Listen is the best way to listen to podcasts for all who value aesthetics and are multi-tasking while listening. With one hand, you can easily navigate between your library and new releases quickly adding episodes to your queue and re-arranging the order.
Designed with careful attention to every detail, this app is pleasant to use and will inspire you to listen to even more podcasts.
No more confusing libraries and new releases. Listen is intuitive and extremely pleasant to use.
Access the complete library featuring nearly half a million podcasts. Find anything from This American Life, Fresh Air, Serial, The Daily, and Joe Rogan or networks such as NPR, Gimlet, WNYC, the New York Times, BBC and more.
- A completely ad-free experience.
- Easily create and manage a custom queue.
- Access previously listened to episodes.
- Save your data and toggle what to download and what to stream.
- See recommended shows based on your interests and what is trending.
- Toggle playback speeds according to your preference.
- Get notified when new episodes are posted.
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Join us as we create the perfect podcast app. See our roadmap as we release features which will continue to make your listening experience engaging and enjoyable.
- Minor UI bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
After using the Apple podcast app for a few years I decided to try something new. After listening to reviews i tried a couple of the most talked about podcast apps, but for me they were too complicated. Then someone mentioned the Listen app and I'm so glad they did. Very nice looking interface and not overly complicated. I knocked off one star because I'm having a little trouble understanding how the que works. I couldn't find any specific videos or instructions so I'll keep working on it. Otherwise I love this app!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your kind words. We worked on creating a queue experience that works "behind-the-scenes" not to clutter the user interface. Apologies for not including instructions right away. Here is a blog post that was published on the release of the feature: https://listenapp.co/how-to-use-playlists-in-the-listen-app/
Update causing issues
I have been using this app for a little over a month now. I’ve been happy up until this most recent update, hence the 3 (actually 3.5) stars. I have found that I can only listen to my podcasts if I turn off the WiFi. This is eating up my data. A fix of this would likely bring my review up to a 5 as prior to this I have really liked using this app over the apple podcast app. The sound clarity is better.
One other issue I have noticed since the update is that once an episode is done, it does not jump to the next episode automatically, it instead goes back to the first episode.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We tried several times to replicate this issue and were not able to. It could be, for whatever reason, your wifi was slow at the moment. Regarding the "next episode" are you using the playlists (swiping up on the player)? If the issue is still persisting, please email us with more details, we'd love to look into it further for you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Great start, still lacks functionality
I’ve been looking for Pocket Casts alternatives since its latest version was imo a step down from its previous version.
Would be helpful if speed also includes 1.1x speed (my preferred speed), sometimes 1.25x distorts the sound making it somewhat unlistenable. Silence trimming seems to be in their feature roadmap too so I’m looking forward to it.
I can’t seem to find sleep timer in the app?
Swipe to archive/mark as listened would help too!
Developer Response ,
I wanted to let you know that all of your requests have been implemented except for the 1.1 speed. That will come later :) The sound distortion is no longer an issue, sleep timer has been added, swiping on any episode gives you options which include "mark as listened". Hope you're enjoying the app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.