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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 6.9.3

Version 6.9.3 Fixes layout issues with iOS 10 and the podcast and now playing pages.

In case you missed it, version 6.9.2:
- Added episode details to the Apple Watch app so you can read about an episode before playing it (or force touch to star, mark as played, play next or play last).
- Apple Watch app now shows playback progress.
- Added force touch chapter buttons to the Apple Watch Now Playing page. You're welcome.
- There's a phone which we're not allowed to name launching, and in theory this version supports that phone. We have no further comment at this time.
- Fixes a Google Cast crash when casting to a group of audio devices.
- Podcast images now load faster than ever before. As part of this change the app will need to clear out your current artwork. It will only do that once, and should reload it when it needs it.
- Various other enhancements and fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Huge lack in capability

I used this app for a long time. It was my favorite podcast app by far. Out of curiosity I went back to the Apple podcast app to see how it felt. The one thing Pocket Casts is missing is good discoverability. For some reason it’s severely lacking compared to Apple’s it’s just not easy to discover other podcasts you might like. It’s like going to my bedroom bookshelf verses Barnes and Noble. My other big problem is it took a very long time to bring us a Watch app and it’s pretty much unusable. Now that the watch has a now playing complication built in it takes a split second to pause or skip ahead in a podcast. My work day is almost entirely dependent on my podcasts at this point so quick response and finding new ones to listen to are massive.

Definitely deserves 3 stars, because of all the third party efforts, this is the best. It just can’t touch Apple’s depth.

The Greatest*

When I switched to iOS, I was relieved to find out that Pocket Casts is just as good on the iPhone. The swiping interface is intuitive and fits in well with the rest of the iPhone X UI. Everything is easy to use and it looks great. I’ve paid for it twice now and would gladly pay for it again. The stock podcast app is crippling and I even tried Overcast for a few days but I just don’t like it as much. I highly recommend PocketCasts if you’re an avid podcast listener.

*One complaint: Increasing the playback speed seems to cause distortion. It’s not my speaker or headphones and only happens on iOS. This is the only major problem I have & I hope they address this soon.


Fantastic Podcast App and let’s get it out-of-the-way, better than Overcast. I won’t even bother comparing it to the Apple podcast app because that one is Hot pile of complicated trash. But this app holds a lot of benefits over overcast, and I was a long time overcast user. I didn’t want to spend the money for this app but I’m glad I did. The interface is clean and good to use. It’s feature rich but not complicated. Fantastic app, and I recommend downloading it if you are a podcast listener. Even if you are a devout overcast user I would recommend switching to this. It always annoyed me that I couldn’t use Siri to fast-forward or re wind overcast and it automatically play, and unfortunately it is the same here too. That said I’d still recommend it

Pocket Casts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.9.3
  • Size: 52.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • 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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