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

Version 6.9.8

Just like another episode of House MD, we bring you another release where we tried to figure out an issue, figured out it wasn't Lupus and almost killed the patient but then saved their lives. SORRY SPOILERS!
- Fixes an issue with automatic download and WiFi vs Cellular (or 'mobile' as we call it here in Australia. Maaaaaaaaate.) usage. Thanks to the people who gave us the details needed to find this one!
- Fixes some other issues we found along the way as well

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
947 Ratings
947 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Tune it to your favourite shows.


Simply the best

For those of you still using the stock Apple podcast app, let me tell you the three big things that will keep my locked in with pocket casts. I’ve listened to 16 DAYS of podcasts since I picked up my iPhone 7 back in 2016 so I think I can give a fair review here.

1. Silence removal, intro skipping and precise speed controls. When you listen to a large quantity of podcasts these features save you a lot of time. While Apple podcast allows speed control, it goes 1x all the way to 1.5 which are find too fast. I keep my pocket cast at 1.3

2. It works with my in car forward and back buttons to skip forward and back. This is probably the single biggest thing preventing me from ever using the stock app. With Pocket cast My 2013 VW skips forward by 45 seconds when I hit the “skip forward” in car button. Apple podcast app does not do anything when I hit the in car button. The ability to skip ads when driving is absolutely a must have because it’s probably where I listen the most.

3. Faster refresh rate - I find pocketcast pulls the latest streams faster than the stock app.

If you are even a moderately frequent podcast listener this is the most obvious purchase I can think of. I think by pure run time this is probably the most frequently used app on my phone, it’s basically always running. 10/10 great Dev, great app.

T Lin

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.

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!


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)


Podcast Media, LLC
62.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© ShiftyJelly Pty Ltd


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