Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 7.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 46.04 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 3,943 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $3.99
Pocket Casts App Ratings: 3.5
3.5
From 3,943 Reviews
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Pocket Casts App Description

Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform. 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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App Reviews

  • Head scratching

    1
    By CtoK
    Bring back auto cleanup. Why auto archive by days/weeks not by episodes? Some pods post 2, some post 15 in a week. Update nuked my auto cleanups on all of my podcasts. Used to keep most recent 2, now I have a million “new” badges to deal with. No I don’t want to turn badges completely off. Shade out the “archived” podcasts like they used to. Plus others frustrations. I don’t get reinventing an app that -was- the best podcast app in the App Store. But you succeeded!
  • Starred functionality unresponsive

    4
    By prince_snow
    Trying to get used to the new update. If it is not broken, don’t fix it. Not sure why this app needed an overhaul. It was a great app before this new update. The starred functionality is very instable and unresponsive. Please fix it.
  • Tragic update

    1
    By tom5304
    For those searching for a podcast app that is as good as Pocket Casts used to be, try the Castro podcast app. It’s the closest thing I’ve found to the pre-update Pocket Casts. I remember when the NPR crew bought Pocket Casts, they said nothing would change. Then, everything changed. Pocket Casts went from great to ridiculous overnight with version 7. Unfortunately, the Pocket Casts developers have gone all-in on this broken “archive” model. The developers made their mistakes, they won’t admit they screwed up, and they’re going down with the ship, waving their failure flag high. Maybe they should spend less time writing snarky update notes, and focus more on not ruining a once-great app. Too late for many of us, though.
  • Still an unmitigated disaster

    1
    By Jehusbehzbndbsjbd
    I am not sure why I’m still using this pile of garbage app after the atrocious update. I guess I’m hoping they will be smart enough to listen to their ever-shrinking userbase instead of being too stubborn and arrogant to admit they wasted their time and money on an update that nobody wanted. Certainly, at 3.3/5, they must be hemmorhaging money with the drop in new users. Just. Revert. Back. To. Version. 6. I hate the new design, I hate how many clicks it takes to do everything, I hate how complicated it is to do something simple like mark an episode played, I hate the glitches. I’ll give it another week, then download a better app as a Christmas gift to myself.
  • Update

    1
    By eljibaritodr
    The new update sent this app 3 years backwards simply TERRIBLE.
  • Update has made it unusable

    1
    By Scopela26
    I used the app for 3 years but the new update has made it totally unusable. It’s way too difficult to tell if a podcast is downloaded or not, and I have no idea what the archive feature is trying to accomplish. Switching to stitcher.
  • It ain’t what it once was

    1
    By enguneer
    I had been a long time user of Pocket Casts. I was extremely happy with the simplicity of the app. The new update took a simple podcast player and made it more complicated with a ton of features. Some find these updates welcoming. Others don’t. If you’re looking for something similar to the old Pocket Cast, check out Castro or Overcast. I gave the app an honest chance up until a few days ago.
  • Terrible Update

    1
    By Htd68
    The most recent update seems to have made Pocket Cast more complex and harder to "just work". I don't like how common controls (like "play all") now involve a long press to activate. My podcasts are sorted in "filters". I just like to hit "play" and be done with it. Also, the "Next Up" list is more obscured than ever. Keep it simple, please!
  • Disappointed after many years as a customer

    2
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    I'm writing this in hopes that the developers see this negate I've been a user since almost the beginning on both Android and iOS. This app no longer fits what I expect out of a podcast app. The good: Visual design, layout, playback effects The bad: Episodes consistently don't stay marked as played or archived so I spend more time curating my library than I should have to. Quickly switching between playing on the app vs playing on the Sonos and synching the second time stamps doesn't work like it used to.
  • Getting used to it, but still two bugs

    4
    By Droidattack
    Great app, but still three annoying issues still with 7.1: 1. Audio stops on a video podcast once you switch out of the application to the home screen. I think it’s still playing in the background but the audio stops. If you stop and start the podcast the audio restarts. 2. The video controls on a video podcast in landscape mode are too close together and sometimes register the wrong action when you click them (especially when you try to fast forward.) 3. Time based autoarchive seems a little confusing. Why can’t I set this to the latest X episodes released? Most of podcasts do have regular times, but they also regularly break those schedules (like around holidays or personal issues.) Perhaps you should be a podcaster and avid listener and you’ll see what I mean.

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