Love the phone version. And loving the tablet version. The UI is not the prettiest any maybe confusing at first. And it takes some digging in the menus to set up properly. It's more complicated to use than other podcast players but once you know how to use it, it works better than anything else available. It can't be beat. The people complaining obviously haven't figured out how to use it yet. It's worked flawless for me for over 4 years on several different devices. I have about 300 feeds organized in catagories. Can play videos in external players, with the screen off, bluetooth stream, etc. I've bought 2 other podcast players that look prettier but do not have as much functionality. For video podcasts I use an external feature rich player such as mxplayer or viral player that can float in the background.
I've been using downcast on the ipad for the last couple years. Now I have an android tablet with reasonably good sound, I wanted to see if I could switch to android for podcasts. Beyondpod largely delivers a positive experience, with one important ommission. I'm watching a video podcast. But I want to do something else on tablet. Ideally I'd like to minimise beyondpod and hear the audio continue in the background. This is what downcast does. Beyondpod does not. Would be even better to have a window mode with the video playing while you are doing other things on tablet. Beyondpod also has problems with hd video podcasts. If I play one, pause it, turn of screen, come back later and resume, the video is choppy. I have to restart the podcast to get things going again. As an example, the twit hd podcasts exhibit this problem. Also, no option to change volume when playing a video podcast. How about an on screen control ? So overall, good, but lots of room for improvement. I'd gladly pay extra.
works great change the rewind button icon it's shaped like track skip when it's actually a rewind 10sec. almost deleted the ap because I didn't think it had that feature.
Phone version is better The latest version of Android requires an update to the SD storage location. The Google play version of the app hadn't been updated, but the BETA worked. then it updated in the play store, but got confused and despite being set for the correct Kit Kat folder thinks it can't save there anymore. I was planning on reinstalling, but I realized how much better the phone version is. The mobile version is great, just skip the tablet version...
Turning screen off... ...stops audio playback. Use external player in settings does not work. Pretty useless even considering the excellent bluetooth customizations.
Works great 90% of the time, has issues once in awhile Been using this app for months and months now. I definitely like it even if it has some hiccups once in awhile. Nothing major enough to not use it.
* Updated to support the official release of Chromecast SDK.
* On some devices Android 4.4 KitKat removes write access for apps to the external SD card. In this version we have added a way to move the download folder, more information can be found at
* Bug fixes
uPods - The most simple, beautiful and useful free podcast player for Android .