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.
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.
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.
New versions aren't quite like opening presents, but we hope you at least get a partial dopamine hit reading the following:
- Dark Mode support! You asked for it, we delivered! Actually we'd already written it and were waiting for [redacted dev tool name] to stabilise before we shipped it, but why split hairs!
- You can now clear your listening history. No judgement here, wipe that slate clean if you need to!
- Added a new podcast grouping option: group by starred. If you want to see starred episodes at the top of your podcast this ones for you.
- Lots of small bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Best app out there.
My original review was a complaint about the change on business mode for old users. The team listened to everyone’s complaints and fixed the subscription for old users, so I’m doing my part and changing the review.
It’s a great app that has been out for a quite good time, that keeps updating it’s functionalities. The basic stuff it’s already the state of the art on podcast apps, and now it’s free. Go download it now.
Best “podcatcher” app
Podcasts apps are really important if you regularly listen to podcasts (obvious, right?). Seems so, but many of them are sub-par. Overcast is ok but Pocketcasts is waaay better. And that’s saying something. The menus and playback options are just great. It’s intuitive and lets you get listening to what you want right away. Some extra touches show this app is developed with a lot of care and attention, kudos.
I didn't really like Pocket Casts when I bought it, it was version 2.0 and I just didn't like it. But this new version though, wow! It's a completely different app, the UI is so much better! I'll probably replace the Podcasts app that I'm using now with Pocket Casts after I'm done testing it some more.
I'm really liking it so far, however there are still some things I don't like about this app...
- You can't "Custom Sort" your Podcasts, you can sort by "Date Added", "Title" and "Latest Episode" but you cannot order and more Podcasts around as you wish.
- I wish there was a preview of episodes before actually adding a podcast... when you find some podcast and go into it's
"Info" page there should be a list of podcasts and you can listen to and decide whether you want to add the podcast to your list.
- Sleep timer - Would be nice if there was a built in timer in the app to turn the Podcast off after a certain time.
- IMO, the whole podcast list view is still kind of messy...
"show old episodes" should just be in the "All" tab, why hide the old episides away? Just display them in the "All" In fact the podcast icon tab and the "All" tab should be combined.
- In the "All" tab you can't mass delete the Podcasts.
- Favourites - There should be a dedicated tab or a menu maybe near "Podcasts" and "Episodes" where all your favorites would be displayed.
If the developer addresses the above this will easily be a 5-star application for me.
- Podcast Media, LLC
- 85.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Podcast Media LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Plus Yearly €10.99
- Plus Monthly €0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.