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Podcast Players With Curated Picks

These podcast players are great because they have picks for you to check out. These are more than just a player.

Castro Podcast Player
Pocket Casts
Acast - Podcast Player
Spreaker Podcast Player
RSSRadio Podcast Player

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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Castro Podcast Player

Castro Podcast Player

Supertop Software

Castro 2 Brings a New Way to Manage Your Favorite Podcasts

In the Discovery secction of the app, you can now find a number of curated podcast recommendations. More will be added weekly.

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Downcast

Downcast

Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

A powerful podcast app

Downcast’s impressive feature list and customizability has made it a favorite among podcast aficionados and, conversely, likely scared off some newbies. While it’s true that Downcast can appear intimidating at first blush, the key to loving it is to focus on the important features (i.e., the features you foresee using regularly) and setting aside the other features for tackling at a later date. Once you’ve gotten the basics down (e.g., autodownloading on or off, mark new episodes for streaming or downloading, etc.) you can dive into the more advanced options, such as importing or exporting feeds, sending media files to Dropbox, marking podcasts for “priority play,” playlists, and podcast-specific settings. Downcast’s most impressive attribute, however, can’t be found in the settings menu. Instead, it's the fact that it is a universal app with iCloud syncing (of subscriptions, episodes, playlists, and settings) that works surprisingly well. Thus, for no additional cost, you can start listening to a podcast on your iPhone and finish it on your iPad without a hitch (provided you’ve turned on syncing in the settings app). The current version of Downcast can take a long time to open (especially if you have a lot of podcasts), but the developer is reportedly working on fixing this issue. Once they do that, Downcast’s only real flaw will be its lack of a comprehensive tutorial for new users, although information is available on the website. Downcast also stands out from the pack for the ease with which it implements features such as viewing show notes without switching apps; finding, importing, exporting, or adding podcasts; playback control via headphones; and marking individual episodes of podcasts for streaming or downloading without subscribing to them. If you’re on the fence about paying for an app that performs the same function as a free, Apple-built app, rest assured that Downcast offers far more functionality than iTunes or Podcasts, and is arguably underpriced for its features.

Discovery
Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

Podcast Media LLC

A One-Size-Fits-All podcasting experience

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

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Apps with average score

Acast - Podcast Player
Acast - Podcast Player
Acast - Podcast Player

Acast - Podcast Player

Acast

Acast - Podcasts & Audio
Acast is the mobile hub for your audio on demand experience. Listen to podcasts and audio shows you care about whenever and wherever you want.
Acast is home to the most engaging, fascinating stories told in audio on sports, news, comedy, business, culture, education and many more.
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RSSRadio Podcast Player
RSSRadio Podcast Player
RSSRadio Podcast Player

RSSRadio Podcast Player

Dorada App Software Ltd

RSSRadio is an advanced Podcast playback app, available on the App Store since 2010.

RSSRadio pioneered many features that are commonplace today and continues to evolve. It's my baby, I hope you give it a try (DJB, Author)

(RSSRadio® has ads, you can remove the ads with a simple one-time in...

hibooks - amazing audiobooks
hibooks - amazing audiobooks
hibooks - amazing audiobooks

hibooks - amazing audiobooks

Hibooks, Inc.

Welcome to hibooks! Our 100,000 audiobook library is happy you’re here (and so are we)! With 5,000 books included in your membership for unlimited listening, your ears will have a lot to do. But you also have the option of unlocking additional audiobooks using coins. A simple way to get...

Castamatic Podcast Player
Castamatic Podcast Player
Castamatic Podcast Player

Castamatic Podcast Player

Gunp Media Productions

Castamatic is the best app to listen to podcasts on any iOS device. Quickly assemble a custom sequence of shows to listen to or create a smart playlist, and listen to your favorite shows with enhanced audio quality, thanks to Castamatic's machine learning enhanced Auto-leveler DSP algorithm.

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The Podcast App
The Podcast App
The Podcast App

The Podcast App

Evolve Global, Inc.

The first podcast app for iPhone that is not only free, but easy for anyone to use. The Podcast App is the
easiest way to find, save and listen to all your favorite podcasts.

Explore new podcasts across a variety of topics, including news, education, comedy, finance, politics,
religion, crime, and many more.

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Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Podomatic Podcast Player

Podomatic Podcast Player

PodOmatic, Inc.

Tune in to the world's largest community of podcasters and DJs with the Podomatic podcast player! Discover the best in talk radio and house music mixes - or find your new favorite podcast with our categories feature! From christian to tech podcasts, club music to soundtracks, Podomatic has the whole spectrum covered - every podcast niche at your fingertips.

With over 5 million podcast episodes and mixes published, The Podomatic Podcast Player makes it easy to tap into any one of those episodes quickly so that you have the best in podcast entertainment whenever, wherever.

The Trending section will keep you up-to-date on what's hot on the Podomatic network. Sort by city to find local podcasters in your area.

Create playlists to group your favorite podcasts & music mixes.
The best in podcasts, all for free!

Key Features:

- Offline Mode - Take your favorite podcasts and mixes offline wherever you go! If you’re on a podcast or any list containing episodes, swipe the episode item from right to left, and tap on the download “cloud” icon to begin the syncing process. You can find the progress of your download in the swiped episode view, or in the Player view if you’ve downloaded the episode from within the Player.

To access podcasts that you’ve downloaded, just go to Following, and tap on the top right folder icon. Your downloaded episodes will be listed for you in alphabetical order.

- Feed - A dynamic social feed that gives you updates on followed podcasts and Facebook Friends. See new episodes from podcasts you follow and what podcasts your Facebook Friends follow and like. You’ll even get notified when the podcasters you love release new content.

- Circular Player - Easily scrobble through an episode and enjoy instant feedback with the all new new circular player. Comment, like, share, or add an episode to a playlist. Download the episode, scrobble forward and backward, change the episode speed, add a sleep timer, or download the episode to save and listen to on your commute, or when you’re on the go.

- Mini Player - Play an episode, then minimize the player to keep the episode playing in the background with the all new Mini Player. You can pause and play the episode from here while you navigate through the app.

- Episode Swipe - swipe an episode in a list to preview, download, or get more info on an episode.

- Preview Player - On a list view, tap on the top right ‘Preview All’ button to initiate the 90 second Preview Player for all episodes in a list.

- Discover - Get real time insights into what podcasts are trending in the Podomatic social sphere. Re-discover your favorite categories and talk show topics, or find your new favorite show or series. An intuitive discovery platform along with full search capabilities make it easy to find the podcast or playlist you’re looking for.

- Friend Profile - See an aggregated view of podcasts your friend follows, their playlists, and episodes they’ve liked. If they have a podcast, that will show up here too.

- Notifications - Get notified when a podcaster publishes a new episode, or when a new Facebook Friend joins Podomatic.

RadioPublic - The Podcast App

RadioPublic - The Podcast App

RADIOPUBLIC PBC

RadioPublic - The Podcast App

TL;DR

You’re ready to find something good to listen to. Whether you Google “podcasts” as a first-time podcast listener or you’re a long-time podcast addict, RadioPublic’s free, easy to use podcast player for iOS makes listening to podcasts simple, enjoyable, & fun. (Also: free. We like that podcasts are free & we don’t provide our app for free at the expense of your privacy or personal data; we don’t require an account or social login to browse or listen. And unlike other free apps, we have no banner ads AND offer features that only paid apps have.)

What people using RadioPublic have to say

“I have yet to search for content that I can't access & the streaming experience is seamless.”

“The queue & downloads are easy to manage & preferences like per-show playback speed are easy to set.”

“Excellent variety & comfortable layout of podcasts you're following.”

Our podcast catalog
When you download the app through a podcast’s RadioPublic link, we magically return you to the show to listen^ subscribe If you’re not sure what else to add to your queue after that, you can search through our catalog of 500,000 podcasts (!!) for popular podcasts, podcast audio books, music podcasts (Spotify & Pandora aren’t the only places for listening to music!), & podcasts from networks like Gimlet, Radiotopia, BBC, Earwolf, Maximum Fun, HowStuffWorks, Stitcher, & the CBC or from news publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, & USA Today.

The human touch
Our Podcast Librarians regularly highlight award-winning podcasts, picking shows at the top of podcast charts like Apple Podcasts from NPR, WNYC, & PRX like This American Life, Criminal, & Serial while digging deep to surface small indie podcasts.

Overwhelmed by all the choices?
Tune in to one of our podcast stations organized by topic, theme, or time of day (podcasts are perfect for folding laundry!). Browse our podcast playlists curated by podcast experts & listeners like you, or explore some of our popular categories like Trending on RadioPublic, Indies to Watch, News & Current Events, Portraits of People, Interviews with Musicians, & Shows that Talk about Pop Culture. All our podcast recommendations are hand-curated by real humans & as one happy listener said, “I love all of the recommendations from their librarians. Total game changer.” (We couldn’t agree more.)

Key benefits & features for new listeners
RadioPublic is a Public Benefit Corporation, which means that everything we do benefits everyone, podcast listeners & podcasters alike.

• Download episodes while on WiFi & listen without using mobile data
• Tap play & stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
• Create a continuous playlist by adding episodes to your queue
• Share podcasts & episodes with friends
• Follow your favorite shows & get notified when new episodes are published
• Add a HearMark™ to any podcast episode to bookmark a moment you want to return to
• Hop to a specific moment in a show selected by a podcaster with chapter support
• Frequent app updates from nice people who love podcasts & podcasters. (Our release notes are a thing of beauty. We like Canadian references a lot.)

Features power users will love

• Smart Folders help organize & filter your shows/episodes
• Auto-downloads for offline listening
• Add any podcast, including private Patreon RSS feeds
• Import/export your shows using OPML import

How podcasters benefit from listening on RadioPublic

• Podcasters can be paid when their show is heard in RadioPublic
• Your brand-new listeners arrive at your show first
• Stats appear in your hosting dashboard
• Message your most loyal listeners with Affinity Promotions

As one happy podcaster said, "RadioPublic’s development of Paid Listens is created with producers in mind. You all are going to revolutionize the industry.”

That revolution is to help us create the podcast republic we want. Happy listening!

UCast - Podcast Player

UCast - Podcast Player

Juanjo Guevara

# UCast for iOS®, the ultimate podcast player

1) UCast is an application created by and for podcast followers. UCast is the first player podcast born with the philosophy of putting together design, a friendly interface, and also all customization and personalization for the most advanced and expert users. The application has a smart adaptation for each podcast you're listening, creating a personal experience for each show.

2) UCast has been designed using all the latest updates and features of iOS 9 with builtin support for 3D Touch technology and Spotlight searches to find your podcast. It also incorporates gestures controls to playback and manage podcast, everything has been designed to be simple, natural and intuitive. In addition, UCast, it is fully compatible with iPhone and iPad.

## Features

* GESTURES BASED INTERFACE - There is nothing more natural than a gesture. So in UCast you can control playback with simple gestures on the screen.
* SPEED CONTROL - Short of time but still want to hear all your playlist. Adjust the speed to your needs without losing audio quality thanks to our innovative system to control speed.
* IMPROVED AUDIO - Feel like a whisper in your ear. Enjoy a unique sound experience thanks to our improved audio enhancement.
* CONTINUOUS PLAY - Your favorite podcast, now without limits. UCast can play nonstop your favorite podcasts or those in the queue.
* DESIGN - A unique experience. In UCast, each screen has been specially designed so that your favorite podcast looks better than ever. All controls have been carefully selected to offer the best playback experience.
* 3D TOUCH - you can manage your subscriptions quick ‘n easy and you can control playback through gestures.
* CUSTOMIZABLE INTERFACE - An app for everyone. Set the interface you like most. Choose between light and dark theme, grid of 3x3 or 4x4, round or square covers, make your own UCast. And do not forget to share!
* ADVANCED MANAGEMENT - All adjustments for the most demanding. With UCast you can manage your subscriptions, events, downloads, and control when everything is done is a Kids game.
* STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD DIRECT - All your podcast anywhere under any circumstances. With UCast you can listen to your podcast via streaming or download to listen to offline at anytime, anywhere.
* UPDATE AND BACKGROUND DOWNLOAD - Do not waste time with downloads. Schedule automatic updates to run in background and once when you open UCast your last episodes will be ready to play.
* SLEEP TIMER - Stop the clocks with UCast. Set a timer to continue listening when you want. So you will not miss a single second of your favorite podcasts.
* EPISODE SUPPORT - Browse quickly in between large episodes. UCast offers full support for audio chapters. So you can skip directly to the information you care about most.

## About UCast Team

Juanjo Guevara - CEO & iOS Developer · Twitter: @juanjoguevara

Alvaro Bernal - Designer · Twitter: @abn

Fran Gallardo - Marketing · Twitter: @fran__gallardo

## Contact
Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @ucastplayer