Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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71.7K 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
Mar 8, 2022

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

71.7K reviews
May 4, 2022
Update: thank you! I followed your directions as I have a note 10+ and it works as well as it ever did! Thank you for leading me to your help section. BTW it was the last reccomendation that fixed the problem. I used to love it but now my listening experience stops when my phone screen turns off. I've tried fixing this in the phone settings and what-not but it's incredibly aggravating to have to constantly touch the screen to keep it on.
10 people found this review helpful
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Automattic, Inc
May 6, 2022
Hi. Glad to know that the documentation in the Help & feedback section helped! If there's anything we can help you with, please let us know at support@pocketcasts.com.
May 7, 2022
I've loved using this app and have had it for a few years! Startung today a podcast will stop playing unless I have my phone open. I like to click play and lock the screen, but within a minute it'll stop playing and then I'll pick up the phone and it'll play again. I checked my phone's settings and permissions but I can't imagine what's causing this error. It is incredibly annoying and not usable like this.
8 people found this review helpful
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Automattic, Inc
May 9, 2022
Hi, Dana! We'd like to look into this for you. Can you please reach out to us from the app—Profile > Settings > Help & Feedback > Get in touch? That way, we can get some logs from your app and investigate this. We look forward to hearing back from you!
April 25, 2022
OK guys I don't understand all the hate. I love this app! They have all my favorite podcasts, it doesn't freeze or pause, and I don't have to download anything! People are complaining about the search bar but literally I searced up my favorite podcast, Dream Breachers, and when I typed it that was the first thing that came up! No bugs in the system and absolutely WONDERFUL! The audio played wonderfully, not buzzed out or hard to hear, unlike other apps I have used. 10 out of 10 would recommend!!
15 people found this review helpful
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Automattic, Inc
April 28, 2022
Thank you for your 5-star review and kind words! We're always working hard to improve the app, so if you have any feedback or suggestion, please let us know at support@pocketcasts.com.

What's new

Ever get the impression we slipped into the Bad Timeline sometime around 2020? Anyone here work at the TVA and can get on that? We'd be forever indebted to you, don't even care if you're the god of mischief or a gator, whatevs! K thx. In the meantime:
- Fixed some crashes
- Improved localizations
- Fixed an issue where playback could jump back after a refresh
- Fixed some issues with account screens and auto-fill (eg: password managers)