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Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

Pocket Casts - Podcast Player

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Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform

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4.2
74.9K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  • Differences from 6.x to 7.3 May 16, 2019

    By Pinball Lizard
    It’s now a better tool for episode cherry-pickers. The ability to sort by Downloaded status brings the 5 you’ve pulled down from a list of 500 to the fore. It’s strange that you cannot now, by default, tell a downloaded episode from an undownloaded one, but there’s a setting to fix that. I also appreciate the new option to delay the deletion of a completed episode for 24 hours. Combined with a new End Of Episode setting for the sleep timer, this removes the stress of falling asleep to an episode you might run off the end of. For my uses, the only downside, and a minor one at that, is reduced information density in the episode list. You can’t see as many on a screen anymore, and the new, omnipresent Search field (rarely useful) takes up additional vertical space, making a very small knothole indeed when combined with the miniplayer and bottom toolbar. I’d suggest making Search show only when pulling from the very top of the list, as is a convention in many other apps, or just let me scroll it off the page as the episode list scrolls.
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  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Robby Clark
    (premium user) Last update did nothing to help the app and makes it far more frustrating. The "up next" panel is far more buggy now. To play something in the middle of your queue now requires multiple clicks. Everything that made the previous version simple and intuitive is now the opposite. Podcasts I can find on other apps, I can't find on this one. Dunno what you did, but I wish you hadn't. I'll go find a new app now.
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  • Best podcast app with a few quirks Oct 31, 2020

    By jjstratton
    I want to just echo what most other reviewers are saying, in that Pocket Casts is the best podcast player out there. The UI in my opinion should used as an example in exemplary design in UI/UX programs or schools. I’ve tried others like Overcast or Google Podcasts, but I keep coming back to Pocket Casts. They’ve really put a ton of effort in refining their app over the years, often including entirely new features for free. They’re also one of the few companies that includes a quality web player so you keep up with your podcasts while your on your computer. As someone who relies on this app daily, it’s only natural that some issues might arise from time to time. One feature I use heavily is the ability to Cast podcast episodes to our Google Home or Nest speakers. Most of the time it works fine, but lately it seems like there’s some communication or latency issues between the server and the app. There is a long standing issue where if you finish a podcast episode while Chromecasting and your phone’s screen locked, then when you unlock your phone and go back to the app, the episode you just finished will still show it’s progress as being where it was prior to the screen being locked. Overall, this app is a must have. None of the other podcast apps, including the overly praised Overcast, come close to matching the ease of use and simple pleasure of using Pocket Casts!
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Pavel Tsvetkov
    Very Good App, Deceptive Sale Practices! I bought Pocket Casts several years ago as I chose to support the developers. Then, all of a sudden, the app became free for everybody. Now, a new paid option called "Plus" has been introduced that requires a monthly or yearly fee. So, you took my money for the lifetime upgrade license, then you converted my account to a free one, and now you want money again? These are truly deceptive practices, and I am not sure why Google allows them!
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  • What I’ve been looking for... FINALLY! Dec 3, 2020

    By nelphos
    I honestly don’t understand some of the negative reviews. Some are overly harsh for such minor inconveniences. I don’t know if the gripes are legitimate or just people expecting absolute 100% perfection from an app, and a developer with a stellar, bug-free track record. I had been using the Apple Podcast app for years but finally ditched it because of syncing issues between multiple devices (no matter how I tweaked the settings). I then tried at least ten others before landing on Pocket Casts. The other podcast apps were usable and each had its pros and cons, but Pocket Casts is the only app yet that syncs the way I need it to. I can listen on my iPhone, then log into my Mac (web interface) and pick right up where I left off. I haven’t tried the Mac app yet. I’m perfectly content with the other web page for listening. I also like the listening stats on the app and how it shows how much time I’ve saved with skipping, speed, trimming and so on. The layout is great and looks sleek and natural on the iPhone. As one user mentioned in a review, having folders of some sort would be nice. This way all of my podcasts aren’t lumped together, but can be separated by Sports, Science, etc... Other than this, I’m really liking what I’m seeing so far. I subscribed for the year because I really don’t see anything else out there being better. I’ve looked again and again and haven’t found it until now. Thanks!
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  • Bad update, unprofessional response Mar 10, 2019

    By idontwantafrigginnickame
    I was glad to find Pocket Casts at first. It was a decent cross-platform app, with a couple weird quirks, but the best option for me. I opted into the beta and wasn’t as fond of it, but decided to give it some time for me to adjust and explore. Some basic, useful features were lacking or implemented strangely and the UI change was a huge step back, considerably less intuitive. Unfortunately, they didn’t really improve on any of these problems for the release despite feedback from users. I know it’s impossible to give every user what they want. Plus, so many users are too entitled and demanding. That doesn’t warrant not listening to them at all, or responding flippantly and condescendingly to feedback. Many of the developer responses have been deleted because it “doesn’t represent who they are” (except ... yes it does, because that’s literally how they’re representing themselves). I’m not surprised to see the drop in their ratings, which they reset recently in hopes of erasing the negative ones, I guess? They already have the money of existing users, so maybe they don’t feel like it’s as important to respect them. But I know I will no longer be recommending Pocket Casts to anyone else. Fortunately, there are cross-platform alternatives I look forward to checking out instead, like Castbox.
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  • Dec 20, 2020

    By david p
    This app worked alright for me for about 6 months. But after a recent update, it no longer recognizes when I am on WiFi so it doesn't download anything. It often won't even let me download them manually. I waited out a few updates to see if this would get fixed because I'd rather not have to use a new app, repopulate my favourite shows, and try to remember which episodes I have listened to and which I haven't, but I see no other choice. I've tried all the fixes on different forums, to no avail.
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  • BELIEVE the negative reviews! Nov 19, 2020

    By JJJ754
    You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than these developers. That may seem harsh, but it’s the truth. They love to take your money and give you nothing back for it. “You paid us money for the app when we promised no subscriptions or freemiums? Hah, thanks for the dough, sucker, we’re going free and not even giving you a trial of our now locked behind a paywall features!” Ethical developers have always grandfathered in purchasers of their apps when the go subscription, but these guys failed ethics in college. Just look at how many disgruntled customers they responded to, if you don’t believe me. I.E, NONE of them. Now, as for the app itself, it’s a miracle if it plays the full podcast. If it works on CarPlay, it’s another miracle! If the audio doesn’t constantly cut out, holy cow, call the Pope because this app is only four miracles away from sainthood! Maybe they’ve locked usability behind the paywall, as well. To summarize, don’t use this. Don’t even gaze in its direction. And especially don’t give these shady thieves a dollar of your money. You could spend it much better on a cheeseburger, thumb tacks, an empty cardboard box, or just by burning it and blowing the ashes in the wind.
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Jeff Greenert
    I cannot overstate how great of a design this app has on Android Auto but equally fails on execution if you have more than a dozen podcasts in your library. I wish other developers would learn from the visual presentation approach of Pocket Cast & presenting recent episodes. It is by far, the best of any podcasts on AA. My issue, though, and the reason for the 1-star is that it only displays the first 19 podcasts of the 33 in my library. Sometimes it will display the full library but then suddenly remove some. It is as though the app is not allocation enough memory to your podcast library and wants to reload the library every few minutes. Thus, for a 40 minute commute, I will rarely get to the bottom half of my podcasts. Developer was of little help. Basically, 'can't find an issue on our side.' I even sent a video of its performance. If you use AA, begin your search for an alternative or use on bluetooth. The phone version of app has no issues.
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  • So much good but one fatal flaw Nov 19, 2020

    By 33peace
    I like so much about this app, and if you subscribe to a small number of pods you might enjoy it. But I subscribe to a lot. And there is no way to group them- if you subscribe to 100 podcasts they are just all listed on one big page. Now, there are filters but they are for episodes. So you can say, give me all I played episodes, or all episodes longer than an hour, and it mixes them all into a playlist. But if you just want to group your news shows, your fiction stories, your true crime, etc- no way to do that. I quit using this app after the fastest way for me to find the show I was looking for became too try and subscribe to it again and that would jump me to the page to play the next episode. And this isn’t a flaw- they want people to use filters and not folders. I don’t know why, and this is a long-standing complaint. I’ll occasionally check back to see if anything changed, but until then it’s just become unusable for me.
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  1. Smart design interface changes colors to complement beautiful podcast artwork
  2. Go mobile or listen at home! Full compatibility with Android Wear and Chromecast
  3. “Pocket Casts is the best podcast app for Android.” - AndroidCentral

Reviewed by Kaylin on March 7, 2018

  • Best podcast app with a few quirks Oct 31, 2020

    By jjstratton
    I want to just echo what most other reviewers are saying, in that Pocket Casts is the best podcast player out there. The UI in my opinion should used as an example in exemplary design in UI/UX programs or schools. I’ve tried others like Overcast or Google Podcasts, but I keep coming back to Pocket Casts. They’ve really put a ton of effort in refining their app over the years, often including entirely new features for free. They’re also one of the few companies that includes a quality web player so you keep up with your podcasts while your on your computer. As someone who relies on this app daily, it’s only natural that some issues might arise from time to time. One feature I use heavily is the ability to Cast podcast episodes to our Google Home or Nest speakers. Most of the time it works fine, but lately it seems like there’s some communication or latency issues between the server and the app. There is a long standing issue where if you finish a podcast episode while Chromecasting and your phone’s screen locked, then when you unlock your phone and go back to the app, the episode you just finished will still show it’s progress as being where it was prior to the screen being locked. Overall, this app is a must have. None of the other podcast apps, including the overly praised Overcast, come close to matching the ease of use and simple pleasure of using Pocket Casts!
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  • What I’ve been looking for... FINALLY! Dec 3, 2020

    By nelphos
    I honestly don’t understand some of the negative reviews. Some are overly harsh for such minor inconveniences. I don’t know if the gripes are legitimate or just people expecting absolute 100% perfection from an app, and a developer with a stellar, bug-free track record. I had been using the Apple Podcast app for years but finally ditched it because of syncing issues between multiple devices (no matter how I tweaked the settings). I then tried at least ten others before landing on Pocket Casts. The other podcast apps were usable and each had its pros and cons, but Pocket Casts is the only app yet that syncs the way I need it to. I can listen on my iPhone, then log into my Mac (web interface) and pick right up where I left off. I haven’t tried the Mac app yet. I’m perfectly content with the other web page for listening. I also like the listening stats on the app and how it shows how much time I’ve saved with skipping, speed, trimming and so on. The layout is great and looks sleek and natural on the iPhone. As one user mentioned in a review, having folders of some sort would be nice. This way all of my podcasts aren’t lumped together, but can be separated by Sports, Science, etc... Other than this, I’m really liking what I’m seeing so far. I subscribed for the year because I really don’t see anything else out there being better. I’ve looked again and again and haven’t found it until now. Thanks!
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  • Dec 31, 2020

    By david smith
    After several updates the interface is now nearly as good as it was in 2018, but there are still strange broken features; when a podcast download fails there is no easy way to get the app to try and download it again. Instead it just tries to stream, which is no use to me when i want to download for later listening on the train, is it?
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  • Look beyond the Apple store average and give Pocket Cast a look...you will not be disappointed! Dec 13, 2019

    By Spinnaker093
    I have been an Audible junkie for the past 5 years and just started listening to Podcasts about 6 months ago. I have literally tried most of the podcast apps (The Podcast App, Overcast, Castbox, Podbean, Himalaya, Breaker and Castro) in search of the best podcast app. To be honest, I did not try Pocket Casts because of the low rating on Apple App Store. I downloaded the Pocket Cast app the other day and think they have one of the best (if not the best) user interface of any podcast app I have tried with the best functionality. The interface is smooth, they have very playback effect available (speed control, trim the silence and volume boost), an easy to access notes section that gives you the option to jump to a certain section of the podcast if available, and a nice way to organize the podcasts you subscribe to (although Castbox give the greatest control). In addition, you can stream via Chromecast (not all apps provide this) and a really nice iPad app that syncs nicely with you iPhone app. This is really a great app! Look past the overall score of this app on the Apple store and give this app a look. You will not regret it!
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  • Jan 5, 2021

    By Alfred Miller
    Best Podcast App! Purchased this app years ago well before it was subscription based. It has come along way since then. When they changed it to subscription based they gave me a few years free since I already paid. So I started checking out other podcasts apps but this was by far my favorite. I recently looked to see how much free time I had left only to realize they made me a lifetime member. Makes me like the app even more. And now that the PC sync actually works I have zero complaints.
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  • Differences from 6.x to 7.3 May 16, 2019

    By Pinball Lizard
    It’s now a better tool for episode cherry-pickers. The ability to sort by Downloaded status brings the 5 you’ve pulled down from a list of 500 to the fore. It’s strange that you cannot now, by default, tell a downloaded episode from an undownloaded one, but there’s a setting to fix that. I also appreciate the new option to delay the deletion of a completed episode for 24 hours. Combined with a new End Of Episode setting for the sleep timer, this removes the stress of falling asleep to an episode you might run off the end of. For my uses, the only downside, and a minor one at that, is reduced information density in the episode list. You can’t see as many on a screen anymore, and the new, omnipresent Search field (rarely useful) takes up additional vertical space, making a very small knothole indeed when combined with the miniplayer and bottom toolbar. I’d suggest making Search show only when pulling from the very top of the list, as is a convention in many other apps, or just let me scroll it off the page as the episode list scrolls.
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  • Dec 15, 2020

    By ryan m
    Honestly a really great android podcast app. It's been my go-to for years now and there's really no reason for me to ever switch. That said it's not perfect but nothing is. Their search algorithm is a bit of a mess. You have to type what you're looking for perfectly for it to show. Second issue is if you're at the end of a podcast and hit skip 15 seconds ahead it won't just end the podcast. It'll keep going to the same 7 or 8 seconds left part over and over.
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  • Search function and autoplay Jan 8, 2021

    By kitteartha
    The only gripe I have with this app is that the search function isn't particularly helpful. General search will only yield words within a podcast’s whole title (rather than the title or description of the episode). Only within that podcast’s listing can you sift through the episodes themselves using the search function. This means that finding individual podcasts on any particular subject is quite hard, and is only really possible if the entire podcast is dedicated to said subject. I re-downloaded apple’s podcasting app just to do searches. I also don’t know if other users love the auto play function, but all it does for me is cycle through the last thirty seconds of ads for every podcast I haven’t quite finished. Other than that, the app is quite nifty.
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  • Jan 7, 2021

    By RocketRaider_185
    EDIT: They replied. And yes turning off the dns works. Looks like a global issue so no workaround. More tracers yayyyyy.............. All of a sudden I'm unable to play episodes Keep getting a "streaming failed try downloading podcast" I tried uninsalling and wiping its storage yet when I reinstalled nothing changed and I'm still stuck with this error. I don't know how it's still keeping my data.
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  • New user on the new version Jun 8, 2019

    By Stackblocks
    I didn’t have any particular attachment to the old way the app worked so I can review it with a fresh slate, and I have to say I like it. - I love being able to fine-tune the tidying up of my subscription feeds with unplayed / in progress / archived / played. Having played episodes handled differently from episodes I wasn’t interested in at the time makes it easy to go back through the archives later when I’m looking to comb through the backlog. - The synched “Next Up” list travels with me between my phone, home, and office computers. - The swiping gestures to parse episodes is a lot smoother than having to tap on every episode to add to queue as a three press operation. - Discoverability is fine but angled more towards the major podcasts you’ve probably already heard of. - The filters fill the role of playlists nicely with a little extra power behind them. - Occasionally has some issues with streaming an episode but that has happened maybe twice in the time since the major update. - You do have to pay for the app in multiple places if you want to use the phone / desktop / web apps, but it is reasonably priced for a well developed app.
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  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Robby Clark
    (premium user) Last update did nothing to help the app and makes it far more frustrating. The "up next" panel is far more buggy now. To play something in the middle of your queue now requires multiple clicks. Everything that made the previous version simple and intuitive is now the opposite. Podcasts I can find on other apps, I can't find on this one. Dunno what you did, but I wish you hadn't. I'll go find a new app now.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Pavel Tsvetkov
    Very Good App, Deceptive Sale Practices! I bought Pocket Casts several years ago as I chose to support the developers. Then, all of a sudden, the app became free for everybody. Now, a new paid option called "Plus" has been introduced that requires a monthly or yearly fee. So, you took my money for the lifetime upgrade license, then you converted my account to a free one, and now you want money again? These are truly deceptive practices, and I am not sure why Google allows them!
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  • I’m sad that I have to switch to another app May 21, 2020

    By AkaAdonis
    I’ve been using that app for well over two years. Since then, it’s been my go to for podcasts because it has a great interface and is easy to use. However, I don’t know why but I’ve been having so many problems with it lately. The main one is that podcasts won’t load. I don’t always have space on my phone to download my podcasts since I take a lot of photos and video on a day to day basis, meaning I stream a lot of my content. For some reason, I always have problems with podcasts from this app recently. It’ll load a couple of seconds, then it will refuse to play anything for a while, then all of a sudden it’ll start working again. It’s not like I’m losing internet connection, as it will even happen on WiFi. Sometimes it’ll even do it with downloaded podcasts. Then I have even more problems with CarPlay. If I plug my phone in to use pocket casts, sometimes it’ll just completely freeze everything on my phone until I unplug and restart my phone. It’s only with this app. That all being said, I still enjoyed my time with this app and I loved its simplicity, which is why I’m sad to see it go now that I’m switching to another app that doesn’t give me these problems. I’ll come back eventually if these bugs get fixed. Till then, so long my friend.
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  • Syncing is still really bad if you listen on two devices. Jul 18, 2019

    By cecoleman
    There are many good things about PocketCast (Video Support, Playback Effects, background downloading, notifications, etc.). But there are three things that bother me. 1) If you listen on an iPad and and iPhone regularly your syncing will be messed up all the time. For instance, open iPad app and watch a video show. Then open on your phone later an audio show and stop. Perhaps that evening you open your iPad again to resume the video you were watching that morning. It will sync the iPad back to your iPhone the play position of your audio podcast from that morning, not where you left off on your iPhone later in the day. I’m constantly opening Pocket Casts on my phone to find that my listening position was reverted back 20-30 minutes earlier than I left off. 2) I think the playback screen has an unnecessary bar at the bottom with the tools. Remove that bar and just put the icons for playback effects and others without it. 3) The cover art for the podcast is not centered properly on the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max iPhone. That’s just poor design. Please Russell and Co. fix these problems.
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  • Jan 6, 2021

    By Chad Hotelling
    Worst state I've seen the app in. I've had it for many years across many devices and this is by far the worst it has been. All of a sudden it won't let me pause, play or skip from the pull down notification bar. I have certain podcasts set to download, while I have download turned off on others, but it will just download everything, making that feature completely pointless. Really frustrating, since I use to love this app and the customization it had.
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  • Bad update, unprofessional response Mar 10, 2019

    By idontwantafrigginnickame
    I was glad to find Pocket Casts at first. It was a decent cross-platform app, with a couple weird quirks, but the best option for me. I opted into the beta and wasn’t as fond of it, but decided to give it some time for me to adjust and explore. Some basic, useful features were lacking or implemented strangely and the UI change was a huge step back, considerably less intuitive. Unfortunately, they didn’t really improve on any of these problems for the release despite feedback from users. I know it’s impossible to give every user what they want. Plus, so many users are too entitled and demanding. That doesn’t warrant not listening to them at all, or responding flippantly and condescendingly to feedback. Many of the developer responses have been deleted because it “doesn’t represent who they are” (except ... yes it does, because that’s literally how they’re representing themselves). I’m not surprised to see the drop in their ratings, which they reset recently in hopes of erasing the negative ones, I guess? They already have the money of existing users, so maybe they don’t feel like it’s as important to respect them. But I know I will no longer be recommending Pocket Casts to anyone else. Fortunately, there are cross-platform alternatives I look forward to checking out instead, like Castbox.
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  • Dec 20, 2020

    By david p
    This app worked alright for me for about 6 months. But after a recent update, it no longer recognizes when I am on WiFi so it doesn't download anything. It often won't even let me download them manually. I waited out a few updates to see if this would get fixed because I'd rather not have to use a new app, repopulate my favourite shows, and try to remember which episodes I have listened to and which I haven't, but I see no other choice. I've tried all the fixes on different forums, to no avail.
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  • So much good but one fatal flaw Nov 19, 2020

    By 33peace
    I like so much about this app, and if you subscribe to a small number of pods you might enjoy it. But I subscribe to a lot. And there is no way to group them- if you subscribe to 100 podcasts they are just all listed on one big page. Now, there are filters but they are for episodes. So you can say, give me all I played episodes, or all episodes longer than an hour, and it mixes them all into a playlist. But if you just want to group your news shows, your fiction stories, your true crime, etc- no way to do that. I quit using this app after the fastest way for me to find the show I was looking for became too try and subscribe to it again and that would jump me to the page to play the next episode. And this isn’t a flaw- they want people to use filters and not folders. I don’t know why, and this is a long-standing complaint. I’ll occasionally check back to see if anything changed, but until then it’s just become unusable for me.
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  • Features Are Great, But Won’t Stop Crashing May 26, 2019

    By jmrugg
    I got this app because I wanted the automatic downloading and queuing features, and I’ve found those incredibly valuable. I can have my favorite podcasts automatically play next as soon as episodes are available and maintain a queue more easily than I can in the Apple Podcasts app. Also, the more flexible playback rates and Trim Silence features are fantastic. I would give this app 5 stars if it didn’t randomly crash all the time. It was whenever the most recent significant aesthetic update happened (the old version worked well), but now it will crash while I’m listening to a podcast and have my phone in my pocket or connected to my car. I literally do nothing to provoke it. The interface also freezes sometimes and forces me to quit it and restart, which is frustrating since the mechanics of playing back from an RSS feed don’t seem to be the most complicated part of this app.
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  • Used to be good Apr 2, 2019

    By An iPad novice
    I really liked this app, as it did everything i needed for the 10-12 programs I liked. The recent upgrade improved the UI quite a bit. I liked that it automatically downloaded my favorites and put them in the queue. But then it started deleting shows from the queue, so I would expect to hear a show and it would be gone, and I’d have to find it and stick it back in. That was annoying enough but I could deal with it. But the final straw was that it would end a cast about 3 minutes before the cast actually ended, and then I’d have to dig around in the archive (because now the podcast was deleted from my queue and archived) and then stream the last few minutes. After doing this about half a dozen times I decided it was simply too much effort and have found another app. It really was a shame but the problems were too frustrating to deal with.
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  • BELIEVE the negative reviews! Nov 19, 2020

    By JJJ754
    You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than these developers. That may seem harsh, but it’s the truth. They love to take your money and give you nothing back for it. “You paid us money for the app when we promised no subscriptions or freemiums? Hah, thanks for the dough, sucker, we’re going free and not even giving you a trial of our now locked behind a paywall features!” Ethical developers have always grandfathered in purchasers of their apps when the go subscription, but these guys failed ethics in college. Just look at how many disgruntled customers they responded to, if you don’t believe me. I.E, NONE of them. Now, as for the app itself, it’s a miracle if it plays the full podcast. If it works on CarPlay, it’s another miracle! If the audio doesn’t constantly cut out, holy cow, call the Pope because this app is only four miracles away from sainthood! Maybe they’ve locked usability behind the paywall, as well. To summarize, don’t use this. Don’t even gaze in its direction. And especially don’t give these shady thieves a dollar of your money. You could spend it much better on a cheeseburger, thumb tacks, an empty cardboard box, or just by burning it and blowing the ashes in the wind.
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Jeff Greenert
    I cannot overstate how great of a design this app has on Android Auto but equally fails on execution if you have more than a dozen podcasts in your library. I wish other developers would learn from the visual presentation approach of Pocket Cast & presenting recent episodes. It is by far, the best of any podcasts on AA. My issue, though, and the reason for the 1-star is that it only displays the first 19 podcasts of the 33 in my library. Sometimes it will display the full library but then suddenly remove some. It is as though the app is not allocation enough memory to your podcast library and wants to reload the library every few minutes. Thus, for a 40 minute commute, I will rarely get to the bottom half of my podcasts. Developer was of little help. Basically, 'can't find an issue on our side.' I even sent a video of its performance. If you use AA, begin your search for an alternative or use on bluetooth. The phone version of app has no issues.
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  • Dec 28, 2020

    By R R
    Playback is paused when opening a new app with pocket casts playing in the background. Once i navigate back to pocket casts the playback resumes. Constant seconds-long interruptions during playback. All on a stable wifi, Gig connection for tracks already downloaded to the device. Update: I sent you an in-app report as requested. The email i received said that a reply should not be expected. And if the problem persists to reach out again in January. I did my part. Hopefully, you'll do yours.
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  • AVOID! Bought app before subscription, +30GB DATA ABUSE! Apr 22, 2020

    By Readdle Stole $9.99
    30GB of data... Not the first time it has happened, and it’s absolutely ridiculous. Especially since I originally paid for the app before they decided to change to a subscription service, and receive none of the features I paid for. I have turned off every “Download” or “files” feature, so it is not user error. I uncheck the “In progress” and “played” options in storage and data usage as well, only to see them turned back on immediately after exiting. If this is a bug it is a hell of an costly one on my end. After getting ripped off after buying the app already on multiple devices that was then switched to a subscription service, it’s nice to add the 30+GB of monthly data on top of that. I just hope that the same hasn’t happened to the people I recommended this app too not long ago. As for now, just another company totally fine with ripping paying customers off with a blatant money grab! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!
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  • Dec 16, 2020

    By Chase McMillan
    Minor issue: Chose to use the dark themed icon, but any time the app is updated it turns right back, which is removing it from my home page on my phone. Major issues: I'm hearing 3x more ads playing during the podcasts I'm listening to; other issue is the fact that it won't play the next queued episode and instead soft closes the app, removing the banner from my drop down. Actively looking for a new app, this one has gone downhill since the change to the subscription pro format.
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