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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


• 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


• 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


• 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


E-mail: support@obsessivecoders.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PodCruncher
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PodCruncher
Suggestions: podcruncher.uservoice.com

What's New

Version 3.7

Added VoiceOver to player buttons

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

5 months


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.

Developer Response

Hi Lineshot, to re-download episode, you need to delete its media file first. Let us know if this helps and if you like our new releases. Thanks! support@obsessivecoders.com

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!

Interface needs work


The interface has a few frustrating bugs and one deal-breaker issue. The more minor glitch is that while deleting a podcast by left swiping, as you begin to swipe, the sort/settings/filter header bar disappears causing the entire list of podcasts to shift up resulting in an unsettling impression that the podcast you're deleting is actually the one beneath the one you intended. But by far, the more aggravating is that there is no synopsis of the podcasts in the episodes list. The only way to see what the podcast is about is to first select the hamburger menu icon then select show notes. Then you can only see one show's description at a time. I can understand including the synopsis would make the list longer to scroll through but subscribers don't care about that. Programmatically, an accordion style drop down to show the synopsis would be such a better solution - one touch without leaving the page. This aspect is enough to frustrate me to the point of looking for a better app. Fix these and the app would get a much higher review.


Obsessive Coders, Inc.
6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Obsessive Coders, Inc.


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