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“Best podcast app out there. Excellent features and friendly interface”

“I am listening to podcasts as I wean myself off the need to be entertained to fall asleep. I love that I can get rid of the blue light and have a dark sleeping space and still hear episodes.”

“I love this app and use it every day. Has a huge variety of everything. Am so glad I found Himalaya! Thank you, you're awesome!”

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What’s New

Version 2.3.15

1. Improved experiences for listening to premium content.
2. Support in app purchase of premium content.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

rachelmo921 ,

So close to being so good

Switched over to exclusively using Himalaya over the Apple podcast app because it had become too frustrating to navigate. I like the app overall, but there are a few bugs that are driving me nuts. First, it crashes constantly. Usually while I’m trying to search for a new podcast or browsing discover to find a new podcast. Second, it will randomly start an episode in the middle when I’ve never listened to that episode before. This makes it a little difficult to distinguish if I’ve already started listening to something and moved on, or if it’s just the weird glitch and I should just restart the episode. Besides those two issues though I really like this app and the way it’s setup. It’s easy to find things and to get to new episodes, and I’ve officially switched over all my podcast listening to this platform. Wish it was slightly better, hoping there will be more updates that hammer out these minor flaws in what seems to be a promising app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your support. These two problems will be fixed in the next version.


Looks great, doesn’t work

I really want to love this app. The UI is beautiful and seamless. However, it suffers from several problems that make the app almost unusable. For one, the time bar on the lock screen or control center is always wrong. Himalaya can say a podcast is 60 min, but the slider on the lock screen only goes up to 30 min, making it impossible to scrub to a later part of an episode outside of the Himalaya app. More recently, the app sometimes just stops showing any information at all. All the shows in my library and the explore page are still there, but clicking on any podcast just says there’s no episodes. In combination, these issues make the app largely unusable. I really love the appearance of the app, as well as the largest library I’ve seen outside of the Apple Podcasts app, but I can’t recommend it until these bugs are gone.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your support! We always welcome suggestions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our engineers will definitely try to accommodate changes moving forward to resolve these issues. We truly value your feedback!

Buttergun ,

I really want to like this app

...but I keep going back to stitcher because there are some basic features that seem to be missing from Himalayas (or I'm just not finding them or setting it up correctly?):

1. What's the point of creating playlists if you have to create new lists or edit existing ones to get new episodes? Maybe I'm not doing something right but all of my stitcher playlists automatically update, downloading new episodes the moment they're released.

2. I have my Himalaya app set to automatically download new episodes of the shows I'm following but it never does (and I don't need the past 3 episodes. Just the most recent).

3. Maybe my fingertips are too big but it always takes me several attempts to actually hit the "download" symbol because much of the time it just starts playing the show instead. I have to very careful touch the icon for it to work.

I REALLY want to like this app. I like being able to more directly give support for my favorite shows, but if it takes me 30 minutes every morning just to set things up, manually download shows, edit playlists, I'm going to have to stay with Stitcher. 😕

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your support! We apologize for the inconvenience. Our engineers will definitely take a look at that and accommodate changes moving forward to resolve these issues. We truly value your feedback!

In-App Purchases

Podcast Premium Points 100
100 Points for unlocking exclusive episodes


Himalaya Media Inc.
124.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2019, Himalaya Media Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Gift $4.99
  2. Himalaya Podcast Premium $0.99
  3. Gift $1.99


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