Podcast Player - Free



    Podcast Player - Free'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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    May 12, 2015


    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.


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

    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!


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

    Listening on several devices? Sync your playlists, playback position & resume playback on any device including our desktop web app!

    A playlist for any occasion, chore or mood? Make playlists on the app & sync them across devices and the web!

    Got noteworthy quotes from episodes you listened to? Use the bookmark feature to note them down and play back effortlessly.

    Love to experiment with colors? Create your own theme with Custom Themes!

    Own a collection of media files you want to play on the app? They can now be imported & played on Player FM!

    Low on storage space? Use Space Saver to save up to 70% of podcast storage!


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

    Your favorite episode are no longer listed? They're now auto-backed up & safe even when they're deleted by the publisher.

    Following lots of shows? Our cloud servers will monitor them so you get updates early & often.

    Looking for that show you heard before? Personalized search uses our servers to locate matching shownotes within your subscriptions and playlists.


    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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    Users comments for Podcast Player - Free

    Harry McKillen

    by Harry McKillen

    Jan 15, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Really great interface. Love the features. Easy to use and find new podcasts.

    Rocky Ong

    by Rocky Ong

    Jan 15, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    It's optimization for older devices is one of the most important things other apps neglect.

    Tali Luvhengo

    by Tali Luvhengo

    Jan 15, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Does what you want

    Emmanuel Mercado

    by Emmanuel Mercado

    Jan 15, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    The best podcast app ever.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jan 15, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    Great free app

    Andreas Weigl

    by Andreas Weigl

    Jan 15, 2018  |  "Awesome"

    I didn't use a podcast player before. Even the free version has everything I seem to need. I am using it a bit longer and if I like it then I have no issue to lay the one dollar a month to support this great service.