Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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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
Jun 9, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

69.7K reviews
Ariana Morris
May 31, 2023
I've been using this app for years. After a recent experience with support, I decided I owe a rating. Pocket Casts does everything I need it to. After a recent trip, I ran into my first issue, with certain podcasts refusing to download. I contacted support, and they responded quickly. The first bit of troubleshooting didn't work, but they suggested a different fix, and that did the trick. It was such an obscure thing I never would have solved it alone. A+ for great support!
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Matt Robinson
June 5, 2023
Less than stellar lately. I'm not sure what happened but streaming, even over WiFi, just stops. I would say over the course of an hour, it crashes or stops playing roughly five or six times. Then it doesn't autopay the next episode in the queue when an episode ends. It's pretty frustrating. It's the most user friendly podcast player but lately it's performance has left something to be desired.
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Automattic, Inc
June 6, 2023
Sorry to hear you've been running into these issues! Could you please reach out to support so that we can investigate this for you? Thanks! https://support.pocketcasts.com/contact-us/
Jo's Bizzare ASMR
June 3, 2023
Great until the last week. Crashes constantly now and I am thinking of changing apps. The set up is also not very user friendly and I have to change settings for EVERY podcast just to listen to oldest first. Somehow got even worse. Tried to power through but now I can't listen to anything. So much lost progress. And when reported, they send me an email that they only take care of paid customer issues. Okay then, have fun.
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What's new

Dearest Reader of Release Notes,

I trust this message finds thee in high spirits. Tis with great delight that I reveal the latest tidings: we have updated the default app icon to honor Pride month. Moreover, we have conquered the bugs that beset sorting, translations, listening stats, crashes, and log display. Furthermore, thou canst now access the support forum from within the app.

May these enhancements elevate thy experience to new heights.

With warm regards,
The Writer of Release Notes