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 2,574 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.

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  • Not worth the price

    By ajslad5
    I think it’s strange that you can’t just listen to an episode of a podcast without subscribing first. There is also no way to search for specific episodes of a podcast, which I’ve found to be annoying when looking for an episode among 200 episodes. I guess this app might be better for users who only plan to subscribe and listen to entire series, rather than someone listening to interview-style podcasts with specific episodes.
  • The best, sadly no more

    By TheReluctantReviewer625
    I've been using this app for years, first on Android and now on iOS. In my opinion, this was simply the best podcast app available. I'm subscribed to 45 podcasts and am very serious about the app on which I choose to play them. I'm quite disappointed that the devs have sold out to NPR and other concerns 😢 It looks like it may be time to find another podcast app before this one completely dives. Maybe I'll even give the stock Apple podcast app another try. I doubt that Apple will sell out.
  • It’s ok

    By Gigs83
    Skipping a set amount of each podcast, and being able to have my favorites in an online archive are the highlights. Playback speed introduces noise no matter how slow or fast, and the auto trim doesn’t work consistently. Have to use the up next playlist instead of just creating one of my own that automatically sorts things as I want them.
  • Great App but uncertain future

    By tmcendree
    I’ve been using the app since 2015. Before this app, I never cared for podcasts. Using this app has brought a whole new world of entertainment. ShiftJelly is one of my favorite developers. However, He sold it to NPR. While the developer says nothing will happen to pocket casts and that’ll it get better in the months to come, we’ve heard that from developers who sold their company. Pinterest bought Fleksy and almost killed it. Microsoft bought Wunderlist which is on life support, and SwiftKey which got bloated and Sunrise which was by far the best calendar app and killed it with no feature parity. I hope this app doesn’t go the way of those. I want these huge companies to stop destroying apps and wish the best for the future of Pocket Casts.
  • Bought the same as Apple’s

    By Disorganized orginization
    Cannot create a playlist with the podcasts you want to listen to. Like one for business, one for school, one for fun. This is certainly not worth $4
  • In the morning

    By Mark Pugner33
    I deleted this app after I learned they were bought my NPR on the No Agenda Show.
  • What is playing next?

    By Antiduplicity
    When I first open the app in the morning on that way to the gym, there is no way to tell what is in the queue to be played next. I have to start playing a random podcast in order to have access to that list. It takes many steps to build the playlist I want at the gym each morning. 1. Give me access to the playing queue apart from a playing podcast 2. Give me the option for manual sort on playlists. Make that a third option This is so close to the best. Just a little more. Hopefully the next chapter will give us that
  • Bought by a podcast company

    By Trivie
    This was my favorite podcast app by far. But now NPR has bought the company. Congrats to Shifty but there will be obvious bias towards NPR and This American Life content which I personally don't care for. It's too bad. I love this app but NPR is not a company I want my information and data to be affiliated with.
  • Overall, A Great App But...

    By Brown_DC127
    Only recently have I dived into the world that is podcasts and I’ve loved it. I started off on the stock iOS App (free), moved to Castbox (free), and now I’m here. Pocket Casts is aesthetically pleasing and allows viewing of most, if not all, podcasts. A list of pros and cons below: Pros: Beautiful and simplistic design. Trim Silence feature is great. Ability to create playlists with certain characteristics is useful at times. Cons: Sync across devices (like my iPad) is shotty and only works some of the time. You have to subscribe to a channel in order to view episodes and episode descriptions. No ‘number of episodes’ on each channel like in Castbox. No in channel search like in Castbox. Every time I subscribe to a channel, the podcast episodes are majority marked as “played”, so I have to load all episodes and then mark them as “unplayed”. The app is good but I keep going back to Castbox because of these cons.
  • One star for selling out

    By It's just stacking cans
    How long until the buyers of pocket casts start mining user data? I’ll add one star for each new version releases which protects my privacy