Player FM — Podcast App 17+

Best Offline Podcast Player

Maple Media, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


PlayerFM is a top independent podcast player and podcast library, empowering listeners around the world to search, discover, save and listen to more than 20+ million free podcasts.

Find your favorite shows and discover new shows focused on education, news, business, technology, sports, comedy, music, and more! Our podcast library is updated multiple times per day, ensuring we always have the latest shows and episodes. Plus, discover free audiobooks, documentaries, video podcasts and interviews with our human-powered catalog and advanced episode-level search.


• Offline listening - When you're commuting and relaxing, your podcast player is still there for you, even with no wifi.
• Seamless cloud sync - Follow it on your phone and you'll see it on your tablet too.
• Social - Like and share favorite episodes.
• Discover - See what's hot and trending.
• Colors & dark theme - Match your style.
• Podcast categories - Organize your shows into genres and moods.
• Sleep timer - Let the podcasts sleep when you do.


PlayerFM Premium:
• NEW Space Saver - Compress downloaded episodes, while maintaining audio quality. A 100MB MP3 could compress to 30MB!
• NEW Relax & Sleep - Discover and listen to relaxing sleep sounds hand-picked by our editors.
• NEW Custom App Icons - Choose from 9 unique app icons to match your home screen.
• NEW iPad support - Explore the app in Portrait and Landscape views.
• NEW Apple Watch support - Access playback controls and more, now from your wrist!
• Ad-Free experience - Focus on the content of your favorite podcast episodes without the distraction of ads.
• Play on multiple devices - Easily sync playlists, full play history, and resume playback across devices.
• Playlists & bookmarks - Organize with playlists and timestamped bookmarks tied to your cloud account.
• Theme editor - Full control on themes, cloud-sync all your themes, unlock all premium themes.
• Turbo Fetch - Get updates early & often. Be the first to know!
• Personal search - Locate any episode with ease from your subscriptions and playlists.

LifeHacker: "Guides you to smart, interesting podcasts"
Tested: "Right from the start, I found the experience of using PlayerFM enjoyable"
GigaOm: "Makes podcasts look cool again"


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Subscription Terms: Payment for subscriptions will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

What’s New

Version 5.0.25

Introducing the latest & GREATEST version of Player FM.

Here’s what’s new:
- Improved legibility of the newly elevated UI
- Improved custom icon and theme settings
- Enhanced playback controls
- Elevated discovery features
- Several bug fixes and tweaks in response to user feedback

Thank you for continuing to support Player FM! Comments, questions, or feedback? Feel free to drop us a line at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

dan89limo ,

Best available for managing News

I use podcasts to catch and review news primarily.
PlayerFM makes it straightforward to find, download, manage, and playback programs, including playback speed. I appreciate it showing a running total of the space used and fully customizable length of retention.
These all seem fundamental, but I can’t find them easily in the Apple or Google offerings.

tsrk30 ,

Amazing Features But…

I absolutely love so many things about this app and would recommend everyone trying it out for a few weeks. The app does a great job in helping you discover new podcast and ones that are very much related to the ones you already love. The app does an amazing job in helping you find new podcast however, there is one problem that is very annoying. It seems very slow in bringing in new episodes. I use a lot of different podcast apps. Player FM is almost always behind in bringing in new episodes. For many people this may not be a big deal but I like getting the new episodes as soon as they drop, this is especially true all of all the news podcasts I subscribe to. I wasn’t able to find anything that indicates how frequently the app refreshes to find the latest episodes. Also It seems on Apple devices that I am not receiving notifications that new episodes are available. I think Player FM has some very good features and everyone should give it a try. However, getting the new episodes as soon as possible and a good notification system seems to be lacking from the app currently. Hopefully, some of these issues will be improved soon and then I could enthusiastically offer a 5 star rating.

Developer Response ,

Thanks, tsrk30! As to your issue on new episodes not appearing on time, can you please send a report with logs in Settings | Help | [Contact us]? Please share the info you've mentioned here, as well as any other useful info so we can further investigate the issue for you. As to your issue on notifications, please try to go to Settings > Notifications and ensure [New episode notifications] are enabled. We look forward to reading from you again soon. Cheers.

kforsythe1 ,

Beautiful app - Testing Premium for a month

I am a hardcore podcast listener with over 600 subscriptions in my old pod catcher app, mostly Audiodramas. With so many subscriptions in the same genre, having an app that lets me create lists or groups of PODCASTS is an absolute must. Almost every podcast app has playlists for EPISODES only. I’ve only found ONE other player that had podcast lists. I downloaded 14 other podcast apps before settling on PlayerFM. It has a VERY pleasing aesthetic with podcast groups, tagging, bookmarks, custom themes, and advanced controls. Yet it’s not overwhelming or difficult to use. I bought premium for a month before I commit to a year sub. I really like it so far. This is a beautiful and solid app with great features other apps just do not have.

Edited review:
Developers noted my suggestions so no need to keep them in the review. Had a couple issues but received an update via this review that my issues ticket had been replied to. This was very helpful because my iCloud storage was full. I reached out to dev via a different email and I’m sure I will hear back quickly since the communication issue seemed to be on my end and not theirs. Thanks for the beautiful app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for updating your review, kforsythe1! We'd like to inform we received the message you sent via your other email address, and we replied to it. Let's keep in touch via email so we can effectively address your concerns further. Cheers.


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