Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 7.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 46.04 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 3,934 Ratings

Description

Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform. 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 you love. WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark or light theme person we've got you covered. We even have you OLED lovers covered with our Extra Dark theme. 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. Sign in and have that Up Next queue sync to all your devices. 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, adjust the volume or change playback effects, 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 or speakers with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app. CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, Up Next, listening history, 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.

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Reviews

  • Icons Not Showing on CarPlay

    1
    By tatronix
    The podcast icons are not displaying using CarPlay when I am looking under New Releases or Downloaded lists. Please fix this!
  • I’m looking for new app

    1
    By almla
    I have had this for years and I’m the past I understood the changes not that I liked them but I figured them out but this, 1. Can NOT figure what is (now playing) I can’t skip parts I don’t care to listen to 2. fix the speed when I turns it self to faster 3. And filter is to much work so I never use 4. Details are gone or I can not find them 5. Where is the page with all podcast I subscribe too can not find that Why I hate new things this is so different I have to leave if only I could understand the changes but that make no sense
  • latest version keeps pausing audio and crashing.

    1
    By shmarda
    DO NOT UPDATE UNTIL THIS IS FIXED!
  • Ruined in new version 7

    2
    By ridogi
    This used to be a 5 star app for me (version 6 and earlier). I’ve given it some time to get used to the new interface and there are some nice improvements (the queue of episodes is good), but there are some major regressions. Primarily for me is the archive feature. It used to be episodes were played or unplayed, and unplayed episodes were grouped together at the top of the list for a particular podcast. This made it easy to get rid of an episode you don’t want with a swipe to mark it as played. It also let you subscribe to a podcast and mark just the episodes you were interested in as unplayed and they would be sorted to the top. Now episodes have archived and played status which is overly complicated. Unplayed episodes are not grouped at the top so you have to scroll down to find them scattered about. It is complicated to replay an episode as archived episodes are hidden. It is possible to keep archived episodes visible, but getting rid of episodes you don’t want is a multi step process to mark as played (a button in the episode details) and archive it (a swipe).
  • auto archiving has to go

    2
    By Msooffutt
    I’ve been using Pocket Casts for many years and have always enjoyed it. For the most part, I like the new app, but the auto archiving feature they added has got to go. It doesn’t work very well. It leaves too much on the device. The old way worked fine and I don’t know why they changed it. I’m on the verge of leaving and once I leave and find something else, I doubt I come back. I don’t think I’m the only one. Hope this changes very very soon.
  • Still terrible after major update

    1
    By Honest American
    Like others have said. Major features removed. I can no longer listen to hourly news podcast because there is no ability to auto delete. I only want the latest episode for a hourly news podcast. Like others I am looking for a new app.
  • Version 7.01 😱

    1
    By TheReluctantReviewer625
    Shame on you! The latest update is awful; clunky and bloated. Completely dumbed down, which was their goal. It seems too many people were confused by Auto Clean-up so they removed it. Developer is snarky when they do reply. I've moved on from what was once my most used app. Joe might be a nerd but his podcatcher (icatcher!) app is first rate.
  • The new look is atrocious

    1
    By Ballistic Bacon
    The old look was so much more clean, now everything looks low res and blown up to take space. Menus are also harder to navigate and I can't figure out how to do simple things like set specific subscriptions to auto delete unplayed episodes. It would be nice if we could get the old look back.
  • Developer Says No More Auto Clean-Up

    1
    By JRF_USA
    I wrote to the developers and they confirmed that Auto Clean-Up was removed. No reason given. Now the app is a memory hog. Absolutely absurd! Check your storage. In previous versions I had Auto Clean-Up set to keep only the most recent episode which was crucial for storage management. Archive is NOT a replacement for the previous Auto Clean-Up. UPDATE Version 7.1: They keep tweaking it but simply refuse to bring back Auto Clean-Up. Stubborn or just don’t care about users? Good-bye Pocket Casts.
  • Confusing UI since 7.0 update

    2
    By Bryan K!
    This used to be my favorite podcast app. But since 7.0, it’s practically unusable. I can’t figure out how to download podcasts for later. I can’t figure out how to queue things up. I clicked on an icon that looked like a mushroom — I guess it was a trash can — and an episode disappeared. I don’t know where it went. Ugh. Back to using Overcast for me, I guess.

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