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Pocket Casts

A One-Size-Fits-All podcasting experience

Pocket Casts Plus adds a number of additional features including access to the macOS app

Pocket Casts

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Pocket Casts
Pocket Casts
FREE in the App Store

Pocket Casts Plus adds a number of additional features including access to the macOS app.

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Discovery. Pocket Casts is known to differentiate from the other apps in terms of the discovery section. Rather than give you a list of episodes and shows, you can browse a beautiful grid interface that showcases everyone's podcast art in a bold and significant way. Whether you're attracted to pretty things or just want to look for the artwork that you recognize, the grid interface is beautiful and makes it easy to find and discover if you're a visual person. Plus there are all the smooth animations and transitions that play as you browse, making it a fun pleasure to just tinker around with the app as a whole.

Individual settings

Individual settings. The great thing about Pocket Casts is the beautiful flexibility that the app offers. It has a simple interface but can be just as powerful as others like Downcast. When you go to view a show's information, you have the option to subscribe or unsubscribe. But on top of that, there are individual settings such as choosing how far to start every episode (great for skipping long and unnecessary intro sound clips if that isn't your thing), choose to auto download every new episode, get notifications, auto cleanup, and much more. Just having the option to skip ahead a certain number of seconds makes Pocket Casts a must have for some people. I mean yeah, those intro bits are great the first few times, but sometimes you just want to jump right in to the discussion, right?

Intuitive playback. Pocket Casts has a unique feature where the colors on the playback screen change to match the theme of the podcast artwork. While this is a pretty subtle feature, it's noticeable to those who are perfectionists and it makes the entire experience that much better. The playback screen also has other useful features, such as a sleep timer, customizable skip and rewind buttons that are intuitive to use or undo, and more. You can even share the episode that you're listening to with others, and even choose to have them start at the point you're at, which is great if you want to get a point across, or want to make sure someone hears a particular part.

Intuitive playback

What is it about?

If you’re looking for an alternative to Apple’s built-in Podcasts app, Pocket Casts is a great choice.

For those who...

  • Want a cross-platform experience for podcast listening
  • Prefer something beautiful to look at

Not for those who...

  • Want something barebones
  • Don't care for looks

Why we love it

Its beautiful and provides powerful options and customization without being too complicated.

App Screenshots

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App Details

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Last updated
September 19, 2022
Release date
January 26, 2011
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Pocket Casts supports Siri commands

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App Store Description

Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform, an app by listeners, for listeners. Our podcast player provides next-level listening, search and discovery tools. Find your next obsession with our hand curated podcast recommendations for easy discovery, and seamlessly enjoy your favorite shows without the hassle of subscribing.

Here's what the press has to say:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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