Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.7
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 54.48 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,678 Ratings

Description

Pocket Casts is a premium podcasting app for iPhone and iPad. Wired: "Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs" iMore: "Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for iPhone" With a unique set of simple, yet powerful features and a limitless podcast database, you're sure to find something for you: WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark theme or light theme person we've got you covered. Universal: Custom but familiar iPad interface, supporting Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture. Everywhere: CarPlay, AirPlay, Chromecast and Sonos. Listen to your podcasts in more places than ever before. POWERFUL PLAYBACK Up next: Automatically 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. Chapters: Jump between chapters easily, and enjoy embedded artwork that the author has added (we support MP3 and M4A chapter formats). Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio. Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals. Apple Watch: Control playback from our Apple Watch app or pick a different episode to play, all without ever touching your phone. Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head. Airplay & Chromecast: Send episodes straight to your TV with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app (currently in beta). CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud. You can pick up where you left off on another device and even the web. 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 the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.

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Reviews

  • Love this app.

    5
    By AO 954
    Love love love this app. That is all
  • Amazing but could use one more great feature!

    4
    By Tigerfan430
    I love this app. It has pretty much everything you could ever want in a podcasting app. The one feature I wish the app had would be the ability to listen to episodes of a podcast without having to subscribe to it. If I want to stream a single episode of a podcast I have to subscribe and then unsubscribe, an act that makes this more complex than it should be. Other than great amazing! The developer has a history of addressing user concerns so I hope they can address this.
  • Try Overcast first

    2
    By S Steps
    Cons: No "playlists", just filters. And don't treat them the same or you'll be frustrated. For example, you're listening and you decide you want to hear a particular episode later. You hit the skip button. But after the new episode plays, it goes right back to the one you previously skipped. Swiping does different things in different, but similar looking contexts. From left to right in now playing, you have episode description,player, queue. You swipe between them. Now go look at a filter. Sure looks like a queue doesn't it? But don't swipe because it will mark the episode played, remove it from the list, and (depending on your settings) delete it. With no undo button and no concept of a trash can, good luck figuring out what episode you just prevented yourself from hearing. Overcast at least has a trash can. All iPhone podcast apps are inferior to Podcast Addict on Android.
  • Closest to Podcast Addict I've found

    5
    By KreeperKarl
    I swapped out from an Android to iPhone almost a year ago. I used and loved Podcast Addict but it's unfortunately not on iOS. I've been trying ever podcast app I read about, Stitcher, Pod Bean, Overcast, the native app. I just couldn't find one that I liked. Then along came Pocket Casts. The interface is very similar to Podcast Addict, a little watered down, but similar. It's easy to use, add episodes to the current playlist, and I was able to transfer my podcast list from my Android to Pocket Casts via OPML file. I do enjoy the 'Stat' tracker it has, showing how much time you've saved by speeding up playback or skipping intros. There are a few things I would change though. Podcast Addict has a search feature that allows you to search a podcasts episodes list for keywords. It's a nice feature I wouldn't mind seeing on Pocket Casts. Also the way each podcasts episode list is organized is a little strange. I don't like that it separates the played episodes from the not played ones. I would like it better if they just stayed in order of newest to oldest and just greying out the played ones. If these features were to appear it would be a six stars all the way for me!
  • Almost Perfect

    4
    By dragon813gt
    Which is why it’s only four stars.
  • This app never refreshes properly

    1
    By Johnny651
    Sometimes it won’t refresh and I’m stuck without my podcasts.
  • Wasted my money. App is broken.

    1
    By Chevcast
    This app says it has no internet connection. You can’t discover new podcasts or create a new account. Tried it on two different iOS devices. The internet connection is fine on both devices and I have no problems with any other apps. Tried it with and without WiFi on both phones. My guess is they’ve turned off the servers for this app. Don’t waste your money. Should be pulled from the App Store.
  • King of Podcast Apps

    5
    By PabloFelixJr.
    Aesthetically pleasing (IMO) Dark mode & light mode So many options Simple search and share Three different album view modes Change icon color options Adjust skip forward and backwards Trim silence feature Sleep options Refresh album art And more these are just my favorites
  • Not reliable

    1
    By Strawberry96813
    I’m not sure if it’s the most recent update, but the app will not play when I hit the Play button. Happens on cellular connection and on WiFi.
  • Pretty Good App

    4
    By Riana1!
    I much prefer this app for podcasts, instead of the iTunes app. I gave it four stars because using RSS feeds can be a pain. It can take several tries before it’ll work. I’m still currently trying to get one feed to work but it tells me to check my internet connection (both the internet connection and RSS feed work).

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