Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 7.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 45.84 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 3,903 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.



  • Bad Redesign, Intrusive Tracking

    By its_bmo_time
    This is the first redesign since the company was bought and the iHeartRadio CEO was put in charge. This update is bad and makes using the app WAY more difficult. Confusing IA, UX, and far too much visual noise with no hierarchy. Hit re-do on this one. If that wasn’t enough, they just announced invasive tracking technology called RAD they’ll be implementing into this app so more if your privacy can be eroded. ಠ_ಠ
  • No auto cleanup

    By BloodBomb
    Why remove a useful feature? Now there’s no way to choose how many episodes of a podcast to keep. Bring back auto cleanup please.
  • Bring back old version

    By #FooBar#
    Completely agree with the reviewer who said latest update ruined the app. Give us back the old app.
  • New design is cluttered and unnecessary

    By jiden77
    I’ve been using Pocket Casts for years for its very simple design and easy on the eyes interface. The new design is the antithesis of that. For example, archived episodes that aren’t complete still show with bolded titles and a play button, making it very difficult to distinguish them from episodes you have yet to play. I don’t like “hiding” archived episodes because I like to re-listen to episodes sometimes. Additionally, there are more steps to navigate the app than previously needed. Im beginning to look around for a new app, as I just can’t get used to the new design. It just wasn’t needed!
  • New update ruins a once great app!

    By Jason C Brooklyn
    The new UI changes in the latest update have crippled this app. I used to get up every morning check a list of new releases and tap the download button next to the podcast I’d like to listen to on my commute, for some reason the developers thought it would be more convenient to have to turn this process from one tap into three (whyyyyyyyyyyy.) They’ve completely switched to favor streaming podcast instead of downloading not taking into consideration how many people take a subway without constant internet connection, or how frequent people fly. Don’t fix what ain’t broken! Go back to the way the app was!
  • Clunky UI update

    By Darkmoth
    This was hands down the best podcast app in the store until the latest update ruined the UI. Commands that used to be clearly spelled out in the menu (like “Download And Play All”) are now hidden behind weird and unintuitive things like “long-press episode then select option”). If you didn’t use a prior version, I’m not even sure how you’d know what the app *could* do. If there’s a manual, make sure you read it. No one likes change, and I’m trying to give the upgrade a real chance. But it used to be a joy to use this app, and now it’s just annoying.
  • Ditched this app after last update

    By MikesTooLz
    7.0 user interface is so bad that after using this app for many years I have ditched it am now using a different app. They have killed a great app.
  • Updates spoiled it!

    By Inky345
    I’ve used pocketcast for several years now and I’m not that happy with the latest updates. Mainly Pocketcast has a problem as it will not stop or close on my iPad. I am watching a video podcast and when I wish to stop it, I click the x on the top left corner and nothing happens. I end up having to close the app from double clicking my home button, and sliding the app off the face of my iPad. Please fix the close the video button. Otherwise I use this app a lot and have done for years.
  • Not terrible, not as good as it used to be.

    By Phone addict from Oregon
    This last update feels like a step backwards. What the heck is archiving? Does this mean my episode has been saved/archived to my device? I don’t understand. Not terrible just not as intuitive an app as it used to be. Navigation could be better by unraveling some of the new “improvements”. Do starred episodes mean anything any more? So confused by all these continued improvements. Still a good app, hoping future improvements are more intuitive and bring back some of the old tools that seemed to have disappeared.
  • Bring back auto-cleanup

    By Morbidolphin
    Great app before the update. Bring back auto-cleanup