Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By Podcast Media LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.8
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 59.38 MB
  • Developer: Podcast Media LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,833 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.



  • Likely the best podcast player

    By Harryw2434
    The best podcast player out there. I had a question about using the app and the developer responded very quickly. The one thing I would desperately like to see is the ability to group podcasts similar to how you can group apps in IOS. I would find that feature extremely helpful.
  • Pretty great, but issues continue

    By jd2020
    Update: on iOS 12, seems to drain battery excessively for playing downloaded audio. Also not working well with Siri. Asking to go back x seconds often results in “I can’t do that in that app.” Don’t see this in other audio apps. Reported these to dev but no improvement. Trying Overcast again... Since iOS 11 playback in control center is unreliable. When paused, rewind/FFW controls don’t update shown position/time, but pressing play resumes at correct place. Playback on BT seems to drop, while music doesn’t. No improvement under iOS 12 beta and Official release. Considering going back to Overcast even though I like how PC is designed.
  • Bluetooth bug

    By Fraying
    I love Casts but there’s a bug that’s driving me crazy: if you turn a Bluetooth speaker on or off when Casts is playing to it, the app crashes.
  • Reliably crashes

    By allweatherdanny
    Crashes when Bluetooth audio sources are turned on, video podcasts are playing and the phone is put to sleep, etc. has become progressively buggier and buggier and hasn’t been updated in a while!
  • Good app, needs new features to compete with other products

    By Blake Bhouse
    This app sorely needs the following updates and fixes. The Apple Watch app needs the ability to store podcasts locally on the Apple Watch. A podcast setting to filter new downloads is needed. Some podcasts release 2-3 downloads a day, but only the largest file is the actual daily podcast. Please create a download filter to sort out only the largest file. The Apple Watch app now playing screen is very annoying. There is a speed button that is accidentally activated daily if I am wearing a jacket or gloves which speeds the podcast up to 2x. No one should ever need to dynamically change the speed of the podcast from their watch.
  • Literally perfect

    By Doey J
    I’ve tried probably about 10 different podcast apps and none of them work the way I want. They don’t save podcasts, have trouble streaming, glitch out, etc., INCLUDING apples own podcast app. This app is he answer. Bought this app and never went back, it has everything I could possibly want, in an easily read format.
  • Why no trim or volume boost for streaming yet?

    By Robtroxx
    Migrated to iOS from Android. Pocketcasts is my go to for podcasts. It’s strange how on android, the app can trim and boost voices for streaming. Yet I have to download episodes in order to have those features. A bit disappointing...
  • By far the best podcast app

    By asjohn
    I downloaded and tested nearly all podcast apps on appstore but this one is simply the best. Simple, straightforward, beautifull UI, lot of customizations, sync between devices and Sonos integration. However one thing that I really miss is ALEXA Skill. Keep up the good work and thank you. 👍
  • Please update

    By TheReluctantReviewer625
    I switched to icatcher podcast player and am not looking back to Pocket Casts. The functionality is much better and I can Sync to icloud at no additional cost . The app is also not subscription based.
  • No playlist feature?

    By AdmiralGrey
    I emailed them to double check; there's no playlist feature. The most basic of features THAT'S AVAILABLE ON THE ANDROID VERSION OF THIS APP. C'mon, my dudes.