Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

Designed & Published By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

  • App Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 54.26 MB
  • Developer: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 (2,019 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $3.99
Pocket Casts App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 2,019 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

  • My go-to Podcast app - sync issues remain

    3
    By m.t.majeski
    Pocketcasts became my go-to podcasting app when they released their app for Windows Phone. I continued to use it once I switched to iOS. I also paid for the web player access as well (totally worth it). However I have found syncing between devices to be unreliable. If I start an episode on my phone and then move to another device -pressing play on an iPad or the web player will start at the beginning. If I unsubscribe from a podcast on my phone, it is very rare that this will be reflected on the web player. I also wish you could listen to individual episodes of a podcast / view past episodes without having to subscribe. Still hoping for an AppleTV app as well!
  • Unstable, frustrating

    3
    By dapjang
    Really tried to like this one, but podcasts randomly skip or stop playing for downloaded podcasts and after upgrading to iOS 11, this app crashes my phone.
  • Having an issue, though

    4
    By MarcioQuelhas
    I am having an issue when playing several podcasts from the playlist. The current podcast is played until its end but then the next podcast is not started. When I look back in the queue, the first podcast is on pause and the bar, that shows the elapsed time, is back on half the duration of the podcast, approximately. I need to remove it from the playlist in order for the subsequent podcast to be played. This is happening several times with different podcasts.
  • Carplay

    4
    By erickjcastro
    Great app! The app doesn't seem to work with carplay anymore?
  • The best podcast app

    5
    By becaqua
    There is no better podcast app on the app store. This is the most organized, easy to use, and reliable app on the app store for listening to podcasts. The way that the podcasts are layed out in front of you is really organized and easy to navigate, and the option for either downloading or streaming is also really nice. If you need a podcast app this is 100% worth the money that it costs.
  • I have gifted this app to ~ 7 people

    5
    By lconicelli
    This is easily the most used app on my phone, and the ONLY app I will ever use for podcasts. When I am telling friends about listening to podcasts and trying to get them into it for the first time, I always gift them this app because it just makes podcast listening such a better experience. Beautiful interface, super user friendly, great recommendations and well organized to find new podcasts of interest. All around fantastic. Also the updates are always really fun to read :) Thanks for continuing to improve my favorite (and most used) app! You all are the best!
  • Great app

    5
    By acwhittam
    Simple, elegant and well thought out. The best podcast app I have used. Definitely worth it
  • Favorite app!

    5
    By Idk_taco's
    This app is a workhorse. But the icon is not changing with the new update.
  • Really lovely

    5
    By Aly--
    I really love this app ❤️❤️❤️ I listen to podcasts A LOT and I'm picky about my apps, and this is probably my favorite app on my phone (or at least top 5 alongside the google apps). VERY thoughtfully and beautifully designed. Of course there's always more features that I'd like: - A setting so that when you subscribe to a new podcast, all episodes are marked as unplayed. You can do this by hand, but it's a pain. Some people like to listen to old episodes! This app isnt well designed for those people. - a recently played list. Sometimes i accidentally press play on my headphones when im not listening and play thru my entire upnext, so my entire playlist gets marked as played and is deleted, and trying to recover the episodes by hand is a giant pain. I gave up and turned off auto delete so I have to delete each episode by hand. Obviously this workaround is a bit of a pain. - The ability to sync the status of all podcasts, including ones handmarked as listened/unlistened. I've grown to love this app but I still have nightmares from the giant headache from all my syncing problems when I first downloaded the app and tried to migrate over my huge podcast collection. - This is nitpicky, but the ability to swipe between the home pages of podcasts. The free app I used when I was on android had this, and I liked swiping through my podcasts to build my up next. - Another nitpicky detail, but showing the year alogside the date - The ability to search for a specific podcast episode title!!
  • Can't Say Enough Good Things About This App!

    5
    By Kwftx
    I've tried all the top podcast apps and this one is clearly the best! I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and I purchased the web app. I have not regretted making this my app of choice for podcast consumption. As a power listener(approximately 80 podcasts), Pocketcasts has not disappointed. The UI is so sleek and smooth and I love the easy swiping options and the features I can set on a per podcast basis. Some of them I know I want to automatically download while others I wait and read the description before deciding whether or not to download. I also appreciate being able to set a starting point so I can skip some of the long episode intros. The filter settings for playlists/groups is so customizable that I have have numerous lists and can set them up exactly how I want. Syncing across devices is also extremely reliable and the "up next" feature allows me to easily put together a series of shows to listen to and just let it play. Finally, the trim silence feature has saved me a ton of time. Now, although it's the best there are a couple of suggestions I have for the devs to make it even better. 1) Allow the option to listen to a single episode of a podcast without having to subscribe. 2) Add the option to turn off the screen rotation if I want. I would rather keep it in portrait mode all the time. 3) When streaming(which we all know is just a progressive download), allow the trim silence and volume boost features to continue working. Shifty Jelly has hit a home run with this app and I can't wait to see what future updates bring!!!! Update*** The newest update just keeps adding nice little touches and customizations. Great job!

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