Podcast Player App - Podbean

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186K reviews
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About this app

Podbean is the best podcast app / podcast player and audio livestream app on Android with 5 Million+ downloads, 120K+ reviews, 300K+ live show hours, 1 Billion+ episodes downloaded, and an average rating of 4.7/5.

Also nominated as one of the "Top podcast player apps, 50 best podcatchers for Android and iOS" by TCC.👍

Podbean Podcast App is an easy to use podcast player for podcast fans, offering a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface. With millions of popular podcasts to choose from, you can stream or download your favorite podcasts anywhere, anytime for free.

•  Subscribe to millions of podcast channels including top networks like NPR, CBC, BBC, HowStuffWorks, The New York Times, This American Life and Gimlet.
•  Search by podcast name, episode name, or author name.
•  Browse new/trending/top podcasts by topics or categories.
•  Get customized recommendations based on your play history.
•  Choose audiobooks from bestsellers and classics for FREE.

•  Instantly stream or download podcasts to play offline.
•  Stay organized with customizable playlists.
•  Intelligent speed removes silences from an episode without distortion.
•  Volume boost normalize the volume and make shows easier to listen to.
•  Advanced playback features like auto-play next and Sleep timer.
•  Support mini podcast player widget on your android homepage.
•  Support bluetooth, ChromeCast and android auto.
•  Integrate with Amazon Alexa.

•  Stay updated: Get new episode notification from followed podcasts.
•  Automatic download and option to delete after being played.
•  Support batch mode to download, delete, and add playlist.
•  Settings can be customized by podcast.

•  Professional podcast recording studio app with easy-to-use interface.
•  Rich background music and various sound effects to choose from.
•  Powerful post-production including edit, split, merge, and export.
•  Free large space, various promotions, and social sharing.
•  All-in-one audio recorder and podcast creator to make a podcast.
•  Remote group recording, collaborating with invited people.
•  Instant interaction and feedback in the live chat.
•  Cloud server backup, get originals for future editing.

•  Listen to an exciting variety of live audio shows
•  Engage with the host and other listeners with messages
•  Send gifts to reward the host
•  Call-in to share your thoughts and ask questions
•  Fan Club: recurring income from your most loyal fan base with special live stream privileges.

Listen best podcasts 2020 on Podbean - Podcast App & Podcast Player, including This American Life, Serial, The Joe Rogan Experience, S Town, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, Radiolab, My Favorite Murder, True crime, Criminal, Joel Osteen, The Dave Ramsey Show, ESPN Radio, The Daily, Dirty John, Up First, The Moth, The Tim Ferriss Show, Freakonomics Radio, Startup, Stuff You Should Know, How Stuff Works, Bloomberg, Revision3, Relay FM, PodcastOne, The New Yorker, Showtime, Slate, TEDTalks, NPR podcasts, Wondery, WNYC, 5by5, KCRW, NASA, CBS Radio, CNET, CNN, CBC, BBC and Bill O'Reilly etc.

Download Free Podbean Podcast App now!
Updated on
Mar 5, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
186K reviews
Debbie Cannon
March 10, 2023
After the update I did today, the sound has quit. Well, it's been awhile. My sound works now, but it keeps stopping and giving me the error 2002 that says "connection timeout". I have no idea what this means or why it keeps stopping every couple of minutes. Sometimes it goes days without doing it, and suddenly does it constantly. This app pains me. I don't know why I still use it.
11 people found this review helpful
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Podbean - Podcast & Radio & Audiobook
May 19, 2021
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. Would you please send more details on the issue to contact@podbean.com, so our support staff can better help you?
Ed T
March 2, 2023
I tried to update my review to respond to the developer's question, but I can't locate it. If my review hasn't been deleted I shouldn't be able to post this one. Short version: App is unusable. Crashes every five minutes and I have to restart the podcast from the beginning most of the time now. This happens whether I am streaming or have downloaded the podcast, and it has been an issue for a long time. This happens on every phone I own.
48 people found this review helpful
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Podbean - Podcast & Radio & Audiobook
March 1, 2023
Did this issue occur with the downloaded episodes? Would you please try to download an episode to see if the issue still occurs?
A Google User - Remoire
January 15, 2023
This is my go to app for podcast listening. Over 6000 hours pegged listening with it. What more could I say beyond that. This app is easy to use, keeps playlists, podcasts you're following, options to choose to use features or not. Works with both wifi and cellular and runs in backround, you can put phone to sleep and listen all night and day without running out of battery charge. Using ver. 9.09 Did not upgrade to the latest version that was released in December based on reviews of the changes.
150 people found this review helpful
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Podbean - Podcast & Radio & Audiobook
January 10, 2022
We're always working hard to improve the app. Thanks for your download and feedback.

What's new

1. Incorporate a "Queue" menu in Android Auto to easily resume the last played episode and quickly check your playing queue.
2. Enable co-hosts to share pictures in the live room.
3. Expand the Sleep Timer feature to include 2.5-hour and 3-hour options.
4. Provide a "Delete Account" option within the app's Settings.
5. Introduce a "Download Settings" feature on the Downloads page.
6. Support displaying episode titles in two lines.
7. Small bug fixes.