Luminary - Premium Podcast App

Luminary - Premium Podcast App

By Luminary Media, LLC

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2019-04-22
  • Current Version: 10.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 94.84 MB
  • Developer: Luminary Media, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 753 Ratings


Original podcasts with original ideas for original people. Luminary is a premium podcast app that offers access to shows from top creators you won’t find anywhere else, plus the ones you already love. Subscribe to Premium for access to over 40 ad-free podcasts launching this year including top existing shows and compelling originals - all from giants of podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse voices. Ad-free and only on Luminary. Luminary offers the following features to enhance your listening experience: Customized for you: Luminary is focused on offering a personalized experience and customized recommendations tailored to your tastes and listening habits, helping you solve what to listen to next. Curation: Luminary has an editorial team programming the app based on topical and relevant content to target specific users. Continued listening: Pick up right where you left off and continue to listen to any podcast you have played recently, up to 40 and all from your home screen. Search: A robust search, with rich results including episodes and shows. Offline mode: Take your favorite podcasts on the go, in the air, or underground...wherever you like to listen. Previews: Listen to upcoming previews for podcasts before you commit, right on the home screen. Follow: Follow your favorite shows, get alerts for new episodes, and listen right from your home screen or manage in My Shows tab. Bookmark: Add individual episodes to your bookmarks, sort by dragging and dropping to listen in the order you want, and download or stream your entire bookmarks. Playback speed: Speed it up or slow it down, listen to podcasts at the speed you want. Airplay: Stream podcasts to your favorite airplay compatible and Bluetooth enabled devices, including smart speakers, wireless headphones, and home theater systems, just to name a few. Sleep timer: Let Luminary and your favorite podcast lull you to sleep. Set the app to go to sleep in 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or smartly at the end of the episode, you are listening to. -- Information related to in-app purchases, subscriptions, and introductory free trial: Any introductory free trial offer is limited to new subscribers only. Payment for your subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of the trial period or at confirmation of purchase if you are not eligible for the trial. If you cancel before the end of the trial period, you will not be charged. You have the option of choosing a monthly subscription a 12-month subscription. If you don't cancel before the end of the trial period, your subscription will renew automatically and your iTunes Account will be charged for a monthly subscription or for a 12 month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of the trial period. If you chose a monthly subscription it will continue to renew automatically each month and you will be charged each month plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. If you chose a 12-month subscription it will continue to renew automatically at the end of the 12 month period and you will be charged for a 12-month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. You can manage or cancel your subscription in your account settings on the App Store. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable. To see our full terms of service: To see our full privacy policy:



  • Expensive Clunky app; please don’t “personalize” my experience

    By RGeeeBeee
    I am not going to add to all the reviews that criticize the interface. The netflix type algorithm is very frustrating... and it is easy to see how I have been categorized—LAME LAME LAME. The same podcast (that I hate) ends up first in my recommendations no matter how I change my interests. There is no way to pass or delete selections. Selection of available podcasts is not that great—I was hoping to find stuff that I can’t on my own. I have to do as much digging to find stuff I like as I do anyway. I am back to Overcast! PS it would be so great if someone would start aggregating podcasts from other English speaking countries. I have heard that Canada, all of the UK, Australia, even Germany make English!! Now that would be worth paying for.
  • Love the content but the app barely functions most of the time

    By Rantingb
    Love the content but the app barely functions most of the time
  • Good content, decent app

    By edhcah
    Would be great if there were CarPlay integration
  • Poorly designed

    By jennyredfoot
    I had high hopes for this app but it is just too poorly designed to feel worth using. Non-intuitive, hard to navigate, slow to load, off base recommendations. It’s really hard to find anything. Browsing is a chore. I can’t even find the show I was just listening to last time I used the app and it doesn’t seem to have stored individual episodes I’ve already listened to. It does however keep prompting me to play the very few free episodes of shows I’ve browsed that are primarily subscription only (in an effort to get me hooked so I’ll pay for premium I suppose). Sorry y’all but I’m not paying for an app that works this poorly.
  • Rip off

    By wikismaht
    Doesn’t work for a whole minute before it just quits. It’s trash.
  • No, Thank You

    By Chellington Bellsworth
    I signed up for Luminary so I could listen to the newest season of Spooked. The two stars are for the content you provided (Spooked, Stoop Talks, Celeste) but my, I winced every time I had to click the icon. Glitchy as all, slow as the day is long and don’t even think about pausing an episode and leaving the app. If you do, the app will not remember what you were listening to and just sends you back to the home screen. When you do get back to your episode, 6/10, it just restarts it. Back to Apple Podcasts. Byeeee.
  • Actually really like Luminary

    By No just no. S
    Like most people, I was saddened to hear that my favorite podcast was moving behind a paywall. I figured I could try out Luminary and see if it had enough value to me for me to keep it. After reading negative reviews about the app being glitchy, I was worried it was going to be a bad user experience, but there have been a new update this month because the app has worked flawlessly for me. Some features are a little bit tricky to navigate at first, but no more so than other apps. I was pretty pleasantly surprised by how great the experience was. For now, I don’t really have a good enough reason to keep Luminary (I only listen to one of their podcasts and the season is over) so I cancelled, but if they get some more original content, I could definitely be tempted to stay on long-term.
  • Meh

    By pgh dinglebat
    I only have luminary for one podcast. That’s how much I love this particular podcast. If I’m going to need different apps for different podcasts that’s a terrible world I don’t wanna live in. So luminary itself is annoying for existing in the first place for this reason. New episodes don’t download automatically most of the time. It loses your places if you don’t finish an episode and starts you from the beginning. They should spend more time on fixing these issues.
  • Podcasts should be free.

    By Zachspears
    I am offended by the very premise of this service. I think that charging money for podcasts sets a terrifying precedent for and barrier to entry for the content medium and refuse to support this on that basis. If you love podcasts as I do, let this one die.
  • App can’t keep up.

    By greathdrew
    Have been watching as the app gets slower and slower to refresh content I know is released daily. Nothing worse than looking forward to listening to a daily show to find the app has yet to make it available for listening.