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 7.3.1

- Fixes a crash related to resuming the app to the player page (long story, but thanks to the beta testers who helped us track this one down!)
- Fixes an issue with using the older format of our subscribe links to get to a podcast
- Improved grammar by 33%. Your welcome

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Beachboy Biffta ,

Not fully compatible with Sonos

Works great as a stand alone app BUT when linked to Sonos system any podcasts deleted and unsubscribed in this app still remain in the Sonos list. The result is that my Sonos list of Pocket Casts podcasts has now grown and is full of podcasts that I have deleted from this app.
Sonos have tried everything, but only conclusion is that this app is not compatible with Sonos.
Other podcast apps work fine with Sonos and deleted podcasts are also deleted within Sonos. Not so with Pocket Casts. Shame.

UPDATE. Recent update seems to have addressed this problem. Hope I’m not being too premature, but fingers crossed.
All unsubscribed podcast have now disappeared from Sonos list.

Maccaz12 ,

Support totally ignore you

Loved this app used for over 3 years but i have had an issue on the app after switching back to iPhone of my all my subscribed podcasts disappearing - emailed support nearly three weeks ago and had once response in those three weeks telling me to log in and out - that didn’t work as well as reinstalling - disgraceful service after paying for the app and the web player - emailed and emailed back asking for help and got TOTALLY ignored - I wouldn’t recommend they don’t care about their customers at all - probably something to do with Shiftjelly being bought out - another example of a great independent app getting ruined.

Avoid - use Overcast

Developer Response ,

We're staffing up in the support department as this is something we have always cared deeply about, sorry we missed your follow up message. We got caught off guard by the huge influx of new users we got with the version 7 update. Once the new support people start and find their way we should be able to get back to quick replies and helping people out.

In the meantime please reach out again and we'll see if we can help. We're not ignoring you, and we still care deeply about helping people find the features/support they need.

dannysnoop ,

This App Should Listen To It’s Users

This App is so great yet it falls short of being game changing.

Features like episode specific search make it hard to find more tailored content and the biggest let down is that although they allow settings for those wanting to fall asleep, they have missed a golden opportunity by failing to add any waking up features such as a morning podcast alarm with a slowly rising volume.

On Twitter they have said they do not make an alarm clock yet they have clearly embraced the idea of their product being a pseudo white noise machine, which one might argue is far less respectful.

It would be a beautiful thing to have Pocket Casts be apart of it’s user’s morning routine with an easy feature addition, but clearly they do not want the functional technology that they have developed to be used in a functional and engaging way.

They do not want to seem to give consumers what they truly want.


Podcast Media, LLC
49.7 MB

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



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© Podcast Media LLC


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