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Pocket Casts

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Description

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:

BEST IN SHOW
Design: Your podcasts have never looked so beautiful, colours change to complement podcast artwork
Themes: Choose between dark and light display themes
Universal: Custom but familiar iPad interface, supporting Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture

POWERFUL PLAYBACK
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 in the MP3 and AAC 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
CarPlay: browse your podcasts and filters to find an interesting episode, then control playback. All without ever touching your phone
Apple Watch: Control playback from the Now Playing Glance
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

SMART TOOLS
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 6.6

Ever wanted to know more about an episode you just got a push notification about? Well our fancy pants new expandable notifications let you do just that. This version also fixes some playback issues related to podcasts ending slightly too early or sometimes just not ending at all.

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Customer Reviews

Years of use...now awful

Been using this apps for years. The past month or so has been awful. Podcasts just stop halfway through. Try to redownload...same thing. Today I downloaded one of the most popular podcasts and it was 348kb and 1 second long. Kept trying to redownload...no change. Went to the native podcast app and there was the full episode...downloaded and listened to it there, no problem.

I've been trying to give them the benifit of the doubt and assuming new updates will fix the issue. Nope...just getting worse and more sloppy. Like many other apps, frequent updates keep creating more glitches. Stop trying so hard and only update when you know it works. Will keep 1 star reviewing for all future updates because they use updates to wash out all these negative reviews. Back to the native app for me (after YEARS of using this app). What a shame. Don't waste your money.

Intuitive UI & FANTASTIC support

I've tried them all... downcast, podcatcher, blah, blah, blah.

The UI is slick (iPhone 6+) and intuitive to use. Playback at 2x is properly pitch-adjusted (no hamsters) and it works properly on both audio & video podcasts (video lagged audio by a bit at first, no longer an issue). The silence killer is a great feature. Control of auto-downloads and auto-"up next" per individual podcasts is nice automation.

Bugs are unfortunate, but not unexpected on a complex project. I found a couple, send a detailed bug description, and had very quick turnaround on a fix (3 days from bug email to v6.6 push). Very nice support!

Basic functionality doesn't work

Not worth paying for at all - very disappointed! I would highly recommend that you NOT get this app.

I have had so many issues with extremely basic things that need to work in order for you to be able to listen to podcasts (forget all the fancy stuff). These include:
1) download issues: I have podcast episodes that appear as 1MB or a 10-sec snippet in my app, but that appear as full episodes in the Apple podcasts. Removing the podcast and re-adding it does not help
2) consistent issues with playing episodes from the up next list: play stops right at the end of the first episode on the list (although the app looks like it's still playing, no sound comes out and time does not progress). I have to manually stop this episode and then manually play the next one, which defeats the purpose of "up next"
3) issues logging in: you might think I forgot my password, which I haven't, but just in case I am wrong I tried the "forgot password" link to request a new password - but this does not work either
All of these issues persist despite uninstalling the app and re-installing it multiple times.

Pocket Casts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.6
  • Size: 46.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

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

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