Stitcher for Podcasts

Stitcher for Podcasts

By Stitcher, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2008-08-18
  • Current Version: 8.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 82.50 MB
  • Developer: Stitcher, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 27,844 Ratings


*Top 50 iPhone Apps - TIME Magazine* Top 5 News Apps - Apple* Stream all your favorite podcasts, from The Daily to This American Life to My Favorite Murder, or discover exclusive premium content. Stitcher has more than 100,000 shows to explore, whether you're having an adventure on your commute or laughing out loud at home. KEY FEATURES: LISTEN ON DEMAND Or download podcasts for later PERSONALIZED FRONT PAGE Delivers recommendations and news updates in real-time based on your listening CUSTOM PLAYLISTS Create playlists of your favorite shows for long drives, commuting, or other hands-full activities EXCLUSIVE PREMIUM SHOWS Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for exclusive content from shows you love and original Stitcher productions SMART SPEAKER INTEGRATIONS Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems CARPLAY AND OTHER IN-CAR LISTENING OPTIONS Supports Apple Carplay and integrations with over 50 other car models from GM, Ford, BMW and many more HOW TO GET STARTED Download the free Stitcher app Sign in with Facebook or your email Start listening by tapping the play button anywhere on your Front Page OR Tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner to search for podcasts Use the plus button to add to your Favorites MORE AWARDS & PRAISE - TechCrunch "20 Best Apps" - Webby Award Winner - Best Mobile App>Podcasts - Wired "Essential Driving App" - Apple Top 5 News App - TIME Magazine Top 50 iPhone Apps - CNET - Top 10 iPhone App - PC World – 12 Best Entertainment Apps - Top 50 Free Apps - Huffington Post - 12 Must Pack Essentials for Summer STITCHER PREMIUM Stitcher Premium is an optional paid subscription that gives you access to bonus episodes, archives, ad free versions of some shows, no additional ads from Stitcher, Comedy albums and more. • Stitcher Premium can be subscribed to for one month or one year and includes a one week (monthly subscription) or one month (annual subscription) free trial. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings in iTunes after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Terms of Use: Privacy Policy:



  • Frustrating interface

    By Le_roxy
    I started using stitcher for the premium content, but my frustration is quickly outweighing the extra listening options. I can’t customize my download options for individual podcasts. The front page keeps bringing up suggestions that have nothing to do with the types of shows I’ve added to my favorites. The playlists only let me add shows, but I have no control over the order of the episodes. I added the premium Wolverine show and it automatically added episode 2 to the playlist. That makes a lot of sense. It takes a lot of clicks to do anything and it’s way too easy to click on the wrong thing due to the poor layout. It’s too bad that the company that is leading the way to produce premium content forces us to access it with this app. I’m going to keep using it for the remainder of my premium trial but after that I’ll probably go back to using Overcast.
  • Worst podcasting app I’ve ever used

    By Cdudhebf
    It’s a shame this company is locking good content in this terrible to use app.
  • Crashing constantly

    By terrarobin
    I love the interface but one of the reasons I listen to podcasts is so I can just put my phone away and not touch it while I’m going about my tasks - sadly, stitcher has been constantly crashing lately. It just stops playing the episode (I can’t find any correlation between other apps / a reason it might be getting interrupted.) - I guess I’m hunting for a new podcatcher, again.
  • Great app RUINED

    By NutterD
    I have 1,138hrs listened to on this app: it was beyond my favorite. Beyond that it crashes, skips, gets stuck repeating a few seconds of audio, doesn't resume where I left off, and plays ads at VERY high volume...the new interface is horrible. All good things come to an end, but I will mourn Stitcher. RIP, old friend.
  • Just does not have good interface/functionality

    By danbnnsn
    I only reason I ever use this cause it’s the only way to access a bunch of earwolf content. It lacks most of the features and usability I want in a podcast app... Like, when I click on a show just take me to a complete feed with every episode listed in whatever order I want it sorted. Don’t take me to the newest episode first and make me press a second button to see more, and don’t divide the episodes up into submenus according to season or year. Those things could work as filters but the first thing I get should be a complete unfiltered list of every episode And let me make playlists however I want. As in, I make a playlist and add whatever individual episodes to it I want. Maybe it’s ten episodes of a single show, maybe a mix, it’s up to me. I should ALSO be able to make a smart playlist that is the newest episodes of select shows but that should not be the default. Not everyone wants to treat podcasts like a tv or radio station. For some of us it’s more like binging shows on Netflix. Other people probably have different ways of listening. Basically the current design is clunky and severely limits you to consuming podcasts a certain way. The best podcasting apps have streamlined interfaces and pretty granular customizability. Unfortunately for me it seems like more and more shows I like are putting their back catalogs behind the paywall so I’ll keep periodically using the app for now but if it doesn’t drastically improve I’m going to have to cancel my premium subscription. It’s pointless having access to that content if I can’t listen to it the way I enjoy.
  • Frustrated with Upgrade

    By SeymourBruins
    I have used the app since 2012. It's been my go-to since then, using it everyday. This latest update doesn't work. I started using it because it was one of the first apps to play podcasts back-to-back. After the latest update, the app often freezes between shows. Upgrades are supposed to improve the app. This one has me considering another app. I've given it a couple months and the problem persists.
  • Constant blinking

    By Ohio777
    Update now causes blinking constantly on BMW X3's screen. Buffering refreshes constantly. No problems before. Others seem to have the same issue. ---still blinking after latest update for bug fixes. (March 2018)
  • Embarrassing

    By Binnorie
    One of the first things this app did was play out loud a recording introducing me to the app. My volume was all the way up. I was in a very quiet medical waiting room with a dozen or so people. It startled all of us. I’m worried how many times this might happen with the app and am afraid of keeping it. Edit: Developers response to my initial complaint above doesn’t seem to address my core issue. I’m uncomfortable with the app because it auto-played something immediately after I opened it. That shouldn’t happen. I should have complete control over what plays when.
  • Many podcasts don’t load

    By MSD1282
    This has been a great app for awhile, however I been having issues with podcasts failing to load and play. Looking elsewhere to stream podcasts and will not become a subscriber.
  • Terrible interface

    By ____ayyyyyyyy____
    Finally caved and switched over from howl since that app isn't being updated anymore. Instantly regretted it after seeing this clunky, horrible interface. In order for this app to be usable there needs to be several changes made. I don't listen to my podcasts in playlists (which this app seems to push heavily) just give me a feed that shows me what's new. There has to be navigation buttons added to the bottom of the screen to let me get around easier like in howl and apple podcasts. I shouldn't have to be hitting the back button five times to get back to where I started after looking through podcasts from categories. Seriously if you want to be the be all, end all podcast app, take a look at other apps and find out what they're doing that works. Howl and apple podcasts were far from perfect, but this is easily the worst podcast app I've used from a navigation standpoint (I haven't even had the chance to listen to anything yet because this thing gave me such a headache). It really bums me out that howl is dead and got merged into this. I'll probably just cancel my subscription and go back to apple until this gets sorted out. Because as of right now, this is absolutely not worth paying for.