Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform.
Wired: "Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs"
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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 7.0.2

Thanks for all your great feedback around version 7, we're super excited to keep moving things forward just like we have been for the last 8 years. What a ride! Today on the roller coaster of fun we have:
- changed the 'Unplayed' badge on the podcast grid page to be 'Unfinished' instead, since a lot of you said you'd still like to see a badge if you're half way through something
- fixed some issues with the network images in the Discover section
- fixed an issue where your tab bar could go walkabout and not come back (thanks to those of you that helped us track this one down!)
- added an 'Unarchive All' option that appears when all the episodes in a podcast have been archived
- added an 'Archive all played' option to give you a quick way to move all your old played episodes in a podcast straight to the archive
- added an indicator to rows to show if an episode is in your Up Next list
- fixed some issues with our Siri Shortcuts
- fixed an issue where re-ordering the filters didn't always stick
- improve cross device/platform syncing
- improved performance throughout the app and fixed some crashes reported to us

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
257 Ratings
257 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Tune it to your favourite shows.

samkjc ,

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.

Wfp9000 ,

Latest update... oh dear

I have loved Pocket Casts for years now, but they screwed the pooch with this big new update. The three-star rating is five for the app overall, one for the update. For starters, my carefully arranged Up Next list seemed to get wiped completely. Then there’s this archiving function, which I’m pretty sure just didn’t exist pre-update, and am 100% sure isn’t needed. It seemed to have randomly archived a bunch of episodes of casts I subscribe to, but none I would have wanted to keep, and mostly ones I’d not even listened to. What’s more, there doesn’t appear to be anywhere to actually find these archived episodes, other than scrolling interminably through each individual podcast’s back catalogue. Maybe I’ll get used to the new design, but sheesh it seems counterintuitive right now. And seriously, you’re going to make a big overhaul and NOT include standalone capability for the Apple Watch?


Podcast Media, LLC
48.1 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 Humour
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Podcast Media LLC


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