restored from icloud .


Developer Response ,

Could you please try rebooting your iPhone? If no change, could you please send us an in-app report of the freezing issue via profile - settings - help & feedback - get in touch - get support? If you are still experiencing issues with the mac app please let us know in the email also and we will investigate both. Thanks!

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.

Thunderballz ,

Vast improvement over apples app.

I was disappointed with apples efforts with podcasting using a watch. The library on my watch did not represent what I’d downloaded to the apps library what so ever, among other problems.
Pocketcasts however, is exactly what I wanted. Simple and tidy layout and does what it says on the tin. I listen to a lot of podcasts while at work, and it is often difficult to get to my phone to change episodes, etc. Also, on top of the decent watch app, the iPhone app is great. There are more practical option for organising than apples stock app, it looks great and it is very user friendly. Thank you for making podcasting easier. 👍


Podcast Media, LLC
96.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
In-App Purchases
  1. Plus Yearly £9.99
  2. Plus Monthly £0.99


  • 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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