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The Best Podcast Apps on iOS

Listen to your favorite podcasts, and discover new ones wherever you go. These are the absolute best Podcast Apps on the App Store.

Overcast

The best podcast player for iOS

Overcast

Unique features

For those who want a powerful and feature-rich podcast listening experience.

Overcast is a simple and clean podcast player that has many powerful features. Users can search for new shows from a curated section, get recommendations from Twitter friends, subscribe or download an entire show or just one episode, and get a better playback experience with the Smart Speed and Voice Boost functionalities. If you become a Patron you get bonuses like a Dark Theme and the ability to upload files into the app for playback.

Why we love it

The unique features mean less time wasted and louder audio — what's not to love?

Pocket Casts

A One-Size-Fits-All podcasting experience

Pocket Casts

Discovery

It's the perfect little podcast app for anyone who wants a beautiful experience.

Pocket Casts is available on a variety of platforms, making it a true cross-platform podcast player solution for those who deal with multiple devices. Just create an account so that your subscriptions go everywhere with you, and then discover new shows and subscribe to your heart's content! The app's playback interface changes color to match the podcast artwork, which is one of the best features and makes it stand out among the rest. You can stream, download, and even import and export your feeds if needed. It's a simplistic and gorgeous solution for your podcast listening needs.

Why we love it

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

Castro 2

Castro 2 Brings a New Way to Manage Your Favorite Podcasts

Castro 2

Discover new shows

For anyone who wants an easier way to manage their podcast subscriptions.

Supertop is at it again with Castro 2. In this revamped version of Castro, users can easily discover new shows or import existing podcast subscriptions from other apps. All new episodes go to the Inbox, where you can review episode descriptions and determine what is worth listening to, and then archive the rest. You can also find new shows and just listen to individual episodes, add them to the top or bottom of your queue, favorite them for reference later, and even subscribe if you want to get new episodes delivered to the inbox. Swipe vertically with two fingers to toggle day or night modes, and fine tune your various podcast player settings. Castro 2 is a must for any podcast enthusiast who wants a better way to manage their podcasts while still having a gorgeous app to look at.

Why we love it

Castro 2 features a beautiful new design and makes management of your podcast subscriptions and episodes easier than ever before.

Podcasts

Podcasts is Apple's default offering for those who listen to podcasts

Podcasts

Explore the world of podcasts

Those who just want a barebones podcast player.

Apple's Podcasts app is a fairly barebones podcasting app that does the basics. You can search for your favorite shows, subscribe to them, download them to your device for offline listening, and adjust playback speed and settings to your liking. The interface for Podcasts is rather simple and clean, fitting in with the rest of the modern iOS aesthetics.

Why we love it

We like it because it's the barebones default option for those who just want something simple. It does the job and it is simple enough for anyone.

Podbean Podcast App & Player

Find a favorite or pick something new, either way, your podcasts will always be at your fingertips.

Podbean Podcast App & Player

Browse recommendations

For those who enjoy listening to podcasts.

If you enjoy listening to podcasts, whether on your commute, during a lunch break, or while taking a walk, Podbean: Podcasts on the Go is your app. With tons of categories to choose from, the ability to subscribe to your favorites and create playlists, and an intuitive interface, this is an app to keep in your pocket.

Why we love it

Podbean: Podcasts on the Go has a huge variety of offerings, a clean and easy interface, and extra features like a sleep timer and playback speed adjustment. For checking out podcasts you already love or discovering new ones, this sleek and extensive app is a great addition to your app collection.