Swoot is the podcast app where you get to see what your friends are listening to. Whether you're new to podcasts or a long time listener, Swoot is the best way to discover podcasts you love and share them with friends.

What’s New

Version 1.76.7

- Added support for Sign in with Apple

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

wleuschner ,

Good idea, lousy implementation

Thoughts on Swoot:
+ Good privacy policy/ToS. Smells like PIPEDA and GDPR.
+ Supports OPML import/export!
+ Fairly intuitive interface
+ Supports downloading and streaming playback
- No ability to add arbitrary RSS URLs, which defeats the point of an open podcast ecosystem and removes Swoot from consideration as a real podcast player.
- VERY slow (on my iPhone 6)
- Playing a podcast makes my phone hot
- Used 12% of my battery for 45 minutes of listening
- No MP3 Chapter support
- No support for password-protected feeds
- Tab bar disappears when resuming the app from background
- No silence removal feature
- Very long sign-up flow that requires an email
- OPML import missed several of my shows
- No sleep timer
- Skip forward and backward takes a very long time when playing above 1.25x
- Player view has a down arrow to indicate how to dismiss it, but swiping down does nothing. You have to tap the button all the way at the top of the screen.

EDIT: Thank you for your reply! I’m glad to hear that you’re planning to add most of these features to Swoot. However, the fact that “play an arbitrary RSS feed” wasn’t in your Minimum Viable Product strongly indicates to me that you don’t care about podcasting as an open ecosystem. When you’re adding new features, you should figure out how to add that one first.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the thoughtful and thorough feedback! Happy to report that most of the missing features you mention are ones we plan to add. We just released the app to the public a week before your review so it's not full featured just yet. :) We take performance issues seriously as well and it is an area we're always focused on and are constantly improving.

Jelin123 ,

Podcast listening made easy

I had heard of podcasts and thought about trying to find some but had no idea where to find them. SWOOT makes it easy. As a beginning listener I really appreciate the suggestions. If I was doing it on my own I most likely would have given up by now. Thanks for the easy platform to find and listen to some interesting subjects. I also like the idea of being able to see what friends and family are listening to. Thanks for making it easy to be a podcast listener!

Thejakeyboy ,

The best social podcast app

There are other social podcast apps out there. But this one is the best by far. They are still adding features, but it’s bug free, fast, and everything is well thought through and well implemented. Top notch developers. They also respond to feature requests very quickly.


Swoot, Inc.
32 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
In-App Purchases
  1. Podhero $5.99
  2. Podhero (no tip) $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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