Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

$3.99

(3 stars)

(28K)


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Astounding neat and polished interface
  • Amount of sources
  • Smooth performance
  • Multi-device support and sync, including Chromecast
Cons
  • There's not trial version
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Expert's Review
9.1
Awesome

"Podcasts prefer Pocket Casts"

Reviewed by / May 12, 2014

A top-notch app to listen to podcasts and watch featured videos

Things aren't happening anymore on your tele but on the Internet. Thousands of blogs, vblogs, video streaming channels, conferences... Cutting-edge info and entertainment resources are on the cloud waiting for you to watch and listen to. However, given the massive production is quite difficult following most of them. Pocket Casts makes it easier by providing an accessible layout where you may find, all together, worth-to-catch podcasts and featured videos.

A huge catalog of sources that release high-quality podcasts and videos on a daily/weekly basis. You can easily subscribe those channels you like the most and get notified when a new resource comes up. Listen to them directly from your smartphone or sync your account throughout different devices, including Chromecast. Yes, you can now mirror content and watch/listen to it directly from your TV. Your tele, re-invented and meeting your consuming demands.

You can download or stream content, sort episodes, mark as played/unplayed, share content and add content filters. Full-featured app.

Pocket Casts' interface is equally beautiful and intuitive. A Holo-style layout that makes it easy to navigate through and a smooth performance that makes you coming back over and over.

The only catch is that there's not a trial version and the price is over the average of what users are accustomed to pay. It's worth every cent though.

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Developer's original description available here
We love podcasts, so we made a podcast player that is full featured, beautiful and simple to use. We love you, our customers, so we've kept it up to date with free updates for almost 4 years now!

AUDIO EFFECTS: Always dreamed of playing more podcasts, but don't have time? Use our silence removal feature to dynamically speed up podcasts. Podcasters talking too softly? Give them a (volume) boost!

AUTO DOWNLOAD: Pick any podcast you like, set it to auto-download while you sleep. Save your cell data for when it matters.

UP NEXT: Quickly see what's coming up next, and re-arrange episodes to your liking.

SYNC & BACKUP: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between Android and iOS devices, and backup your data to the cloud. You can now drop your phone in a toilet and not lose your podcasts. We dare you.

FILTERS: Want a list of every unplayed, downloaded podcast? Right here. How about a list of video episodes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Easy. Sorting your shows by custom categories? Done.

CHROMECAST: Cast your episodes straight to your TV with a single tap.

STORAGE: Set your episode storage location and how many episodes of a podcast you want to keep. We’ll clean up the rest. News mode added for the contemporaries among us.

VARIABLE SPEED: Play audio all the way from 0.5x to 3.0x, no dodgy plugins to download, no fuss, just pure unadulterated speed.

MATERIAL DESIGN: We work day (and sometimes even night) so that your podcast app always feels up to date and modern. Come to the promised land: where subtle animations, vivid colors and a well designed app meet at last.

VIDEO & AUDIO: Pocket Casts lets you toggle video podcasts to audio and back again for when you’re on the move.

CONTROL: Control your podcasts from the widget, notification center, lock screen, headphones, Bluetooth, Android Wear and even Pebble with custom skip intervals.

SLEEP TIMER: Fall asleep to your favorite boring podcasts.

THEMES: Dark and light themes, to suit your location and mood.

REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do 1! Our server monitors your podcasts, so your phone doesn't have to.

OPML: Import or export your subscriptions easily to and from our app.

TABLET SUPPORT: It’s an equal opportunity app, with support for both phones and tablets.

SHARING: Share your favorite podcasts, episodes and positions in episodes. Sharing is caring.

DISCOVER: Find great new content with curated featured podcasts, currently trending podcasts, networks and much more.

SUPPORT: Provided via email, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Heck we occasionally even log in to Reddit to say hello. We also have a rocking User Guide for those that prefer a little hand-holding.

There are many more powerful, straight forward features help you make Pocket Casts yours and in case you were wondering, here’s what Pocket Casts DOESN’T have: ads, episode limits, pushy trials, feature bloat or plugins.

It. Just. Works.

Recently changed in this version

- various changes and bug fixes
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ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
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See, you're not, are you? And that's why we write things in here like we're talking to you. Yes you!

This release is all about fixing various crashes that have been reported to us, especially ones related to removing episodes from a filter list.

One day we're going to run out of interesting things to say. When that day comes, our code word will be 'banana'. Please write that down. If you see it SEND HELP!!!


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Comments and ratings for Pocket Casts
  • (54)

    by milochan on 06/11/2011

    Unreliable. This app relies on servers to implement podcast search and update features. When servers are up, life is great. But making servers highly available is grownup work.

  • (54)

    by Lee Phillips on 12/05/2015

    Not terribly intuitive, but works well once you figure it out. Biggest complaint is that the "Up Next" feature doesn't auto play the next episode of what you put in the playlist. It lists them and can be rearranged, but while I'm driving, I need them to auto play. Also found it stops playing when I get a text. Not email or other notifications, just texts. Have to press play again while driving, do

  • (54)

    by Michael Vernon on 12/05/2015

    Brilliant UI redesign. I liked the big buttons on the last version but the swiping, the syncing across devices, and the beautiful colors is a much added bonus. UPDATE! SHIFTY JELLY, PLEASE FIX THE AUTO CLEANUP IN THE MAIN SETTINGS. I HAVE 38 PODCASTS AND DON'T LISTEN TO THEM ALL EVERY WEEK SO I HAVE THE AUTO CLEANUP SET TO "KEEP LATEST EPISODE ONLY." I HAD 97 EPISODES AND COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY

  • (54)

    by Paul Moss on 12/05/2015

    I wasn't happy with any of the podcast apps I tried, that is until I came across this one. Simple interface and great functionality, what every app needs.

  • (54)

    by chris chung on 12/05/2015

    It works, but user design got more complicated and worse. I wish I can click on a show and then play all. It doesn't do that, so when a show ends, it automatically moves on to the next downloaded show. And I hate that it tries to DL a show on default. I just want a simple "press play" that would stream it on default, and DL it if I want.

  • (54)

    by Cris Austria on 12/05/2015

    Awesome. Very polished. Thanks devs!

  • (54)

    by Guernley on 12/05/2015

    This has always been my choice of podcast player on Android and this new update makes it even better.

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