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Acast - Podcasts & Audio
Acast is the mobile hub for your audio on demand experience. Listen to podcasts and audio shows you care about whenever and wherever you want.
Acast is home to the most engaging, fascinating stories told in audio on sports, news, comedy, business, culture, education and many more.
Follow and stream your favorite podcasts such as Serial, WTF with Marc Maron, Call Your Girlfriend, Another Round, Scroobius Pip, and The Naked Scientists or download episodes for on-the-go listening.
Acast features podcasts from media houses like The Financial Times, BuzzFeed, BBC, The Economist, The Guardian, NPR, WNYC, This American Life, and Fusion to name a few.
Acast’s curated Discovery page highlights new shows to love. Our content teams will feed you with fresh, exciting podcasts in rotating lists such as “Hack the Gibson!” our tech list, and “Girls to the Front” our women-hosted list.
- Discover new podcasts through curated lists
- Search directly for shows, hosts or episodes
- A feed that regularly updates with shows that you follow
- Browse podcasts & audio by category
- Continue listening where you left off
- Stream podcasts using your WiFi or data
- Save shows for later and listen when you don’t have reception
- Play, pause and skip episodes from the lock screen
- Login with Facebook and share with your friends and family
- Share your favorite moments on Twitter with an embeddable player or text it through your messenger app
- Experience images, links and videos embedded in the audio
How to get you started
Dive straight in with Discovery and start exploring. Try Trending to see what’s popular right now. Find podcasts by Category or try out some of the curated lists from our content teams. The Search page lets you find your favorite shows, hosts or episodes. Follow their channels and stream the new episodes they post from your Feed. Save episodes for offline listenings or continue where you left off last time.
Where Acast got mentioned
“Acast’s free-to-use platform and app lets users browse or recommend podcasts and, like on Spotify, introduces them to new relevant shows and lets them share shows across a social network.” - FastCompany
”100 hottest European Startups” - WIRED
“5 / 5” - The Sun
”Best in Test” (Podcast-App) - Macworld
”Super startup 2015” - Veckans Affärer
”Start up of the year 2014” - IDG
”Most innovative media service” - Mobilgalan
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Problems or feedback
Help us make Acast better by reaching out to us:
Go into the app settings and click “contact us” to send us your suggestion or support query.
We will only ask for permissions we need for the app to provide you with the best experience possible. Your privacy is important to us.
We're now offering a “Show Pass” to certain shows that’ll give you exclusive access to premium content. These subscriptions will renew once a month until you cancel them. You will only access the premium content as long as you're subscribing. A Show Pass starts at $1.99 / month.
The purchase will be charged from your iTunes account if you choose to buy a subscription. You can manage your subscription by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. You will also be able to cancel the auto-renewing subscription from there. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought to the same price. It's not possible to abort the subscription during the time it's active.
Terms of Service: http://www.acast.com/terms
Thank you for using Acast and all the great feedback! This is what's new in this update:
• Various bug fixes and improvements.
Don't hesitate to contact us via the app, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful, simple interface
I’ve bumped into issues with other podcast apps where they automatically downloaded shows without me knowing and it would eat up all the space on my phone. Acast has a wonderful interface that makes it easy for me to subscribe and see what new episodes my favorite shows have posted so I can download and listen when I’m ready. I’ve also discovered great new content through Acast!
Still a little buggy
The interface is not bad, and anything they don’t have in their catalog can be added via rss (except for password protected podcast feeds like The British History Podcast’s members feed). Still a little buggy, but usually a force quit and restart fixes the problem. It also doesn’t seem to sync played/unplayed status between devices.
A desired feature that should be easy to implement: allow for different skip forward & skip backward intervals. For example, skip forward 30 sec & skip backward 10 seconds.
No way to access off-feed downloaded episodes
Unlike other apps, this app has the fundamental limitation that there is no way to search for episodes you've downloaded and that it will only list episodes that are on the latest version of that podcast's feed.
Does your favorite podcast's feed only contain the last 10 or 25 episodes. Say goodbye to your access to older episodes, even if you've downloaded them.
Did you pay for access to a feed via Patreon or something similar. When you end your payments and your feed URL no longer works, you're not going to be listening to the episodes you paid for and downloaded using this app.
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- Contact Info
- User Content
- Search History
- Usage Data
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- Acast AB
- 77 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2021 Acast AB
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