DoggCatcher Podcast Player

DoggCatcher Podcast Player

Find, manage, and play your podcasts with DoggCatcher


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: February 2, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 100,000 - 500,000

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Descriptions


Manage your podcasts and news feeds with the first Android Podcatcher.

Testimonials
-Lifehacker finds DoggCatcher to be "The Best Podcast Manager for Android"
-Android Central's Editors' Choice podcatcher of the year
-Android Central's Readers' Choice runner up podcatcher of the year

Highlights
-New material redesign
-ChromeCast and Android Auto support
-Easy to subscribe new podcasts
-Light/Dark theme
-Auto download and cleanup of media files
-Offline playback of audio and video podcasts
-Customizable audio playlists
-Supports devices of all sizes
-Highly configurable
-Build in variable speed playback
-Home screen widget for easy access to playback controls
-Podcast categorization

Automation
-Automatically updates podcasts on your schedule
-Automatically download new media
-Automatically deletes media

Add podcasts by
-Browsing Top 100 DoggCatcher podcasts
-Personalized recommendations
-Searching podcast and news directories
-Importing from OPML

Integrated Audio/Video Player
-Plays downloaded audio/video
-Streams audio over network (wifi/cell)
-Remembers play position of media file
-Plays video formats supported by Android - http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html

Playlists
-Audio playlist for continuous playback of new media
-Video/News playlists for easy navigation of new media

Community and support
-Frequently updated - http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/changelog_page.php
-Very active user community in forums - http://www.doggcatcher.com/forum
-Support via forums and email

Other
-Battery/data plan friendly - can limit downloads based on network/power connections
-Media download queue can be viewed and managed
-Bluetooth support (A2DP/AVRCP)
-Supports authenticated feeds (username/password)

For any questions about application permissions, please see http://www.doggcatcher.com/permissions

Community and support at doggcatcher.com

Reviews


4.4
10,227 total
5 6,808 
4 2,188 
3 572 
2 295 
1 364 

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Larry Monuteaux Published date: February 3, 2018

    The most feature-rich podcast app around. One of the first apps I install on a new phone! Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Thomas Weber Published date: February 8, 2018

    I've tried PocketCasts, BeyondPod, Podcast Addict, and many of the other popular podcast apps, but this one is the best in terms of functionality and features. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Bob DuCharme Published date: February 6, 2018

    Everything I wanted in a podcast app and more Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    A Google User Published date: February 3, 2018

    Recent issues Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Stian Thomassen Published date: February 10, 2018

    Love it! Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Andrew Gordon Published date: November 7, 2017

    DO NOT BUY/DOWNLOAD. I paid for this app based on reviews. This has always been difficult to use, non intuitive user interface, difficult to manage downloads, etc. I have always hated it, but kept quiet for years because money spent is money spent. But today was the last straw, now it can't save podcasts and with little instructions wants me to manipulate android settings that can impact my phone???? I'm out. I'd rather pay to use any other competing app. Save yourself and shop elsewhere. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Ace Handlin Published date: November 20, 2017

    Disappointed with the interaction between the skip button on Android auto and this app. The app will skip the 10 seconds ahead but the sound gets lost. I expected way more from a paid app. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Mo Shaieb Published date: December 10, 2017

    Still one of the best podcast app out there but been having problems with lock screen and when you switch to other apps. Exhibits strange behaviour. The feature to subscribe to RSS feed is well hidden and tedious to use as you have to enter login details for every feed. Need a way to specify the details globally. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Benjamin Augustson Published date: November 29, 2017

    Works perfectly on 8.1 beta with the Google pixel 2. I had a bad firmware update that caused some issues, but they were unrelated to this app. I factory reset and everything is smooth as butter. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Daniel Tetrault Published date: December 11, 2017

    Worse than iTunes. I purchased based on the reviews. Unfortunately it has been a disaster. The sound quality is choppy. It fails to download the newest episodes of some podcasts yet downloads hundreds of episodes of others until it uses up all the memory. I deleted the unwanted episodes and it downloaded the same episodes again. In numerous feeds I see 10 month old episodes instead of the most recent. I'm tired of fighting it. I give up. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    morgana le fay Published date: September 25, 2017

    This used to be the best podcast app on the market. I haven't used it in months and downloaded it, and I can't even find the search function. I had to Google it, and even those instructions are in clear. If anyone knows how to just freaking find search let me know Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    stewart dickie Published date: January 3, 2018

    Worked OK for about a year but started playing up will not play some downloads but they work in external player? going back to a free one worked much better Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    John Glod Published date: November 12, 2017

    Every podcast stops 20 to 30 minutes in and needs to be restarted due to an error. I've tried this on multiple services and phones. The interface is trash as well and I should have stuck with a free service. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Zach Brooks Published date: September 10, 2017

    This app is really good for keeping up with your favorite podcasts. Subscribe to the shows you like and then it can automatically new episodes as they come out. You can categorize and customize each podcast setting to your liking. Tip: create a custom playlist so you can download and sort your podcasts in the order you'd like to listen. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Published date: January 30, 2018

    This podcast app is still great, though it's not updated frequently. The free version of the app (with an IAP option later) is no longer offered, so it's tough to recommend buying it blindly. I'll say that I've tried many, many alternatives, but this is still my "daily driver". Note: I use it for audio podcasts only, not RSS feeds or video sources. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Phillip Smith Published date: December 4, 2017

    App is unusable. Bad download functionality, and streaming does not work well either. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Bob Simmons Published date: December 31, 2017

    Great player but playlist management is a complete abomination. Playlists contents depend on categories. Once you create a category it cannot be deleted. Highly confusing Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Gerhard dT Published date: January 29, 2018

    You can't switch it to wifi only, I paid for it and it still auto subscribed me to some duolingo thing and cost me a ton of money while updating the unwanted feed.. Thanks for nothing. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Andrew Burkey Published date: January 22, 2018

    Slows my phone to a crawl with occasional freezing and restarting. Only started happening after last update. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Sherra Dixon Published date: January 30, 2018

    If i paid for the app you would think id get ALL the podcasts but most only go back 3 or 6 months. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Stuart Murphy Published date: January 21, 2018

    Been using for years. Still my go to podcasts app. There could be slightly more polish to the design...but that is a minor gripe. Does the job well. 👍👍 Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    A Google User Published date: December 22, 2017

    Well worth cost. 2x speed. Find and recommends feeds easily. Please enable sorting of episodes by their length. Thanks! Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Tyler Hinman Published date: October 24, 2017

    Looks like development on this has revved up again, so it's back to five stars. There's nothing better, period. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Dan Lupescu Published date: November 28, 2017

    Best podcast app, only one I have found that plays oldest to newest one after another without me having to stop Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Cody Sullivan Published date: November 28, 2017

    Latest update doesn't give me the option to cast audio to my chromecast device. Please fix Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    A Google User Published date: January 2, 2018

    The new UI is quite beautiful and I'm liking the constant updates. Still need a better looking widget though. April 2012- new amazing looking widget and icon. To this is what app perfection looks like. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Art Vasquez Published date: November 29, 2017

    Very convoluted. I want to subscribe to podcasts and keep them in a favorites list. How do I do that? Not user friendly. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    shoom shoom Published date: October 26, 2017

    Since the last update the sleep timer now does not work and just keeps playing Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Miranda Kosik Published date: January 16, 2018

    App constantly fails. Download Queue fails. In general not a good app Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Madeline Stiso Published date: September 30, 2017

    I like it and use it to listen to Dan savage's stuff but I've been trying to put the episodes on an sd card and it looks like that help section isn't complete plz help if you can Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    g1cramer Published date: September 28, 2017

    Crashes all the time. Poor interface Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Richard Thompson Published date: January 15, 2018

    Have been using this app happily for 3 years with no problems.. It would be good if it incorporated a mechanism to rate the podcast feeds. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Sally MacFarlane Published date: October 6, 2017

    Excellent podcast app. I would like to be able to see stats on total time of queued episodes. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Frank Celestino Published date: January 31, 2018

    Versatile feed catcher for podcasts, videos, news, etc... All in one place. Advanced customizability for settings/options on when/how to download as well as play speed. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Roger Rowe Published date: October 27, 2017

    Reliable, hugely configurable. I've never thought of using any other podcast app since I started using it years ago Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Jameson Burt Published date: November 15, 2017

    Interface horrible for getting any podcast Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Kevin Jones Published date: December 12, 2017

    I jave had this app for several years and still love it. Its easy to use. Has searchable content. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Lenny Sanchez Published date: September 14, 2017

    Not working with Huawei watch Android 2.0 all the sudden since upgrading my pixel to 8.0 Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Published date: January 30, 2018

    Does not save your progress on podcasts. Full Review

  • DoggCatcher Podcast Player
    Felipe J N Daniel Published date: November 30, 2017

    Eats battery more than it should Full Review