Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

In-app purchases
4.0
72.3K 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.
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.


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
Nov 24, 2022

Data safety

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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
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4.0
72.3K reviews
Kevin Aptin
November 15, 2022
Back to 5 stars after a rough period. I bought the app outright in 2013 and was bummed at some changes so I switched around for 2 or 3 years. But it works really well now and has almost all functions I'd want, aside from it missing virtual custom file folder feeds vs having to add each file manually. Also seems impossible to cast custom files, so I have to keep Podcast Republic installed just for that 1 function, which is a bit annoying.
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Scott Wilken
November 2, 2022
My favorite podcast player. But lost a star after removing the forward and back buttons from the notification shade player when casting to a Nest speaker. If I want to skip ahead or rewind, it's annoying to have to unlock my phone and open the app. I used to be able to just tap on the sleep screen to reveal the player and tap the buttons right there. Please bring them back
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Brian
September 28, 2022
Good but could be better. I've used many other podcast apps in the past. I've stuck with this cause of reliability and somewhat ease of it. The worst part of this, is the search functionality, it'll take a while to search for a podcast. It makes me wanna switch to a different podcast app just to explore new ones. The stats are a cool thing to see and cute little facts. Search and better discover page would make this a way better app
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Automattic, Inc
September 28, 2022
We're always working hard to improve the app. Thanks for your download and feedback.

What's new

Gonna have to level with you: each release is a constant struggle between adding and removing bugs, and occasionally we have to make an effort to remove more than we added. Thus I have to say with much reluctance: “Bug fixes and performance improvements”.