We’ve rebuilt Stitcher to make it easier and quicker to listen to the podcasts you love. Discover new features made for and only podcasts. Explore shows from NPR, Wondery, WNYC, the New York Times, Earwolf, Exactly Right, and more. Stitcher is home to all your favorite podcasts, from politics, true crime, sports, and comedy, there’s a podcast for everyone on Stitcher. ORGANIZE YOUR PODCASTS Use Stitcher to follow all the podcasts you listen to so you never miss a new episode or update. Access your latest and unfinished episodes, downloads, and favorite shows all in one convenient spot. STREAM PODCASTS ON DEMAND Stream instantly or download podcasts to easily listen offline EPISODE SEARCH, FILTERING, AND SORTING Search for specific episodes on show pages, filter episodes based on Unplayed/Played, Downloaded, and Liked on show pages. Sort episodes by Oldest to Newest/ Newest to Oldest or by duration on show pages MORE CONTROL Customize download settings on a per-show basis and determine how many downloads you want saved before they are removed. And listen at virtually any speed. EXCLUSIVE PREMIUM PODCASTS AND AD FREE SHOWS Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for exclusive content from My Favorite Murder, WTF with Marc Maron, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend and many more Earwolf shows - plus ad-free, original content on Stitcher Premium, like exclusive episodes of Office Ladies and True Crime Garage, and ad-free versions of podcasts including Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made, and most Wondery and WNYC shows. SMART SPEAKER INTEGRATIONS Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems to play podcasts easily throughout your home or office. HOW TO GET STARTED 1. Install the free Stitcher app 2. Sign in with Google, Facebook, or your email 3. Start listening!
Why did they remove listener stats? It was fun looking at my most listened to podcasts and how many hours I listened to each one.
The entire reason I purchased a premium subscription was so I could download a stash of podcasts to listen to while I deploy to places without cell service or wifi. Now that Stitcher has released this updated version they’re so proud of, the app needs to check with a server somewhere that I have an active premium subscription before it will play anything I’ve downloaded…meaning that I can’t listen to podcasts while I’m deployed to places without cell service or wifi. This app used to be less than ideal, but still functional. Now it’s completely pointless. What a waste.
First of all, I see that Stitcher seems to have somehow scrubbed their previous terrible ratings, which is extremely bad form! Second, this app used to be so well designed, had intuitive navigation, and really just did everything I could want it to do, and then with one major update became clunky, unintuitive, confusing to navigate, and over all just a pain to interact with. It’s really too bad, and I hope they do some course correcting. I’ll be happy to adjust my rating if they do.
Much to like about stitcher but their search fir podcasts is absolutely atrocious. Example (and this has been going on for months in various ways): I search for the actual name of a podcast - I also try using quotes - I add in the word podcast - I remove the quotes. There are substantial times that nothing comes up. Then I scroll and scroll down and there it is twenty podcasts down the line - the exact name. The only accurate one but way down the list. I recently searched and could never find the podcast under any name or combination. When I scrolled through my actual personal list of saved podcasts there it was. Shocking search. How can they survive such a basic simple need. Reply to this Stitcher.
Always has trouble loading episodes even in 5g coverage or wifi
Holy cow the search function is absolutely useless. I have had stitcher premium for years and overall I’m very happy with the app and the content. However searching for a podcast by name returns the most random results and it’s so annoying. Forget about searching for keywords or a host’s name. I reached out to stitcher support six months ago and they assured me they are working on this issue. I’m still waiting for the update that fixes this issue. In the meantime I switch over to Spotify or Apple podcasts when I want to find specific podcasts. My stitcher account is up for its yearly renewal in a few months and I’ll likely cancel and move to Spotify.
The app is fine, unfortunately the Stitcher service itself has a faulty, convoluted system for cancelling Premium subscriptions. I continue to be billed months after receiving confirmations of my cancellation, and have yet to receive responses from the company.
The 5 start reviews must be from people who are new to podcasting. This app is not for power users. I subscribe to a lot of podcasts and this app can't handle it. It hangs for nearly 10 minutes while updating podcarts. There is no load indicator so that you know it's working or not and often it crashes before it's done. The app routinely crashes 3 to 4 times before I can use it. I have complained with every update but the developers only answer positive reviews. I will likely move on to Overcast or Downcast. I've been testing them and they load fast. Plus, dark mode and responsive developers.
Best podcast app available
I love the app, but I have to restart it constantly. Something weird happens with the ads, plus it just randomly jumps back or forward a few seconds sometimes. If I leave it open for a day, it’s basically non-functional, even if I’ve been listening all day. No idea what that’s about. I’ve updated regularly and switched phones and I still have this problem. PS, this might sound weird for podcasts, but some kind of shuffle or random episode option within a podcast would be amazing.