Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

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


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 6.4.6
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
  • 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
49,387 total
5 37,973 
4 6,962 
3 1,956 
2 1,162 
1 1,334 

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    Demian Mesa Published date: January 7, 2018

    It's ok. Nice and simple design. Filters are kind of good idea (kind of playlists with a twist). Have all the mayor features that all other podcast players have. Cons: there's no way to change or edit the controls options. I use Bluetooth headphones and there's no way to skip the current track without taking the phone out of my pocket, unlock and press skip (if you don't think is a big deal, try using it while you are riding a bike or motorcycle, training, etc.). Full Review

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    Published date: December 10, 2017

    I love the app. Love the extra dark theme two thumbs up. I prefer the visuals of this podcast app over the other popular one. I recently began trying to use this app again to get back into podcasts. I noticed when adding podcasts on one device, they are not being added across my devices (phone & tablet). Besides that one issue, I love the app. Keep up the excellent work. Update: The podcasts are syncing across devices. There seems to be a bit of lag syncing across devices after first sign-in. Full Review

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    Eric Sinakhone Published date: January 22, 2018

    I used to love this app, but now it doesn't work anymore behind a VPN. It keeps telling me that I'm not connected to my home WiFi and fails, yet will download podcasts the instant I disconnect from my VPN. Now that the Drumpf administration has passed legislation allowing ISPs to sell my internet activity, who wouldn't want to anonymize their internet activity with a VPN? This has been an issue for months. Fix this please for a 5-star rating. Switched to Stitcher and it works perfectly with a VPN and it's FREE! Full Review

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    Denin Davis Published date: December 12, 2017

    The best podcast app I have ever used, and I've used almost all of the ones available on the play store. I bought it and it is still the most used app on my phone. Being an ardent podcast listener, I can assure you that you cannot go wrong with Pocket Casts. Only problem is, I can't seem to use the web version even though I bought the Android app. I tried emailing Shifty Jelly about it to no avail. Full Review

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    Eric Strianese Published date: December 26, 2017

    Can't mass delete anymore. Also, after deleting episodes (one by one), they seem to automatically re-download if they're not marked as played first. So deleting episodes after listening to them now requires they be marked as played first, and then individually deleted. A formerly quick and simple process now takes many more steps. What a bad update. Might be time to start looking for alternatives. Full Review

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    Alex Aragon Published date: December 28, 2017

    UPDATE: 12/28/2017 Delete feature has been restored. Working well in 6.4.6. Five out of five star review restored. Great work by the developer listening to the customers. ORIGINAL: Unequivocally the best podcasting app, period. At last glance, I have listened to nearly 800 hours of podcasts since I paid for the app. However, Version 6.4.4 removed a key feature: the ability to bulk delete. In reading other reviews, I'm not alone in my feedback that this was an unwelcome change. I encourage you to download and support these developers. And I also encourage the developers to listen to their customers and restore this feature. Full Review

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    Dobule Trobule Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app hasn't been working properly for a year. Downloads are hit and miss but when you check out the'help' page every answer just blames the individual podcast owners. I think this sums up the attitude of the devs. They're really just hoping you'll fork out another $10 for the web app. Guess what? I won't be. Full Review

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    Jeffrey Miller Published date: January 7, 2018

    Update: Delete has been restored, but it's not the same as it was. I wanted to get rid of podcasts that I have listened to so it's easier to find the ones I haven't listened to. The played/unplayed thing doesn't help with that. It takes me forever to find something I haven't listened to if the podcast has a lot of episodes. Auto-cleanup still doesn't do what it's supposed to do. I get the NPR news hour. Why the hell would I want a bunch of old ones filling up all that space. It's ugly and cluttered. Please bring back real delete. It was so enormously helpful. Full Review

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    Published date: January 2, 2018

    I had this app on the apple side and it was good that when I got a pixel, I purchased this app again. Between this app and podcast addict, this app is cleaner, a lot more user friendly and it eats less data. If I had one complaint, it is the Android auto and how you can't see time remaining on a podcast currently playing. However I think that's more of an AA thing, which is a bummer and makes Car Play better in that respect. Full Review

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    Mark Scott Published date: January 4, 2018

    This is a really nice app, the best podcast app I have worked with, and worth the money for sure. BUT...I listen to many premium podcasts that are paid subscriptions and require a user name and password. Pocketcasts does not "officially" support this. I have managed to get it to work with one or two but not the rest of them. Adding a premium podcast using the Apple Podcast app on my iPad prompts for the user name and password, and I'm good to go, Pocketcasts will not recognize the feed. On my Pixel XL 2 I will have to use a different app. Too bad, I would give this five stars if it worked. Very dissapointing. Full Review

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    Jeremy Sear Published date: January 5, 2018

    Lacking some useful functions like being able to group podcasts by category. Is very finicky about streaming over data - takes about 3 clicks per Podcast episode, which is really annoying when driving. Lacks a lot of the features of overcast on iOS. Or the basic apple podcast app - there's no way to search for phrases in podcast episode descriptions, ie "I'm looking for a podcast episode discussing X". Full Review

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    Rajin Chowdhury Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app *was* very good but seems to have got weirdly buggy. This may be a phone issue (OnePlus 3 in the UK on Three) but until recently was fine. Has now been playing podcasts at double speed (?!) and when lock the screen, it stops and starts until I turn on then off the screen again. Now become unusable so will have to change app. Full Review

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    Published date: January 1, 2018

    If you are like me and want an app that will let you binge on old episodes of some podcasts while also keeping up with the new episodes of other podcasts, this is the app you are looking for. I think I downloaded every free app in the store before I finally decided to give this one a try. This app is practically perfect for my needs. The only changes I would make would be to leave played and unplayed episodes of a podcast in one continuous list so people.who like to download large numbers of episodes can more easily scroll down to where they left off earlier to resume downloading. I might also suggest a three month option in the filter. But the filters are a fantastic customizable feature of the app. They are a huge selling point. And it looks and functions beautifully. Nice job!! Full Review

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    Sukarn S. Maini Published date: January 12, 2018

    Bought this only for its syncing feature. Sync has been broken for a long time and the devs don't care once they have your money. It won't sync your played/unplayed episodes. Forget about seemlessly getting back into big library of podcasts if you were listening to back episodes. Full Review

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    Whom Isac Published date: January 18, 2018

    Good day folks. The podcast app is good and have been using it for awhile. Please add a episode title search option if possible.Its hard to find an episode that's easy to find on desktop. And the sound boost option does not work in Samsung note 8. It used to work on my older phone. Please fix it. In overall, Great work. Full Review

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    Nigel Ng Published date: January 20, 2018

    Why oh why the volume key isn't used for media volume but ringtone instead until I get something play? It's ridiculous. I usually listen on subway, requiring high volume, and in the bed. I always have to play the podcast, turn down volume before I can put the earphones on when I listen before sleep, which is a very strange flow. Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: December 17, 2017

    "We know a few of you freaked out when your bulk delete button disappeared." Condescension not appreciated. And virtually every recent review complained about the loss of the delete function. What problem were you trying to solve? You respond by allegedly restoring a delete button, which doesn't actually delete episodes but makes everything look as if it's unloaded and unplayed. Here's what you're not getting, programmers. People who start listening to a podcast that has 100 episodes want to know what they've listened to and what they haven't. With the recent update and the alleged fix, we cannot do this. Again, by getting rid of the delete function, what problem were you trying to fix? And what's the barrier to simply restoring the ability to delete episodes? Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: January 10, 2018

    Broken. Takes forever to download podcasts. It shows they're queued, but they take minutes to show up. The problem is not on the server end since streaming starts immediately. Once a great app now janky. Full Review

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    Stuart Luscombe Published date: January 3, 2018

    Best podcast app by far. One thing it could do with though is a suggestions/recommendations feature. The current top/trends/featured is nice, but does seem to focus on particular types of podcast. It would be nicer if it were more personalised. Full Review

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    Colton Kilmer Published date: December 11, 2017

    Greatest podcast app ever made. I tried so many others before I caved and bought this. It was the best decision! Very simple, yet feature-rich podcast manager. Definitely worth every penny and more! Full Review

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    Gandhi J Published date: December 29, 2017

    Great podcast app but what it doesn't tell you is that if you want to use the sync feature, you have to fork out more money. The only reason I mistakenly bought this app. Free ones do it all for free Full Review

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    Corey Brazendale Published date: December 30, 2017

    This was my go to podcast app but lately it's been acting weird and is pretty much unusable. Many of my episodes are starting mid way through the cast even though the display time says they have just started and regularly episodes won't auto download. It may work for you, but it doesn't for me.. Full Review

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    Douglas MacFarlane Published date: December 28, 2017

    Best Podcast app handsdown. Only missing functionality is a history of podcasts that I've already listened to, ordered by the date I listened to them. A must for sharing stuff that was good, currently after you listen to one, the record just disappears.. Full Review

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    Dan Levy Published date: December 13, 2017

    Used to love this paid for app but now I'm regretting it as the app seems to be losing instead of gaining functionality & it seems like it no longer works properly. Case in point: I know for a certainty that one of the podcasts I subscribe to has had numerous new episodes but the app isn't registering any new episodes since October? Very disappointing Full Review

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    Monte Overton Published date: January 18, 2018

    No search feature is a deal breaker. It's pretty good but if you can't find the topics you want to listen to, what's the point? If you just subscribe to podcasts and listen to all episodes and don't care about searching for topics you will like it. Full Review

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    Shivam Lavti Published date: December 23, 2017

    RIP Pocketcasts (2012- Aug 2017). Another good app going downhill ! After each update it breaks or lost functions. In the current state, it's simply not worth it! Moreover, Only 2 more features than free AntennaPod. Skip silences and Android Auto support. highly overrated app! It has about half the features of Podcast Addict. No trial version is simply too much arrogance! The developer NEVER reply to queries. Buy podcast addict for more features or you'll get all this features in AntennaPod. (Edit: and yes, fire Sharma) Full Review

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    contrl31 Published date: January 6, 2018

    despite clean interface, customizability extremely low. but the dealbreaker is that headset pause is extremely laggy (up to 1s delay). other apps are instant, i would like to refund this app because of this. Full Review

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    Michael Skarzewski Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app used to be the best podcast app on the market until one the updates broke it. The app will close intermittently when a podcast is playing. I've contacted tech support twice about this issue, and they've ignored my responses. Absolutely terrible tech support and app. Avoid like the plague! Full Review

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    Boris Barbir Published date: January 13, 2018

    Great app with a lot features, but downloading podcasts doesn't work on the new version. The app is now useless for me. Waiting for the fix and until then I can give only 3 stars. :( Full Review

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    Kelly Blyseth Published date: December 19, 2017

    I love this app. Not five stars since I have one issue with it. If a podcast has two episodes come out on the same day one of them will automatically be marked as played. I see the same thing if two episodes are in the feed on the same month and day too regardless of year. Full Review

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    Charlie Moss Published date: January 7, 2018

    I have bought Pocket Cast for Android, iOS and the web version. Worked great, past tense. Downloads go often to Retry, playback fails often. I have tried on three different phones, same issue. I contacted support months ago but only receive an auto response. No reply. Very poor. Full Review

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    Sean Motley Published date: January 22, 2018

    I use this app faithfully during my daily commute. I like the interface and customization mainly. I have not had any issue until now. I was having problems with deleting old podcast but I think that has been corrected. More pressing is I can not download new content without get an error message. This happens over WiFi or cell network. I'm pretty sure the problem is not on my end. Hopefully the developers are aware and are working on the solution. This is by far my most used and favorite app. Full Review

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    Kelly Krawchuk Published date: January 13, 2018

    This is the first time I've gone out of my way to leave a review for an app. This one has just become such a part of my everyday life that I thought I'd give it a shout out. It works perfectly and does everything I need it to do. My favorite thing about it is that it works on my Macbook and Android phone. So, I can switch back and forth between the two in the middle of an episode. Thanks for making a thing that makes sense and works well! Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: January 15, 2018

    1) I want to be able to archive shows (and also organize shows in folders), hiding them from the main view, but being able to bring them back when new seasons come out, for example. 2) I want to save the shows I've listened to, but the main view quickly gets crowded, despite being able to reorganize them. 3) Also, sometimes the cover of podcasts are annoying, and being able to hide these shows would be helpful. 4) Taking it a step further, having different archive folders, or folders in general, would enable me to categorize podcasts myself, making it easier to find shows suited to particular needs. Full Review

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    Kendall Pruitt Published date: December 11, 2017

    Best podcasting app I've ever used. I love the tweaks you can make on a per-podcast basis (volume boost, skip silence, playback speed, etc.) Also the devs are fantastic. Love the patch notes as well. Edit: my previous review noted that the addition of a pure black theme would be nice, but the devs have since added that too. Awesome! Full Review

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    Dave White Published date: December 13, 2017

    Used to be great but now no longer downloads automatically on WiFi. I'm having to use my data allowance during the day to get podcasts at work which used to be downloaded overnight. What happened to the schedule update function? Full Review

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    edgar cruz Published date: December 21, 2017

    Please please fix the pausing issue. It's driving me crazy and I just can't find a solution. This is my favorite podcast app and can't listen to anything on it. Full Review

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    Mark D Published date: January 17, 2018

    Using for years...latest update has caused lot of issues when downloading new episodes. Problem seems to be mostly when using Wi-Fi as if I switch to 4G download starts quicker so workaround is to start on 4G, then turn Wi-Fi on and it'll continue downloading over Wi-Fi...but we shouldn't have to do that. Full Review

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    Benjamin Xiao Published date: December 24, 2017

    It's not a bad podcast app, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to make it play podcast episodes in sequence. Also, I really wish there was a way to keep more than 10 episodes at once. I would prefer a custom option where I can set my own limit. Full Review

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    Anders Felten Published date: January 13, 2018

    Great app! Although one thing drives me crazy, the app closes randomly when paused, episode ends, incoming call etc. I hope you can do anything about that. Full Review