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Downloaded in 20+ countries, Leela is the Next-Gen Podcast App that does what no one else does -- it allows you to find episodes based on your interest and play instantly. If you like the Show, you can subscribe to it but it is not required!

Leela is created by technologists and avid podcast listeners who got frustrated by lack of innovation in existing podcast apps which offer just subscription & listen. We are creating an experience such that you can start playing the best content in less than 5 seconds.

Leela is perfect for following audience:


Leela offers you following capabilities that no other app offers:

Use Leela Search to quickly find episode in your subscribed channel

Since you subscribe channels, you seem to like particular content — sports, tech, news etc. But why limit yourself to those specific channels. Use Episode Alert Feature in Leela and set topics that you actually care about and similar to Google Alerts, Leela will send you daily notification on matching newly published episodes!

Rate individual episodes and soon we will start recommending episodes based on your likes/dislikes

Share individual episodes on your favorite messaging app. Upon clicking the link, listener can instantly listen to the episode if they click on web or non-IOS phone; on IOS they download Leela and the shared episode starts playing right after opening the app

Quickly see what episodes you ever listened, rated or shared.


You are not alone. Most people find it confusing to subscribe to 10s or 100s of Podcasts; all they are looking for is to instantly listen to the best episode on a particular topic. Leela does precisely that.

Leela is the ultimate, free podcast player and manager.


• Share Episodes - works the way you'd expect
• Subscribe Channels - as many as you want
• Car Audio Controls - Play/Pause/Next/Previous
• Battery Friendly - heavy lifting done at our Cloud Servers
• Playback Memory - start playing from where you last left off
• Hands-free Playback - automatically moves to next episode
• Quick Play - Swipe left/right to go to previous/next episode
• One Playlist - queue episodes to listen
• Clean Playlist - episode removed after playback
• Streaming-only - offline listening/downloads coming shortly

Detailed FAQ: http://leelalabs.com/faq.html
More info about Leela: http://leelalabs.com/about.html

We'd really love to hear from you. What you like or what you’d like to see or perhaps even what you didn’t like.

Contact us at support@leelalabs.com.

What’s New

Version 1.51

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

GrandCanyonHiker ,


Awesome app! Helps me search for content every day!

Baazigar_guru ,

Love the new update!

Updated review: religious user of Leela for a month now. You solved a big issue for me. I am subscribed to commonwealth club podcast which has more than 700 episodes. I had heard that ex president of Mexico talked in the show. Quickly found that episode 👻👻👻

Oftentimes I will listen to a podcast and would want to share with folks on whatsapp but have always struggled to do that. I had to lookup episode on browser and find the webpage for podcast and send links. This was super painful! I see that with the most recent update, I can tap and share. I also like that clicking the link doesn't take to AppStore if my friends don't have the app installed.. instead podcast plays in web browser. Have heard positive feedback from friends who were not Podcast listeners. Well done Leela!!!!!!!!!

SpencHoff ,

very useful app

ok so I am a long time Overcast user. I tried this app and I am finding it very useful. Overcast did good channel management but search was not really there. This app nails it in my opinion. I am also a heavy user of their alerts feature as I am mostly looking for same keyword for search to find out if there are any new podcasts published on that topic. Very clever that no one else is doing. suggestion: allow changing the order in which the episodes appear in a channel so that I can listen from least recent to most recent (currently there is no way to do that). How are these guys making money though?? I do not see any ads and no IAP. Just hope that they are here for the long run!


Leela Labs Inc.
30.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes


  • Family Sharing

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

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