About 3 years ago I bought BeyondPod because it used to be the best podcast app on the market. This USED to be my go to podcast app, but some changes that were made make it slightly more difficult to navigate. Returning to the main menu is just slightly more difficult than I would like. This also doesn't run as well on the Galaxy S7 Edge on Marshmallow than I'd like. I've switched to another paid app that I love.
The functionality gets five stars. It's customizable enough that you can tweak it to do exactly what you want. But it's excruciating to navigate. I don't think it could be less intuitive or less consistent if they tried. Fortunately, once you finally get it set up, it's pretty much just hit "Play". So one star for the UI, for an average of three.
Attractive UI, but this app suffers from multiple bugs that have gone months without being addressed. The final straw for me was an increasing trend of unexplained 'episode failed to download' messages. Another one that I often came across was the 'Manage Feeds' button failing to work if a podcast drawer is open in 'What To Play'. Finally, the free version is limited to updating only one podcast at a time (a feature that is offered for free by Podcast Addict).
The best podcast app for andriod Out of all the podcast apps that I have tried I always came back to this one. With the pro key it is simple and clean. It's just the best. Don't go with sticher or any other apps get this one and you won't regret it.
Awful navigation Is now really different from the old version and very unintuitive. Very frustrating to re learn how to navigate around. The new views and menus are a step backward, let's hope they make it behave more like it used to in the next updates. On the plus side it has so many tweaks and automatic playlists it is just "set and forget" once you have figured out how it all works.
Finally was able to purchase Pro through the Black Friday sale. Worth the money. If only it had the ability to trim the silence in each podcast like PocketCast, it would be worth it. I noticed that some podcasts were not available through Play Music, which other podcast app does. Some like BBC News and PBS News Hours are a couple that cannot be searched using Play Music, but BeyondPod has it. Listened to this while at work, makes everything go by quickly. Thanks!
* Bug fixes.
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