Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.5
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 52.94 MB
  • Developer: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,523 Ratings


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: WE SWEAT THE DETAILS 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. 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 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. 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.



  • Missing a critical feature, UI problems

    By Skylar C.
    I wish I could view and listen to a podcasts recent episodes without subscribing to the podcast! Also, if you play a podcast after reading its description you have to minimize the description and tap the player on the bottom of the app to gain access to the playback controls. This app is so close to being perfect!
  • The Podcast App. 🎙📲

    By Xisted
    Man, I've tried several podcast apps and this is it right here. Is there room for improvement? Sure. But man does it do so many things right. I love the customization and would appreciate the addition of true dark mode for OLED displays, some additional theming options, search titles within a podcast, and some additional app icon choices just for funzies! Thanks team! 💥
  • Beautiful & functional

    By Connor O'Flannery
    Graphic designer & constant podcast-listener here. This is a gorgeous, functional app. Huge thanks to all y’all UX designers who worked on this thing. Beautiful.
  • Some issues need ironed out

    By yungstud
    This app does a few things right. I like the trim silence. I like the playlist creation. And I like how easy the app is to use overall. Unfortunately, the good qualities stop there. Many of the features I was looking for when I was trying to find a replacement podcast app were those that were in the Apple podcast app before they did the big update that basically ruined it. The first major one was being able to have the app automatically download new episodes without having to open it. The second was easily being able to continue playing the next downloaded episode after listening to the first one. This app sort of handles the second one, although I have to go out of my way to “play all,” but lacks on the first. There are some other good features I’ve seen in other apps that this one lacks, such as the ability to prioritize podcasts within playlists. This app is kind of weird the way it treats streaming or downloading episodes. It’s all or nothing with that setting which means if it’s set to download, you have to manually select each individual episode and tell it to download or stream if you forgot to download new ones before you left WiFi. All these things are kind of minor compared to the one extremely glaring issue with adding new podcasts. When you go to look at new podcasts to add, trying to decide if you want to subscribe to them, you can’t see episode titles or descriptions before subscribing to give you an idea of what the episodes are about. Before you subscribe, you only get to read the two or three sentence description of the podcast. I have found this extremely annoying and it leads me to use other apps for research. I have to say that there are better apps out there that are free and aren’t so frustrating. I may go back to one of them.
  • The perfect podcast app

    By Connador
    Make sure to get the web version/Mac app as well, because this is the only podcast app you’ll ever need! I’m so happy that it supports the Chromecast. Is it possible to have a similar feature with beaming it to a Mac as well like with handoff? I apologize if this is already a feature, I’ve been having some issues with handoff lately
  • Best podcast app for iOS and Android.

    By ZzZz41
    Flat out the best podcast app I’ve ever used. Started using it on android and loved it so much I bought it again for iOS. Also bought the desktop version. Totally worth the money. A lot of features, beautiful UI/UX, constant updates, and the developer’s notes are always entertaining.
  • Worth the money

    By Sister Mischief
    I finally had it with Apple Podcasts after the 11.3 iOS update. My playlist had disappeared and I didn’t seem to be able to build a new one. It was the last straw. I looked into other podcatchers, but I didn’t want to deal with ads. So I splurged on Pocket Casts, and I’m so glad I did. All my shows are available, the settings are better than I ever dreamed, and the playlist management is the best. No looking back. Apple Podcasts is dead to me. Pocket Casts is the best.
  • Great idea, poor execution

    By MrSpecific
    Love the concept, but incredibly, incredibly buggy. Lots of areas with poorly thought-out UX, crashes, and basically non-functional if you try to use it with Google Home/Google Cast devices. (Loses track of where you are in the podcast, won't show all cast devices or sometimes any, hard to set up, etc) I contacted the developer and they weren't interested in addressing any of that.
  • Easy to navigate, shows past played episodes and stats

    By I_just_want_to_stitch_videos
    I’ve had pocket cast for a year and upon downloading it and switching over my podcast player to pcast, my life was changed forever. It allowed me to optimize and maximize my podcast game. I’ve reached out to them before about a suggestion about seeing the episodes you’ve played, and they implemented it (albeit I’m sure it wasn’t directly bc of my suggestion). I love the stats because it makes me feel like I’ve been mentally productive, listening to and absorbing views and opinions of intelligent people. It is so well-organized and aesthetically pleasing. The podcasts you’re subscribed to are displayed via their cover picture, the list of episodes you’ve downloaded and new releases are very easy to see and navigate. I am a loyal, paying customer. 👍
  • Killing my battery

    By hwinn541
    For some reason pocket casts is killing my battery more than Facebook. I have an iPhone X on iOS 11.3 and I download the podcasts instead of streaming. So I can’t understand why it’s smashing my battery so hard. I love this app, not sure if its my phone cuz I did a reset as well. Or if it’s 11.3 but either way it’s destroying my battery life.