Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

In-app purchases
3.5
76.7K 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
Mar 1, 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

3.5
73K reviews
Larry Colen
February 23, 2024
The UI sucks and the manual is either non-existent or well hidden. I use it to listen to shows when I'm driving, and it is impossible to just skip to the next show if I'm tired of what I'm listening to. It also insists on going through all of the unlistened episodes of a particular show, rather than the most recent download. The "skip ahead" button is too long, 30 seconds, 15 seconds would be better, and fast forward as I hold it down would be even better. I could go on, but I've run out of sp
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Automattic, Inc
February 26, 2024
Hi Larry! The Skip times can be adjusted via 'Settings > General' to meet your requirements. Additionally, you could skip an entire episode using the 'Play Next' button if you are using Android Auto. If you need some assistance with setting this up, you can contact us via https://support.pocketcasts.com/contact-us/
S. Conrad Gardner
February 25, 2024
This is a really handy app with a really slick design. I recently started using this app because Google Podcasts is going away. While I enjoyed GP a great deal, I like this app even more. You can batch select episodes to add to the queue. But even better is the ability to have favorite Podcasts automatically to the queue. You can also individually control their placement (top or bottom). There are other useful features as well. Play around with it and enjoy!
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Christopher James Kites
February 24, 2024
It just works, it has exactly the features you'd want. I started with Google Podcasts. Then switched to Spotify where I already was listening to music. This did not work well. With pocketcasts, it's a dedicated app, with well thought out flow, and tons of customizations to match my listening preferences. Favorite has to be the Up Next queue and auto archive.
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What's new

New Tunes, Smoother Grooves!

Podcast lovers, we've got some updates that'll keep your streams flowing, even as you hop onto those metered networks! Our app now gently nudges you if you're about to dive into data usage - because surprises are for parties, not phone bills. And episode artwork will now grace more places. It's like having tiny album covers for your podcasts!

Ever tried to give a star to your favorite episode, but it just wouldn't stick? We've fixed that glitch. Star away!