The search feature for finding additional podcasts needs some help, as it only works when you enter specific names or titles. It usually provides no results and no list of results unless you accurately enter a keyword about a specific podcast your trying to find. Also, I'm not sure what influences the listings shown in the discovery section, but they're all more or less the same sort of unengaging, obtuse podcasts. They are to podcasts what pop songs are to music. More original, unique, less elliptical podcasts to discover would be great, not a few thousand basically interchangable ones. The popular podcasts, as well as "top" and "networks" sections are hopeless for finding something worthwhile and interesting to listening to.
I used to be someone who occasionally enjoyed a podcast. Since I started using this app, I have become a podcast junky. I am simply smitten with this app after over two years of use, and it just keeps getting better. The 'Discover' section will change your world if you let it. If you like podcasts or want to try them out, do yourself a favor and download this app now. This might be my single favorite android app, and that is saying a lot. ☺
I've really enjoyed this app since I initially started using it. The UI is fast and responsive. The web client is also amazing for transitioning from car to home and continuing where I left off. The latest release did introduce a breaking change for me that is causing my car's media system to crash when Pocket Casts is actively playing in Android Auto (2015 Nissan Rogue). I will need to find a new app if this continues but this has been the first issue I've seen since I started using the app.
$4 wasted Here is just a short list of the major flaws: After pausing a podcast it jumps to a random point when you hiy play, you cannot order podcasts in a playlist, when you select "warm me when not on WiFi", it warns you but after you tell it to download over mobile, it still won't do it, automatic downloading only works by playlist and you can't just select specific podcasts you want, if you select to only keep the last episode it will delete it even before downloading the newest one. What's good about this app: It play podcasts (like any free app, just worse). Screw Google's 15 min money back refund.
Love everything about the app, but really wish it would default to everything showing as not played when you add a podcast. Mine when I add a new podcast, all the currently loaded podcasts are unplayed, but if I click load more at the bottom, anything new that shows up says it's been played. Maybe if I Podcasted before this app it would be nice but since literally everything is basically unplayed by me it would be nice to have that fixed lol. They do have a webapp you have to purchase for syncing online and there are chrome extensions/app for chrome book. Edit: They also have a pretty funny changelog, the hunt for what is after 6.2.9 continues...
Huge fan of the app, but there are a few issues. I love that you can speed up playback of video podcasts, but there isn't any way to change the playback speed while watching. I can have to open an audio podcast and then go back to the video.
- New episode notifications now include "Play next" and "Mark as played".
- Fixed some episodes having trouble playing.
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