DoggCatcher Podcast Lite

DoggCatcher Podcast Lite


(4 stars)


Download for Android

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

  • Podcasts and news feeds together
  • Broad search options
  • Loaded with personalization features
  • DoggCatcher community
  • Chromecast support
  • Interface is a little cluttered
  • So many options are a little confusing
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"DoggCatcher the PodCatcher"

Reviewed by / May 12, 2015

An old dog with ever new tricks, DoggCatcher is the king of podcast customization


DoggCatcher is an oldie but still a goodie, presenting a robust tool for keeping your podcasts and news feeds together, all in one app. Android's first podcatcher has got a ton of options for finding podcasts, including support for RSS feeds and a bunch of podcast directories, giving you plenty of options to find and get what you're looking for.

The interface can seem a bit daunting to the untrained at first, but if you love have total control over every aspect of your feeds, then you will find customization options here unparalleled by over podcast apps.


Adding feeds is simple, and you can add video options as well as audio. Users can manually add a Web site URL, search by podcast name, browse by category, or let the app make recommendations.

There are numerous personalization features as well, including a sleep timer, automatic sync and download, notifications, and playback order. Once you've got your feeds set up, you can export your settings as a saved file. This way, installing the podcast on another device becomes a one-step process. You can also import existing feeds from Google Reader or an OPML file.

DogCatcher also boasts an activity community of users, so you can chat with other users and muse about what you've seen and heard.


The interface is perhaps a little dated compared to other podcasters on the market, and DoggCatcher is so customizable that the interface can also look a little cluttered, and be a bit of a puzzle to navigate around when you first get going.

Tags: in app purchase of doggcatcher.

Developer's original description available here
Manage your podcasts and news feeds with the first Android Podcatcher.

Lite Version Details
-This is a 7 day full feature trial
-After 7 days it will become a lite version - some features will be disabled (auto-refreshing of feeds, refreshing all feeds at once, adding more than 10 feeds)
-After purchasing the premium upgrade, all features become available. This app is identical in functionality to the paid version of DoggCatcher that has been in the market for over 4 years with a 4 1/2 star rating and has over 50,000 paid downloads.
-You will be able to upgrade to the premium version with in app purchase

-Lifehacker finds DoggCatcher to be "The Best Podcast Manager for Android"
-Android Central's Editors' Choice podcatcher of the year
-Android Central's Readers' Choice runner up podcatcher of the year

-ChromeCast support
-Easy to subscribe new podcasts/feeds
-Auto download and cleanup of media files
-Offline playback of audio and video
-Customizable audio playlists
-Supports devices of all sizes
-Highly configurable
-Build in variable speed playback
-Home screen widget for easy access to playback controls
-Feed categorization

-Automatically updates feeds on your schedule
-Automatically download new media
-Automatically deletes media

Add feeds by
-Browsing Top 100 DoggCatcher feeds
-Personalized reccomendations
-Searching podcast and news directories
-Importing from OPML

Integrated Audio/Video Player
-Plays downloaded audio/video
-Streams audio over network (wifi/cell)
-Remembers play position of media file
-Plays video formats supported by Android -

-Audio playlist for continuous playback of new media
-Video/News playlists for easy navigation of new media

Community and support
-Frequently updated -
-Very active user community in forums -
-Support via forums and email

-Battery/data plan friendly - can limit downloads based on network/power connections
-Media download queue can be viewed and managed
-Bluetooth support (A2DP/AVRCP)
-Supports authenticated feeds (username/password)

For any questions about application permissions, please see

Community and support at

Recently changed in this version

Bug fixes:
Selector button for audio/video playlist can sometime be non select-able
On some devices, episode titles are not completely visible, especially with larger fonts

Feed thumbnails shouldn't flicker when returning to app
Display feed type icons (audio/video/news) on blue thumbnails when we can't load the publisher's feed thumbnail

When sharing an episode, display the title in the subject

Lists with DoggCatcher Podcast Lite

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Jayne Deacon.

Comments and ratings for DoggCatcher Podcast Lite
  • (64)

    by Daniel Marshall on 14/09/2014

    Pretty good, but an unintuitive interface.

  • (64)

    by Rodney Foley on 12/09/2014

    This is one of the better podcast app, however it has issues many have which is something that shouldn't hard to fix which is remembering your podcast and the location within it you where at. Sometime you pause a podcast exit the app come back later and hit play to start it up again and it just starts from the beginning. Also can't seem to show the progress unless its playing almost always. Howeve

  • (64)

    by Michael Rawson on 09/09/2014

    Just love the power of this app. I've tried quite a few and this is what I settled on. If there's 1 criticism it's that it can be a challenge to find exactly the right command that you want. However that's kind of the point of an app like this one. It aims at the "power user" (for want of a better term) end of the scale and does so very well indeed.

  • (64)

    by Jimmy lynch, jr on 03/09/2014

    Keeps playing same podcasts on Bluetooth. Over and over. Can not stop it.

  • (64)

    by Venky Gopalan on 03/09/2014

    I listen to the economist audio edition and after repeatedly trying to get a Playlist to play in the order I want, I quit. I even used the in app purchase to get the full version. Complete waste if $3. The fact that episodes won't play in the order you see them on your Playlist seems ridiculous and unnecessarily complicated. I am not going to spend 30 minutes reading an online manual to figure it

  • (64)

    by Philip McGuire on 27/08/2014

    Never have I downloaded and removed an app so fast. Downloaded podcasts I didn't ask for and didn't download the one I asked for. Good bye, adios, see ya.

  • (64)

    by Charles Griffin on 27/08/2014

    It's nice to have auto download of the podcasts I listen to regularly. Unfortunately, I found that if you set a number episodes to download Dogg downloads old episodes you don't want just to keep the numbers right, as you delete a read feed. It's just a revolving door.

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