Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

We love podcasts, so we made an award winning app for listening to them!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 6.4.6
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
  • Requires Android: 5.0 and up
  • Installs: 500,000 - 1,000,000



We love podcasts, so we made a podcast player that is full featured, beautiful and easy to use. We're no strangers to awards having been chosen as a Google Play Top Developer, a Google Play Editors Choice and winning a Google Material Design Award. Mostly though, we love you, our customers, which is why we always keep our app relevant and up to date based on your feedback.

Here's what a few publications have had to say about it:
Android Central: “Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for Android”
The Verge: "The best podcast app for Android"

Still not convinced? Allow us to walk you through some of our features:

Material design: Your podcasts have never looked so beautiful, colors change to complement podcast artwork
Themes: Choose between dark and light display themes
Universal: Custom but familiar tablet interface

Up next: Build a playback queue from your favorite shows
Trim silence: Cut silences from episodes so you finish them faster, saving hours
Variable speed: Change the play speed from anywhere between 0.5 to 3x
Volume boost: Increase the volume of voices, while decreasing background noise
Stream: Play episodes on the fly
Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio
Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals
Android Auto: browse your podcasts and filters to find an interesting episode, then control playback. All without ever touching your phone
Android Wear: Control playback from your wrist
Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head
Chromecast: Cast episodes straight to your TV with a single tap

Sync: Subscriptions, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud, ready to sync to the web app or iOS
Refresh: Let our servers check for new episodes, so you can get on with your day
Notifications: We'll let you know when new episodes arrive, if you like
Auto download: Automatically download episodes for offline playback
Filters: Custom filters will organize your episodes
Storage: All the tools you need to keep your podcasts tamed

Discover: Subscribe to any podcast in iTunes and more. Browse by charts, networks and categories
Share: Spread the word with podcast and episode sharing
OPML: Jump on board without any hassle with OPML import. Export your collection at any time

There are many more powerful, straight-forward features that make Pocket Casts the perfect podcasting app for you. So what are you waiting for?

Visit pocketcasts.com for more info about Pocket Casts for the web and iOS.


49,102 total
5 37,798 
4 6,920 
3 1,936 
2 1,147 
1 1,301 

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    Published date: December 10, 2017

    I love the app. Love the extra dark theme two thumbs up. I prefer the visuals of this podcast app over the other popular one. I recently began trying to use this app again to get back into podcasts. I noticed when adding podcasts on one device, they are not being added across my devices (phone & tablet). Besides that one issue, I love the app. Keep up the excellent work. Update: The podcasts are syncing across devices. There seems to be a bit of lag syncing across devices after first sign-in. Full Review

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    Denin Davis Published date: December 12, 2017

    The best podcast app I have ever used, and I've used almost all of the ones available on the play store. I bought it and it is still the most used app on my phone. Being an ardent podcast listener, I can assure you that you cannot go wrong with Pocket Casts. Only problem is, I can't seem to use the web version even though I bought the Android app. I tried emailing Shifty Jelly about it to no avail. Full Review

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    Dave S Published date: December 12, 2017

    The most important feature (episode sync across devices) is totally broken and not working. If you Google it you'll see others having the same issue with sync not working. It's been broken for almost a year. Still no fix in sight. Disappointing.. Full Review

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    Rajin Chowdhury Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app *was* very good but seems to have got weirdly buggy. This may be a phone issue (OnePlus 3 in the UK on Three) but until recently was fine. Has now been playing podcasts at double speed (?!) and when lock the screen, it stops and starts until I turn on then off the screen again. Now become unusable so will have to change app. Full Review

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    Colton Kilmer Published date: December 11, 2017

    Greatest podcast app ever made. I tried so many others before I caved and bought this. It was the best decision! Very simple, yet feature-rich podcast manager. Definitely worth every penny and more! Full Review

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    Sakif Wasif Published date: December 13, 2017

    Used to love it. But one of the latest updates ruined it for me. The auto cleanup function has stopped working where I set it to only keep 3 episodes. It's automatically keeping five. Also when an episode is playing, and I start playing another episode, the previously playing episode would be added to queue. That is no longer happening. Full Review

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    Dobule Trobule Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app hasn't been working properly for a year. Downloads are hit and miss but when you check out the'help' page every answer just blames the individual podcast owners. I think this sums up the attitude of the devs. They're really just hoping you'll fork out another $10 for the web app. Guess what? I won't be. Full Review

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    Dan Levy Published date: December 13, 2017

    Used to love this paid for app but now I'm regretting it as the app seems to be losing instead of gaining functionality & it seems like it no longer works properly. Case in point: I know for a certainty that one of the podcasts I subscribe to has had numerous new episodes but the app isn't registering any new episodes since October? Very disappointing Full Review

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    Kendall Pruitt Published date: December 11, 2017

    Best podcasting app I've ever used. I love the tweaks you can make on a per-podcast basis (volume boost, skip silence, playback speed, etc.) Also the devs are fantastic. Love the patch notes as well. Edit: my previous review noted that the addition of a pure black theme would be nice, but the devs have since added that too. Awesome! Full Review

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    Dave White Published date: December 13, 2017

    Used to be great but now no longer downloads automatically on WiFi. I'm having to use my data allowance during the day to get podcasts at work which used to be downloaded overnight. What happened to the schedule update function? Full Review

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    Kyle Johnson Published date: December 13, 2017

    The app stops functioning correctly when the screen is turned off. It will only play in small one second bursts. Frustrating and makes podcasts unlistenable. Full Review

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    isaac sexton Published date: December 14, 2017

    Updated to 5 star... Thank you for the trash can. It's important to me because I like to keep things as long as I choose and remove them after more than one listen. Full Review

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    Trevor Angle Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app has every feature you could want from a podcatcher, yet doesn't feel bloated. It's nice to look at, easy to navigate, and updated fairly frequently. Full Review

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    Gregory Bee Published date: December 15, 2017

    This was a great app for a while. Now, new episodes of podcasts have not updated for 8 days, while I have verified that new episodes are available. Without the ability to listen to new content, this app is pretty useless. Unfortunately I am looking for an alternative. Full Review

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    Michael Skarzewski Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app used to be the best podcast app on the market until one the updates broke it. The app will close intermittently when a podcast is playing. I've contacted tech support twice about this issue, and they've ignored my responses. Absolutely terrible tech support and app. Avoid like the plague! Full Review

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    Hemraj Jyala Published date: December 15, 2017

    App has bugs and developers do no resolve it, deleted podcast stay in your feed and just inconvenient to use, and it's a paid App, I expect better. Disappointed Full Review

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    Greg Smith Published date: December 14, 2017

    So I wasn't a fan of removal of the delete functionality as previous major version. As such went to look at other podcast apps. I am now back (others had various issues). But now I have a suggestion for a change which would make the newer pocket cast ways of working better. Think you need to make a change in the auto delete functionality. The problem is "X newest" which does not work when a new listener to an existing podcast, taking time going through old epps. Currently if have some random amount of unplayed EPs it marks as played the ones outside total X newest It should be "X download" or something Full Review

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    Cyril JOURNOUX Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app has becomed unusable since the delete function was removed. I used to love it but will have to stop using it and loose the money spent on it. Full Review

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    Kacee Baker Published date: December 11, 2017

    This is a great, easy to navigate app. My only complaint is that my starred episodes always disappear. I would like to be able to complete permanent playlists or favorite lists. Full Review

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    Nithin V.Raman Published date: December 12, 2017

    Having trouble downloading episodes. The download status is stuck on waiting for a long time, and arbitrarily ends up getting downloaded. Hasn't worked since the past two updates. Full Review

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    Kory Peterson Published date: December 12, 2017

    Another update without properly addressing the delete button no longer working to the fullest. Not being able to delete episode info is a bug, not a feature. Full Review

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    Kirk M Published date: December 13, 2017

    It's a great app with quick support ;), but there's one issue that bugs me. When you subscribe, all old episodes are marked as played; really annoying, no way to change this behaviour. Full Review

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    C. Truman Aitken Published date: December 11, 2017

    I use it everyday like it's going out of style. Working better than ever these days. Full Review

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    Vince Donald Published date: December 12, 2017

    "Well this used to be a 4 star app, but the latest release has stolen my delete button - what gives guys, I like to manage this myself". Now back to a 5 star App, delete function restored in the next update. Thanks guys Full Review

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    Chris G Published date: December 13, 2017

    Doesn't download on command any more. It eventually downloads but takes it sweet time getting started Full Review

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    Ran Aivas Published date: December 11, 2017

    I contacted customer support and then they just stopped responding. So, not great service... Full Review

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    Jes Caylor Published date: December 15, 2017

    This would be a perfect five stars if I could move it to my SD card instead of internal storage. I am an addict and have about 2gb downloaded at any time and I would much rather that be on my external storage. Otherwise, the app is perfect. Full Review

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    Susan Griffin Published date: December 15, 2017

    Yes the delete button is back but it still doesn't function properly. You released an update that wasn't ready for prime time. Full Review

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    Beaker Meep Published date: December 12, 2017

    Excellent app! Can I get an in app orientation lock, please? :) Full Review

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    Mar2ck Published date: December 13, 2017

    The last update broke custom episodes. Now i get a download error despite the episodes being on my phone Full Review

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    Reuben Fuller-Bennett Published date: December 15, 2017

    I wish it would save playback speed per podcast. I listen to most podcasts at 1.5x speed, except for music podcasts. It would be good if it remembered the speed I listen to each podcast at. That's a great feature of Podcast Addict that I wish was here too Full Review

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    Brian Holmberg Published date: December 14, 2017

    Has fewer display & sorting options than other players. Dev is very slow to respond to email. Full Review

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    Heusen Mak Published date: December 15, 2017

    Auto cleanup doesn't work anymore Full Review

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    Jake Trachtenberg Published date: December 14, 2017

    It is a great podcast app but it disconnects from Chromecast a lot and on my Note 8 I can't pause it from the lock screen. Please fix. Full Review

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    Gregory Amoah Published date: December 13, 2017

    New update 6.2.2 is broken. Doesn't auto update at startup and tapping to update doesn't respond as well. Full Review

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    Ele Espinosa Published date: December 15, 2017

    My favorite podcast app. However, lately the app will stop playing after 7 mins or so. It'll let me resume, but not sure why this happens. Full Review

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    Steve Tang Published date: December 10, 2017

    Best in the market. Some suggestion: Album art could be bigger, and if audio file's bitrate can be displayed that would be a big PLUS! Full Review

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    Ryan LaBine Published date: December 13, 2017

    The upgrade is gorgeous. Easy to search, discover, and organize podcasts. The animations are pleasing. I enjoy the easy rewind and fast-forward. App receives regular updates and is Chromecast capable. Full Review

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    Richard Neilsen Published date: December 10, 2017

    No functionality to listen to episodes in order. Is this a joke? Full Review

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    Steve Vermeulen Published date: December 12, 2017

    Doesn't work with Android 8, skips when running in background Full Review