Stitcher for Podcasts

Stitcher for Podcasts

By Stitcher, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2008-08-18
  • Current Version: 9.1.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 98.48 MB
  • Developer: Stitcher, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 28,890 Ratings


Stitcher plays your favorite podcasts and radio, whether you're having an adventure on your commute or laughing out loud at home. Explore shows from NPR, WNYC, the New York Times, Earwolf, BBC and more. Stream or download podcasts and listen to internet radio with our free app. Find shows on news, comics, true crime, and more for the curious listener, including classics like This American Life, The Daily, Fresh Air, and Joe Rogan. Stitcher also has exclusive back catalog episodes of Freakonomics, WTF with Marc Maron, True Crime Garage, Comedy Bang! Bang! and many more Earwolf shows plus ad-free, original content on Stitcher Premium, including the Marvel comics based, Wolverine: The Long Night. P.S. If you liked Howl, you’ll love Stitcher. KEY FEATURES Listen on Demand Or download podcasts for later Personalized Front Page Use Stitcher as your news app and podcast hub to receive updates in real-time based your favorites and recommendations based on your listening Custom Playlists Create personal radio station type playlists of your favorite podcasts for long drives, commuting, or other hands-full activities Exclusive Premium Podcasts and Back Catalogs Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for exclusive content from shows you love and original Stitcher productions Smart Speaker Integrations Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems. Supports CarPlay and integrations with over 50 other car models from Ford, GM, Mazda, BMW, Jaguar, Landrover and many more GETTING STARTED Download the free Stitcher app Sign in with Google, Facebook or your email Select your favorite genres, networks, or podcasts in our tutorial Start listening by tapping the play button anywhere on your Front Page OR Tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner to search for podcasts Click on a show, then use the plus button to add to your Favorites and listen later Stitcher offers podcasts you won’t find using other internet radio apps. Our podcasts cover a wide array of topics from news to comics, crime, politics and more. AWARDS & PRAISE - 20 Best Apps - TechCrunch - 25 Top Android Apps - TIME Magazine - Essential Driving App - - 12 Best Entertainment Apps - PC World




  • Won’t update

    By jansismensns
    Omg I’m done!!!.... I’ve used this app for all my true crime podcasts but no more!..... half on them will no longer download and the app will not update .... tired of wasting my time!
  • Won’t update. App won’t contact developer

    By MikeF315
  • Losing a longtime user

    By noneofyourbidnass
    I’ve been using Stitcher since 2012 and am finally done. For about four months many of my podcasts aren’t updating or are totally missing from my favorites feed. It also crashes in the car or goes offline for no reason. I’ve contacted support via email and reached out on Twitter with no response. There’s too much competition from apps that actually work to put up with this anymore.
  • Can’t exit advertisements anymore

    By G_rant
    Press play, get pop up advertisement. Used to be able to tap the x in the top left and they’d go away. While the x is still there, when you tap it, now nothing happens. And to make matters worse sometimes the advertisement just persists and you can’t listen to your podcast. Frustrating. FYI on iPhone XR
  • Can’t backout after choosing to cast

    By Horge10
    After the latest update if you choose the cast button you must either cast to a listed device or well that’s is the app locks from any other function forever.
  • CarPlay buggy

    By bigdialer
    Been using this app for years. Now no longer works with CarPlay. Won’t load properly.
  • Losing me :(

    By HonestlyReally223
    Long time user, over 8000 hours. But the UI updates that are messing with my ability to just get to the favorites I love and the overwhelming amount of ads; pre show, post show, between pauses is the WORST. These combined with the inability to add RSS feeds for my subscription shows, awful search functionality and not adding new podcasts is making me look more to my other podcast apps. Hope these issues can get resolved otherwise Laughable will be my new go-to for podcasts.
  • Resuming episode... losing subscriber

    By Garrulous
    Honestly, my biggest gripe is the completely unnecessary “resuming episode” voice that tells me what I already know. I don’t need audible confirmation of this. On the flip side, maybe add MORE to this feature. Have a voice tell me when I do anything in the app. Continue to support the voice over industry by paying another British woman to tell me when I’ve “Unsubscribed to Premium”, for example. I can assure you I will be unsubscribing and saying goodbye to Stitcher should they not fix this and other bugs. Also, the failure of the app to support custom URL’s keeps me from making this my default podcast app. Many of the featured shows in the app also have Patreon supported content you cannot listen to in app as a result. I previously noted that I thought due to the developer responses that they were trying. Unfortunately as each version of this app fails to address it’s own counterintuitive interface and useless “features” no one is asking for it would appear this is just lip service. It’s a shame as there is a fair amount of content exclusive to the app I’d like to hear, but in a world overwhelmed with content, it hardly seems worth the bother.
  • Losing Multi-Year User

    By Fooballmaster71
    I’ve been a Stitcher user since 2015 and I’m dropping the app due to functionality problems and an increased use of ads. First, the good. Stitcher is great at recommending new podcasts that are catered to my likes. It has a simple interface that works pretty well. It’s easy to jump in and out of podcasts, save favorites, and browse. Now the bad. On my home page, Stitcher pushes podcasts that are not in my interest range, most likely because the podcasts paid a premium to be advertised. The homepage is also too narrowly catered to specific genres. I listen to news pods daily but also listen to story telling pods fairly often. The problem is, I only see news pods and unrelated sponsored pods on my homepage, which doesn’t totally reflect my diverse consumption. Stitcher is slow to update new pod releases sometimes. Not sure if this is a problem on their end or on podcast developers. Either way, lately I’ve been going straight to the web source for some of my favorite podcasts because Stitcher doesn’t have new episodes until, sometimes, four or five days after they’ve been released. Stitcher bombards you with ads before and after every episode. This is unacceptable when I can access podcasts straight from the web without additional ads. Stitcher also pushes sponsored podcasts on its users. I’ve never listened to pop culture gossip shows before but I see them all over my home page and as adverts before listening to a pod. Sure, you can avoid the ads by purchasing Stitcher premium. Or you could download, like, any other podcast app. As such a long time user, it’s a shame to drop the app, but it just isn’t worth the hassle anymore.
  • Please fix the auto stop!

    By Jessie$
    I love stitcher. I love the recommendations and that it alerts me when my favorites have new episodes. I love that it tracks what I’ve heard whether I play on my phone or on Alexa. It’s also fun to see my listening streak (231 days!) and almost 1,500 hours logged. I often use the sleep feature to stop at the end of the podcast. The problem is that if there is an ad first, it will stop after the ad and not play my pod! This is annoying while driving or playing a podcast at bedtime, to think I’m set up and have to fiddle with the phone and timer to listen. Please fix this!