Himalaya, a brainchild of Ximalaya 喜马拉雅, is an inspirational content app, featuring short audio courses and motivational stories. Get the insights that can improve your life, and work on your personal development.
Listen to inspirational stories and work on your self-improvement with Himalaya. Get access to a whole library of inspirational short audio courses.
Enjoy new motivational stories every week, and use your free time to learn from amazing biographical insights.
Get motivated every day with a new Himalaya Story, then get ahead by learning from the credentialed experts behind our extensive library of audio courses. Expand your knowledge and work on your self-improvement. Listen to a wide variety of inspirational stories and educational courses.
Himalaya Stories feature the biggest turning points from the lives of the most extraordinary people. Each story delivers an exciting journey with music and cinematic soundscapes, all in 10 minutes or less.
Himalaya Courses cover a huge array of different topics, giving you the insights and new skills you need to succeed in your career and your personal life.
Let our stories motivate you to get the knowledge you need to become the best version of yourself.
Our stories are designed to deliver the most useful and important insights to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. And our courses are divided into bite-sized, actionable lessons from experts like Mark Manson, Arianna Huffington, and Tim Ferriss.
Himalaya gives you the opportunity for a true self-improvement journey. Our stories will inspire and motivate you, while our courses will give you the skills and knowledge you need to set and achieve your most ambitious goals. Audio makes it easy to listen, and become part of a like-minded community making progress every day.
Discover the best courses for self-improvement. Get insights every day to improve the quality of your life.
Learn from the world’s greatest minds, and boost your practical knowledge to conquer personal and professional milestones. Get insights from famous people and their stories.
Himalaya makes it easy to find what you need: explore our entire library of stories and courses anywhere, anytime. If you’re hungry for knowledge and self-improvement, we’re here for you.
◉ Inspiring Stories – hear about the biggest turning points in the lives of the most extraordinary people.
◉ High-Impact Audio Courses - Let credentialed experts help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
◉ Ultimate flexibility – listen anywhere, anytime with a robust, intuitive app.
◉ Bite-sized content – Your time is valuable. Get inspiration and insights in ten minutes or less.
◉ Learn your way – With over 30 topics spanning the personal, the practical, and the professional, you’ll have the tools you need.
◉ Accessible – Listen to free stories and insights every day, and unlock exclusive content at a no-brainer cost.
◉ Immersive – With supplemental material and community helming a flexible learning experience, learning doesn’t stop when the audio does.
Take these stories and courses wherever you go with our robust and intuitive platform.
Enjoy the Himalaya community and unlock an exclusive network of like-minded, intellectually curious people just like you. Start your self-improvement journey now.
Himalaya is an immersive learning platform that provides an extensive library of courses and motivational stories straight to your ears from the world's greatest minds. Fuel your personal and professional growth (self-improvement) with bite-sized and impactful lessons.
Bug fix and performance improvement
Ratings and Reviews
Looks great, doesn’t work
I really want to love this app. The UI is beautiful and seamless. However, it suffers from several problems that make the app almost unusable. For one, the time bar on the lock screen or control center is always wrong. Himalaya can say a podcast is 60 min, but the slider on the lock screen only goes up to 30 min, making it impossible to scrub to a later part of an episode outside of the Himalaya app. More recently, the app sometimes just stops showing any information at all. All the shows in my library and the explore page are still there, but clicking on any podcast just says there’s no episodes. In combination, these issues make the app largely unusable. I really love the appearance of the app, as well as the largest library I’ve seen outside of the Apple Podcasts app, but I can’t recommend it until these bugs are gone.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for your support! We always welcome suggestions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our engineers will definitely try to accommodate changes moving forward to resolve these issues. We truly value your feedback!
A great app, but needs some refining
This app is great and far superior to the Apple podcast app I’ve been using for so long. It’s amazingly easy to get around, easy to find the podcast you’re looking for in you library, and it’s designed really well. I also really love that I get better recommendations from this app than on Apple podcast. I always see the same shows on Apple and nothing new.
But this app isn’t without its bugs. The thing that annoys me the most is that it always starts playing what you’re listening to when you open the app which means you’ll be at work, unlock your phone, go to the app to search for a new show and as soon as it opens it starts playing a podcast for all to hear. It’s not too bad when your alone but it always happens to me public. Also when I pick an episode to listen to it will either play another episode that I didn’t choose or will start playing the episode at a random point so you have to start it from the beginning. Also I’ll be half way through a podcast, stop to listen to something else, and then come back to it it won’t remember where I was. It just plays it from the beginning again and I have to find where I was.
Other than a few performance bugs I really love this app. I just want the developers to have a new update to fix them. Then they’d easily have a 5 star from me.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your support! We always welcome suggestions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our engineers will definitely try to accommodate a change moving forward to resolve this issue. We truly value you taking the time to bring this issue to our attention and for your feedback!
All the best,
The Himalaya Team
So close to being so good
Switched over to exclusively using Himalaya over the Apple podcast app because it had become too frustrating to navigate. I like the app overall, but there are a few bugs that are driving me nuts. First, it crashes constantly. Usually while I’m trying to search for a new podcast or browsing discover to find a new podcast. Second, it will randomly start an episode in the middle when I’ve never listened to that episode before. This makes it a little difficult to distinguish if I’ve already started listening to something and moved on, or if it’s just the weird glitch and I should just restart the episode. Besides those two issues though I really like this app and the way it’s setup. It’s easy to find things and to get to new episodes, and I’ve officially switched over all my podcast listening to this platform. Wish it was slightly better, hoping there will be more updates that hammer out these minor flaws in what seems to be a promising app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your support. These two problems will be fixed in the next version.
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- Himalaya Media Inc.
- 119.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2021, Himalaya Media Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Himalaya VIP $59.99
- Himalaya Learning $69.99
- Himalaya Learning $11.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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