Edit: After a lot of research I discovered a fix for my previous issue by changing the bluetooth version my phone is using. I am very happy about this because I love Pocket Casts and no other podcast app works nearly as well for me. I am going back up to 5 stars for this app. (Original review) My Phone recently updated to Oreo and Pocketcasts no longer sends track info to my car which is where I listen to all of my podcasts. I tested another podcast player and it does this properly as does my music player. I've been using Pocketcasts for years and love it but if this isn't fixed soon I will be switching. Taking a star off for this issue.
Great app, just one problem that is pretty big (to me, at least). Unless you completely disable all notifications for the app, it shows what you're listening to on the lock screen. This mean I also don't get notifications for when new episodes are released nor can I easily pull down the notification bar to pause a podcast. Other than this, the app is great. It's simple to use, you can easily search for new podcasts and it reliably syncs across all devices
How do I add podcasts that your search doesn't find? Primarily I'm looking for the Nerdist which you even have in a screenshot but I cannot get it... But I've also come across a couple others that I've searched for that do not come up. Otherwise so far I love this app over any other I've tried before.
My main problem with this app is the speed control. 1) you can't see the current value from the main screen, it is just a generic icon and you have to tap on it before you can see the value. Also to change the value you have to use a very finicky slider, which I found is dangerous to use while driving. Please update with simple up down buttons!
Absolutely WONDERFUL app with excellent UI and customizable settings. Had to knock off a star because i can't add my own URLs for smaller or lesser known podcasts that aren't searchable via the in app search function. Will add a star once that issue is resolved.
Please add the ability to search for a keyword (episode title or within descriptions). This is a great app overall. I subscribe to a lot of podcasts and sometimes I want to look back for a particular guest or topic and it can be difficult to find without this function. Thanks!
- Fixed some layout issues to do with rotation (which btw where all your fault, you're rotating it wrong people!)
- Fixed stats page loading issue (yes we have stats, go check them out in Settings!)
- Fixed an issue where episodes wouldn't be removed from playlists after being played
- Fixed some issues with table rows and playback and download progress
- Used two exclamation points in update notes just so you know we're serious!!
- Dammit that's 4 now. See what you made us do?
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