Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current IOS App Version: 7.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 46.75 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 4,207 IOS App Ratings


Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform. 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 you love. WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark or light theme person we've got you covered. We even have you OLED lovers covered with our Extra Dark theme. 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. Sign in and have that Up Next queue sync to all your devices. 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, adjust the volume or change playback effects, 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 or speakers with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app. CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, Up Next, listening history, 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.



  • Almost perfect

    By eggandwaffle
    I’ve tried lots of podcast apps and really like this one. It’s feature rich, highly customizable and most importantly for me, it plays nice with map apps when I’m in the car.
  • Version 7 😱

    By TheReluctantReviewer625
    Wait..what?! This app had a 3.2 stars and many thousands of ratings! You reset the ratings?! Now 3.3 stars (and falling) and listed as #1 in News in the App Store?! You gotta be kidding me! Rating is now in line with other NPR apps, regardless of company trolls and fake reviews. I've moved on from what was once my most used app. Joe might be a nerd but his podcatcher (icatcher!) app is first rate.
  • New version terrible

    By Emergency MD
    Like others have said, previously a good app now terrible. Audio not working in BMW. Sad.
  • Garbage player after the update!

    By rich_garc
    I've been really disappointed with this app. The layout was really great an intuitive when I first downloaded it, but the redesign a few months ago has left me frustrated. There's no filter to separate your downloaded episodes from the undownloaded in a particular feed, unless you archive all the episodes and then re-download specific episodes. Also, the app randomly crashes multiple times a day. The app developer changed their very popular app and doesn't seem to care that many are unhappy with it. It seems like I have to restart the app after every pause because it constantly freezes and will not respond. Do not download it!
  • Great on Android, not so much on iOS

    By chipddiv
    I’ve been using this app for years on Android, and have loved it. Now that I’m giving iOS a shot, this app has been one of the many letdowns. My biggest gripe is the difficulty playing and downloading apps when not connected to WiFi. I click Download Anyway, or Stream Anyway, and it won’t. I turned off the warnings for use without WiFi, and it still fails to download or stream. So disappointing.
  • Google cast support

    By pokenique
    Best podcast app with Google Cast support on iOS Other apps surprisingly completely omit support. Better playlists on cast would be nice.
  • Not as good since last major update

    By daltontini
    Since the last major update the app crashes with some regularity while listening. When another audio source forces the app to pause in the background 7 out of 10 times you have to completely close out the app to be able to play your podcast again.
  • WOW - Developers can also reset to remove bad reviews

    By bwjrmac
    This was hands down the best podcast app. Then version 7 came for no reason and made it the absolute worst! But what is really awful is that they can restart their reviews to remove the terrible score they were receiving for V7! The cover art may be nicer, but the simple controls to listen to podcasts are gone. Podcasts rarely download like they should in the background, it has become a much more manual task checking before you leave to be sure you podcasts downloaded. The once great ability to create your own playlist hardly works now in favor of using their “up next” feature. And indicative of the probable loud volume of complaints, there is no answer from support.
  • Internet connection not working with app

    By Buttlord
    I just purchased this app and the search feature doesn't work. It says to check my internet connection, which I've done. My connection works on other apps in my phone, so the problem is on Pocket Cast's end. So glad I paid $3.99 for an app that doesn't work. Robbery. I want my money back.
  • Progress bar

    By Oliver1222
    A little progress bar in the watch app would be a great plus