Podcast apps are nothing new, but most of them encourage solitary experiences. What if you want to share your podcast love with others, or learn about new shows from your friends and a growing community? There hasn't been much of that, despite how popular podcasting has become. Breaker aims to fill that gap, so let's see how well it does.
App Feels Like
App Feels Like
There are plenty of podcast players available on the App Store, but it's still refreshing to find one that's easy to use and also makes sharing your experience fun. Breaker does that, and more. The app allows you to manage your podcast subscriptions, importing them from the iOS Podcast app, Overcast, Castro, or Pocket Casts. That's a great way to get started with the app, and a welcome feature. Once your podcasts are subscribed and you've followed some other users of the Breaker community, it's time for discovery. You can find new shows to watch or listen to, share your favorites with the community, or even let Facebook know what you're enjoying. Breaker makes podcast discovery easy and fun.
A great way to discover podcasts
Breaker does an excellent job of helping you discover new podcasts to listen to. You can read about what your friends are listening to or watching, as well as find new content from a growing community. You can also quickly share your own favorite podcast episodes with others, letting them see what's hot and what's not. The app has a quick on-boarding process, so you aren't bogged down with tens of minutes of filling out forms. It also imports your podcast subscriptions from the most popular competing players, making it simple to switch over to Breaker. This app was clearly developed thoughtfully and with plenty of attention to detail.
The user interface behind Breaker isn't as elegant as some other apps. You might even say it's fairly basic. However, even that can be good, because it's an easy app to use. The main downfall to this app is that the main feed screen doesn't offer enough variety in the trending podcasts. Only a few show up, when there are plenty more that could be listed. Breaker should, in my opinion, give me my playlist of subscriptions as well as a comprehensive discovery list after that, all from the main screen. We don't need two separate screens for discovery, so the discovery tab should either be eliminated or all of the hot episodes today moved to that location.
If you're looking to make your podcast experience more social, this is the app for you. It provides a simple, easy-to-use interface. Breaker makes discovering new podcasts a very social and enjoyable experience, and the community is growing daily. You can easily invite your friends to Breaker, and share your favorite podcast episodes through a wide variety of social media and other channels.