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Luminary is a subscription podcast network with original shows from your favorite creators.

The Luminary app offers access to 40+ original podcasts you won’t find anywhere else, plus the ones you already listen to and love.

Download the app and subscribe to Luminary for diverse voices, important stories, and your favorite creators as you’ve never heard them before.

Features to enhance your listening experience:

Customized for you: Luminary offers a personalized experience, including recommendations tailored to your tastes and listening habits.

Curation: Our in-house editorial team programs the app with culturally relevant content to keep you up-to-date on topics people are talking about.

Continue listening: Pick up right where you left off on any podcast you’ve played recently.

Originals tab: Find your favorite Luminary Originals all in one place, plus discover new ones curated by genre.

Search: A robust search, with rich results including episodes and shows.

Offline mode: Take your favorite podcasts on the go, in the air, or underground. Wherever you like to listen.

My Shows: Collect your favorite shows in one place, get alerts for new episodes, and listen right from your home screen.

Bookmark: Add individual episodes to your bookmarks, sort by dragging and dropping to listen in the order you want, and download or stream them all.

Playback speed: Speed it up or slow it down. Listen to podcasts at the speed you want.

Airplay: Stream podcasts to your favorite airplay-compatible and Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smart speakers, wireless headphones, and home theater systems, just to name a few.

Sleep timer: Let Luminary and your favorite podcast lull you to sleep. Set the app to go to sleep in 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or smartly at the end of the episode you’re listening to.


Information related to in-app purchases, subscriptions, and introductory free trial: Any introductory free trial offer is limited to new subscribers only. Payment for your subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of the trial period or at confirmation of purchase if you are not eligible for the trial. If you cancel before the end of the trial period, you will not be charged. You have the option to choose a monthly or a 12-month subscription. If you don't cancel before the end of the trial period, your subscription will renew automatically and your iTunes Account will be charged for a monthly subscription or for a 12 month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of the trial period. If you choose a monthly subscription it will continue to renew automatically each month and you will be charged each month plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. If you choose a 12-month subscription it will continue to renew automatically at the end of the 12-month period and you will be charged for a 12-month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. You can manage or cancel your subscription in your account settings on the App Store. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable.

To see our full terms of service: https://luminarypodcasts.com/terms

To see our full privacy policy: https://luminarypodcasts.com/privacy

What’s New

Version 24.0

* Added the ability to browse Similar Shows on Show Details Pages
* Added the ability for users to share what Luminary episodes they’re listening directly to their Instagram Stories
* Added the ability for users to edit their email address on the Settings page
* Other improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

marksroon ,

Fantastic app

This app is fantastic, and has improved light years over the last year or so. I love the smooth flow, the aesthetics, and usability. I’m not currently a paying member, but this app and the content are so good, I’ll be signing up soon for sure. Keep up the great work, I love the improvements!

Developer Response ,

Hi and thank you so much for this awesome review! We're glad you are enjoying the new and improved version of the app. We'll keep working to make sure you keep enjoying all the content and easy access the app has to offer!

Katie Hummel ,

Really wanted to enjoy it...

I hate this app. As a podcast lover I really wanted to like it bc the regular podcast app has flaws but after using and (paying) for luminary I like that one better. My main complaints.

1. Every time I open the app it plays the same Lena Dunham podcast that I never finished months ago without me even clicking on it. And it takes a couple minutes for me to click off.

2. If you have to return to a podcast you didn’t finish it takes forever to load or sometimes doesn’t save the correct spot.

3. Doesn’t show correctly on the home page new episodes of podcasts you follow. Which is the entire reason of following a podcast.

4. And this is my biggest annoyance with this app. IT DOESNT PAUSE WHEN MY MAPS IS GIVING DIRECTIONS! Which makes me miss parts of the podcast and also is just super freaking annoying.

If Guys We F***d ever goes off Luminary I am definitely cancelling my subscription.

Developer Response ,

Hi Katie. We noticed you updated your review on June 1. There have been a lot of updates to the app since original review date and we’re hoping your experience has gotten better. For example, you are now able to remove any previously played episode from your Continue Listening section. This will allow to remove the episode of The C Word that you mentioned previously. To do this, just go to your Continue Listening section and long press on the show tile of the The C Word. This should provide you with an option to remove the episode.

We have some work we’re doing for future updates around some features you mention here. If you have more details/questions we’d love to hear from you at support@luminarypodcasts.com.

kaitlinnie ,


Crashes frequently, often unable to play episodes and when I contacted them about it multiple times and was ignored or told “we don’t know why that happens sorry” with no resolution. Search function is not good comparable to other podcast apps, it makes it difficult to search on a subject. Some functions are randomly unavailable like right now “play next” does not work. Embarrassed I paid for this honestly! The Free version of Stitcher is better than this and that’s saying something

Developer Response ,

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to follow up on your feedback. The original issue for which you'd reached out to our Support team has been very difficult to reproduce and seems to be an anomaly not impacting other users in the same way. We're very sorry that you're continuing to have this issue, and we'll continue working with our engineering team and reach back out to you in your original ticket as soon as we have more information. As far as search goes, we're actively building a lot of improvements to this function and are excited to share them soon. Finally, play next from the full size player should be working properly in v22 which we should be releasing soon. Thank you and please feel free to email us anytime. --- Luminary Support


Luminary Media, LLC
117.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. Luminary Premium - Monthly $4.99
  2. Luminary Premium - Annual $34.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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