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
From 4,073 Ratings


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.



  • made a great app awful

    By oldcave
    i have no idea why a developer would take their well reviewed app with many loyal, multi-year users and completely overhaul it, remove functionality, and butcher the interface. why...why would you get rid of auto delete?
  • Bring back auto archiving!

    By jdrestrepo
    Love the new UI but losing the ability to set how many episodes of a podcasts would automatically download and when they would archive (after xyz weeks) was a BIG LOSS. App will be amazing after those services are brought back and worthy of the 5 star status. Thanks devs!
  • Good looks that mask a poor design

    By Don Gama
    This was the best podcast app for iOS, then came version 7 and radically changed the app. It now has a beautiful interface, but lost key functionallity that separated it from the rest. It is clearly not the best app out there anymore, and in fact it is now difficult to understand and cumbersome to use. Whatever the reasons for the change, clearly the current developers don’t care for previous buying customers, something new buyers should be aware of. If you subscribe to many podcasts and would like to be able to manage episodes, create playlists and adjust the app to your listening habits, Pocket Cast is not a good choice anymore. There are other apps that do these and others things better. PodCruncher is one of them, so adios Pocket Casts.
  • Read before buying

    By Media001
    This app had a 4.8 star rating, and was considered the gold standard. Then they released Version 7 as essentially a completely new app. Rating has dropped to 3.2 stars and they now have as many 1-2 star reviews as 5 stars. Archive is now Delete...and Delete is now Archive. Confused? So are the thousands of other users. This app used to be great if you subscribed to 15+ podcasts, and wanted additional functionality for filters. Now it’s a dumbed down mess that is barely functional if you subscribe to 5 or less podcasts. New design looks good, but some of the buttons and controls are impossible to use when multitasking. Which is odd, considering most of us listen to podcasts while we drive, work out, etc. Bottom line...don’t waste your money. Latest 5 star reviews look like company trolls trying to stop the bleeding.
  • Was the best now the worst.

    By marvo_ging
    Bring back the old UI.
  • Used To Be Great

    By TheMTtakeover
    I used to love this app. Ive used it for years. The v7 update just made everything more complicated and takes more taps than before to do anything. I would love for you guys to bring back the old version.
  • Version 7 is a great redesign but does not limit episodes

    By Antiduplicity
    This looks great and works great One question: you seem to have hidden the episode limit for each podcast. So I have 20 copies of my hourly news podcast. Other than that, 5stars. Without limiting episodes it gets 1 because it useless. Additionally, there seems to be no way to take an entire “filter” and send all the files to the “playing now” list. The design seems to only allow adding one podcast at a time, and not groups, to the now playing. Granted, I can set a podcast to download and be added, but that just fills up my list. I would like a different list for the gym and for driving, for example and there seems to be no quick way to create and populate those two lists. Therefore, 1 star
  • Switching to another app

    By cmhall8
    I’ve used PocketCast for 4-5 years over hundreds if not thousands of hours of podcasts. It was easily the best in class for much of this time. However, over the last year or so I’ve noticed that it has become increasingly difficult to navigate. The various commands are spread all over the place. Some are accessed at the top of the screen; others at the bottom. Some of them, even those frequently used, are hidden or require a swipe. The last straw for me was that despite spending 20-30 minutes tapping through all the settings to try and make it where a played podcast didn’t automatically go to the bottom of the list into a “played” category. All of this is a shame, because it’s a clean looking app with a lot of great features. Unfortunately though, it seems like more and more apps are getting caught up in an arms race of adding features while neglecting to keep and elegant and intuitive interface, and PocketCast now falls into that category. I’ll keep it on my phone and keep tabs on how the developers update it, but for now I have found another app that keeps all the key commands I care about (share, favorite/star, etc) easy to see and assessable.
  • The archive feature is bad.

    By jlb250
    It’s clunky and worse than “played” in previous versions. Also swiping from the left has to be done on the top half of the screen now to go back. Been using this app for years and this new update has me considering abandoning it.
  • New update is terrible

    By Daredia
    Still haven’t fixed badge icon counting unplayed episodes. I have maybe 500 unplayed episodes yet the badge on the icon says 2,000+