Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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72K 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
Aug 9, 2022

Data safety

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This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
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72K reviews
Jenn Rainer
August 8, 2022
I would love it if you added the option to sort podcasts into folders on the main screen with the tiles! I've got so many podcasts, it would be so helpful to separate them by category. Edit: well they added folders, finally. But only for premium. Which sucks because I BOUGHT THIS APP before it was free and even had a premium subscription option, and now I get nothing to show for it. Disappointing. Knocking off another star.
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Automattic, Inc
August 10, 2022
Hi Jenn, rewarding our Plus users with features like folders allows us to keep other features for free, while also managing our software and paying the bills. It seems that you paid for the app back when it was a one-time purchase. You should still have access to everything you previously paid for in the app's free version. Thanks for your feedback
Greg Macdonald
August 6, 2022
A few years ago I rated this low when they did a massive overhaul of the interface and created breakage confusion and frustration. I tried other apps but soon ended up back in Pocket Casts. Over time they fixed the blunders and added features - most recently folders to organize my list of too many podcasts - and it became a great app again. The best. And using it flows seamlessly across my Android phone, my iPad and my laptop. Thank you Pocket Casts. You are great again
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Andrew Connolly
August 5, 2022
Very good app. The only issue I have is pretty recent, however I've used this app for years so I've clearly gotten my money's worth. For whatever reason when I play audio from this app it only plays in one ear. It's not the battery setting as I have that unrestricted. It's also just this app as every other app plays in stereo. Not sure what happened but it's pretty annoying. I still rate this app extremely highly though since as I said this is my very first issue with it.
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What's new

So, it’s been a minute since our last release, but this was worth.the.wait. Without further ado, we're happy to announce that you spoke, and we listened. Your wish is our command; we’ve finally done it.

That’s right, we’ve fixed the bug where longer podcast names were being cut off on the podcast screen. You’re welcome. Wait… that’s the wrong line. We’ve added FOLDERS! Yes, Folders! Now you can organize your ever-growing podcast list with our brand spanking new, beautifully designed FOLDERS!