Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 7.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 47.36 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 4,547 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $3.99
Pocket Casts App Ratings: 3.5
3.5
Total 4,547 Reviews

Pocket Casts App Description

Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform, an app by listeners, for listeners.Our podcast player provides next-level listening, search and discovery tools. Find your next obsession with our hand curated podcast recommendations for easy discovery, and seamlessly enjoy your favorite shows without the hassle of subscribing. Here's what the press has to say: 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 you love. WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark or light theme person we've got you covered. We even have you OLED lovers covered with our Extra Dark theme. 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. Sign in and have that Up Next queue sync to all your devices. 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, adjust the volume or change playback effects, 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 or speakers with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app. CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, Up Next, listening history, 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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Pocket Casts App Reviews

  • Download features?

    5
    By Jackson Swan
    Edit: 06/14/19 W̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶e̶s̶s̶.̶Y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶!̶ ̶ ̶I̶n̶ ̶v̶e̶r̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶6̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶o̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶l̶o̶a̶d̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶e̶p̶i̶s̶o̶d̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶a̶ ̶p̶o̶d̶c̶a̶s̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶g̶o̶.̶ ̶N̶o̶w̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶m̶s̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶i̶n̶d̶i̶v̶i̶d̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶l̶o̶a̶d̶ ̶e̶a̶c̶h̶ ̶e̶p̶i̶s̶o̶d̶e̶.̶ ̶P̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶d̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶i̶n̶.̶ The option to download all has been added back in! Thanks for listening devs!
  • Next episode queue

    1
    By TN787
    The app has major issues playing the next episode. It just keeps repeating the same last bit over and over and never goes to the next episode. It also randomly picks a 10 second clip to replay while listening. Several weeks later.... PLAYBACK IS STILL MESSED UP. It’s showing zero seconds left and still playing several minutes. It never goes to the next episode in the queue. I think I’m just gonna go back to Spotify or Apple Podcasts. You shouldn’t be charging for an app that doesn’t even work as well as the free ones. Another week later... Decided to switch to an app with developers that know what they’re doing. Just wish I could get a refund from you people because you deserve nothing. TOTAL GARBAGE
  • I like the redesign...

    5
    By tyler_zyco
    I’ve been using this app through a couple of iterations of it’s interface design and honestly I really like it. Granted, at first it was a little difficult to navigate when I was so used to the old gestures but now navigation and discovery are such a breeze. Irony is that I’m not a huge fan of the Desktop web counterpart.. the UI is too large for my taste. I should have also mean too that the actual FEATURES of the app itself have always worked very well for me. I’ve had no complaints with downloads, enhancements, skipping etc. I highly recommend Pocket Casts.
  • More complicated less user friendly

    2
    By Hezmana
    I used to love this app. When they revamped the app it became much less user friendly. I just want to see the downloaded podcasts when I open the app, but must navigate the interface and find where they put the downloaded episodes. Recently I had an issue with a podcast not downloading, receiving an error msg. I contacted their support email, but never received a response. I think the app is now style over substance.
  • A failed experiment

    1
    By Applelonian
    I liked this app when I started listening to a lot of podcast. I liked the interface but what does it matter when they can’t fix basic Bluetooth streaming issues. Most of my listening happens on a long daily commute. Literally cuts out every 20 secs now. Many free apps doing a better job. Really too frustrating to use any longer. A waste of 3.99
  • Ruined my queue and history

    1
    By arrantknave
    I was a huge Pocket Casts advocate, but I logged in today and a bunch of random podcasts were sitting in my queue for no reason. I keep a well curated queue and intend to follow them in order. Now I’ve lost all my organization and podcasts I’ve listened to almost a year ago are up next. I have no idea how to find the episode I was intending to listen to next and also no idea how this happened. There wasn’t even an update. I do not recommend and I want a refund.
  • Ruined by the NPR acquisition

    2
    By ........d.d.d.d.
    UI is trash. Real bummer. At least they’re patching bugs. Also why do I need to pay an additional fee just to use the PC or android versions... especially nowadays when there are multiple cross platform podcast apps. I get it it’s a premium service and I have no issue paying for apps, but it would be way better to charge the same flat fee to run the app on any OS (why should someone with an android tablet and iphone have to pay more than someone locked in apples ecosystem) Ahh well time to find another app I guess
  • Standby podcast for years...

    5
    By jspeyton
    Never (ok, hardly ever) had any complaints with this app. I certainly like it much better than the iTunes app. It's functional, and makes it easy for me to keep track of my ever-increasing podcast list. I'd recommend in a heart-beat.
  • My favorite app

    5
    By emveloz
    I have tried all the apps. I think this has the best combination of features and UI. I do admit that I preferred the old UI before the big update but on balance this is still an elite podcast app. Dark mode, download all feature, classy Non gimmicky UI, and a useful play all from here feature. I can understand if the new upgrade felt like a downgrade from the old version. The old version was pretty solid. It if you are looking for a new podcast app and commit from another version this is easily worth the one time fee.
  • New user on the new version

    4
    By Stackblocks
    I didn’t have any particular attachment to the old way the app worked so I can review it with a fresh slate, and I have to say I like it. - I love being able to fine-tune the tidying up of my subscription feeds with unplayed / in progress / archived / played. Having played episodes handled differently from episodes I wasn’t interested in at the time makes it easy to go back through the archives later when I’m looking to comb through the backlog. - The synched “Next Up” list travels with me between my phone, home, and office computers. - The swiping gestures to parse episodes is a lot smoother than having to tap on every episode to add to queue as a three press operation. - Discoverability is fine but angled more towards the major podcasts you’ve probably already heard of. - The filters fill the role of playlists nicely with a little extra power behind them. - Occasionally has some issues with streaming an episode but that has happened maybe twice in the time since the major update. - You do have to pay for the app in multiple places if you want to use the phone / desktop / web apps, but it is reasonably priced for a well developed app.

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