Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

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


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 6.3.1
  • Updated: August 8, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.4 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
47,612 total
5 36,733 
4 6,793 
3 1,829 
2 1,063 
1 1,194 

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: September 1, 2017

    My initial review and feelings of this was not good. However after few weeks and a refund (great customer service by the way), I was recommended to try the app again, and it has been amazing. I love the little details in the app (telling you your stats in a humorous way) as well as the light and beautiful layout is fantastic. My favourite part of the app has to be the synchronization with other devices which allows to continue to listen from where you left off on different devices. Full Review

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    Katherine Toumbourou Published date: September 16, 2017

    Excellent podcast app - the best one I've used on Android. I happily paid for the upgrade and am really enjoying the ability to sync. I am reserving my last star for: 1. The ability to view my listening history (even if it's only the last 10). Sometimes I have a queue and I get distracted (or fall asleep) and I don't know what I've missed. 2. The ability for listeners to rate/review podcasts (like iTunes). 3. Easier access to podcast description in my subscription section (when you have lots of podcasts, sometimes it's hard to remember what each one is about). Full Review

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    Scott Bowers Published date: August 8, 2017

    It's OK App looks great, but doesn't seem to have the option to auto start/pause on Bluetooth connection connect/disconnect. This seems like a very basic feature that's missing. I guess it's back to DoggCatcher for me until I can get that in Pocket Casts. Dev says to use Tasker for this. That's great if you can hack a way around this missing option, but wouldn't it just make more sense to build this basic feature into the app? Everything else in this app is made to be as user-friendly as possible, it's crazy that the "recommended" method of getting this functionality is to use the infamously un-user-friendly Tasker app. Full Review

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    Thomas Kilpatrick Published date: August 25, 2017

    Brilliant app... couldnt ask for better really. Easily find, download/import podcasts, listen and delete when done. All in a wonderful simple and intuitive interface and modern design. Never crashes. Great playback options, auto download and delete facilities. Can trim silence, fast forward at a pre determined rate set by you and... heck its an awesome app, just buy it already!! My most used app by a mile! Full Review

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    Jack Published date: August 21, 2017

    Allow us to read the descriptions of our subscribed podcasts, maybe even in overflow menu. Can't even read their titles, only see cover images. Also consider illuminating playback control button on Now Playing screen when active so we don't forget it's a higher speed for ex. Full Review

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    Nikhil Sabharwal Published date: September 17, 2017

    There's this bug that needs to be squished asap. 50% of the time when I lock the screen while the podcast is playing, it pauses. It also disappears from the drop-down notification tab. So everytime this happens I have to find the app icon click on it and resume the podcast and hope it doesn't happen again. Please fix this. I know it's very fixable and don't want to uninstall just for this reason. Thankyou! Full Review

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    Clint Mayer Published date: September 1, 2017

    Downloading an episode on data makes my phone lag for some reason. On WiFi there's no issue. On data and my notification tray becomes unusable. Could you give an undo option for when swiping away a podcast in the now listening? Sometimes I swipe right right by accident instead of left and don't see what I lost. Full Review

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    Zaelyna B. Published date: August 10, 2017

    My fav, go-to app, full of all the right features to make listening smooth, easy, and automated so I don't have to remember to download new eps or queue them up. However, a couple of weeks ago, it crashed mid-play and now refuses to open without crashing in the process. I've sent in several bug reports, but the issue has yet to be resolved. If it's not soon, I'm going to fully move on to another app. :( Full Review

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    Joel Chapman Published date: September 15, 2017

    I like the app a lot. Best podcast app purely based on its design and search / discover features. It's odd though that I have to subscribe to a podcast to see it's episode list, and when I subscribe it marks all but the latest episode as already listened to, which makes no sense as I'm subscribing to it as a new listener to the podcast. Still the best podcast app, but I'd love it if they could change this. Full Review

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    Danaimy P Published date: August 31, 2017

    This app used to work well for the most part, and I really did enjoy using it. However, after the recent update I can barely listen to anything as podcasts don't play! Even when they show that they're ready to play, I click the play button and nothing starts. Sometimes it'll start after a few minutes, but then it sometimes quickly goes off again. Please fix! It would also be nice to have the option to see the title of the podcast you're listening to with a description of the podcast, instead of just seeing the cover image and the episode description. I listen to a lot of different podcasts and sometimes it's hard to remember which is which. Full Review

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    Adam Gadsby Published date: September 6, 2017

    Doesnt appear to have any way to refresh feeds like other apps. I know a new episode is out but its not showing even after restart and no refresh option. Gone back to BeyondPod which lets me swipe down to refresh and is then immediately up to date. Full Review

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    Martin Bailey Published date: August 18, 2017

    Not a great experience so far, came recommended for use with android auto.. pocket casts send to have no idea in which order to play a list of downloaded podcasts.. so if driving you have to search for the next one, if it's a list of more than a few AA will lock the list scroll for safety so you can't get to it.. pretty frustrating and can't imagine why a simple play order by date of release can't be built in Full Review

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    Brandon High Published date: August 9, 2017

    A great podcast player, with one critical flaw. There is no way to automatically download and queue episodes in the published order. (eg: oldest first) Despite the nice features in Pocket Casts, I am switching back to DoggCatcher for this reason. Full Review

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    Jared Schulz Published date: September 22, 2017

    I've loved this app until the last update made it so I can't listen to anything. It all has really loud static sound. I've checked other apps and sound is still fine. Using a moto x pure. After a month no update. I'm done waiting. Update. I no longer have any issues. Updating to reflect how I love this app Full Review

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    Brian Meloche Published date: August 13, 2017

    By far, I use Pocket Casts more than all other applications combined. We're inseparable. I use it morning, afternoon & night. My logs prove that I'm using the app more hours than I'm asleep! I consider myself the biggest fan of Pocket Casts, though I'm sure it's debatable. I've recommended the app to others and they have purchased. The app gets better with every version. You may want to find some free app but trust me, you will not regret buying Pocket Casts! It is worth every penny! Full Review

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    Michael Carlyle Published date: August 30, 2017

    Probably the best $4 I've ever spent on an app. Didn't realize what I was putting up with by using Google Play Music to manage my podcasts all this time. Beautiful app with great functionality. But how do I opt out of tracking analytics? Full Review

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    Sharanya S Published date: August 31, 2017

    I've been having some problems with the app for a couple of weeks now. I love pocketcasts but it just abruptly stops multiple times during an episode. Can't seem to find any reason for it and it's really annoying. Help! Full Review

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    Tiki Horea Published date: August 12, 2017

    I really like how light it feels. It's an incredible podcasting app. But yeah, being able to search for individual episodes within a podcast's tab? Want it. Also, I'd like to have more granular control over the app volume, since some podcasts are too loud at night, even at the quietest phone volume setting. Please? Pretty pretty please? The in-app volume control would be an incredible addition, in my book. Full Review

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    Caisia Knapek Published date: August 27, 2017

    I just purchased this based on reviews. I came from a different app that had a lot of advertising which was annoying. I have to say that this really hasn't impressed me so far. I wish there was a way to hide episodes that you have already listened to. Please come out with an update that allows one to hide episodes that have already been played. Full Review

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    Caroline Lewis Published date: August 11, 2017

    I've tried dozens of podcast apps+this is the one I've stick with longest for organising my many subscriptions. A few features I'd love added: *in the drop-down menu I'd like an indication of how much time is left in that episode. *when I'm in the downloads/a playlist or the search screens when I hit the back button I'd like it to go back to my.main screen. Full Review

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    Mark Benton Published date: September 2, 2017

    Really great app, well laid out and easy to use. One issue is that despite setting up my storage folder on my SD card, the podcasts seem to continue to take up space on my internal storage. I can't find a way to fix this. Very frustrating Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: September 23, 2017

    I still like Pocket Casts as my.main driver but there really needs to be sync capabilities for podcasts on Android Wear. Control is fine, but when I go out for a run it would be nice if I could push a podcast or two over to my watch so I don't have to have my phone. I have heard from SJ that their tests have found it slow but I'd rather have slow copying than no copying. Full Review

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    Ali Candlin Published date: September 17, 2017

    An excellent podcast app. Has every single functionality I want. Easy to search, subscribe, automate downloads, set a sleep timer, etc. The interface is easy to use and pleasant to look at. All of this plus the lack of ads makes it easily worth the modest price. The best podcasting app I've tried on Android by miles! Full Review

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    Mark Ricks Published date: August 15, 2017

    Love this app! The playlist and filters ensure that I never miss a great pod. Comes in handy during my commute to/from work. Request: It would be nice if users could rate each podcast individually. From what I understand this helps them get more sponsors. Let me know. Full Review

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    Jeremiah Hair Published date: September 20, 2017

    Really elegent app. Simple, effective, had all the podcasts I was looking for, plays them cleanly and effectively, keeps the download list clean, handles playlist and snoozing simply. Went through many many apps before I decided to spring for this one, and I'm very glad I did. Perfect. Full Review

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    Seth Lingafeldt Published date: August 9, 2017

    I've been using this app for years and just recently subscribed to a VPN service. When nordvpn is active, I cannot get any podcasts to download or stream. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Full Review

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    Jared Jaramillo Published date: September 9, 2017

    I don't understand why people think this is the best podcatcher. It doesn't let you subscribe to premium RSS feeds which require login credentials, it never updates on time, and there is no pull-to-update or refresh button anywhere. I guess if you don't listen to podcasts regularly and only like super popular/free ad-filled shows then you'd like this add. The UI looks fine but it lacks a lot of common sense features. Full Review

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    8-bit Isaac Published date: September 19, 2017

    Warning to anyone who may plan on using this on your smart phone at work. There is NO way to make this app autoplay the next episode or podcast, I can't believe they left that out I mean make a damn setting option already! Do not buy for anything if your going to use it while working. It also very annoyingly sais:: ""WARNING!!!! OMFG!!!!! YOU ARE GOING TO STREAM ON WIFI!!!!! ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE!??????"", every single time no matter what when you go to listen to a podcast on the go. Wonderful 😱👏👏👏 Full Review

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    Jason Blumstein Published date: August 14, 2017

    Been using this app for over a year and couldn't be happier with it. Always have any app I could ask for with a great interface. Only thing I wish there was a way to move podcasts I had downloaded to pc, otherwise couldn't be happier. Full Review

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    Stephen Errico Published date: August 14, 2017

    I've paid for and used this app for a couple of years but wanted to get it to work with Chromecast but never could get it to work on my phone even though I know it works for others. They have a half hearted attempt to assist me but no bueno. Have switched to podbean which works flawlessly. Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: August 13, 2017

    Still no ability to categorize and organize my podcasts. Love everything else about this app, but it's time to move on. Can't handle having to store 70+ thumbnails on one page anymore. Full Review

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    Daniel Betancourt Published date: September 18, 2017

    Love the design but uses a lot of battery. A 40 min podcast seems to use about 10% or so of my battery on LG G6. It seems like it stops doze features from taking effect and gets hot. Full Review

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    Gary Yund Published date: August 22, 2017

    Almost perfect, but it still has a quirk that's annoying. I submitted a bug report almost a year ago now but when you use wifi only download and you are on the road, it stops your playlist instead of skipping the podcast. When you resume, it streams that podcast over lte, using your data (that you've configured to avoid). A partial workaround is using tasker to block mobile data for this app. An easy fix is not to add the podcast to "up next" until the podcast is completely downloaded. Full Review

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    thanushen kanapathipillai Published date: August 15, 2017

    I am no longer able to fast forward podcasts. When I do its just loud static. Are you going to fix this? It has been about 2 months since this problem started Full Review

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    Kyle Neuberger Published date: August 31, 2017

    Please add a listened history archive. When I'm driving I don't have time to keep a podcast from Auto deleting when it reaches the end, but occasionally I want to be able to the back for a book title suggestion. Knowing which 3-4 podcasts i listened to on the way home yesterday would be very helpful. Full Review

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    Kyle Smaagard Published date: September 17, 2017

    If you are listening to the back catalog of any podcast it loses all your played vs not played episode data when you sign in to a new device. Really sad because this app was perfect until this moment Edit: one year later and this still doesn't happen. Thanks for making it a terrible experience when changing phones. Full Review

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    Navi - Published date: August 8, 2017

    I love this app, but it needs a UI update. Please make it happen because podcast with colors make the UI look horrible. Edit: it needs Android Wear support just like the apple watch version. Full Review

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    Deborah Fishburn Published date: August 13, 2017

    This ap. is wonderful, allowing me to download ep's at home (on WiFi) and play them while I'm walking, or out and about. The only reason it doesn't get five stars, is that there's no distinction between stuff you've already played, and stuff you've never seen before, in the backlist. This is irritating and confusing. The podcasts are listed with DD-MON, but no YY year, so if I'm tracking back, it can get confusing. Also, there's a difference between Discover (which allows you to search for, and find new podcasts), and Podcasts, which lets you play them. It should be easier to switch between these. Download this, it's simple enough I recommended it to my mum. Full Review

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    NG Sai Prasanth Published date: August 10, 2017

    The app is good. Bad review because they are forcing you to pay for the app separately and for using website separately. The reason I purchased this app was that I could continue from where I left off on the app but didn't realise I have to pay for both the services separately. Full Review

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    Christopher Magee Published date: August 31, 2017

    Running Android O. When a podcast is running, the text portion of the persistent notification always seems to take on an odd, muddled color. I understand it is trying to use a complimentary color for the podcast art, maybe the brightness/colors could be a little more distinct. Full Review