Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform.
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With a unique set of simple yet powerful features and a limitless podcast database, you're sure to find something you love.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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What’s New

Version 7.1

With the holiday season fast approaching, Pocket Santa always delivers the good. He Casts them at you with a sprinkling of terrible puns:
Santa's highlight reel:
- Added per podcast auto-archive settings to help people manage shows that release a lot of episodes
- Added progress indicator to Apple Watch Now Playing page, tap the title to toggle it on
- Added support for the new watchOS 5 complication styles
- Added long press play all and archive all options to the Downloads page
- Added unsubscribe button to the podcast settings page (you can also tap the subscribed tick on the podcast page to do the same)
- Added a long press option to the skip forward button in the player, for those that quickly want to move to the next episode
- Added a refresh button to the profile page, as well as displaying when your last refresh was
- Tap artwork on the player page to quickly view episode info
- Added release date and season info to items in your Up Next list on the player page

Santa's Elf Related Fixes (SERF for short):
- various crash fixes and performance improvements
- Fixed an issue where you couldn't sort Up Next items above/below the height of your screen
- Improved performance of the Up Next list in the player when you have hundreds of items
- Updated the Profile tab so that the header scrolls with the rest of the table
- Various iPad fixes. It's not water proof though, so still don't use it for SERFing (sorry)
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Inactive sync option not to work properly
- The list version of the podcast grid now works with accessibility
- Changed "Now Playing" to "Playing" in the Apple Watch app so it doesn't take 3 seconds for the time to appear on smaller watches
- Fixed a Chromecast issue that could cause your progress to get reset to 0 when you stop casting
- Fixed an issue that could cause the app to not get new episodes of some shows
- There's many more fixes and improvements that are just too long to list in these update notes. Rest assured though that Santa treats his elves with respect, especially now the little blighters have unionised. None of them were harmed in the making of this update, but if they were all the correct health and safety regulations were followed!

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
2.2K Ratings
2.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Tune it to your favourite shows.

Jack Dangers ,

Unexpected major change, but growing to like it

I have to admit, I had no clue what was going on when I launched Pocket Casts the other day. I use it multiple times daily and know every screen and gesture, and what to expect when I hit ‘play’ and my queue continues where it left off.

I was a bit annoyed that my queue had been wiped out, and that all of the sudden navigation was completely different. It took all of 5 minutes to figure it out. Once I added a bunch of episodes back to my queue, I realized how much easier queue management is with the new update, and I appreciate the updated cosmetics. And it saved all of my downloaded episodes and playlists.

Overall, I like the update because it flows better with overall iOS 11 navigation, and it is more visually appealing. I didn’t enjoy the sudden change, but I still think it’s the best podcast management app out there. It’s core appeal is still there in spades. And it’s nice to not have to pay for what any other company would branch off as a new ‘edition’ of the app (Reeder, *cough cough*). I’d say give it 10 minutes and you old timers will be all good.

christina91 ,

Great Update - bring back auto cleanup!

I have always loved this app but noticed it started to lag on iOS 11/12 before the recent major update. Absolutely love this new update - the look is much cleaner and there is no lag at all. Plus, it is so nice to be able to add podcasts to filters from within the filter OR within the individual podcast menu. Additionally, I love the new ability to view the podcast description after you have subscribed and to listen to an episode without subscribing. The updated Apple Watch app is also super clean looking.

Only things I wish would come back are (1) auto-cleanup setting to archive 1, 3, 5, etc. episodes automatically - now there’s no way to archive a bunch unless you archive all or individually swipe new episodes to archive; and (2) make it easier to tell what has been “archived” vs. what has not - the “played” episodes are grayed out and that makes sense but it’s hard to distinguish between episodes with the small “archived” button and those that are still unarchived.

Keep up the awesome work pocket cast team!

Editors’ Notes

Tune it to your favourite shows.


Podcast Media, LLC
48.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Podcast Media LLC


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