Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 7.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 47.36 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 4,553 Ratings


Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform, an app by listeners, for listeners.Our podcast player provides next-level listening, search and discovery tools. Find your next obsession with our hand curated podcast recommendations for easy discovery, and seamlessly enjoy your favorite shows without the hassle of subscribing. Here's what the press has to say: 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.



  • I Enjoy the App

    By oldmanmutt
    I very much enjoy the listening experience that Pocket Casts brings to iOS. It has a very refreshing and sleek look, amazing playback features and endless customization. I even paid for the Web Player because I want to see Pocket Cast grow into its full potential. The only issues that I have are: - The embedded artwork does not show up for any of the shows in the current version - Sometimes i have weird playback issues where the podcast does not load but the slider for the minute mark is progressing forward. I often have to kill the app and relaunch for the podcast to begin playing - I wish that there was a suggested podcast banner when you are looking at a podcasts homepage. Sometimes I want to find similar content and i have to cross reference subteddits and the Apple Podcast app (🤮) just to find similar shows to what I like. Other than that this app is awesome and i thoroughly enjoy it. Keep up the great work!
  • Was Great. Now Horrible.

    By JRF_USA
    This was my number one app for many years. Now it’s garbage. Settings are not intuitive, it crashes, it’s a memory hog (check your storage). It is not even a ghost of its former self; the only thing that’s the same is the name.
  • app freezes regularly on iphone xs and with airplay

    By jazzrogue
    i’ve used pocket casts for several years with no issues on my iphone 6 and iphone 7+. since upgrading recently to an iphone xs, the app freezes regularly, and i have to force close several times a day to continue using the app. also have freezing issues when using airplay when a podcast concludes. as much as i like the app, i’ll be looking for something different so that i can enjoy my podcasts without spending time force-closing and relaunching the app constantly.
  • Buggy

    By queentaina
    I like the functions in this app when it works. I haven’t been able to play podcast without skipping—and sometimes they don’t play at all—for weeks. It’s frustrating. I hope they fix the bugs and get things working again. If not, I’m going to need get a new podcasting app.
  • Good platform, performance lacking

    By cwc1990
    The platform is aesthetically great and very user friendly. The episodes update much later than when they are released sometimes though and this can be frustrating. If this is fixed, it will be my default podcast app.
  • Every other updates looses data

    By chamakits
    Yet again another update since the disastrous mayor version update that looses data. My entire play queue is gone. The lack of quality assurance process from this developer shows the absolute lack of care they have for their users, never mind the disaster that the new version has been. Please retire.
  • Download features?

    By Jackson Swan
    Edit: 06/14/19 W̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶e̶s̶s̶.̶Y̶o̶u̶ ̶w̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶!̶ ̶ ̶I̶n̶ ̶v̶e̶r̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶6̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶o̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶l̶o̶a̶d̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶e̶p̶i̶s̶o̶d̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶a̶ ̶p̶o̶d̶c̶a̶s̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶g̶o̶.̶ ̶N̶o̶w̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶m̶s̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶i̶n̶d̶i̶v̶i̶d̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶l̶o̶a̶d̶ ̶e̶a̶c̶h̶ ̶e̶p̶i̶s̶o̶d̶e̶.̶ ̶P̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶d̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶i̶n̶.̶ The option to download all has been added back in! Thanks for listening devs!
  • Next episode queue

    By TN787
    The app has major issues playing the next episode. It just keeps repeating the same last bit over and over and never goes to the next episode. It also randomly picks a 10 second clip to replay while listening. Several weeks later.... PLAYBACK IS STILL MESSED UP. It’s showing zero seconds left and still playing several minutes. It never goes to the next episode in the queue. I think I’m just gonna go back to Spotify or Apple Podcasts. You shouldn’t be charging for an app that doesn’t even work as well as the free ones. Another week later... Decided to switch to an app with developers that know what they’re doing. Just wish I could get a refund from you people because you deserve nothing. TOTAL GARBAGE
  • I like the redesign...

    By tyler_zyco
    I’ve been using this app through a couple of iterations of it’s interface design and honestly I really like it. Granted, at first it was a little difficult to navigate when I was so used to the old gestures but now navigation and discovery are such a breeze. Irony is that I’m not a huge fan of the Desktop web counterpart.. the UI is too large for my taste. I should have also mean too that the actual FEATURES of the app itself have always worked very well for me. I’ve had no complaints with downloads, enhancements, skipping etc. I highly recommend Pocket Casts.
  • More complicated less user friendly

    By Hezmana
    I used to love this app. When they revamped the app it became much less user friendly. I just want to see the downloaded podcasts when I open the app, but must navigate the interface and find where they put the downloaded episodes. Recently I had an issue with a podcast not downloading, receiving an error msg. I contacted their support email, but never received a response. I think the app is now style over substance.