Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.5
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 52.94 MB
  • Developer: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,484 Ratings


Pocket Casts is a premium podcasting app for iPhone and iPad. Wired: "Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs" iMore: "Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for iPhone" With a unique set of simple, yet powerful features and a limitless podcast database, you're sure to find something for you: WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark theme or light theme person we've got you covered. Universal: Custom but familiar iPad interface, supporting Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture. Everywhere: CarPlay, AirPlay, Chromecast and Sonos. Listen to your podcasts in more places than ever before. POWERFUL PLAYBACK Up next: Automatically build a playback queue from your favorite shows. Trim silence: Cut silences from episodes so you finish them faster, saving hours. Variable speed: Change the play speed from anywhere between 0.5 to 3x. Volume boost: Increase the volume of voices, while decreasing background noise. Stream: Play episodes on the fly. Chapters: Jump between chapters easily, and enjoy embedded artwork that the author has added (we support MP3 and M4A chapter formats). Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio. Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals. Apple Watch: Control playback from our Apple Watch app or pick a different episode to play, all without ever touching your phone. Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head. Airplay & Chromecast: Send episodes straight to your TV with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app (currently in beta). CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud. You can pick up where you left off on another device and even the web. Refresh: Let our servers check for new episodes, so you can get on with your day. Notifications: We'll let you know when new episodes arrive, if you like. Auto download: Automatically download episodes for offline playback. Filters: Custom filters will organize your episodes. Storage: All the tools you need to keep your podcasts tamed. ALL YOUR FAVORITES Discover: Subscribe to any podcast in iTunes and more. Browse by charts, networks and categories. Share: Spread the word with podcast and episode sharing. OPML: Jump on board without any hassle with OPML import. Export your collection at any time. There are many more powerful, straight-forward features that make Pocket Casts the perfect podcasting app for you. So what are you waiting for? Visit pocketcasts.com for more info about the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.




  • Use Every Day

    By Eric Olsson
    I use this app every day to listen to podcasts during my drive to work and my drive home (and during the occasional household chore). It works well, and it offers the features I really like such as variable speed playback and easy skip buttons. It also introduced a feature I didn’t know I would like until I tried it—trim silence. If you are a podcast consumer, I highly recommend this app!
  • Doesn’t support password protected podcasts

    By love the options
    Would be the best podcast app if it would support password protected podcasts.
  • Decent, but not intuitive

    By cjx3illo
    I downloaded this from being dissatisfied with a handful of free podcast apps. A friend using Android recommended it and that it was worth the $$$. I basically still have this app bc I already paid for it but I’m still just as dissatisfied with it but tired of looking. (The #1 feature I’m looking for was to auto-queue podcast episodes to stream based on the last episode I listened to. Not the oldest or newest, most of my podcasts I’m in the middle and want to listen to them sequentially. This app does not do that but gives me some ok features.) Pros: - CarPlay app - Can choose between download or streaming with several swipes - Decent looking interface Cons: - Does not auto queue episodes based on listening history (like all apps I’ve tried) - Confusing switching between Download vs Stream vs Up Next vs “Listened To (assumes you have)” vs “Haven’t listened to but not in my queue” vs Download queue or Stream queue? - Inconsistent queues between CarPlay and iOS app (pls just continue playing the last episode?) I’ve figured out a system to use this but still think I’m not using it as intended. An app that needs a video tutorial is prob doing it wrong but a video tutorial would be better than nothing.
  • Best podcast app! Worth the purchase.

    By jaymay1234
    I’m usually fine whenever Apple updates their UI for their own apps every yearly update, but the latest Podcasts app is awful! Clunky and tedious to use, and I’m a tech savvy youth who knows what I’m doing, but even still. Horrible. Sooo, I needed a replacement. “Overcast” is really good, but this “Pocket Casts” is near perfect! Clean and customizable user interface. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, this is worth buying for! Even if Apple fixes their own app for the next iOS update, I’ll be sticking with this one.
  • best podcast client

    By chulsung
    Developer continues to write funny release notes despite knowing nobody reads them since auto update became a thing.
  • Awesome, just needs a couple things

    By tubedogg
    I really like it. And it doesn't crash like Apple Podcasts does, so it has that going for it. That said there are a few things I'd like to see added/tweaked: - Ability to view and download a podcast's episodes without subscribing. - In podcast view, grouping by season for those podcasts that support it (see Apple Podcasts app), and grouping by year for those that don't. (Filter lists already group by year, so it's unclear why the view of a single podcast doesn't.) - A download queue that is actually a queue instead of the app trying to download every single queued episode simultaneously. Have a user-defined limit of simultaneous downloads, i.e. 2 or 3. - Add ability to select all and then deselect a few instead of select all being an on/off switch. Along these lines, have a "and future subscriptions" option for podcast filtering. The idea being, I want it to apply to this selected list plus automatically to any podcasts I subscribe to in the future. This option should be a toggle.
  • Sync Issue

    By evrt
    I love this app. Only pod cast player I could find that will sync between app and desktop. That being said I’m currently having an issue with the syncing. Please fix. Thanks!
  • Simply the Best

    By Happyfuntime2
    This podcast app beats them all - cross platform support (iOS, Android, Desktop) with the ability to sync played location across all platforms. Amazing. Also, advanced features like customizable autocleanup. Intuitive, good UI/UX. Keep it up!
  • The best

    By Bob Jones VI
    Better than all alternatives. Been using it for many years.
  • Best podcast app out there

    By Happy user 00012345
    I've been using it for years on Android and lately had to switch to iOS. I was surprised that this amazing app is available here and provides same experience. It's way better that a stock podcasts app since it gives much more visibility into your downloads and subscriptions. One thing is missing for me is music EQ. Otherwise I would give 5 stars.