Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

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

Additional Information
  • Current Version: 6.2.8
  • Updated: June 15, 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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    Matty Reeve Published date: June 21, 2017

    This is a great app for keeping your podcasts in one place and updated. That is untill you try to delete old episodes or change settings, then it freezes or keeps "loading". Not the standard I'd expect from a paid app, shoddy. There's been multiple updates since this has been a problem with no fix as of yet. That little spinning symbol, when I try to delete two podcasts, going on for over 10 minutes before my phone tells me the app is unresponsive is a huge ball-ache. Full Review

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    Nicholas McFall Published date: June 22, 2017

    Huge fan of the app, but there are a few issues. I love that you can speed up playback of video podcasts, but there isn't any way to change the playback speed while watching. I can have to open an audio podcast and then go back to the video. Full Review

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    Tim Petrowitsch Published date: June 16, 2017

    Most epic of all pod cast apps. and now...with browser version? love the app and always am recommending it to people. i always look forward to the update changes too :) Still strong and beats all others Full Review

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    Laure Paulus Published date: June 17, 2017

    This is one of the few apps i always read the updates for. The devs are hilarious. Love this app i spend hours in podcast land and this app is installed on all my devices. Also desktop....guys please update it !! All in all i Wish i could give it 10 🌟 Continue the Good work ! Full Review

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    Chris Eich Published date: June 16, 2017

    Love everything about the app, but really wish it would default to everything showing as not played when you add a podcast. Mine when I add a new podcast, all the currently loaded podcasts are unplayed, but if I click load more at the bottom, anything new that shows up says it's been played. Maybe if I Podcasted before this app it would be nice but since literally everything is basically unplayed by me it would be nice to have that fixed lol. They do have a webapp you have to purchase for syncing online and there are chrome extensions/app for chrome book. Edit: They also have a pretty funny changelog, the hunt for what is after 6.2.9 continues... Full Review

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    Steve Martin Published date: June 18, 2017

    After using Google Listen, and Dog Catcher, I feel like I have finally found the best podcasting app on the market. The interface is bright and colorful, yet simple and intuitive unlike the other two. Google Listen (which is no longer supported) was dark and drab, but was clean and functional (when it worked). However, it left you left with very few options in term of customizations. On the other hand, Dogg Catcher gave you many options but has a learning curve and is not very intuitive or user friendly. Full Review

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    John Szczerba Published date: June 16, 2017

    It would be handy to be able to search for specific topics within subscribed podcasts, but it's not a deal breaker. The app is well laid out, easy to navigate and doesn't eat your battery. :) Full Review

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    Cult Doctor Published date: June 17, 2017

    Update! Now it plays videos at increased or decreased speed! This app is PERFECT! Love it over Dogcast and podcast addict. Volume boost, remove silence. Been using it for a year, never crashes, great interface, create your own sort categories, backup podcast lists, playback audio (not video) speed, etc. Really love the skip forward and back button. Full Review

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    Michael Carlyle Published date: June 21, 2017

    Probably the best $4 I've ever spent on an app. Didn't realize what I was putting up with by using Google Play Music to manage my podcasts all this time. Beautiful app with great functionality. Full Review

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    Dan Fedida Published date: June 16, 2017

    It's very good. An enjoyable UI and robust flexibility and customisation. A feature I'd appreciate seeing implemented is a car mode with big buttons front and centre. Full Review

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    Iain Mann Published date: June 15, 2017

    This is hands down the best podcast app on Android or iOS. Automatic favourite podcast downloading is flawless, the app design is beautiful and intuitive, and the developers are incredibly active with regular update improvements. Full Review

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    Jeremy Wilder Published date: June 16, 2017

    Easy to use, no strange behavior. Set and forget! Better than the iphone podcast app, better than the other pod apps I have tried. Update: At this point I have been using this app for about 5 years and it keeps getting better. I paid for it once. Full Review

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    Tom Capote Published date: June 17, 2017

    I have been using Pocket Casts for about 3 yeas now. Great podcast application, great feature set, clean interface and easy to use. Easy to use, great UI. If you listen to podcasts, this is the application for you!! Full Review

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    Elliott Ayling Published date: June 22, 2017

    Good app for podcasts, best one I've used. But occasionally has small annoyances, and needs a few more features - like the ability to group podcasts into folders in the main grid mode. When you are subscribed to a lot of podcasts, it's a bit messy and you would like to be able to organise them into categories to keep better track. Full Review

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    Javier Acosta Published date: June 16, 2017

    This is by far the best podcast program available. I just wish that there's were an option to view podcast description from list, not just show titles. If you I hate having to toggle back and forth from title list to podcast description. Full Review

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    Rob Wingrove Published date: June 20, 2017

    If you add undl'ed items to playlist they now stream instead of dl'ing first! Not happy about you using all my data! Playlists don't play next automatically now as well. Is this intended? Full Review

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    David Hart Published date: June 15, 2017

    As the Dev keeps updating the app, so it's only fair to update the review. Fantastic, this still remains a brilliant app for keeping on top of your favourite podcasts. Keeps being updated which is good. Great value high quality software. Full Review

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    Matthew Kyle Published date: June 19, 2017

    Beloved by so many, but this app has maddening flaws that have been there from the beginning. Good luck trying to manage your queue, because it does not exist in any recognizable form. Want to see what is playing next? Reorder the list? I've never found it. But it's there because things keep playing, until I try to pause or skip ahead. Way easy to tap and erase a downloaded podcast during playback which means - horrors - commercial radio for those of us outside SF or NY techno elite zones. Full Review

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    vivien schreiber Published date: June 21, 2017

    Works lke a charm. The play and forward/rewind functions are the best I've encountered so far. The interface is well organized and intuitive. Full Review

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    Kyle Logan Published date: June 21, 2017

    Good app, could be great. There's no way to actually track what you've already listened to as the app automatically marks new Podcasts as "read." If they added a tracking/sync feature, this app would be perfect! Full Review

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    Serena Ortiz Published date: June 17, 2017

    Love this app! Only thing is that I wish you could check out a podcast without immediately subscribing. Kind of inconvenient that I have to subscribe first then unsubscribe if I decide I'm not into it. Full Review

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    Juan Pablo Naranjo Published date: June 16, 2017

    Fantastic app! Have been using it for years, and the only thing I would like is the ability to save which podcasts you've already played when moving to another device. I've synced an account, exported settings, but every time I reinstall the app, I have to remember the exact episode where I stopped listening on my old device since the app apparently can't do that. Other than that, it's great!!! Full Review

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    Izi Kavazo Published date: June 16, 2017

    I've gone through a few podcast apps, this one is by far the best performing. I'd like a better way to review or rate podcasts. Full Review

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    Justin Glover Published date: June 16, 2017

    Absolutely fantastic app. Clean design, easy to navigate, helpful features. The best podcast app I've come across. Also syncs with their webplayer! Full Review

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    Jamie Brown Published date: June 21, 2017

    Great, especially now that the update does not kill it playing on my Honor 8. Syncs flawlessly across devices and the easiest/cleanest interface to navigate. Full Review

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    Ibrahim Butt Published date: June 21, 2017

    Great podcast app. Sometimes the controls disappear from my notification bar when I pause it to use another app. Full Review

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    Shaun S Published date: June 22, 2017

    Perfect podcast ap. Look for, search, download, listen to and queue all the podcasts available from all platforms. Works perfectly! Full Review

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    Hugh Griffin Published date: June 18, 2017

    Far and away the best podcast player! Intuitive with the best interface and high usability. A masterpiece Android app! Full Review

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    Igor Stanić Published date: June 16, 2017

    Still, the best podcast app! Fantastic design and performance! Great work you guys...great work! Thanks! Full Review

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    Quan Le Published date: June 20, 2017

    Amazing everything I wanted and more! Features I've never thought about and fixes to things other podcast apps did not have. Full Review

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    Daniele Bongiovanni Published date: June 16, 2017

    Still no support for password protected podcast. Had to move to a different app since most of what I listen is paid for. Full Review

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    Usman Mian Published date: June 16, 2017

    I love this app. The new dark skin is very cool. One of the few apps I recommend to others that is not free. If you subscribe to more that 5 podcasts, this will make managing them a breeze. The new sync feature makes life easy too. Full Review

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    Ciaran Bourke Published date: June 19, 2017

    App is solid, but every time I start a podcast, it stops when the screen locks. I've the settings checked, but no matter what I always have to unlock the phone to continue the podcast Full Review

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    Logan Millsap Published date: June 16, 2017

    I was trepidatious about making the switch to Android because podcasts matter to me. Pocket Casts makes me wish I had switched sooner! The interface is easy to use and does almost everything I want. I say "almost everything" because I would like to suggest that the developers add an option to trim a set number of seconds from the *end* of podcasts. Similar to the "Start episodes from ___ seconds" feature, but it would allow users to skip the final 30 seconds of credits or ads from a podcast. Thank you! Full Review

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    Chris Zhang Published date: June 16, 2017

    Fantastic, I almost always have about 20 hours of podcasts queued up. Works perfectly Full Review

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    James Sugrono Published date: June 18, 2017

    Love this app, it's perfect for anyone who ♥ podcasts and it's just shy of perfect for me - if it had a black theme for AMOLED devices, now that'd be a cherry on top of this already amazing app. Full Review

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    Michael Garcia Published date: June 16, 2017

    Great podcast app and the web player (not included in purchase) syncs your playback progress. Full Review

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    Joseph Hutchinson Published date: June 16, 2017

    It has a great UI for a podcast app. Works great on Android Wear and Android Auto too! Full Review

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    David Morgan Published date: June 19, 2017

    Very good except for missing a key feature: automatically resuming playback when headphones plugged in (Tasker etc can be used for this, of course) Full Review

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    timothemad Published date: June 16, 2017

    The app is flawless, but I give these aussie dropkicks 5 stars just for the update notes, pure entertainment by itself. Full Review