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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

Almost perfect

This latest update brings in one thing I loved about one of its competitors (Castro), settings to decide whether a new podcast automatically joins the start or the end of the “up next” queue. I now have an ever curating playlist with my favourite podcasts at the start of the list, then once I get through those, my less favourite ones towards the bottom with autoclean up turned on for them so I only have recent episodes of them instead of a huge backlog.

I’ve rated 4 stars as the only area of improvement for me would be an overview screen to tweak those “up next” settings against a list of episode rather than having to go into each podcast one by one to check/change them.

The perfect podcast application.

I used the apple podcasts app for the whole and it was ok, it just didn’t have any substance to it and was a little bit bland

I went onto Downcast which was a huge improvement and had every feature I was looking for - however over time the whole look of the app was getting very boring and outdated so I looked for something new, I tried Overcast which was highly recommended to me but just didn’t feel right to me

Paid 3.99 for this and is absolutely worth it - it has every feature you could need for a podcast app - it is unbelievable now the dev has covered every single customisable option for practically everything it seems which is a kudos to them - the whole look and feel of the podcast draw is really nice and just gives it a nice feel to open up the app and see what new episodes are going to be available

If you want to try another app which isn’t the official apple one....don’t search around for the’ve found the best right here

Love this app

Well designed and elegant without being gimmicky or fussy, functional and usable without being boring, customisable without being overwhelming: love this app. Even the point releases are worth looking forward to!

Pocket Casts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • £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 Humour
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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

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