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Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems.
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AWARDS & PRAISE
- 20 Best Apps - TechCrunch
- Essential Driving App - Wired.com
- 12 Best Entertainment Apps - PC World
- Fixes for iOS 13 compatibility with Spotlight search
- Fixed issue with reordering the 'Up Next' queue
- Fixed issue with iOS Dark Mode making some UI unreadable
- Improved handling of connectivity failure case; when WiFi is connected to a public network that requires filling out an online form.
- Fixed issue where user's custom order was getting 'reset' when user selected a new 'sort order'.
- Fixed an issue with BMW integration
- Improved ability to pick up where you left off, if you are switching between listening on Alexa or Sonos and then back to iPhone.
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.
Has best options for viewing, but missing a lot of shows
I like a lot about how this app works. I like being able to go through my shows, pick the episodes, and have them appear in a list of saved episodes. I can sync between my devices so that I don’t have to add them to multiple devices manually. I can even save stuff I have already listened to in an archive. The “My Front Page” is a useless mess, but the app gives me the option to start with my Favorites so that I don’t have to see it if I don’t want to. Oh, and I can add it to Sonos and play through Sonos.
This app loses two stars, and maybe should lose more, for one reason. It’s missing several of the shows that I want in its directory, and there’s no way to add a feed URL that I can find. If they don’t have it in their database, I can’t add it. This means that I have to have another app just to hear some of the shows that they do not carry. It’s not just one or two missing, it’s several . . . Bioethics on Air, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Catholic Answers Focus, The Catholic Cafe, The Doctor is In (Ray Guerendi), and Stephen Herreid. With that many shows not available, it makes the app a whole lot less useful for me.
- Stitcher, Inc.
- 114.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.