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

Version 6.9.8

Just like another episode of House MD, we bring you another release where we tried to figure out an issue, figured out it wasn't Lupus and almost killed the patient but then saved their lives. SORRY SPOILERS!
- Fixes an issue with automatic download and WiFi vs Cellular (or 'mobile' as we call it here in Australia. Maaaaaaaaate.) usage. Thanks to the people who gave us the details needed to find this one!
- Fixes some other issues we found along the way as well

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
139 Ratings
139 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Tune it to your favourite shows.


Great design but has CarPlay bugs

This is a solid podcast app. I would put it up there together with Marco Arment’s Overcast app. I also appreciate that it is not a subscription service. It makes the app easy to recommend to others.

However, I mostly listen to podcasts while driving and via CarPlay. This app has is unable to show “Now Playing” on CarPlay when you start up the app from the car’s display. This occurs even if the app on the iPhone can display the last podcast you were listening to. This makes it difficult to continue to listen to a podcast when you get into your car and want to start driving. To overcome the issue, I’ve to click play on my iPhone. Only after this, will “Now Playing” show up on CarPlay. This is super annoying and enough to make me switch to another podcasting app (I’ll be moving to Overcast). I will keep Pocket Casts on my iPhone for a while more, but if it is not fixed soon I will have to make my move permanent.


Top Notch Podcast App!

I am blown away by the feature set and overall user experience of the Pocket Casts app. From the wall of cover art to the fantastic podcast management system, these developers have outdone the rest and then some. This is my go-to podcast app after using the stock standard Apple Podcasts app for years. I stumbled across this app via a review and am so glad I did. This is one app that I was truly happy to take the time to deliver some quick feedback on, something I usually do not do. Thanks to the crew at Shifty Jelly 😎


Podcast Media, LLC
48.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd


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