Long-form audio is enjoying unprecedented popularity. As we use our daily commutes and gym sessions to catch up on news, opinion and drama, spoken-word downloads have soared.
Enter award-winning app Pocket Casts. It’s a slick, multi-featured player, designed to make it easy to locate new series and enjoy content in a way that suits you.
For a start, finding podcasts is a cinch. With an extensive array of content available, you can browse by category, curated lists and handy recommendations.
Get playing, and you’ll wonder how your ears survived without the app’s innovative playback hacks. That’s because Pocket Casts can trim silence automatically, so you eliminate dead air and finish podcasts faster.
You can also speed up or slow down the playback speed by increments of 0.1%, boost the volume of the speech and skip repetitive intros. The app even remembers your choices per podcast.
As you start building playlists of episodes and sync them to your wireless devices, your progress is stored in the cloud. This enables you to switch from your iPhone to the Pocket Casts website and carry on there.
It will stream episodes to save space, or it’ll automatically download unheard episodes for you (to a limit you have set), and then give you the option to filter them to identify those you haven’t finished. It’s smart listening made simple.