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.
I loved the app but it rarely syncs correctly. I wish it had handoff too. Please fix these things and until then I will be sticking to Apple Podcasts.
This app has a terrific playback feature set. All we need is a volume slider in the UI to make this perfect. Please add this feature to make it the best podcast app around.
This is by far my favorite podcast app. The functionality, aesthetics, and update notes are all wonderful.
I like so much about Pocketcasts (I can watch video podcasts, can listen on Amazon Echo, good interface) BUT when I’m connected to a Bluetooth device (usually my car) listening to a playlist and one podcast ends, often the next podcast on the list does not start, and it won’t play no matter how much I hit play, stop, play, scrub the progress bar, quit and restart the app, no use! Super frustrating, and then I am instantly enraged. This doesn’t ALWAYS happen, and there’s no rhyme or reason why it does happen. Made me go back to my previous app today. Maybe for good? Ugh!
There’s so much good here, but ruined by unreliability. UI, controls, and playback tweaks are great. But it cannot reliably play podcasts. I switch from iPhone speaker to Bluetooth headphones to Airplay many times each day. But PocketCasts routinely thinks it’s playing but no audio comes out. Repeatedly fiddling with play/pause sometimes fixes this. Other items I have to force quit or disable Bluetooth. Absurd. I’ve been testing Downcast and Overcast and never experience anything like this. I’ve reported this to support since at least last fall and I feb 2020 still broken. PocketCasts fails on Job #1.
If you’re a desperate for the playlists that disappeared from apple podcasts a few versions ago-and I was-here FINALLY is an app that gives you an option for playlists (filters). The individual setting options available for each podcast make listening so much less tedious than any app I’ve tried. And I tried and have hated a lot of them. I’ve avoided updating my Mac OS (due to iTunes changes) and have been using an old iPhone 5 since the playlists disappeared... the app creators really have made something amazing for those listen to podcasts daily.
The best UI than the over hyped overcast. I can’t believe how over hyped overcast is. Its not worth the download unless you want to disappoint yourself and come right back to pocketcast.
This is a great app and I like it much better than Stitcher or the default Apple app. I just wish there was a feature that would let you download a single episode instead of the default 100....
I love this app. It’s the easiest to use for my podcast listening by miles. I wish there was a way to group my podcasts. I want a folder for politics, language, sports, learning, etc. instead of all my podcasts in my face at once. Any way you can allow me to create groups on the podcast selection screen?
Why is podcast search still broken? Can’t you just implement whatever Listennotes.com did? Is this really rocket science?