Podcatcher

Podcatcher

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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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 podcatcher@unkemptuous.com - 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

Tags: best podcatcher, podcatcher, podcatcher external sd card, podwave podcatcher, podcatcher on the sd card, audiopodcatcher.

Recently changed in this version

Chromecast support.


Comments and ratings for Podcatcher
  • (56 stars)

    by Samuel Yuen on 10/11/2014

    Where is the promised chromecast? Only reason I installed it.

  • (56 stars)

    by Nicolas Robadey on 08/11/2014

    Works perfectly on my Acer Liquid E2. Only problem is the playback order, newest to oldest, which causes some podcasts (series of small episodes) to play in reverse order. Would be a very good idea to add a configuration option for playback order!

  • (56 stars)

    by Ewan Hoosarmie on 07/11/2014

    crucified phone cpu & battery, took 'phone OUT of flight mode. made 'phone unusable. no other app ever gave me this much grief. X'd it.

  • (56 stars)

    by Mark Wheeler on 25/08/2014

    Useless if I can't search for podcasts.

  • (56 stars)

    by Eoin Prout on 16/08/2014

    Does exactly what I need it to do

  • (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