Podcast App: Free & Offline Podcasts by Player FM

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    Podcast App: Free & Offline Podcasts by Player FM

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    Podcast App: Free & Offline Podcasts by Player FM's review

    Published: 2015-05-12, by .

    Podcast discovery at it's finest from a neat, multi-platform app

    • Niche topics for uber podcast discovery
    • Cloud back-up
    • Multi-platform syncing
    • Stream or download
    • Quite heavy
    • Some lagging/crashing reported

    "Which pod now?"


    You know there are a heap of great podcasts out there just waiting for your ears: but with so many to go out, discovering great new ones isn't always that easy. That's where Player FM earns its stripes, helping guide you to the best podcasts out there right now, based on much more narrow and niche topics than your average podcaster.

    As well as content tailored to your tastes, this well-designed and sleek little app also features cloud syncing, plus you can launch podcasts right from your Android Wear watch. The app promises to stay free for forever, without ads, and you can also you can upgrade to the Gold plan, launching later this year, for extra goodies including sync of play position and history.


    Player FM differentiates itself from the rest of the pack with its heavy focus on podcast discovery. rather than serach by broad topics like "Tech", searches can be narrowed down to "Android", "Gaming", "Programming", and even specifics like "Iron man 3".

    Like any good podcast app, the service saves your subscriptions in the cloud so you can get them on other devices, gives you the option to stream podcasts from the web or download them and listen to them locally, lets you choose whether to download at any time or only over Wi-Fi, and features show notes and links for each episode. It also boasts a homescreen and lock screen widget.


    It's quite heavy, so make sure you download on Wi-Fi. Some users have reported crashing and lagging, but it worked just dandy for us.

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    May 12, 2015


    Listed as Top 30 Best Android apps of 2017 by TheNextWeb

    We love to ensure that you have the best listening experience. Enjoy a redesigned interface, sync playback position across multiple devices, add notes to episodes, create custom playlists and more!


    A catalog of over 300,000 podcasts - Discover many podcasts on different topics, ranging from daily news to entertainment, and broaden your knowledge in any field.

    Multi-device sync - Share your subscriptions and listen to your favorite podcasts on all your devices, with a single account. So, if you want to go out and your device is charging, you may use another device instead.

    Offline listening - Listen to preselected podcasts offline, perfect for commute or climbing mountains. No signal, no Internet, no problem!

    Store downloads to an SD card - No more worries about running out of space and if you can't download podcasts, by setting the download location to keep your device's memory free.

    Custom categories - You don't need to scroll down to find particular series. Create custom categories and organize your podcasts the way you like so that you can find them easily.

    Advanced audio player - No more struggles to understand what people say in the podcast. Use speed control, intelligent silence skip and volume boost to ensure that you will have the best listening experience!

    Sleep timer - You don't have to worry about falling asleep and that the app will be running all night. Once enabled, the sleep timer will stop the app at the time you choose.


    Player FM Gold — Level up your daily podcast experience with these cutting-edge features:

    Listen on several devices - Easily sync playlists, playback position & resume playback on any device, including our desktop web app!

    Custom playlists - Make as many playlists on the app as you want & sync them across devices and the web!

    Bookmarks - Save noteworthy quotes from episodes you listened to, note them down and play back effortlessly.

    Custom themes - Experiment with colors and create your own themes, to match your style or mood!

    Play your collection of media files - Enjoy listening to your local media files, using the Player FM app!

    Space saver - Save up to 70% of podcast storage and download as many as you want!


    Player FM Pro — Podcast paradise. All the Gold features, plus the following:

    Back up - Save your favorite episodes, even when they're deleted by the publisher, as they're now auto-backed up.

    Turbo Fetch - Follow as many shows as you want and get updates early & often, as our cloud servers will closely monitor them.

    Personalized search - Look for shows easily, by matching shownotes within your subscriptions and playlists with the personalized search feature.


    Prices above are at annual billing rates. Local currencies may vary and local tax added in some regions.

    Here's what the experts say about Player FM:

    Android Central: "Just looks amazing ... packed with useful features ... tell it what you're interested in and watch it work its magic"
    LifeHacker: "Guides you to smart, interesting podcasts"
    Tested: "Right from the start, I found the experience of using Player FM enjoyable"
    All About Android: Winner, app arena
    GigaOm: "Makes podcasts look cool again"

    There you go! We hope that you enjoy!

    Player FM is actively developed and supported. Feel free to write to us & share your feedback and we will get back to every mail as quickly as possible. Get in touch with us at for any questions or suggestions.

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