- Updated Home Page (Gradual roll out)
- Bug fix for a crash on startup
- Bug fix for play button on old Home page not working
- Bug fix for Bluetooth disconnect not always pausing playback
- Bug fix for Google Sign in issue
Ratings and Reviews
Fixed the Radom play bug
Thank God they fixed the radom play bug. I would be listening to stitcher in my car, get out, and half way across the parking lot to the store stitcher would start playing on its own. I thought I was going crazy! At least it was consistently doing this. Now let’s hope their latest fix fixes it.
On a general note I’ve been listening to podcasts for well over 10 years now and really, there isn’t a great podcast player out there. Apple podcasts is weird, and all the rest are just confusing. Stitcher (again) while not perfect, has been the most consistent in quality and features. I still get confused navigating around at times but overall it’s the best I have found for a podcast player.
I really wish they would allow you to add podcasts that are custom or outside of what they already have loaded. That’s seems like a very ‘Apple’ thing to do which doesn’t work/fit.
Freezes and looses place with Sonos
The app has some benefits and some premium content I enjoy. That being said, an app I’m paying a subscription price for should work better than the free apple podcast app. This app constantly freezes if it does not remain open. I’ll move from another app back to it to fast forward or start a new podcast and a grayed out version of the screen appears and none of the functions work. What I am listening to continues to play but I have to hard shut down the app and restart it if I want to use it. Not fun.
Additionally, I got the app specifically because it advertises its ability to sync with Sonos. Specific content is hard to find on Sonos and the app no longer keeps track of where it is. I have to try and remember exactly where I’m at in a podcast if I am listening through Sonos, find the podcast on my phone through the sticher app, and then fast forward to where I was to continue listening. This is necessary in reverse as well going from the phone to Sonos. The apps controls in Sonos also do not include any fast forward or rewind buttons other than the buggy option of trying to hold the forward or backwards buttons down. Feels like I’m using a tape player.
Not very premium for the price.
While I enjoy a number of Stitchers premium podcasts, this app has a number if issues. Sometimes it hangs. Other times it skips episodes. Stitcher’s servers seems to have a number of connection issues at times.
One of the newest “features” of this app is that it now resumes playing as soon as it disconnects from Bluetooth sources (no other music or podcast app I have does this). Getting out of your car? The app resumes playing in your pocket. Headphones or speaker disconnected when you turn it off? The app resumes playing even if your phone is tucked away in a bag or case somewhere. This is incredibly annoying and wasn't an issue on previous versions.
The app makers could learn a lot from Overcast and it’s features such as voice boost, smart speed and more. Even Overcast’s simple assignment of the forward buttons working as the skip ahead (fast forward) and rewind instead of stitchers decision to have these buttons function as skipping entire episodes (this means you can’t even use this function while driving unless you pull your phone out just to move past an ad, podcast intro, etc.). Unless you need the stitcher app for you stitcher exclusive podcast, you’ll be happier with Overcast and it’s superior features.
Developer Response ,
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- 110.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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- In-App Purchases
- Stitcher Premium $4.99
- Stitcher Premium $34.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.