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A free app for subscribing to, automatically downloading, and playing RSS and Atom podcast feeds on Android devices.

Please send your feedback, including any podcast feeds which do not work with Podcatcher, to - I will do my best to address any issues.

Version 0.3 and up include an example podcast feed from the BBC. If you have suggestions for podcasts in languages other than English (to include in future localised versions of Podcatcher), feel free to email me!

Key features:
- Simple UI, all current casts are shown on the opening screen
- Support for RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds
- OPML import/export
- Downloaded casts are added to the 'Podcatcher' playlist for playing in other apps

Explanation for required permissions:
INTERNET - used to download feeds and casts
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - used to respect preferences for downloading casts using mobile data
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - casts are written to the SD card for offline listening
READ_PHONE_STATE - cast playback is paused when the phone rings
BLUETOOTH - control playback from a paired Bluetooth device

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Recently changed in this version

New preferences:
- Control how many recent casts from each feed to show on the list of current casts.
- Hide removed casts from the list of current casts.

Comments and ratings for Podcatcher
  • (56 stars)

    by David Kotschessa on 02/03/2014

    I am devouring my favorite podcasts with this app, happily. But as others have pointed out, playback order is an issue. It plays the most recent podcast first, which might make sense if you were completely caught up on that particular program. But as it stands, I'm getting multi part podcasts in reverse order. Not the worst thing in the world. The simplicity of this app is a strength. Could use im

  • (56 stars)

    by Travis Kale on 05/02/2014

    It does subscribe to and download from rss feeds. Where it falls short is playback. It attempts to do playback itself and does so poorly, extremely limited audio player especially if you like long podcasts that you don't finish in one sitting. The downloaded podcasts all go into one folder and are named poorly. If they were organized by feeds into directories and with good file names I would

  • (56 stars)

    by Ritchie Hicks on 04/02/2014

    Reliable. Easy to use. I'd be lost without it. My favourite app. I use it everyday.

  • (56 stars)

    by Anthony Di Schino on 19/01/2014

    I use it to manage a couple podcasts and it works great.

  • (56 stars)

    by Michael Landon on 19/01/2014

    Good at catching podcasts but could use better playback controls

  • (56 stars)

    by Miisa McKeown on 21/12/2013

    I have found this podcatching app to work very well, and downloads consistently, though it needs either the possibility to re-arrange the items in the "current" list to one's own liking, or support playlists that would be more customisable than the default current list. As is, I tend to listen instead via another music player linked to the podcatcher and then just manually mark casts as listened t

  • (56 stars)

    by Michelle Stock on 10/10/2013

    Ive been through a small mountain of weird and or buggy podcatchers over the last year. This is nice. Its easy and most importantly, its reliable. I thank you.