Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.7
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 54.48 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,673 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.



  • No simple way to delete episodes

    By dragon813gt
    I’m rating it two stars because there’s no simple way to delete an episode. You can’t swipe to delete like you should be able to. I don’t understand why no one has developed a podcast app like the old Apple one. Before they screwed it up it was easy and efficient to use. Some of us want exactly what it used to offer. Paying money for an app and then finding out there’s no way to delete single episodes is ridiculous. Such a simple feature should be included and it’s one I didn’t think would ever be omitted. I’m being generous w/ two stars because the lack of this feature warrants a zero star review since a basic function isn’t available.
  • King of Podcast Apps

    By PabloFelixJr.
    Aesthetically pleasing (IMO) Dark mode & light mode So many options Simple search and share Three different album view modes Change icon color options Adjust skip forward and backwards Trim silence feature Sleep options Refresh album art And more these are just my favorites
  • Not reliable

    By Strawberry96813
    I’m not sure if it’s the most recent update, but the app will not play when I hit the Play button. Happens on cellular connection and on WiFi.
  • Pretty Good App

    By Riana1!
    I much prefer this app for podcasts, instead of the iTunes app. I gave it four stars because using RSS feeds can be a pain. It can take several tries before it’ll work. I’m still currently trying to get one feed to work but it tells me to check my internet connection (both the internet connection and RSS feed work).
  • Love the app, but experiencing a slight bug.

    By Robtroxx
    Migrated to iOS from Android. Pocketcasts is my go to for podcasts. Although, the effects on my device such as volume boost and trim silence won’t toggle on. I even rebooted my device and uninstalled the app. Still doesn’t work. Please fix.
  • Sync Issue

    By evrt
    Again there currently seems to be a sync issue with the website player. I love this podcast player and I have tried many. I mostly wanted the ability to play through the website as well and keep everything synced. Unfortunately that is not currently working for me
  • Tried ‘em all...still on Pocket Casts

    By Starved Fool
    Fantastic features, regularly updated, simple to use. But the icing on the cake are the app update notes. :) I try other podcast apps every time there’s a major release just to see what’s out there but always keep coming back to this one. Once you’ve decided you’re a podcast listener it’s time to download Pocket Casts.
  • Getting Bloated

    By Maijstral
    I have been using Pocket Casts pretty much as long as it’s been around. I first got it on either IPhone 3 or 4, stuck with it when I went to android, and it was the first app I installed when I got my iPhone X. So I’m definitely a fan. At this point though, I’m looking to move on. The bloat that has apparently built up over the years has it so that running the app in the background uses roughly the same amount of batter as running Facebook with the screen on (roughly 5% per hour). When I’m looking at my phone at the end of the day and over half of my batter has been used by a single background app, that’s a real problem.
  • Great app and website, CarPlay needs work...

    By HeadshotBeast94
    Favoriting the best episodes, syncing them up with my PC through the website, and everything else about this app is great, with the sorting options especially. HOWEVER, the Apple CarPlay app does NOT keep the same sorting order (newest first/oldest first) along with episodes that are marked as played. I need to scroll through the 40 episodes I've listened to every day to get to the unlistened episodes to play them... While driving. Easy fix though, please keep the same selection options as the app in Carplay!!!
  • Great app for podcast junkies

    By andrew.conkling
    I had been using Overcast with good satisfaction until recently, when it showed some fraying at the edges. Some friends suggested Pocket Casts so I checked it out: It’s really easy to move around through the app, to access podcast settings and things quickly. A lot of care has gone into the design. (The Apple Watch app deserves a special shout out here.) The Up Next feature is a bit more fiddly than Overcast’s priority podcasts but it works well to keep up with favorite podcasts first and those that “expire” (like news or daily shows). This is almost perfect, short of playing by podcast order. The only thing I’d like to see is an available sorting by podcast order. Ordering podcasts in the “grid” screen should be available to play podcasts in an episode filter in that order. (Currently you can only play by date, from oldest or newest.) That one setting would enable me to listen to favorites first which is the only thing I can’t quite do right now.