Stitcher plays your favorite podcasts and radio, whether you're having an adventure on your commute or laughing out loud at home. Explore shows from NPR, WNYC, the New York Times, Earwolf, BBC and more. Stream or download podcasts and listen to internet radio with our free app. Find shows on news, comics, true crime, and more for the curious listener, including classics like This American Life, The Daily, Fresh Air, and Joe Rogan. Stitcher also has exclusive back catalog episodes of Freakonomics, WTF with Marc Maron, True Crime Garage, Comedy Bang! Bang! and many more Earwolf shows plus ad-free, original content on Stitcher Premium, including the Marvel comics based, Wolverine: The Long Night. P.S. If you liked Howl, you’ll love Stitcher. KEY FEATURES Listen on Demand Or download podcasts for later Personalized Front Page Use Stitcher as your news app and podcast hub to receive updates in real-time based your favorites and recommendations based on your listening Custom Playlists Create personal radio station type playlists of your favorite podcasts for long drives, commuting, or other hands-full activities Exclusive Premium Podcasts and Back Catalogs Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for exclusive content from shows you love and original Stitcher productions Smart Speaker Integrations Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems. Supports CarPlay and integrations with over 50 other car models from Ford, GM, Mazda, BMW, Jaguar, Landrover and many more GETTING STARTED Download the free Stitcher app Sign in with Google, Facebook or your email Select your favorite genres, networks, or podcasts in our tutorial Start listening by tapping the play button anywhere on your Front Page OR Tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner to search for podcasts Click on a show, then use the plus button to add to your Favorites and listen later Stitcher offers podcasts you won’t find using other internet radio apps. Our podcasts cover a wide array of topics from news to comics, crime, politics and more. AWARDS & PRAISE - 20 Best Apps - TechCrunch - Essential Driving App - Wired.com - 12 Best Entertainment Apps - PC World
Absolutely worth it simply for Levar Burton Reads! Thank you for Reading Rainbow for adults. Magical ❤️
4300+ hr listener on this app. Over the years this app has had its ups and downs, but it is the best it’s ever been. I love this app over the current others I’ve used: Apple, PocketCast, OverCast, and DownCast. I listened to several hours of podcast daily across multiple devices- two iPhones, two iPads, Kindle Fire, Alexia, or my desktop. Stitcher allows for seamless integration across devices better than any competitor. There are some podcasts that I listen to daily such as news and politics, and others I may partially listen to and come back days or weeks latter to finish such as the audio dramas. The Stitcher UI is simple and intuitive in keeping track of such listening habits. The streaming option is significantly faster than the Apple and peer apps allowing to preservation of memory and battery, and the downloading option and management is simple and intuitive. With premium, I have no adds, but the real benefit to me is the comedy catalog. I rarely have time to listen to a comedy album from start to finish. In Spotify does not indicate partially listened albums nor does it hold where I left off. With Stitcher premium, I can listen to a comedy album over several days, and Stitcher will always remember where I left off. The customer support has improved dramatically. It is amazingly good now. I had a recent problem with a subscription podcast, and the support staff was relentless in getting it resolved. They eventually contacted the content creator (a national media company) to assist getting a resolution for me. I was impressed and grateful with their perseverance.
Sorry, but the recent update didn’t fix the sudden play issue.
Thank God they fixed the radom play bug. I would be listening to stitcher in my car, get out, and half way across the parking lot to the store stitcher would start playing on its own. I thought I was going crazy! At least it was consistently doing this. Now let’s hope their latest fix fixes it. On a general note I’ve been listening to podcasts for well over 10 years now and really, there isn’t a great podcast player out there. Apple podcasts is weird, and all the rest are just confusing. Stitcher (again) while not perfect, has been the most consistent in quality and features. I still get confused navigating around at times but overall it’s the best I have found for a podcast player. I really wish they would allow you to add podcasts that are custom or outside of what they already have loaded. That’s seems like a very ‘Apple’ thing to do which doesn’t work/fit.
Ugh. After years of using with *mostly no issues, it’s been buggy, stopping and starting and not resuming. I listen to podcasts to fall asleep—-getting frustrated while clicking around to find a podcast that doesn’t get stuck is not super helpful to falling asleep.
The app does not work in the background, meaning you must have it open and your phone open for it to continuously play. Otherwise, if you’re using maps or get a phone call, the app stops working and you must restart it. (Oh and it blames whatever interrupted it.) This also means it doesn’t work with Bluetooth headphones: it will play, but you can’t use your set to pause it. Every episode change, again, the app stops playing. You have to restart. Finally, it has an utterly atrocious UI. For whatever reason the devs seemed to think users would only want to “play next” and not “add to queue.” Meaning you have to constantly reorganize. The episode playlist function is completely useless. As soon as I hit “send,” I’m looking for a different app.
This is an adequate podcast app if you plan on listening only on 1 device. However, it does not sync well between different devices (i.e. iPhone, iPad, Echo). Given it’s poor ability to sync between difference devices and the fact that you have to listen to their ads, it is a terrible experience.
I love this app. I do. I am a stat junkie and love seeing how much I listen to podcasts and which ones. I don’t like that it crashes and won’t let me delete one in the queue without a crash. I don’t like how it freezes. Or that I can’t “play later” like basic Apple podcasts does. Fix these problems (let me add a podcast to the end of the queue not the beginning) and fix the crashes and I’ll love it.
iPhone 8+ Interface is a little clunky but manageable with some getting used to. The most annoying thing I find is the audio frequently cuts out and the only way I’ve found to get it back is to kill the app and relaunch it. This happens 100% of the time if you”X” out of the initial advertisement that plays on start up but also seemingly at random.
I like the interface but I have some major technical issues: 1- Podcasts won't start after a phone call interruption. I have to manually open the app again and press play again. C'mon guys it's 2019! 2- "up next" doesn't always work. This is very frustrating especially when you hand curated your cue list.