Podcast Player - OwlTail 4+

Best Podcasts App - Discovery

Owl Tail Cognition

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings
    • Free

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Free podcast app for iPhone to listen to all of the available podcasts as well as follow people/names to see all of their episodes. The easiest podcast player to use with a focus on discovery suitable for both new listeners as well as existing podcast lovers!

- Follow all of your favorite people to find and get updated on any podcasts they appear on.
- 1,000,000 names to search for, follow and listen to!
- Find new people to follow with our similar people recommendations.
- Similar podcasts to what you listened to, to help you find new podcasts to subscribe to.
- Most Popular Episodes of over 300,000 podcasts so you only listen to the best.
- Newest Episodes of your subscriptions, updated in real time.
- Hand picked episodes of over 15 different topics (e.g. Self Improvement, Science, Interesting stories, etc) so you can learn something new.
- Play and listen to over 500,000 podcasts for free. All the new podcasts, updated in real time.
- Downloads & play offline with a queue functionality
- Up to 32x speed (yes 32!), at the same quality!
- Sort episodes by date, length, popularity

What podcasts can you listen to in our podcast player?
- Keep up to date with the latest news. Hear people comment on Global Issues and Politics.
- Accelerate your personal development by listening to self improvement podcasts, education podcasts, history podcasts, philosophy podcasts, health and mental health podcasts and relationship podcasts.
- Get access to the best personal stories and interviews.
- Learn about Investing, Personal Finance, Startups, Management from the best business leaders.
- Listen to True Crime, fiction audio stories as well as documentaries.
- Learn a new language such as Chinese, Spanish or German.
- Find shows on religion, as well as meditation and spirituality.
- Find audio books and book summaries.

We've got popular shows like:
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- This American Life
- The Daily
- TED Talks Daily
- Serial
- Stuff You Should Know
- Radiolab
- Pod Save America

Questions? Feedback? Email us at mel@owltail.com

What’s New

Version 2.97

Queue play order reversed. Default now is bottom to top.
The episode will continue playing in queue until empty.
Player improvements and enhancements.
Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jitsu101 ,

Major potential but needs critical bug fixed

I can’t find anywhere to submit feedback so I’m writing it here.

This is the first podcast app I’ve found that actually ranks podcast episodes, which for me is a killer feature. I love being able to find the “best of” when starting with any new podcast.

But there are major bugs that need fixing:
1. Frequently I open the app and the podcast I was last listening to has rewinded up to 10 minutes. I have to seek forward and try to find my place again. No idea why this happens but it is frequent. Perhaps the listener’s location is just not saved frequently enough.

2. At times the Play button at the bottom of the app doesn’t work. The play button at the top always appears to work

3. Player does not pause when using Siri, so I always have to rewind after that. Other podcast apps pause when using Siri.

Missing features:

4. Search podcast episodes. I’d like to just be able to view a podcast’s episode history and filter it by one or more search terms. This simple feature is available in overcast.

If the developers can follow up on these issues I’d be happy to update to 5 stars. I very rarely leave reviews but the “popularity” sorting of this app is so good I want this app to succeed!

Developer Response ,

Hi Jitsu101,

Thank you so so much for trying our app as well as providing this feedback.

We'd love to hear more, would you be able to reach out to mel@owltail.com?

We're fixing a lot of those bugs that you've mentioned!

Dkdesmoines ,

Love it with a suggestion

I find it valuable but it needs to allow people to rate individual episodes. Most popular is kind of a popularity of guest contest and the top 20 can miss the best episodes. Rating individual episodes could be more valuable

emilyilyily ,

Best app to find new podcasts!

4.5 stars ... I love this app for finding new podcasts! The recommendations aspect is great and I love that I can search for and follow people now! I’ve tried just about all the podcast catchers out there and Owl Tail is the best with discovery by far.

I’m hoping that listening features (most importantly trim silence and custom playlists) will be implemented. Once that happens, this will be a solid 5 stars in my book, and I’ll ditch the podcast player I currently subscribe to specifically for those features!

App Privacy

The developer, Owl Tail Cognition, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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