I listen to several podcasts throughout the day on my commute and at work. Having tried 3 podcast apps, Pocket Casts is the best due to the very clean, simple design and the ability to customize many settings on an individual show level. Discovering and adding new podcasts is very easy. I use the app in conjunction with the web app (which is an additional cost but very worth it) and the iOS app. The apps sync great across devices so I can pick up right where I left off.
Have loved this app for years and listen to dozens of hours of podcasts at 2x each week. Lately, every update breaks sign in, resets all settings and requires resynch and resetting. Originally Tweeted and emailed last summer. Only recently got a reply. Try this, Shifty: Update slow, test often, break less.
I came from using stitcher for over 1 year and as of recently, stitcher had become very laggy. I decided to try this app as it was recommended to me and haven't been happier. Not only does everything load normally, it had many features that stitcher did not such as the playback options. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Pocket Casts you would be PERFECT if you added the bookmarking feature to the app. Everyone else has done it, what are you waiting for? You teased this feature in the last update, I was jumping for joy, but it wasn't there! I have to use podcast addict to get bookmarks, now. You're killing me!
Updates are frequent... Dev is awesome at customer service... If any little thing I'd change (for future) is pull down refresh to mesh with all other "material" apps out there... Otherwise this the King of the Hill to beat!
Totally worth buying. I tried many free podcast apps. They all have issues. I got so frustrated I decided to pay a few bucks. I'm happy I did. Way less buggy. Reliable streaming and fast downloads. The most important thing is that you can easily control how and when you want things put on your phone. In other words no more running out of data halfway through the month because some dumb app thought I wanted it to gulp data to steam some audio. I probably lost way more in wasted data than what I spent on this app.
I mean just how fast do kids grow up these days? Our apps 6.2.3rd birthday is already here! It seems like just last week this little bundle of joy turned 6.2.2! As proud parents we'd like to announce:
- Fixed OnePlus 2 widget issues
- Fixed lock screen skip buttons on Android 4.4 phones
- Artwork flashing (no nudity allowed, sorry kids)
- Double Chromecasting notifications. You might still see the default one from Google, but you can turn that off in your phone settings.
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