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
  • (61 stars)

    by maria makulova on 24/03/2014


  • (61 stars)

    by Marco Vaz on 12/02/2014

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

  • (61 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, a

  • (61 stars)

    by Ben Mansheim on 22/12/2013

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

  • (61 stars)

    by Paul McDougall on 16/12/2013

    I tried lots of different podcast managers when google reader and listen died. I reckon this is the best of the lot for what i wanted. I had a few problems with my new Nexus 5 (kitkat) and syncing with gpodder but the developer was responsive and its work

  • (61 stars)

    by Clarkson Fisher III on 04/12/2013

    I encourage Codepimps to continue developing this. I love it. I do also understand though that it's frustrating for most people to use. My suggestion for what one change would most improve this app: Better search results.

  • (61 stars)

    by Bradon Says on 10/11/2013

    Largest being no ability to add any podcast form URL, strange limited list?