Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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72.7K 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 20, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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72.7K reviews
Jorge Avila
March 18, 2023
Best podcasting app in my opinion but for me it has a huge flaw that forces me to use another app. I mainly use the app with android auto and when the app is displayed via android auto it doesn't have the skip back 30 seconds or skip forward 30 seconds. (any time interval would be welcomed) button. While driving it's a must for me. Even the paid version it's missing this feature. The carplay version is perfect has all the features displayed not sure why android auto doesn't
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Kevin Aptin
March 21, 2023
Podcasts will resume incorrectly 15-20 mins behind where it left off. Reported the issue through the Feedback function and was told I couldn't be helped because I didn't pay for their subscription. I BOUGHT the app outright years ago and was an evangelist for the app with friends, but I guess that's not enough and they want me to troubleshoot their own app for them. Switching apps. Again.
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Gern Blansen
March 11, 2023
Nearly 150 days of listening time in this app and only recently have started having a bunch of issues. Weirdness with audio changing pitch during Playback. Randomly not playing audio on any Bluetooth device I own, but I can use any other app and sound will play fine on all of them. Skip 30s button randomly stops working until closing and reopening app. Playback speeds will randomly change on their own. The biggest issue is the absurd amounts of data this app is now using. Disappointing changes.
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Automattic, Inc
March 13, 2023
Sorry about the issues you're having. Please contact us at support@pocketcasts.com and let us know the issues you encountered. We would be glad to help with this. Hope to hear from you soon.

What's new

Bug fixes and improvements:
- Improved the Automotive account page styles.
- When Automotive doesn't have a browser, the URL and a QR code are shown instead.