"The 10 Best Podcast Player Apps for 2019" -- PCMag
"The 8 best podcast apps you need to download for 2019" -- The Daily Dot
"Best Podcast App 2019" -- TomsGuide
"The 10 Best Podcast Apps in 2019" -- Paste Magazine
Find your favorite podcasts by browsing through over 24 million podcast episodes, radio and audio content across 30 categories with this free podcast player app.
- What people are saying -
“Best podcast app out there. Excellent features and friendly interface.”
“I am listening to podcasts as I wean myself off the need to be entertained to fall asleep. I love that I can get rid of the blue light and have a dark sleeping space and still hear episodes.”
“I love this app and use it every day. Has a huge variety of everything. Am so glad I found Himalaya! Thank you, you're awesome!”
Discover your next favorite podcasts from our featured podcasts:
Dr Phil podcast,
Joe Rogan podcast,
The Rachel Maddow Show
The New York Times
The Daily podcast
And many more comedy podcasts, educational podcasts, political podcasts and other famous podcasts!
You can also listen to podcasts, radio, and audio books on our website player: www.himalaya.com
- Why you need Himalaya podcast app -
Stay connected - stream all your favorite podcasts into one app.
Stay informed - stay up to date on the top podcasts for shows, news, music, audiobook and radio.
Stay entertained - listen to millions of popular podcasts. Even listen until you fall asleep with our podcast sleep timer feature.
- How to stream and discover podcasts on Himalaya -
• Listen with just one tap! Free podcast player perfect for your commute, workout, chores, lunch break and more.
• Play podcasts while you fall asleep. Set a timer and listen as you doze off.
• Create playlists and share your favorite podcasts with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, Line, Email & more.
• Free podcast maker. Dive into the world of podcasting yourself! Aspiring podcasters can create podcasts and share with the world! Visit himalaya.fm himalaya.com for details.
- Features -
• High quality audio with no banner ads.
• Personalized homepage with latest episodes of all your favorite podcasts.
• Customizable playlist cover image.
• Easily discover new shows, episodes and radio.
• Browse by categories, featured, top chart and listening history.
• Follow your favorite playlists.
• Search for episodes and shows in English, Chinese & Japanese.
• Keep all your favorite podcasts in one app with the import from podcast, Castbox, iHeartradio, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podbean, Podcast addict, Spotify, Stitcher, the Podcast app, Tunein, and apple podcast app!
Discover your next favorite podcast with expert podcast recommendations based on your usage. Stream podcasts or download episodes for free so you can listen to the latest podcasts offline at your convenience.
500,000 podcast shows
40 million episodes
Tell us why you love Himalaya!
- Bug fix and performance improvement.
Ratings and Reviews
Looks great, doesn’t work
I really want to love this app. The UI is beautiful and seamless. However, it suffers from several problems that make the app almost unusable. For one, the time bar on the lock screen or control center is always wrong. Himalaya can say a podcast is 60 min, but the slider on the lock screen only goes up to 30 min, making it impossible to scrub to a later part of an episode outside of the Himalaya app. More recently, the app sometimes just stops showing any information at all. All the shows in my library and the explore page are still there, but clicking on any podcast just says there’s no episodes. In combination, these issues make the app largely unusable. I really love the appearance of the app, as well as the largest library I’ve seen outside of the Apple Podcasts app, but I can’t recommend it until these bugs are gone.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for your support! We always welcome suggestions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our engineers will definitely try to accommodate changes moving forward to resolve these issues. We truly value your feedback!
A great app, but needs some refining
This app is great and far superior to the Apple podcast app I’ve been using for so long. It’s amazingly easy to get around, easy to find the podcast you’re looking for in you library, and it’s designed really well. I also really love that I get better recommendations from this app than on Apple podcast. I always see the same shows on Apple and nothing new.
But this app isn’t without its bugs. The thing that annoys me the most is that it always starts playing what you’re listening to when you open the app which means you’ll be at work, unlock your phone, go to the app to search for a new show and as soon as it opens it starts playing a podcast for all to hear. It’s not too bad when your alone but it always happens to me public. Also when I pick an episode to listen to it will either play another episode that I didn’t choose or will start playing the episode at a random point so you have to start it from the beginning. Also I’ll be half way through a podcast, stop to listen to something else, and then come back to it it won’t remember where I was. It just plays it from the beginning again and I have to find where I was.
Other than a few performance bugs I really love this app. I just want the developers to have a new update to fix them. Then they’d easily have a 5 star from me.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your support! We always welcome suggestions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our engineers will definitely try to accommodate a change moving forward to resolve this issue. We truly value you taking the time to bring this issue to our attention and for your feedback!
All the best,
The Himalaya Team
So close to being so good
Switched over to exclusively using Himalaya over the Apple podcast app because it had become too frustrating to navigate. I like the app overall, but there are a few bugs that are driving me nuts. First, it crashes constantly. Usually while I’m trying to search for a new podcast or browsing discover to find a new podcast. Second, it will randomly start an episode in the middle when I’ve never listened to that episode before. This makes it a little difficult to distinguish if I’ve already started listening to something and moved on, or if it’s just the weird glitch and I should just restart the episode. Besides those two issues though I really like this app and the way it’s setup. It’s easy to find things and to get to new episodes, and I’ve officially switched over all my podcast listening to this platform. Wish it was slightly better, hoping there will be more updates that hammer out these minor flaws in what seems to be a promising app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your support. These two problems will be fixed in the next version.
- Himalaya Media Inc.
- 134 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 and watchOS 5.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2019, Himalaya Media Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Himalaya Podcast Premium $0.99
- Gift $1.99
- Gift $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.