Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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71.9K 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
Aug 9, 2022

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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71.9K reviews
Greg Macdonald
August 6, 2022
A few years ago I rated this low when they did a massive overhaul of the interface and created breakage confusion and frustration. I tried other apps but soon ended up back in Pocket Casts. Over time they fixed the blunders and added features - most recently folders to organize my list of too many podcasts - and it became a great app again. The best. And using it flows seamlessly across my Android phone, my iPad and my laptop. Thank you Pocket Casts. You are great again
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L. Holt
July 14, 2022
I've loved this app for years, and paid for it years ago. Lately, however, the app seizes up, or the pull down shows the previous pod played so I have to clear that and close the app, then restart it again. Or force stop it... Never had these issues until the last couple months. Keep waiting for some bug fixes, but nothing. It's frustrating since I got lucky with picking the greatest Podcaster from the get-go and now things are going south. I really hope this gets fixed.
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Automattic, Inc
July 19, 2022
Thank you for your review! Could you please contact us via support@pocketcasts.com? We'd love to hear more about this issue in order to assist you.
Derek Sjostrom
July 23, 2022
I've been using this app for a week and I'm really enjoying it. There is one major issue that is preventing me from giving it a 5 star rating. There is no setting to prevent continuous playback of episodes in the queue. If I forget to set the sleep timer for end of episode it will wipe out my queue and I'll have to download all the episodes again. I also just prefer to be deliberate about which podcasts to play, even on a long drive. Thus, having this option available would be ideal for me.
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Automattic, Inc
August 1, 2022
Hi, thank you for your comment! We'd like to gather more details to investigate the queue emptying issue you're facing. Can you please reach out to us in the app by going to Profile > Settings > Help & feedback > Get in touch > Get Support and quote your message in this app review? Thank you!

What's new

So, it’s been a minute since our last release, but this was worth.the.wait. Without further ado, we're happy to announce that you spoke, and we listened. Your wish is our command; we’ve finally done it.

That’s right, we’ve fixed the bug where longer podcast names were being cut off on the podcast screen. You’re welcome. Wait… that’s the wrong line. We’ve added FOLDERS! Yes, Folders! Now you can organize your ever-growing podcast list with our brand spanking new, beautifully designed FOLDERS!