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:
WE SWEAT THE DETAILS
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.
ALL YOUR FAVORITES
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 pocketcasts.com 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!
Simply the best
The dev, Shifty Jelly, have been at it in the podcasting business a lot time. And their full-featured Pocket Casts app is what they have to show for it. It will not disappoint. I consider it simply the best podcast app out there.
If you listen to podcast while on a desktop computer, I’d also recommend you try their web app. Pocket Casts sync with it creating a fully integrated seamless user experience.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. So good. :-)
My old review (mostly still relevant, ‘cept the cons have been addressed to my satisfaction!)
I see the negative reviews as those that find change hard to deal with. Yes, the new Pocket Casts takes some getting use to. But, give it some time and the user experience is worth it!
Outstanding job, Shifty Jelly!
ORIGINAL REVIEW (pre-v3):
As a former Podcaster user, I am very impressed with my overall experience in using Pocket Casts.
+ aesthetically pleasing UI
+ faster, more reliable push (than Podcaster) based on my experience
+ flexible playback controls (big rewind/FF buttons, 1x/1.2x/1.5x/2x playback speeds)
+ chapter support (image changes with each chapter if podcast author provides for it, of course)
+ Dev is very responsive to user issues/feedback
- Podcast Cleanup Management needs to have an auto customizable option
- I'm not crazy about the new v2 icon (liked the older one better)
I have gifted this app to ~ 7 people
This is easily the most used app on my phone, and the ONLY app I will ever use for podcasts. When I am telling friends about listening to podcasts and trying to get them into it for the first time, I always gift them this app because it just makes podcast listening such a better experience. Beautiful interface, super user friendly, great recommendations and well organized to find new podcasts of interest. All around fantastic. Also the updates are always really fun to read :)
Thanks for continuing to improve my favorite (and most used) app! You all are the best!
Practical tools and lovely design - best app out there
I switched to this app after the iOS update made the Apple podcasts interface too inefficient to use. Pocket Casts has a really pleasant design with all the necessities, plus the ability to create custom filters for your podcasts (eg unplayed or unfinished+downloaded+released in the last month), ability to star episodes, and a robust settings menu for modifying automatic downloads, lengths for the skip forward/back controls, data usage, light/dark theme, etc.
- Category: News
- Updated: Sep 14, 2017
- Version: 6.9.1
- Size: 56.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
- © ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.