Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.5
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 52.94 MB
  • Developer: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 2,529 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $3.99
Pocket Casts App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
From 2,529 Reviews
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Pocket Casts App Description

Pocket Casts is a premium podcasting app for iPhone and iPad. 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 for you: WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark theme or light theme person we've got you covered. 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. 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 or pick a different episode to play, 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 with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app (currently in beta). CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, 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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App Reviews

  • Much better than iOS 11 app! Perfect podcast app

    5
    By jo2jo
    update 2: (April 2018)-I’m now over a year into Casts, it’s by far the best podcast app (it is a 100% perfect app, and i’ve never said that about any app). I’ve tried several paid podcast apps. One beautiful, amazing feature I just discovered recently: on my cheapo Bluetooth shower speaker (and Bluetooth audio in my car) when you Press the physical track forward/back buttons, Casts bumps your audio + or -15s (or whatever you have app set to)!!! this is amazing and exactly what I was looking for. I was always annoyed how other podcast apps (including the atrocious Apple built in one) would change the podcast playing whenever you hit forward/back track , which is totally pointless and useless. Casts handled this perfectly and does exactly what is logical and reasonable for physically pressing those buttons. Thanks again love this app. Update: I’ve been using podcasts app for a little over a month, and it is still absolutely flawless, it does exactly what I want , perfectly. Please do not waste any time with free apps or anything else, by this app if you listen to podcasts. Ditch the iOS trash built-in podcasts app. (Apple should be ashamed of themselves) Thank you, for writing a fast, clean, easy to use podcast app that properly works with apples built in podcast controls (Ie control center widget, lock screen, etc. on iOS 11). For some reason I foolishly thought that Apple only allowed it’s default/built in podcast app, to access Apple podcast content (ie the shows). So I never thought to find a third-party podcast. On iOS 10 I thought the Apple podcast app was a little awkward but worked fine for what I needed (accessing and the streaming the daily updated shows from podcasts I listen to, each day). iOS 11 podcast app was updated and is simply atrocious, and frankly is trash interface and usability wise. It is super difficult to navigate, near impossible to get to a shows latest episode (or even find out/confirm if the days episode has been published yet) and actions that required one or two taps on the ios10 podcast app, now require 3 to 6 space on the iOS 11 podcast app. It’s frankly trash in typical apple doesn’t listen to any feedback from users, simply search the web you’ll see many users of taking the time to write long and detailed posts about how horrible the podcast iOS 11 app is. Regardless of iOS 11 trash podcast app, that update led me to this app and I’m super happy with it! it was well worth the four dollars. Thanks!
  • The best Podcasts app for me

    5
    By boyasparty
    I bought almost Podcasts apps. I think Pocket Casts is the best for me: 1. Support the video podcasts, Castro cannot; 2. Backstage is very stable,I can subscribe all of my favorite podcasts,but cannot subscribe the “Exponent” in the Apple Podcasts. 3. Sometimes castro cannot refresh the playlist. Keep going, thanks all you guys’
  • Best Podcast App I've used

    5
    By speener-d
    Update: it's nice to see a developer respond to feedback. This is one of my first page apps. I recently switched from downcast; I was looking for something that handled playlists better than that application does. One of my issues with is fact that I really don't need playlists, I want to order my podcasts on the fly, enter Pocket Casts "Up Next" feature. This feature makes it extremely simple to add a podcast to listen to next, without having to subscribe to said podcast. I would recommend Pocket Casts, based on the "Up Next" feature alone. A couple of suggestions: I'd like to see a list of available podcasts when discovering new podcasts. Right now you have to subscribe to see a full list. Also, the ability to apply global settings to all new podcasts is a bit hidden under the name "Storage & Data Use" and doesn't include all settings you can make to individual podcasts. That said, I quickly deleted Downcast from my iPhone after just a week of using Pocket Casts. Great job.
  • Almost Perfect - Needs One Thing

    4
    By wmpman
    This app is literally the best podcast app available on the iOS App Store! The default podcast app is horrible, and everything else costs a $10+ subscription. This app is great! Almost perfect! What would make it perfect would be playlists. I think that this was a feature on the Android version of the app, so I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t in the iOS version. Honestly, if you added playlists I couldn’t possibly think of a reason to rate this less than 5 stars. But for now I’ll leave it at 4 in hopes that playlists would be added! Filters are great, but that’s not really what I want. I want the ability to create something for my constant driving routes. Just select this and that episode and add them to a playlist. The “Play Next” function is essentially this, but not exactly what I’m looking for.
  • Missing a critical feature, UI problems

    4
    By Skylar C.
    I wish I could view and listen to a podcasts recent episodes without subscribing to the podcast! Also, if you play a podcast after reading its description you have to minimize the description and tap the player on the bottom of the app to gain access to the playback controls. This app is so close to being perfect!
  • The Podcast App. 🎙📲

    5
    By Xisted
    Man, I've tried several podcast apps and this is it right here. Is there room for improvement? Sure. But man does it do so many things right. I love the customization and would appreciate the addition of true dark mode for OLED displays, some additional theming options, search titles within a podcast, and some additional app icon choices just for funzies! Thanks team! 💥
  • Beautiful & functional

    5
    By Connor O'Flannery
    Graphic designer & constant podcast-listener here. This is a gorgeous, functional app. Huge thanks to all y’all UX designers who worked on this thing. Beautiful.
  • Some issues need ironed out

    2
    By yungstud
    This app does a few things right. I like the trim silence. I like the playlist creation. And I like how easy the app is to use overall. Unfortunately, the good qualities stop there. Many of the features I was looking for when I was trying to find a replacement podcast app were those that were in the Apple podcast app before they did the big update that basically ruined it. The first major one was being able to have the app automatically download new episodes without having to open it. The second was easily being able to continue playing the next downloaded episode after listening to the first one. This app sort of handles the second one, although I have to go out of my way to “play all,” but lacks on the first. There are some other good features I’ve seen in other apps that this one lacks, such as the ability to prioritize podcasts within playlists. This app is kind of weird the way it treats streaming or downloading episodes. It’s all or nothing with that setting which means if it’s set to download, you have to manually select each individual episode and tell it to download or stream if you forgot to download new ones before you left WiFi. All these things are kind of minor compared to the one extremely glaring issue with adding new podcasts. When you go to look at new podcasts to add, trying to decide if you want to subscribe to them, you can’t see episode titles or descriptions before subscribing to give you an idea of what the episodes are about. Before you subscribe, you only get to read the two or three sentence description of the podcast. I have found this extremely annoying and it leads me to use other apps for research. I have to say that there are better apps out there that are free and aren’t so frustrating. I may go back to one of them.
  • The perfect podcast app

    5
    By Connador
    Make sure to get the web version/Mac app as well, because this is the only podcast app you’ll ever need! I’m so happy that it supports the Chromecast. Is it possible to have a similar feature with beaming it to a Mac as well like with handoff? I apologize if this is already a feature, I’ve been having some issues with handoff lately
  • Best podcast app for iOS and Android.

    5
    By ZzZz41
    Flat out the best podcast app I’ve ever used. Started using it on android and loved it so much I bought it again for iOS. Also bought the desktop version. Totally worth the money. A lot of features, beautiful UI/UX, constant updates, and the developer’s notes are always entertaining.

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