Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

We love podcasts, so we made an award winning app for listening to them!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 6.3
  • Updated: July 19, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.4 and up
  • Installs: 500,000 - 1,000,000



We love podcasts, so we made a podcast player that is full featured, beautiful and easy to use. We're no strangers to awards having been chosen as a Google Play Top Developer, a Google Play Editors Choice and winning a Google Material Design Award. Mostly though, we love you, our customers, which is why we always keep our app relevant and up to date based on your feedback.

Here's what a few publications have had to say about it:
Android Central: “Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for Android”
The Verge: "The best podcast app for Android"

Still not convinced? Allow us to walk you through some of our features:

Material design: Your podcasts have never looked so beautiful, colors change to complement podcast artwork
Themes: Choose between dark and light display themes
Universal: Custom but familiar tablet interface

Up next: Build a playback queue from your favorite shows
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
Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio
Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals
Android Auto: browse your podcasts and filters to find an interesting episode, then control playback. All without ever touching your phone
Android Wear: Control playback from your wrist
Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head
Chromecast: Cast episodes straight to your TV with a single tap

Sync: Subscriptions, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud, ready to sync to the web app or iOS
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

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 Pocket Casts for the web and iOS.


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  • Pocket Casts
    Patrick Santos Published date: July 21, 2017

    This app does just about everything right in my opinion. First, the player UX is perfect with the skip ahead / back controls in the right spots. Additionally, it's unobtrusive by default (i.e. it doesn't auto-download or notify unless you tell it to). The search feature could use some improvement: I'd like an easier way to filter by language. Full Review

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    Stephen Gallinari Published date: July 19, 2017

    THE definitive podcast app, hands down. If you like podcasts, this is the app. Don't go to Google play music or Spotify, buy one less pint next Friday, and use it to buy this app. I never miss podcasts with it's Auto updates and downloads. It's a clean and easy to use interface, and the search function searches all podcasts site, so whatever you listen to is probably here. Also, I always enjoy their very silly patch notes :P Full Review

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    Zen Ferno Published date: July 20, 2017

    This would be perfect if it could be set up to automatically play the next podcast in your queue. As it stands now, when you're driving and an episode ends, you have to wait until you're at your destination to start another episode. Full Review

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    Meligy Published date: July 25, 2017

    Well, that's what my friends told me when I searched for a podcast app for Android. I tried to check other options, but once I used it, everything works perfect, and they even respond to feature requests when I want more. Awesome people and app. They keep bringing other features every few months too. A huge return for very little investment! Full Review

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    John Stoume Published date: July 19, 2017

    Pocket Cast is my most used app. The UI is very easy to use and looks good. Pocket Casts has nearly every feature that I could imagine, but doesn't clutter up the screen with them like some other podcatchers that I've tried. My favorite feature is cross device sync, for when I want to switch from phone to tablet without loosing my place. As a bonus all of the documentation is funny and well written. Full Review

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    Bharat Kalluri Published date: July 25, 2017

    Uninstalled... As I reported earlier there is a problem with the filters that causes the app to crash, no fix until now, after two versions.. podcast addict does a better job. Full Review

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    Joe Goode Published date: July 20, 2017

    Reliable podcast app. Not sure if it was worth the dollar, there are several free alts that offer very similar quality. However, It hasn't let me down, all the podcasts I like are easily found. I like. Full Review

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    Sarah Denise Barbin Published date: July 19, 2017

    Nice interface. However, why does the podcasts default as played when I subscribe... Also, the app is overheating my phone... Other podcast apps and music apps don't do this to my phone Full Review

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    Jimmy Scott Published date: July 19, 2017

    I love the ability to sort all downloaded from oldest to newest so all play in order after the automatic WiFi download. An easily overlooked feature is the ability to speed up a cast, pocket casts approach allows me to 'remember' the setting to that main podcast and automatically plays others of the same series at the set speed, while not affecting those I wish to have normal. Love it. Plus I always read what's new after an update, its very entertaining! Full Review

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    Modest Soberl Published date: July 23, 2017

    Awful app. Unintuitive UI and the whole concept. No video. No fast fwd/bkwd. No controls while phone is locked. Absurd. How can this app be "the best one", for android aficionados, escapes me. But that says it all, actually. There is possibly not a perfect podcast player, but Downcast (ios only) comes close (although it seems a little not-up-to-date). Full Review

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    Kim Forssén Published date: July 20, 2017

    It's ok but the search and discover functions are really quite bad, and should be made like they are in Player FM etc. Hard to find new content in this app. It's also pretty cumbersome to navigate. Full Review

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    Cronus Cronus Published date: July 21, 2017

    Battery drain is absurd. Using more power than my screen on the Pixel. Full Review

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    Matthew Price Published date: July 23, 2017

    Great design and has a lot of features, unfortunately the app consistently fails to update the podcasts automatically, and it never downloads podcasts automatically, regardless of what settings I try. If these features are critical to you - as they are to me - I would look elsewhere to be honest. Full Review

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    Pete Patron Published date: July 21, 2017

    Great UI and features. Best Podcast player I've used. Lately has some bugs playing where phone gets laggy. Full Review

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    David Tucker Published date: July 19, 2017

    All the features I've ever wanted in a podcast app, and I've tried MANY of them. Keep up the good work. (P.S. I would enjoy a windows store version that actually works, and today I could sync with my Android app.) Full Review

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    Amilcar Tavares Published date: July 22, 2017

    Highly recommend. Bug report; sync problems across devices. Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Published date: July 21, 2017

    Thank you. I love podcasts so much but was really struggling to find the perfect player. Tried most but there's either too much or the quality is poor. Pocket casts is perfect! Really, really well done (love the Networks tabs - first place I've seen it). Well worth the price. Full Review

  • Pocket Casts
    Richard Groves Published date: July 19, 2017

    Pocket Casts is getting better and better but there's a couple of features I'd like to see such as adding pods as the next track by default in your Up Next queue and saving/synching your Up Next queue (and other playlists) to your account, along with your subscriptions. Full Review

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    James Carr Published date: July 19, 2017

    I get in my car each day with all my shows ready to go. I never have to even think about syncing or downloading, it's fantastic. Full Review

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    Simon Tanner Published date: July 20, 2017

    Just watch out, every update with a moto phone causes sound playback problems that causes you to have to uninstall and reinstall several times to hope it fixes. Full Review

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    Dietmar Raath Published date: July 19, 2017

    Love this app! I have one main feature request: search for a specific podcast within the podcast library, rather than having to scroll and search manually. Once that's implemented you'll have a 5 star review! Full Review

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    ASWIN R Published date: July 24, 2017

    Search and discovery is very bad and default preference and suggestions of new podcasts sources are only to cater the taste of a certain regional demographic ! Full Review

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    Tyler Chamberland Published date: July 21, 2017

    Used Stitcher forever until I found this, worth every penny! Smooth and syncs on devices and I also use the web player on desktop. One of my favorite apps of all time. Full Review

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    John Whitworth Published date: July 19, 2017

    Has now become my go to podcast app, Head Radio never looked so good. Full Review

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    Daniel Silianu Published date: July 23, 2017

    Everytime I open the app I get popup ads even though I got the paid version of the app. Pretty annoyed Full Review

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    Christopher King Published date: July 20, 2017

    Not worth the few dollars when popular podcasts can't even play or download without an error. Full Review

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    Marc Springer Published date: July 19, 2017

    Great podcast app, probably the best on the market. Please sign me up for sonos beta! Full Review

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    Mike Kaiser Published date: July 20, 2017

    Just moved over from Dogcatcher, great product. Some suggestions, when I say I only want to keep one episode, I don't mean delete and leave me with nothing until I get WIFI. Full Review

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    Daron Published date: July 25, 2017

    Shouldn't have to "keep all episodes" when trying to view the list of what's available (past episodes). Thanks Full Review

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    Corey Brazendale Published date: July 19, 2017

    While this is a really good Podcast app, it is missing an essential feature to me; the ability to search channels. Full Review

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    Austin Mendenhall Published date: July 20, 2017

    The best podcast app I have ever used. But PLEASE add the ability to search for episodes in a specific podcast. PLEASE. Full Review

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    Peter Fitzsimmons Published date: July 24, 2017

    this is my go to app for listening to podcasts. Decent selction of podcasts to download, I just wish I had more time in the day to get through them all. Full Review

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    Published date: July 20, 2017

    Would be 5 stars if it had a progress bar on the widget and notification tray icon. Have to go into the app to see how long remaining on an episode. Full Review

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    Ryan Shepard Published date: July 19, 2017

    I have tried a bunch of podcast catchers but this one is by far the best one and they just keep making it better. Worth every penny! Full Review

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    Carlos Velasco Published date: July 19, 2017

    Would be nice to have the podcasts play all by default so playback won't stop if there are further unplayed files in the filter Full Review

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    Rick Taylor Published date: July 21, 2017

    I love this app, only thing I would like to see is a gauge that shows at what point of listening to each podcast I am at Full Review

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    Alexander Borgers Published date: July 23, 2017

    Wish there was a way to sync the app on multiple devices so I wasn't auto-downloading the same episode on every device Full Review

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    Harrison Shin Published date: July 24, 2017

    There is nothing better than this. Without a doubt, the best podcast app out there right now. Full Review

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    Tarfa Adejir Published date: July 19, 2017

    The best podcast on Android! Keep the wonderful work and the wonderful updates rolling. Full Review

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    Michael Stephens Published date: July 20, 2017

    Hands down best podcast app. So clean. Material design, highly functional. Love it. Worth every cent. Well done guys Full Review