Playapod is the best way to listen to your favorite podcasts and features cross-platform device syncing, episode tracking down to the second, remote media controls, offline listening, new episode notifications, bulk imports, fast performance, no ads, and more!
• Multi-Device Sync
Sync all your podcast subscriptions and episode progress between multiple devices and across all platforms! Just sign-in with your favorite social network or with e-mail.
• Episode Tracking
Tracks exactly the portions of episodes that you have listened down to the second. You'll never forget where you left off or what you skipped over!
Bookmark your favorite parts of any episode so you can quickly go back and listen again. Bookmarks are time-coded and synced across all your devices.
• Video Playback (NEW v2 Feature)
Video playback supported. Tapping on the video will toggle full-screen mode.
• Text to Speech (NEW v2 Feature)
Turn any text-based feed into an audio podcast with full progress bar support including scrubbing and bookmarking. Great for keeping up with the latest news and blogs.
• Media Bar (NEW v2 Feature)
Quickly access whatever is currently playing by tapping on the media bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s always on with quick access to play/pause. Tap the bar to bring up the full media player view.
• Recommendations (NEW v2 Feature)
Our recommendation engine will suggest new subscriptions you might enjoy.
• Groups & Filters (NEW v2 Feature)
Filter content by favorites, category, media flags, content type, and time. Save filters into Groups for quick one-touch access.
• Media Files (NEW v2 Feature)
Add media files such as audio, video, and text files to Playapod using iTunes File Sharing for local playback.
• Car Play
Driving with your iPhone puts your Playapod Now Playing queue right on your car's built-in display.
• Custom Playlist
Create a custom playlist of your podcast episodes. Drag and drop reordering makes it easy to listen to your favorite shows all day without device interaction.
• Media Controls
Toggle playback and skip forward and backwards quickly using lockscreen and bluetooth controls.
• Listen Offline
Download entire podcasts and listen on the go without a network connection or cellular data charges.
• Free & No Ads
Free download with no advertising! There are no bulky 3rd party ad networks that are known to kill battery life, slow performance, and consume network bandwidth.
• Push Notifications
Get new episode notifications so you stay on top of your favorite shows. Toggle notifications in the app settings.
• Import Podcasts
Quickly bulk import a list of podcasts with OPML files (Outline Processor Markup Language XML Files).
• Advanced Configuration
Lots of settings to customize and tweak the behavior of the Playapod app. Custom settings available for each subscription too!
• Customer Support
Our developers listen to your feedback and quickly fix all reported issues. Join our Facebook Page and start a discussion!
- Added setting to override default date sorting method (Published or Listened)
- Changed minimum value for the Fetch Limit setting to 5 by user request.
- Fixed bug with sharing bad feed urls when sharing external media
Ratings and Reviews
The best podcast app!
This app is already the best and only getting better. It's the only one I use now.
I'd like to see it have more than one color scheme eventually, I'm not color blind and I have a hard time with the blue on grey to see if something is played or not (of course you have the option to hide played items, but I don't have that configured right now. Also doesn't support video in a podcast feed yet.
Developer Response ,
We're happy to hear we're the only one for you! :-) Thanks for the great review, we appreciate your support and feedback!
Good features but buggy
I really wanted a podcast app with bookmarks, since I like to fall asleep listening to them and wanted to be able to bookmark my spot. This does have a sleep timer and bookmarks, which is great.
However, the interface is clunky and there are some glitches. It doesn’t work well with the controls on my Bluetooth earbuds - they’ve worked fine with everything else, but when I push play/pause the podcast will play, but pause doesn’t work. However when I open the app, it thinks it’s paused, and hitting play again makes the podcast start over at the point where I originally started listening when I first opened the app.
Love it- but want to love it Moore!
TMSoft always does such great fun useful things, and when I saw this I was so excited. Long time TMOS listener so know it’s quality. Some things I need to figure out still.
I try to download several episodes at a time while I do other things at home. Often I ask the app to do this and when I come back there are error messages (or not) and nothing is downloaded. I’ll be in my car going to work and find there is nothing there.
Need to figure out how to keep this app “on top” so when I click my ear buds it’s there. Often times it resets meaning I have to reopen the app, make a couple of clicks, and then play my podcast. Especially a problem when exercising, running, and driving.
A couple of times now the podcast does not resume where I left off, but several minutes prior meaning repeated content. Not a huge problem, but shouldn’t happen.
Since getting this app I have seen great responses and updates to improve the experience, and look forward to more Moore!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback! We are continually working on the app to make improvements based on customer input. Some of the issues you like the downloading, and starting later than you left off shouldn't happen so next time it does if you could please go to the settings menu and "Report Problem" we can try to diagnose the issue for you. Thanks again!
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- 40.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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