Apple Podcasts 12+

Audio that informs & inspires


    • 4.8 • 5.3K Ratings
    • Free


Discover audio stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. Explore shows you’ll love from entertainment and comedy to news and sports.

• Stream millions of shows, from the biggest names to the best independents.
• Access premium shows with subscriptions.
• Follow shows and save your favorite episodes to your library.
• Play offline and listen anywhere, data-free.
• Find all the shows from your favorite creators in one place with channels.
• Continue listening on all your Apple devices and see your latest episodes in Listen Now.
• Easily discover new shows through expert curation and personalized recommendations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

Prasi ,

No Notifications - Fix Please !

Apple Podcasts is definitely wonderful app to listen to Podcasts. But with recent changes to the app since ios 14, there are few bugs - bugs which are very serious as they hamper the very functionality of a Podcast app. Until ios 15 release the podcasts never used to show new episodes once you add a podcast to a library and start following it. It looks like ios 15 fixed that issue. But the other issue is “missing notifications”. No matter which podcast I subscribe to, there are no notifications that I get when a new episode releases. I tried the podcast settings, notification settings in the settings app and also the settings for each show separately. No matter wherever I tried to change the notifications, basically I don't get notifications for this app.

DeepanshuSood ,

Apple Podcasts

I have tried a lot of different podcast apps, I find Apple’s own Podcast app more than enough for my usage. It could use a little cleaner interface however I am happy I don’t have to buy another subscription just to listen to my Podcasts.

NexusHaiku ,

App Feels Very Heavy

I don’t know what kind of data Apple collects from Podcasts, but it’s a nightmare to manage, and slows the device like anything. I have never seen anything else actually heat up my phone.

Episodes keep downloading themselves on their own, DESPITE me disabling it.

Apple Music has double tap the magnifying icon to search directly, but podcasts lack it.

Episodes take forever to load, tapping the play/pause button a couple of times only seems to play the episode. Also the playback speed option needs to be a drop down list, toggling through the values is so 1900’s alarm clocks with a single button to set the time.

Apple has an amazing app on their hands, but it seems too heavy and not efficient,and ultimately the heft of the app seriously deters the experience. :(

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