Finally, a full-featured podcast app that just works - no hiccups or crashes. Download and stream episodes, manage subscriptions, create playlists, discover new podcasts. Crafted with love - extremely fast, smooth, and easy to use.
"Podcast addicts will love this app" - AppAdvice
PODCASTS DELIVERED YOUR WAY
• Complete iTunes catalog: 500,000+ podcasts
• Download and stream over WiFi and Cellular
• Play pre-downloaded episodes when off-line
• New episodes auto-downloaded in background
• Lightning-fast feed updates and downloads
• Never have to sync with computer again
• Quick start by importing your subscriptions
• Best of talk radio - news, sports, tech, comedy
• NPR, CNN, BBC, NBC, ESPN, MLB, NYT, WSJ
UNMATCHED PLAYBACK CONTROL
• Playback speed: 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x, 0.5x
• Continuous playback, edit Up Next on the fly
• Gestures for play/stop, fwd/back, next/previous
• Adjustable skip intervals for fwd/back buttons
• Precise multi-speed slider for fine scrubbing
• Landscape and full-screen modes for video
• Listen in background, even to video episodes
• Control remotely while driving or exercising
• Lock screen controls and episode information
• AirPlay support, Bluetooth audio and controls
• Sleep timer
DISCOVER NEW PODCASTS
• Browse top podcasts in 16 categories
• Search by podcast title, author, or description
• Select country for searching and browsing
• Import and Export subscriptions in Opml format
• Subscribe to any podcast feed using its URL
• Full support for password-protected podcasts
• Create regular and smart playlists
• Add, remove, rearrange episodes in playlists
• Smart playlists with many filter and sort options
• Set auto-download rules for new episodes
• Or select episodes and start download manually
• Manage download activity in the queue
• Share episodes by email, twitter, facebook
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Added VoiceOver to player buttons
Ratings and Reviews
I've been using this about 5 months, before that I was using iTunes and the default player. The best thing is the extra control such as more playback speeds. The most annoying thing is that it tends to download a podcast but not be able to play it. It happens most often on networks in hotels for some reason. Even at the house though it can occur occasionally. There should be a way to redownload those. They can be selected and sent to the queue but the queue will then remove them since it will not download already downloaded podcasts. There needs to be a check when items are added to the queue that retries if the podcast is invalid. I would also suggest an additional option for controlling the total amount of flash reserved for all podcasts. Definitely pleased with it besides the above issues. (Updated) A few times a week when the player finishes one podcast and switches to a new one, there will be silence. The podcast is playing but is muted. Usually it recovers and starts playing after 30 seconds or so. If you change the playback speed, jump backward, or the volume, then it un-mutes. Different podcasts have different volumes. Under iTunes you can select to have the podcasts volume leveled which helps somewhat. During playback a few times a week the volume will decrease suddenly, if you jump back and forward this usually fixes it.
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Best Podcast App for iPhone
I literally use this app everyday - walking my dog, listening in the subway, working out, and sending notes/podcast episodes to friends. I bought PodCruncher at least five years ago and it’s been my first choice for podcasts ever since. I vastly prefer this to Overcast, Podcasts, and other apps. The best features let you create playlists of specific episodes (I have ones labeled “next road trip,” “great interviews,” “LOL,” etc.) instead of just smart playlists, custom settings per podcast, multiple sharing options, notes for each podcast are easy find and view. My only wishes for the app: better search/browsing interfaces and some way to listen to single episodes without subscribing. My other wishlist item is a PodCruncher app optimized for iPad; currently the app’s graphics are too small for the iPad screen. At this point, the positives vastly outweigh the negatives, I’m loyal to PodCruncher, and I would gladly pay for another version for iPad. Thanks to the company for creating a great app and staying current with updates!
Visually compact and easily navigable
This is the podcast app I’ve been looking for after Apple redesigned their app for iOS 10. There’s little point in promoting one app by only criticizing another, so let’s discuss the merits of PodCruncher as compared to Apple’s native app. These are the three most significant features PodCruncher offers vs the native iOS app:
Visually compact. This was my most sought-after feature. A small icon with the title in text is all I want. Same goes for browsing episodes within a podcast. I don’t want to be limited to seeing only 6 podcasts on a screen to display the podcasts’ big title graphics.
Usability #1. A hamburger icon next to each episode gives easy access to the functions I need: download, add to a playlist, play now, view show notes.
Usability #2: Easily access playlists from the bottom toolbar. Create and manage custom playlists. Yaaaas! I thought Apple had done away with playlists in their iOS 10+ app. They sort of did. They were replaced with “Up Next,” and I had to google the multi-step process for accessing that playlist (scroll up while playing an Up Next episode. PodCruncher has none of that nonsense.
Bonus #4: browsing for new podcasts by subject and searching by title, author, and country is also very convenient and nicely implemented.
Thank you for keeping it simple and functional, and stepping up where Apple really missed mark!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.