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Pocket Casts

By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Pocket Casts is a premium podcasting app for iPhone and iPad.
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 for you:

Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts.
Themes: Whether you're a dark theme or light theme person we've got you covered.
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.

Up next: Automatically 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.
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 or pick a different episode to play, 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 with a single tap.
Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app (currently in beta).
CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we.

Sync: Subscriptions, 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.

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 for more info about the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.

What's New in Version 6.9.1

Ever wondered just how much we can cram into a 0.0.1 update? Well wonder no more! 6.9.1 brings:
- Show notes that update themselves. So when the author changes them, you'll get the new ones.
- Alternate icons! We know how much you all love customisation so you now have 4 icons to choose from that match your wallpaper and mood.
- Auto add to Up Next improvements: you can now add to the top of your list (as well as the bottom if you choose).
- Lots of performance enhancements.
- Watch app now goes to the Now Playing page when you tap on an episode to play it.
- Added an option to open the player whenever you hit play (found in Settings -> Playback).
- Chromecast fixes.
- The answer to why the chicken crossed the road. Be warned that it's deeply shocking, involves free will vs destiny and may in fact make you question everything you think you know about life.
- Dutch flag is now orientated the right way (oopsy daisy, Hup Holland Hup).
- Playback fixes and enhancements.

So yeah, you really can get a lot in a tiny version change. Take that numbering systems!


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Customer Reviews

Simply the best

The dev, Shifty Jelly, have been at it in the podcasting business a lot time. And their full-featured Pocket Casts app is what they have to show for it. It will not disappoint. I consider it simply the best podcast app out there.
If you listen to podcast while on a desktop computer, I’d also recommend you try their web app. Pocket Casts sync with it creating a fully integrated seamless user experience.

My old review (mostly still relevant, ‘cept the cons have been addressed to my satisfaction!)

I see the negative reviews as those that find change hard to deal with. Yes, the new Pocket Casts takes some getting use to. But, give it some time and the user experience is worth it!
Outstanding job, Shifty Jelly!


As a former Podcaster user, I am very impressed with my overall experience in using Pocket Casts.

+ aesthetically pleasing UI
+ faster, more reliable push (than Podcaster) based on my experience
+ flexible playback controls (big rewind/FF buttons, 1x/1.2x/1.5x/2x playback speeds)
+ chapter support (image changes with each chapter if podcast author provides for it, of course)
+ Dev is very responsive to user issues/feedback

- Podcast Cleanup Management needs to have an auto customizable option
- I'm not crazy about the new v2 icon (liked the older one better)

Never Updates

I really love this app. I tried nearly every podcast app in the App Store before finally settling on this one. Sadly, I have to delete it and find another one. It just won’t update anymore. I have it set to download over cellular data, have perfect cell service and 90% of the time it tells me “Refesh failed”. The store rarely works either. It tells me there’s no internet connection, even when on wi-fi. Worked for awhile and I loved it, but this app is no longer useable for me. Also, I deleted the app to see if that would work and now it won’t let me sign in again. Thought maybe I did the wrong password so did a password reset- it tells me it can’t send the email at this time and to try again later. This has been days of “try again later”. Last, the Import/Export button doesn’t work. It told me for weeks there’s an error and to try again later. That’s 4 bugs, 1 app. Just not acceptable at all.

Easiest User Interface.

You won’t miss your money after downloading this app. I love the power this app gives me to save time getting to what I want. No fumbling around the app because the layout is so clean and simple.

Pocket Casts focuses on an easy to navigate user interface. The app home screen is the best because it lays everything out for you. For example you open the app up and you see the buttons for, Podcasts, Discover, New Releases, In Progress, Starred, Create Episode Filter, Downloads, and Settings. You can’t get lost with such simple functionality. Apple still fails to understand this for some reason.
Thanks devs for making the best podcast player I’ve ever used. Remember to keep it this simple and user friendly forever!

Pocket Casts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.9.1
  • Size: 56.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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