Clean interface. Good feed features. Ok playlist features. Love the feature to mark all podcasts older than the selected podcast as played. It would get a 5 if it two missing features. First, there needs to be a way to download oldest to newest and only keep X episodes. Instead of dropping episodes for newer ones, it would stop downloading new episodes until one is played. Second, the playlists need to be able to play X from a podcast, then play X from another, etc. until the playlist is complete.
As others have noted, the navigation takes some getting used to, but the app does a lot & that's the price you pay. .. ..have used it for a while. ..i notice that the developer is regularly updating and improving. ...keeps getting better. ... =============================== I wrote my review a while ago and since have tried several other podcast players on a few different android devices, and hands down podcast republic is the best , most reliable, player out there... spend a few minutes getting used to the navigation and I think you'll be impressed.
I just wish it had the possibility of continuous playing. I'm aware you can create playlists, but I just want to play one episode of the same podcast after another, and having to stop and handle my device every 7 minutes while I work is somewhat annoying. and counter-productive.
It's fine. My only complaint is the way it shows new episodes if you're subscribed to something. It will show you a green dot on one screen and a red dot near the episodes tab. That's fine in and of itself, but you have to click on both tabs for the new episode notification to be removed. Seems unnecessary. They should be connected and clicking on 1 should just remove both.
Works good usually, however I frequently lose my spot if I pause while streaming and end up 5 to 10 minutes behind where I was. Both streaming and downloading I get an occasional skipping/looping glitch where I am suddenly a half hour behind where I was but the timer does not catch it and the podcast ends abruptly.
It has such a wide selection of podcasts and I like all the customizable settings. However, after the most recent update, it lags/stops responding when I'm scrolling through my downloads. Annoying.
Jan 29, 2017
* Fix download all not starting downloading bug
* Add a setting to enable/disable keeping stopped playback notification in notification area. This setting is available under Notification settings.
* Fix black status icon on some devices
* Add "Mark all as read" to clear Recents episode list
* Update to support Android wear 2.0
* Bug fixes and enhancements
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