Listen Up Free

Listen Up Free


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Podcast player inspired by Google Listen. Maintained and follows most recent Android user interface guidelines.

Support Group:

- integration
- Automatic background downloads
- Drag & Drop support in queue user interface for easy re-ordering of episodes
- Application widget for easy control of the audio queue
- Remember position in audio on any number of episodes
- Streaming playback if file hasn't yet been downloaded
- Restrict downloads to only on WI-FI, plugged in, or both
- Support headset controls
- Very battery conscious, strives to use the least amount of battery power
- Quick controls for 30 second skip forward and back
- Tablet Support

An existing gpodder ( account can be used to synchronize your account.

The following permissions are used:
- ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: To enable optional WI-FI only downloads
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: To write audio files to the SD card
- INTERNET: To download audio files and feeds. Nothing is ever uploaded except for actually making requests for your feeds.
- WAKE_LOCK: So the device doesn't start go to sleep in the middle of playback or download.
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: So the application can start the timer to periodically check for new episodes

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Recently changed in this version

Version 2.4.7 *(2013-12-21)*
* Fix HTTP retry exception on GPodder subscription update
* Fix empty POST body when updating subscriptions

Version 2.4.6 *(2013-12-03)*
* Fix crashes reported by store

Version 2.4.5 *(2013-11-13)*
* Fix crash reported by user on Google group

Version 2.4.4
* Fix crash reported by store

Version 2.4.2
* Fix slow startup time

* If gpodder times out, fallback to local feeds only for update

Comments and ratings for Listen Up Free
  • (59 stars)

    by Dr. Emme Ci on 27/04/2014

    The best listen replacement

  • (59 stars)

    by Dan Micklewright on 07/04/2014

    I was very disappointed when I found out Google Listen was being discontinued, as it did everything I wanted. Having tried MANY alternatives since then I was left frustrated by how inadequate they were. This app is brilliant however. Simple and elegant. The only gripe I have is that the widget could look a bit nicer, at the moment it almost looks like a graphical glitch on my screen such is its ve

  • (59 stars)

    by maria makulova on 24/03/2014


  • (59 stars)

    by Marco Vaz on 12/02/2014

    Freezes when push play in Android 4.4.2 and only works again after rebooting

  • (59 stars)

    by Boris Kheyfets on 23/01/2014

    I'd rather have it download the podcast and let me choose the player... Instead Listen Up would do everything for me -- which is great when I teach relatives to use it, but somewhat irritates me. I'd rather have it download podcast to the Downloads dir, and play podcasts with my favorite music player. Podder app works this way, but I can't make it work with wick 3G connection.

  • (59 stars)

    by Altay Hunter on 13/01/2014

    This app was the perfect replacement for Google Listen, and is a good spiritual successor to it. However, after the death of Google Reader it has been much less reliable; gpodder does a poor job synchronizing podcasts and has been generally confusing. Coupled with the unfortunate recent interface changes, I switched to the Podcast Addict app and haven't looked back.

  • (59 stars)

    by Ben Mansheim on 22/12/2013

    Great app, does exactly what it should, efficiently and intuitively.

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