Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

We love podcasts, so we made an award winning app for listening to them!


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 6.4.9
  • Updated: February 7, 2018
  • Requires Android: 5.0 and up
  • Installs: 500,000 - 1,000,000

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Descriptions


We love podcasts, so we made a podcast player that is full featured, beautiful and easy to use. We're no strangers to awards having been chosen as a Google Play Top Developer, a Google Play Editors Choice and winning a Google Material Design Award. Mostly though, we love you, our customers, which is why we always keep our app relevant and up to date based on your feedback.

Here's what a few publications have had to say about it:
Android Central: “Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for Android”
The Verge: "The best podcast app for Android"

Still not convinced? Allow us to walk you through some of our features:

BEST IN SHOW
Material design: Your podcasts have never looked so beautiful, colors change to complement podcast artwork
Themes: Choose between dark and light display themes
Universal: Custom but familiar tablet interface

POWERFUL PLAYBACK
Up next: Build a playback queue from your favorite shows
Trim silence: Cut silences from episodes so you finish them faster, saving hours
Variable speed: Change the play speed from anywhere between 0.5 to 3x
Volume boost: Increase the volume of voices, while decreasing background noise
Stream: Play episodes on the fly
Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio
Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals
Android Auto: browse your podcasts and filters to find an interesting episode, then control playback. All without ever touching your phone
Android Wear: Control playback from your wrist
Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head
Chromecast: Cast episodes straight to your TV with a single tap

SMART TOOLS
Sync: Subscriptions, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud, ready to sync to the web app or iOS
Refresh: Let our servers check for new episodes, so you can get on with your day
Notifications: We'll let you know when new episodes arrive, if you like
Auto download: Automatically download episodes for offline playback
Filters: Custom filters will organize your episodes
Storage: All the tools you need to keep your podcasts tamed

ALL YOUR FAVORITES
Discover: Subscribe to any podcast in iTunes and more. Browse by charts, networks and categories
Share: Spread the word with podcast and episode sharing
OPML: Jump on board without any hassle with OPML import. Export your collection at any time

There are many more powerful, straight-forward features that make Pocket Casts the perfect podcasting app for you. So what are you waiting for?

Visit pocketcasts.com for more info about Pocket Casts for the web and iOS.

Reviews


4.6
49,958 total
5 38,418 
4 7,016 
3 1,980 
2 1,180 
1 1,364 

  • Pocket Casts
    Kate Light Published date: February 13, 2018

    Thank you for making this app! It has quickly become an essential part of my day. The library of podcasts is second to none, the syncing is almost always perfect, and the web version is fantastic. Only one feature is missing - there is no option for continuous play other than playlists and queues. Please add an option for continuous play. I'd love to have the next episode start playing automatically. I hate when my queue ends while I'm driving or in the middle of a task. Every other app I've tried has this feature, so it seems strange that Pocket Casts - which in every other way is the best podcast app I've ever used - doesn't have this ability. Full Review

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    GTrevellick Published date: February 10, 2018

    As an I.T. pro who listens not to music but tech conversation podcasts, as a free app this is great. I've tried Apple's & other podcast apps but this has better functionality and ease of use (on Android at least), at leaqst for the price. Full Review

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    Published date: February 18, 2018

    The UI design and overall feel and presentation of the app is incredibly smooth and polished. The discovery features are great. However, it is not possible to search for individual episodes. All episodes are marked as played by default (except the most recent one). This makes no sense. If you mark all as unplayed, then load old episodes, you still have to remark everything as unplayed again which might mean marking something that you have already played in the meantime as unplayed again. Why not just have everything be unplayed by default? These issues do not exist on other free apps I've tried, so for the price that is a really big problem. Full Review

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    Urias Rooney Published date: February 13, 2018

    Rapidly deteriorating. Regularly marks episodes as played despite me manually marking them as unplayed a mere minute before. UI has gotten very unresponsive. It's got a solid feature set and the discover feature is nice but on every device I have it's gotten worse over the last several updates. Full Review

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    John Zajac Published date: February 7, 2018

    These people care... They have far and away the best app for you podcast junkies, as well as browser support to listen through your computer. When things break, they're quick to fix it. They have fantastic support who are fast to respond, and frequently update the app to maintain it's status as top of the podcast mountain and do it all with a great sense of humor! If you're like me and need a place to store your 100+ podcast feeds, but are also wondering if you can calculate how many farts you may have released in the time you have listened to these podcasts, this is the app for you! Full Review

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    Jonas Svedas Published date: February 14, 2018

    Excellent selection of podcasts. Was able to find all the podcasts I listen to, event the really small ones. Great GUI. Minus one star for the inability to search for individual podcast episodes. The search is only available for podcast channels. Certain channels have a list of a few hundred episodes. How am I supposed to find anything from older episodes? Full Review

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    Billy Duff Published date: February 9, 2018

    Great app. I initially gave a bad review because of a big usability bug rendeing this unusable for classes, but it was quickly corrected. The fact that developers are responsive to bug reports is a fantastic rarity. Bugs are inevitable, but how quickly they are handled separated good devs from bad ones. Keep up the good work! Full Review

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    M. Bennett Published date: February 17, 2018

    I'm having an issue where if I'm connected with Bluetooth and then turn Bluetooth speaker off it automatically switched to the phone speakers. Before in settings there was an option to pause playback if Bluetooth disconnected and now it's gone. Can we restore that option dev Full Review

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    Kathryn Hernandez Published date: February 23, 2018

    I like it enough but my only beef with it is that I cannot search for specific episodes. I can't view the episode list of a podcast without first subscribing. Another bummer is I can't open a subscribed podcast and search for a specific episode by name. I have to literally scroll and hope I don't miss it. Full Review

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    Steve Van Pelt Published date: February 20, 2018

    The app just cost me $30 by using 3 gigs of cell data to auto download episodes, even though "only on wifi" is selected. Have never had this issue before. Seriously unhappy with this. I'll be looking for a new app. Full Review

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    Guido Antonio Di Carlo Published date: February 9, 2018

    Little defect I'd like the developers to fix. The total podcast time shown in the bar (where you can fast forward or rewind) is systematically lower than the real one (compared total podcast times for the same podcast in pocket and spotify). Full Review

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    Ricky Fagan Published date: February 17, 2018

    My only thing is is that I can't see even relatively old podcasts. I'll scroll down through This American Life for example, I can only see the past 10 podcasts and there are certainly way more; same thing for several other podcasts. I can see older podcasts. Full Review

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    MJ Pineda Published date: February 9, 2018

    The app doesn't save my sorting preference. It also keeps on marking old episodes as played even though I haven't played them yet. It's terrible if you're just starting to listen to a podcast and you prefer to start at the first episode. Full Review

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    Nati Elinson Published date: February 15, 2018

    Good but you can't search in podcasts text, make it difficult to find an episode you like. Also after subscribe to a new podcast, all episodes are marked as played, although they are not! After long time of using, found AntennaPod and switched. Full Review

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    Ryan Dunne Published date: February 19, 2018

    I cannot understate how frustrated I am with this app. When you first subscribe to a podcast it automatically marks almost all the episodes as played for some reason. To listen to a podcast chronologically from the start you have to press "show more" until all episodes are displayed, then press "mark all as unplayed", then sort it old to new, then play the first episode, then add each individual subsequent episode to "up next". It wouldn't be that bad but it constantly bugs out and a podcast will revert back to having most episodes marked played and I lose my place. Full Review

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    George Tobias Published date: February 14, 2018

    The app is great, but I do not understand why they ask you for another payment if you need to use it on another device. This is lame and honestly a rip off for me. For example, would you pay 14$ for Spotify on your mobile and another 14$ to use it on your browser? If yes, consider this a 5 star app. If not then you will know why this app is 3 star for me. Full Review

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    Phillip Deackes Published date: February 14, 2018

    I love Pocket Casts but I am unhappy that in the latest version podcasts you have fully played in the playlist stay there - they used to auto-remove themselves but that no longer happens and they sit there greyed out. I submitted a support request to Shifty Jelly over a week ago but have had no response. Full Review

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    John Conway Published date: February 10, 2018

    There is no list view. Why oh why is there no option to view your subscriptions as a list as there is on the iOS version? I went searching for android podcast apps after getting rid of my iPhone and overcast. I found there are several very good android options out there, but pocket casts was the best.. except it only supports tile view. I can't find the podcast i want that way. Its a wall of cluttered color, like an ugly quilt. I will be using an alternative and interior podcast catcher until pocket casts is fixed. Full Review

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    Tor Klerk Published date: February 12, 2018

    I downloaded and played one podcast, after it finished i tried to play it again, but the symbol had changed from play to download. After i pressed download, it changed instantly to play, which when pressed produced a popup saying the file format is not recognized... I tried the web app, too, which just says it canot play. Now it doesn't play anything. Is refund a thing? Full Review

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    Devin Fernandes Published date: February 21, 2018

    It's decent for what I need but has issues. How it identifies or marks new episodes is confusing. Widgets don't show episode playback progress. I also wish that there were more details about the download folder... like how many episodes have I downloaded and what's the total playback time? Full Review

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    J Dowdell Published date: February 18, 2018

    The newest version of this app is fundamentally broken. Podcast constantly stop when streaming or downloading, and removed the option to refresh feeds by time. I had to sideload version 6.3 for proper functionality. Full Review

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    Clay Dawson Published date: February 8, 2018

    The main deficit imo is in the area of subscribed podcast organization. Yes you can manually create folders and add podcasts based on whatever criteria you choose. The problem is within the folder itself, the podcasts are listed only as a continuous list of singular episodes, by date. Please add a 'view' funtion to change view from 'episode' list to 'podcast' list--to select a podcast and then an episode Full Review

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    Tim Published date: February 8, 2018

    Simply the best podcast app. All the features you want, no fluff or nonsense. UI gets out of your way so you can listen to podcasts. Novel idea, right? Love this app. Full Review

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    Aseem Abhijeet Published date: February 14, 2018

    This was best podcast app now it's downloading properly stops downloading midway and starts all over and stops wrote to the developer they don't answer complete waste only works when streaming. Full Review

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    Lucca Giannechini Published date: February 20, 2018

    This app is amazing! If you don't have it, get it! I'd love to see two features added. Add an 'up next' in addition to the 'add to queue', that would make adding podcasts better, so I wouldn't have to reshuffle before I start listening. I would also love to see a 'episode history' list. Sometimes when I'm out for a workout I hear a podcast that I'd like to share with a friend, but I don't want to stop my run/bike/whatever to do it at the time. A recently listened to list would make that sharing much easier! Thanks again for all of your great work, I've been using this for years. Full Review

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    John Wall Published date: February 21, 2018

    App randomly won't play a podcast and gets an error. Very annoying Full Review

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    AdriaanHimself Published date: February 14, 2018

    Love the app and use it every day. Don't love the new feature where played episodes stay in playlist. Now I have to scroll down through all my played episodes to download new ones. Still my favourite app of all time. Full Review

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    Published date: February 14, 2018

    Last update seemed to fix the issues I was having with delayed downloads. Every feature I use now seems to be working well. Great app! Full Review

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    Mel Diez Published date: February 7, 2018

    After being made unusably broken two updates ago, it's back to being my favorite app. Thanks for the quick update, y'all! Full Review

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    Del Riordan Published date: February 7, 2018

    Love it :) Very versatile and knocks spots of my previous podcast player! Having a skip back button on the notification pane is super useful, brilliant got better!?! App update comments are worth a mention too, a sign of a funny, committed team. Full Review

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    Rachael Azar Published date: February 19, 2018

    UPDATE: Suddenly, I cannot download any casts. It's not my WiFi, mobile data doesn't work either, and it doesn't matter which cast. This has been happening for a few days now. PLEASE make a an ability to sort casts into folders. It would be easier to find what I'm looking for when I want comedy, music, politics, history, etc. Then I'll give five stars. Full Review

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    Gajrias Naresh Published date: February 7, 2018

    The auto clean-up selection for keeping the last 1 episode is not working. It keeps episodes of last date plus an old ones for same podcast. Please fix. Also help is stuck to what's app instead of email. Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: February 15, 2018

    I still have the problem with re-downloads on my second device. Would be nice to set the playback speed within the podcast settings for each podcast individually. Full Review

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    Justin LUL Published date: February 19, 2018

    Since the last update, it has become glitchy and laggy. When I download some podcasts, it auto deletes it self without me playing it. Full Review

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    Published date: February 8, 2018

    Plz add track forward button! I mean switching forward to next podcast directly through full play screen & widget. Many a times when we don't like a particular show any more, then we hv to open the app again to go to next podcast. Full Review

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    Ceri Nicholls Published date: February 16, 2018

    This app. lacks features found in many free podcast apps and I'm basically still only using it out of stubbornness because I paid money for it. Full Review

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    Jon Gorman Published date: February 18, 2018

    Seems to be getting buggy. It keeps making episodes as played when they are not and deleting episodes I've already downloaded. I then have to use my mobile data to re download. Used to be really good and if they sort this out will be back to 5 stars for me. Full Review

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    Published date: February 19, 2018

    i download podcasts so that i can move them to my external disk, i can't! no functions whatsoever for anything other than playing the downloads! lame! Full Review

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    Tomas Remotigue Published date: February 7, 2018

    I love this app and used it several hours a day for the last 1.5 years. I keeps getting better with every release. Edit: 3 years later and it's still my favorite! Full Review

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    C Note Published date: February 13, 2018

    Hesitant at first but this app is well worth it. Good job on the UI/UX too. It'd be cool to have customized lists like play laterer Full Review