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    Published: 2015-05-12, by .

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

    8.8
    • Niche topics for uber podcast discovery
    • Cloud back-up
    • Multi-platform syncing
    • Stream or download
    • Quite heavy
    • Some lagging/crashing reported

    "Which pod now?"

    THE VERDICT

    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.

    THE PROS

    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.

    THE CONS

    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

    Description

    Simplicity at its best! Player FM is a 100% free app that gives you access to over 300,000 podcasts, right at your fingertips. Never again miss new content from your fave podcasts with this carefully-designed, worry-free app.

    Thousands of fresh shows are published every day, immediately available for you to enjoy. From daily news, politics, science, education, fitness, entertainment, music and tons of other shows, Player FM has the podcast for you. Don't be left out.

    And for the entire team, user-experience is a priority. That's why we continue adding features to improve your overall experience. We give you control without sacrificing simplicity.

    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"

    FEATURES

    Got more than one phone? Player FM is in the cloud and lets you sync subscriptions across multiple devices and the web.

    Traveling without internet? Auto-download podcasts ahead so you can play them even when you're offline

    Don't know what to listen to? Player FM's Discover tab recommends new and trending shows every day.

    Not enough space for your downloads? Store them in the SD card.

    Struggling to find great podcasts? Our enhanced search auto-completes as you type, and searches full descriptions and even episode shownotes.

    Following tons of shows? Create your own subscription categories to organize shows, e.g. comedy, morning workout, etc. You can even share them with friends.

    Too slow or not so audible? Player FM's advanced playback supports speed control, intelligent silence skip, and automated volume boost.

    Got an offline media file? Play it with Player FM and take advantage of our advanced playback controls.

    Binge-listening at bedtime? Use our sleep timer to stop playback and save battery as you fall asleep.

    Want to find podcasts you listened to last week? Access play history of all your played podcasts.

    Love video? Player FM supports video podcasts and our video catalog helps you find them.

    Tech enthusiast? Player FM integrates with many devices and platforms including Android Wear, Android Auto, Chromecast, TeslaUnread, TalkBack, Samsung Gear S notifications, LG Quick Circle, Music Boss, Podlove Subscribe, Drivemode, RockScout and more!

    There you go! We hope that you enjoy!

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

    You may also reach us via our social media accounts:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/playerfm
    Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PlayerFm
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playerfm
    Blog: http://blog.player.fm

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    Users review

    from 59.582 reviews

    "Awesome"

    9.2

    Users comments for Podcast Player - Free

    Novak Lazarov

    by Novak Lazarov

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Amazing app, keep up the good work! Edit: crazy MONTHLY prices for ad free experience! Sorry guys, but plenty of other options, wish you good luck.

    Rais Kazi

    by Rais Kazi

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I love this

    James Wong

    by James Wong

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Allows you to micromanage podcast subscriptions and when to download them. Quite a few playback options, allowing you to speed up and slowdown as needed.

    mike0311guns

    by mike0311guns

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great podcast player. And history is now in Play Later

    Michelle Barnes

    by Michelle Barnes

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Good"

    Since the last update I can't listen to my previously downloaded podcasts. I get a message saying... oops that download is broken.... Stream it instead. I downloaded them so I could listen offline without internet... now I'll need to download them all again ??

    Ewan Swain

    by Ewan Swain

    Nov 17, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Latest update ruined it. Just won't stream podcasts anymore. Had to uninstall to look for something that works