Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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72.1K reviews
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About this app

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:
Android Central: “Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for Android”
The Verge: “The best podcast app for Android”
Named Google Play Top Developer, Google Play Editors’ Choice, and recipient of the Google Material Design Award.

Still not convinced? Allow us to walk you through some of our features:

Material design: Your podcasts have never looked so beautiful, colors change to complement podcast artwork
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.
Everywhere: Android Auto, Chromecast, Alexa and Sonos. Listen to your podcasts in more places than ever before.

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.
Android Wear: Control playback from your wrist.
Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head.
Chromecast: Cast episodes straight to your TV with a single tap.
Sonos: Browse and play your podcasts directly from the Sonos app.
Android Auto: browse your podcasts and filters to find an interesting episode, then control playback. All without ever touching your phone.

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.

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.
Updated on
Sep 20, 2022

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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72.1K reviews
September 28, 2022
Good but could be better. I've used many other podcast apps in the past. I've stuck with this cause of reliability and somewhat ease of it. The worst part of this, is the search functionality, it'll take a while to search for a podcast. It makes me wanna switch to a different podcast app just to explore new ones. The stats are a cool thing to see and cute little facts. Search and better discover page would make this a way better app
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Automattic, Inc
September 28, 2022
We're always working hard to improve the app. Thanks for your download and feedback.
September 3, 2022
I love this app! I've been using it for years, and it just keeps getting better and better. There are a lot of options available for controlling display and playback both globally and per podcast. I find the custom filters super useful since I subscribe to a lot of podcasts. They just recently added folders - another thing I didn't realize I needed until it was there! :)
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Wm. Scott Conway
September 8, 2022
Great app. It does take a little manual maintenance in order to keep it lean and mean. It doesn't seem to update very often, which is concerning. Yes, I fully understand the logic behind "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" logic. I just expected it to evolve faster than it is. While I love its simplistic operation (compared to similar apps), I would like to see additional features added from time to time. Having said that, it is perfect, the way it is. I just wish it was a little more pro-active in cleaning up its own refuse (like archived episodes whose file doesn't actually get deleted). An idea of an improvement feature. Have a PURGE/REFRESH button that purges any downloaded file that isn't part of any list, and deletes all existing podcast artwork, and re-downloads all fresh and current artwork. Basically, bringing everything back in fresh. Oh, and Adam Curry's podcasting 2.0 would be kinda cool too. :) UPDATE: Many of the podcasts are not updating episodes. Some updates are months old, but are not appearing in the app. All my settings are correct. Dropping this review to 3 stars until these issues are resolved.
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Automattic, Inc
February 1, 2022
Hi there! Archiving an episode should automatically delete its downloaded file, so something else seems to be going on with your app. Could you please message us through the Pocket Casts app—Profile > Settings Icon > Help & feedback > Get in touch? We can look at your podcasts that aren't updating too if you'll let us know which ones those are.

What's new

You know the drill! After a big version, there's always an ugly duckling that squashes bugs away and improves things, and here we are!

By the way, Norwegian friends, this also fixes the confusion we made with "venstre" and "gjenstår". The first is "left" as the direction, and the second is "left" as the remaining time.

And that's how you learn Norwegian by reading release notes!