Player FM - Podcast and Sync

Player FM - Podcast and Sync

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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The multi-device podcast discovery app that helps you find great shows, syncs across devices, and works offline. Currently featured in Android Central's Apps of the Week

Tired of figuring out what to subscribe to, then waiting ages to download before you can even hit play? Player FM lets you follow topics, not just shows. Choose from hundreds of topics and receive relevant episodes each day, even if you don't yet know the individual shows. Just like a regular podcast app, you can still subscribe to your favorite shows and keep them offline ... best of both worlds!


• Cloud sync on multiple platforms - Like Spotify for podcasts, your settings sync across the cloud, so you won't have to repeat the setup process every time you get a shiny new device. Player FM works great on your phone and tablet, there's a full-featured web app too at Chromecast is supported and now Android Wear watches too.

• Hundreds of topics - You care about more than just "Tech" or "Entertainment", so we go deep and provide hundreds of curated channels on topics like Android, Game of Thrones, etc. Each of them combining the latest analysis from across the entire podosphere, not just one show. There's a general Tech channel, but also channels dedicated to Android, Gadgets, Gaming, Programming, Java, many more. Same for Sports, TV, and so on. These are *live* channels with episodes ready to be played immediately or saved for later.

• Fast and frequent updates - Player FM's servers receive most shows just minutes after the creators hits the publish buttons. Where a traditional podcatcher requires your phone to constantly check every site for changes, the app makes a single call to Player FM's server, where it retrieves data from all your subscriptions in one go. Updates take seconds, not minutes, saving you bandwidth and battery.

• Offline sync - Player FM proactively downloads latest episodes for offline playback. It knows how to clean up after itself too, with old episodes automatically deleted as new ones come in. No more headaches tidying up that pile of unwanted downloads! Episodes you add to your Play Later list will also be auto-downloaded, just like latest subscriptions. Highly configurable - set it to download only on wifi or charging, change limits, etc.

• Full catalogue - Browse all episodes in the publisher's feed and browse full shownotes for each. As well as the usual series search, you can search full shownotes for over 2 million playable episodes!

• Episode management - Resume where you left off, mark as played, and browse play history.

• No lock-in - Your subscriptions are always available as OPML, should you wish to move them to another app. We also support OPML import if you're saying hello.

• Attractive interface - Podcast apps get a ton of use each day, so we care a lot about look and feel. There's also an interactive widget and pull-down notification.

• Feature-rich - Speed control (even while streaming), sleep timer, mini + full-screen player

• Always free! No ads, minimal permissions, star up to 50 topics, manage up to 20 subscriptions. Gain more subscriptions by inviting friends ( We're trialling a Gold account with unlimited subscriptions and other benefits.

• Actively developed - We're always working to improve the app. We love your feedback and respond quickly to every mail, so get in touch at if you have any questions or suggestions!

"Player FM makes podcasts look cool again"

"Attractive UI...What this new app really brings to the table is the way it presents new content to podcast listeners"
- Android Central

"Searching for new podcasts was a breeze...surprised this app is free."
- Tested

"Guides you to smart, interesting podcasts based on category, channel, or even specific topics"
- LifeHacker

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Recently changed in this version

Version 2.0.17
- Play podcasts in external player. Useful for video podcasts. Go to Episode detail - Overflow menu - Play in external player
- Incorrect episode length fix
- Bug fixes
- Thank you for your feedback! It helps us to improve app. Credits go to all users which reported problems and to all beta testers in our community. To report problems go to Settings - About - Report problem

Comments and ratings for Player FM - Podcast and Sync
  • (69 stars)

    by Tim Mattison on 15/07/2014

    Android Wear support is buggy, streaming podcasts breaks down seriously with any minor loss of connectivity, Bluetooth headset issues too.

  • (69 stars)

    by Alanna Pisarek on 15/07/2014

    Love this app, but latest updates have made it buggy. Downloads failing and sound is choppy.

  • (69 stars)

    by Guillermo Amaral on 15/07/2014

    Not enough playback controls. Episodes seem to want to be disorganized... It's not right...

  • (69 stars)

    by Mikhail P on 15/07/2014

    Getting worse since recent updates: glitchy playback, slow response, unpredictable behavior. Time to start looking for alternatives?

  • (69 stars)

    by Mark Miller on 12/07/2014

    My favorite pod caster! Heads above anything else I've tried. Everything I need is already here no need to go looking.

  • (69 stars)

    by Zach Savoy on 12/07/2014

    A great interface coupled with a wide selection of audio podcasts makes PlayerFM a great app!

  • (69 stars)

    by Rose Marie Anderson on 11/07/2014