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Pocket Casts

By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

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Description

Pocket Casts is a powerful podcast manager.

We love podcasts, so we made a podcatcher that is full featured and simple to use. But don’t take our word for it:

“iOS has a ton of quality podcast managers these days, but after testing every one, our favorite is Pocket Casts because it manages to hit the sweet spot between functionality and usability.” Lifehacker

“Pocket Casts is a great podcast client...the push notification and sync systems are reliable, and automatic downloads finally make for an invisible download experience that happens behind the scenes and you don’t have to think about.” MacStories


Features:

CROSS PLATFORM SYNCING: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between iOS and other mobile devices as well as Pocket Casts Web.

AUTO DOWNLOAD: Customise which podcasts the app will download in the background. No need to even open the app!

CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK: Play episodes back to back, to back, to back… you get the point :wink:

VARIABLE SPEED: Play audio or video all the way from 0.5x to 3.0x, you speed demon, you.

FILTERS: Want a list of every unplayed episode? Right here. How about sorting your episodes by custom categories? Done.

NOTIFICATIONS: We’ll let you know when new episodes are released.

AIRPLAY & CHROMECAST: Cast your episodes straight to your TV with a single tap.

STORAGE: Set how many episodes of a podcast you want to keep. We’ll clean up the rest. News mode added for the contemporaries among us.

DESIGN: We've toiled night and day to reflect the iOS 8 design guidelines while making your podcasts the focus. Pocket Casts has an adaptive interface - colors change to complement podcast artwork.

VIDEO & AUDIO: Pocket Casts lets you toggle video podcasts to audio and back again for when you’re on the move.

CONTROL: Control your podcasts from the control center, lock screen, headphones and Bluetooth, with custom skip intervals. Customise the start time of your episodes to skip repetitive intros.

SLEEP TIMER: Fall asleep to your favorite boring podcasts.

REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do 1! Our servers monitor your podcasts, so your phone doesn't have to.

OPML: Import or export your subscriptions easily to and from our app.

TABLET SUPPORT: It’s an equal opportunity app, with support for compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads.

SHARING: Share your favorite podcasts, episodes and positions in episodes. Sharing is caring.

DISCOVER: Find great new content with curated featured podcasts, currently trending podcasts, networks and much more.

SUPPORT: Provided via email, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Heck we occasionally even log in to Reddit to say hello. We also have a rocking User Guide for those that prefer a little hand-holding.

COMPATIBILITY: Pocket Casts supports the following devices running iOS 8: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6+, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air 1, 2, iPad Mini 1, 2, 3 and iPod touch 5G.

There are many more powerful, straight forward features to help you make Pocket Casts yours and in case you were wondering, here’s what Pocket Casts DOESN’T have: ads, episode limits, pushy trials or feature bloat.

It. Just. Works.

What's New in Version 5.0.1

- Fixed an issue that could cause the app to download podcasts over 3G/4G even when you have that setting turned off.
- Fixed a crash with the chapters dialog.
- Fixed my lack of sleep due to fixing these bugs over the weekend.
- Fixed videos not playing when you connect to a bluetooth speaker.
- Improved handoff support to play.pocketcasts.com, it now works even if you haven't logged in to the website first.
- Improved one thing about you while you weren't watching. That's right, that thing you thought you could never do, now you can do it. Well off you go! Take some podcasts with you of course!
- Continued to type into this updates note box, despite auto updates being a thing for years now.

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Customer Reviews

Very good app, but a few things keep it from 5 Stars

I switched over to Pocket Casts from Downcast. I love the layout of the app and how smoothly everything works. The app has some great features and I like it much better than any other podcatcher I've used. But there are some features that I'd like to see on the app. First and foremost, better sorting. Specifically, I'd like to be able to sort my downloaded or unplayed podcasts from oldest to newest, while still displaying the non-downloaded (or played) podcasts from newest to oldest. That might sound silly, but trust me, it makes a lot of sense when you're listening to old podcasts and have tons of episodes to catch up on. Also, it would be great if there was an import feature. I have old podcasts files that I want to be able to import and play. Finally, I wish there was a true continous play option. Not a playlist that will play everything you've listed, but just the ability to play an episode of any podcast and have it immediately start the next episode (if present). Oh, one more thing: I wish the dates next to the episodes had the year. The wishlist aside, this is a great app, well worth the money and I'm glad I switched.

Just what I was looking for!

For the past two years I've used Stitcher. When I purchased my iPhone 6 Plus I gave Apple's native Podcast app a chance. It was nice, but I disliked the fact that the podcasts were downloaded as opposed to streamed. In the past it was fine but with a 16gb phone and a growing number of podcast such as Joe Rogan's and various NPR podcasts, specifically Serial I realized I needed to stream content to preserve my phones functionality. After a ton of research, I narrowed my choice to Pocket Casts.

I'm able to stream or download content, the UI is clean, the filter flexibility is ideal, and the software is tailored for several iPhone versions (in my case iPhone 6 Plus). I have a pet peeve using apps that do not take advantage of distinct features offered since it screams the developer is lazy. Pocket Casts shines in my book as a company that cares about their app. Great job guys!

The best

I have paid for about a dozen podcast apps and many of them are fantastic. Each one has its own take on the experience, but the differences are mostly subtle. That's also the case with Pocket Casts, but this one really feels like something I would have strived to design.

The attention to detail is just stunning. There are no sluggish animations or weird buffering delays... The design is consistent and gorgeous... Filters and sort features aren't over complicated or too simplistic, history podcasts play well in reverse, etc.

This app is only in competition with overcast at the moment (because I like the smart speed feature), but the reality is that pocket casts is better in every way except for the few features overcast uniquely provides. I can do without them so that's why this is now my goto podcast app.

Pocket Casts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Nov 11, 2014
  • Version: 5.0.1
  • Size: 8.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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