Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts

By ShiftyJelly PTY LTD

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-01-26
  • Current Version: 6.9.5
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 52.94 MB
  • Developer: ShiftyJelly PTY LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,628 Ratings


Pocket Casts is a premium podcasting app for iPhone and iPad. Wired: "Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs" iMore: "Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for iPhone" With a unique set of simple, yet powerful features and a limitless podcast database, you're sure to find something for you: WE SWEAT THE DETAILS Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts. Themes: Whether you're a dark theme or light theme person we've got you covered. Universal: Custom but familiar iPad interface, supporting Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture. Everywhere: CarPlay, AirPlay, Chromecast and Sonos. Listen to your podcasts in more places than ever before. POWERFUL PLAYBACK Up next: Automatically 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. Chapters: Jump between chapters easily, and enjoy embedded artwork that the author has added (we support MP3 and M4A chapter formats). Audio & video: Play all of your favorite episodes, toggle video to audio. Skip playback: Skip episode intros, jump through episodes with custom skip intervals. Apple Watch: Control playback from our Apple Watch app or pick a different episode to play, all without ever touching your phone. Sleep timer: We'll pause your episode so you can rest your weary head. Airplay & Chromecast: Send episodes straight to your TV with a single tap. Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app (currently in beta). CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we. SMART TOOLS Sync: Subscriptions, playback and filters are all securely stored in the cloud. You can pick up where you left off on another device and even the web. 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. ALL YOUR FAVORITES 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 the web and other platforms supported by Pocket Casts.



  • Can’t share!

    By cjones08
    I use this app CONSTANTLY! Problem is....I keep trying to share a link to an episode with a friend, and the links never ever work. Super disappointing.
  • Stopped working with Chromecast

    By NYC2009
    Stopped working with chromecast all of the sudden. The app also doesn’t show all my devices / groups. This was the killer feature of this app. Very disappointing.
  • Please update

    By TheReluctantReviewer625
    The buggy app is losing functionality.
  • What is playing next?

    By Antiduplicity
    When I first open the app in the morning on that way to the gym, there is no way to tell what is in the queue to be played next. I have to start playing a random podcast in order to have access to that list. It takes many steps to build the playlist I want at the gym each morning. 1. Give me access to the playing queue apart from a playing podcast 2. Give me the option for manual sort on playlists. Make that a third option HANDOFF Handoff allows me to use the same app on my iPad, iMac and iPhone. When I am playing a podcast on my iPhone I like to switch to my iPad and keep playing once in the office. Instead of opening the pocketcast app that is on my iPad, it opens safari to the pocketcast website on my iPad. This is not the correct operation. Pocketcast on all my devices need to be able to accept handoff. Additionally, as I play a podcast on my iPhone, and I stop and want to hand off to my iPad, the iPad does not have an updated time. So I may have 15 minutes left on the podcast on my iPhone, but the iPad things I have 32 minutes left This is so close to the best. Just a little more. Hopefully the next chapter will give us that
  • I love this

    By Swamy1984
    Best Monday to Friday podcast player in this shiz, player. And I’ve been listening to podcasts since back when my boss handed me a CD full of this american life episodes and lit up my existence back in 05, player. PODCASTING WASNT EVEN REALLY A THING BACK THEN. IT WAS RECORDED RADIO. Nuff said.
  • Can’t transfer podcast to Apple Watch

    By Democlyes
    Can’t transfer podcast to Apple Watch
  • In urgent need of update!!!

    By JudgeJudy154
    I ADVISE YOU TO SHOP FOR ANOTHER APP. Like many users of this app, I bought this app for its support for GoogleCast. This allowed me to wirelessly stream any video podcasts from this app to SmartTV. However, this app stopped that feature. Why??? GoogleCast has been adding new features, new security updates and bug fixes. That’s good news for SmartTV owners. But the developer of this app does not seem to care about updating it to continually make it work with GoogleCast on SmartTVs. Just take a look at many other similar iOS and Android apps that also support GoogleCast. Example: YouTube app. I have absolutely no issue streaming videos from YouTube app on my iPhone to SmartTV using the latest GoogleCast. Important point is the developer does not even have to make any code changes to support the latest GoogleCast which is usually backward compatible with previous versions anyways. Any breaking change is announced by Google months in advance to these app developers. Well, it seems like this app developer simply does not care!!
  • Displeased with sync

    By obscurecountryfolk
    I have been using Pocket Casts for a while now and have been generally pleased with the experience. One major issue I have found was when I deleted the app and reinstalled it. Before deleting, I had gone to Settings>Account>Sync Now. I had hoped this would sync all my listening data to my account, primarily the played and unplayed episodes of my 32 podcasts. When I reinstalled the app and signed in, I was unpleasantly surprised to find that it hadn't worked. Each show listed every episode as played except the most recent episode in each podcast! I am disappointed, but maybe I misinterpreted what the sync button is designed to do. I would appreciate some feedback or some possible solution so I don't have to go back through almost 2000 episodes of content just to mark all the ones that are played and not played.

    By Buckeye1964
    While this app has probably the best interface of all the casting apps, you CANNOT sync your progress across devices without purchasing a separate license like you can with Apple’s Podcast app. If I had known this before, I probably would not have purchased this app.
  • Syncing works only some of the time

    By lunarboy
    I really wanted to love this app. And I do like it. Overall I think the ecosystem is better than iTunes + Podcasts app. I always prefer single-purpose apps as opposed to a catch-all like iTunes. But Pocket Casts has a syncing issue, where if I listen to a podcast on my iPhone, the position does not update on my Mac. Sometimes it works (maybe 30% of the time?). The developer knows about the issue and I’ll be happy to update my review when it’s fixed.