Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

In-app purchases
3.6
77.6K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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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:

BEST IN SHOW
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.

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.
Wear OS: 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.


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.
Updated on
Apr 16, 2024

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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
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

3.6
73.8K reviews
jason tatom
April 19, 2024
This app is HORRIBLE! It completely fails to do the one and only thing I need it to do. Play podcasts. In the two weeks I've been using this app, it hasn't played a podcast through in its entirety once. It stops playing every 8 or 9 minutes, so I have to dig my phone out and restart it. Over, and over, and over again. It won't even play downloaded content all of the way through. And, it drains my battery at an alarming rate! Worst podcast app I've ever used, hands down!
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jon chua
April 18, 2024
Latest update is so frustrating! 1) widget is worse. The control buttons must smaller, causing me to miss the play button 2) even worse, podcast listening position is lost after some time. Let's say I listen to a podcast episode halfway yesterday. If I try to continue today, starts from the beginning of the episode. Annoying. Please fix Update: left beta and reinstalled. Seems to work now. Updating my review since beta won't affect everybody
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Automattic, Inc
April 19, 2024
Thanks for your review and the update! The widget is a beta feature and we are still refining this. We are glad to hear Pocket Casts is working better for you on the production version.
Life Zinyakatira
April 3, 2024
It's been a great replacement to Google podcasts. Pros: - I like that you can search inside each independent podcast feed. - It is free - Simple UI, not too much going on. - Not always trying to push new podcasts to you. Cons: - It sometimes takes a while to buffer. - Needs a different search algorithm for searching new podcasts. It takes a while to search new content. Recommendation: Should probably make the New Release Filter the main tab and move the podcasts tab somewhere.
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Automattic, Inc
April 3, 2024
Thank you for downloading our app and providing feedback! We will keep working on it!

What's new

Experience a total eclipse of the ordinary with our latest app update!

- With our expanded chapter support, some episodes got way more interesting!
- Episode Artwork now shines in more spots with consolidated artwork settings.
- Hunting down that one episode got easier with the new alphabetical sorting!
- And no more clicking to interrupt your listening at speed — episodes finish to completion with trim silence improvements!

Step out of the darkness and into brilliance with our newest update!