Listen Up Free

243 reviews
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About this app

Podcast player inspired by Google Listen. Maintained and follows most recent Android user interface guidelines.

Support Group:

- integration
- Automatic background downloads
- Drag & Drop support in queue user interface for easy re-ordering of episodes
- Application widget for easy control of the audio queue
- Remember position in audio on any number of episodes
- Streaming playback if file hasn't yet been downloaded
- Restrict downloads to only on WI-FI, plugged in, or both
- Support headset controls
- Very battery conscious, strives to use the least amount of battery power
- Quick controls for 30 second skip forward and back
- Tablet Support

An existing gpodder ( account can be used to synchronize your account.

The following permissions are used:
- ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: To enable optional WI-FI only downloads
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: To write audio files to the SD card
- INTERNET: To download audio files and feeds. Nothing is ever uploaded except for actually making requests for your feeds.
- WAKE_LOCK: So the device doesn't start go to sleep in the middle of playback or download.
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: So the application can start the timer to periodically check for new episodes
Updated on
Dec 21, 2013

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243 reviews
A Google user
January 13, 2014
This app was the perfect replacement for Google Listen, and is a good spiritual successor to it. However, after the death of Google Reader it has been much less reliable; gpodder does a poor job synchronizing podcasts and has been generally confusing. Coupled with the unfortunate recent interface changes, I switched to the Podcast Addict app and haven't looked back.
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A Google user
March 31, 2015
I found this when google killed reader, which killed listen. Listen Up was rough at first but gets better with each update. Most of remaining problems seem to be with gpodder, not Listen Up. Still a few kinks but works well enough to make me happy.
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A Google user
July 4, 2016
Interface is solid, app is not persistent when you lock screen, requiring me to open it to pause/play. Frustrating.
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What's new

Version 2.4.7 *(2013-12-21)*
* Fix HTTP retry exception on GPodder subscription update
* Fix empty POST body when updating subscriptions

Version 2.4.6 *(2013-12-03)*
* Fix crashes reported by store

Version 2.4.5 *(2013-11-13)*
* Fix crash reported by user on Google group

Version 2.4.4
* Fix crash reported by store

Version 2.4.2
* Fix slow startup time

* If gpodder times out, fallback to local feeds only for update