Acast - Podcasts & Audio
Acast is the mobile hub for your audio on demand experience. Listen to podcasts and audio shows you care about whenever and wherever you want.
Acast is home to the most engaging, fascinating stories told in audio on sports, news, comedy, business, culture, education and many more.
Follow and stream your favorite podcasts such as Serial, WTF with Marc Maron, Call Your Girlfriend, Another Round, Scroobius Pip, and The Naked Scientists or download episodes for on-the-go listening.
Acast features podcasts from media houses like The Financial Times, BuzzFeed, BBC, The Economist, The Guardian, NPR, WNYC, This American Life, and Fusion to name a few.
Acast’s curated Discovery page highlights new shows to love. Our content teams will feed you with fresh, exciting podcasts in rotating lists such as “Hack the Gibson!” our tech list, and “Girls to the Front” our women-hosted list.
- Discover new podcasts through curated lists
- Search directly for shows, hosts or episodes
- A feed that regularly updates with shows that you follow
- Browse podcasts & audio by category
- Continue listening where you left off
- Stream podcasts using your WiFi or data
- Save shows for later and listen when you don’t have reception
- Play, pause and skip episodes from the lock screen
- Login with Facebook and share with your friends and family
- Share your favorite moments on Twitter with an embeddable player or text it through your messenger app
- Experience images, links and videos embedded in the audio
How to get you started
Dive straight in with Discovery and start exploring. Try Trending to see what’s popular right now. Find podcasts by Category or try out some of the curated lists from our content teams. The Search page lets you find your favorite shows, hosts or episodes. Follow their channels and stream the new episodes they post from your Feed. Save episodes for offline listenings or continue where you left off last time.
Where Acast got mentioned
“Acast’s free-to-use platform and app lets users browse or recommend podcasts and, like on Spotify, introduces them to new relevant shows and lets them share shows across a social network.” - FastCompany
”100 hottest European Startups” - WIRED
“5 / 5” - The Sun
”Best in Test” (Podcast-App) - Macworld
”Super startup 2015” - Veckans Affärer
”Start up of the year 2014” - IDG
”Most innovative media service” - Mobilgalan
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Problems or feedback
Help us make Acast better by reaching out to us:
Go into the app settings and click "contact us" to send us your suggestion or support query, or contact us on Twitter @acastsupport.
We will only ask for permissions we need for the app to provide you with the best experience possible. Your privacy is important to us.
We're now offering a “Show Pass” to certain shows that’ll give you exclusive access to premium content. These subscriptions will renew once a month until you cancel them. You will only access the premium content as long as you're subscribing. A Show Pass starts at $1.99 / month.
The purchase will be charged from your iTunes account if you choose to buy a subscription. You can manage your subscription by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. You will also be able to cancel the auto-renewing subscription from there. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought to the same price. It's not possible to abort the subscription during the time it's active.
Terms of Service: http://www.acast.com/terms
Thank you for using Acast and all the great feedback! This is what's new in this update:
• File size will be displayed for new episodes if available.
• Various bug fixes and improvements.
Don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at @acastsupport (Twitter)
Ratings and Reviews
Missing many basic functions
Navigating the back catalogue of a podcast is tedious. There’s no way to have it list oldest episodes first. There’s no way to make custom play lists. If you are importing an OPML there is no way easy way to bulk mark episodes as played. So for a show like 99% invisible, if you are all caught up you would have to manually mark each episode as played.
The feed organizes each episode from newest to oldest but doesn’t have any customizable features.
The design and interface is good, and I like the recommendation function, even knowing that the app prefers podcasts within its own network.
Final thoughts for the devs - spend some time looking at other podcatchers and make use of the commonly employed features and you will make the app more inviting to a broader audience. Specifically custom playlists, bulk marking of episodes, and basic sorting options.
What I like about the app is the subscription model, but only in the face of the impending collapse of Patreon.
Favorite pcast'g app but Missing Shows
Only complaint is I have to use a different app for some podcasts that don't seem to be available on acast. But by far my favorite podcasting app - clean, easy to use. All I want to do is to subscribe & listen to specific podcasts that I've already identified. I don't want to browse, don't want to be inundated w/suggestions ... acast is not overbearing in terms of is suggestions etc. Thank [g]od!
Best I’ve used
This is the best caster I have used. Auto play works well and loading older shows auto loads as you scroll back.
I like the show older first, but it seems that when it auto plays, the app plays the older episode next instead of the newer episode after that. So, show older first but play forward would be a great fix.
Thanks for a great app!
- Acast AB
- 79.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2019 Acast AB
- In-App Purchases
- Exclusive content every month from The Football Ramble $1.99
- Exclusive content from Bedtime Stories $2.99
- My Dad Wrote A Porno Christmas Special $2.99
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