Pocket Casts

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:

Design: Your podcasts have never looked so beautiful, colours change to complement podcast artwork
Themes: Choose between dark and light display themes
Universal: Custom but familiar iPad interface, supporting Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture

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 in the MP3 and AAC 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
CarPlay: browse your podcasts and filters to find an interesting episode, then control playback. All without ever touching your phone
Apple Watch: Control playback from the Now Playing Glance
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

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

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.

Pocket Casts App Description & Overview

The applications Pocket Casts was published in the category News on 2011-01-26 and was developed by ShiftyJelly PTY LTD. The file size is 46.08 MB. The current version is 6.7.1 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

The more geeky among you probably know that companies like Intel used to have a 'tick tock' strategy, which was just a silly way to say they make lots of changes, then they make small tweaks, then they make lots of cha...well you get the idea. We do that too! So 6.7.1 brings you:
- CarPlay reliability improvements (for those seeing the disconnected from Pocket Casts message)
- Fixes for some files that wouldn't play with Trim Silence or Volume Boost enabled
- Some performance improvements and crash fixes

What could the next tick bring? Only...wait for it..._time_ will tell. Get it?! Because clocks go tick and they tell ti...never mind.

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Pocket Casts Reviews


I hope they plan on making a watch app  FitForTrucking  4 star

But probably the best podcast app on iOS


Best (and I've tried many)  brd5  5 star

Way better.

Mom 'n Pop

The best podcast app period  Mom 'n Pop  5 star

It lets you do everything you want to do. I stream only. It's surprising how complicated other apps make not-downloading. However, on a recent trip, before my known hour long service dead zone, I was able to download a few podcasts with a few touches-so easy. Then, it auto cleaned (deleted) them once I finished them. It also lets you customize a start point per podcast so you can skip the intro/commercials/etc. PLUS it works well with the Apple headphone clicker-many don't do that. You can skip ahead, skip back (you can customize that too by the way) and of course pause and resume. It's the best period


Wish it had watch app playback  Schultzypoo  4 star

Overall this is a great app. I wish it had the app watch app playback like Overcast and the simplified organization of Castro. But this is multi-platform and solid which is really nice.


Tried them all, this is the best podcatcher  mrscottz  5 star



my Best podcast app  aaron1948  5 star

My favorite podcast app. Currently use it on iPhone & iPad. Have also used Android version. User-friendly interface & menus. Easy to navigate, easy to add podcasts quickly. Does not have all the extraneous stuff that iTunes has. Use it every day. Only quirks: 1) I fall asleep often while listening, and podcast ends & is moved from date/chronological position to "played." To finish listening, have to scroll down to greyed-out played casts, then "Mark it Unplayed" to return it chronology. ONE FIX = to set player alarm to stop at, for example, 1/2 hour. 2) Looking for versions for iMac & Macbook, without having to go through iTunes.

Kurtis Redden

Buggy  Kurtis Redden  1 star

Podcasts take about 30 to start playing even when downloaded offline. Not downloading in the background. Back to Castro, much better app.


Sleek, feature packed app  Gjp426  5 star

Love the design of the app. I've listened to five days worth of podcasts so far thru this app and haven't gotten tired of it yet! Love the web interface as well!


The best podcast app  BaltimoreTom  5 star

I love podcasts. The ability to filter, skip silence, and the quality are all superior to any other podcast apps.


The best for listening  Tech1996  5 star

I found out about pocket Casts from a thread in Reddit and bought the app after reading through many recommendations. The UI is clean and non cluttered making for an excellent experience. This is definitely my go to podcast app. Happy to spend the $3.99 on an useful app.


Steph H aussiebirdsteph 3 star

@verypink It's called Pocket Casts. To be honest none if the pod cast apps I've tried have got that option 😝


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Best podcast app on iOS.  Yvvvvvvfsgh  5 star

Great and regular updates and fixes. Simple yet powerful app. Apple, take note.


Thank you!!  tomi22222  5 star

For adding up next to carplay :)


So far so good  speener-d  3 star

Update: knocking a star off for a minor annoyance; when sharing a podcast to a friend on mobile, it doesn't include an RSS link on mobile so they can listen using their podcast app of choice, just a link to hear it in your browser or through Pocket Casts. I feel like this is the developer trying to force the app on other people. For now, I've downloaded Downcast app, and share links through that. It's an annoying extra step. I recently switched from downcast; I was looking for something that handled playlists better than that application does. One of my issues with is fact that I really don't need playlists, I want to order my podcasts on the fly, enter Pocket Casts "Up Next" feature. This feature makes it extremely simple to add a podcast to listen to next, without having to subscribe to said podcast. I would recommend Pocket Casts, based on the "Up Next" feature alone. A couple of suggestions: I'd like to see a list of available podcasts when discovering new podcasts. Right now you have to subscribe to see a full list. Also, the ability to apply global settings to all new podcasts is a bit hidden under the name "Storage & Data Use" and doesn't include all settings you can make to individual podcasts. That said, I quickly deleted Downcast from my iPhone after just a week of using Pocket Casts. Great job.


Best podcast player ever!  FernandoHilbert  4 star

This app is the only one I am proud buying. The app itself is amazing, it is certainly the best podcast app out there, and the update notes worth the buying itself! Just buy it! Thank you devs, from Brazil! (sorry the bad english). Update: in the new version is very dificult do delete a podcast file (so many taps to do it... 5 to be exactly!)... Still worth the price, but it could be just an long swipe (like mail).


Excellent podcast app  riffshredder  5 star

I've used this app since 2015 and it is amazing! I only recently made the switch from Android to iPhone, but I have not noticed a difference in quality. I really like that it tracks your hours of listening and even how much you have skipped. Also, their update logs are usually fun to read.


Good but needs more playlist settings  a2tjer  3 star

Please add the following: --- setting to download xx number of podcasts per playlist. I may only want the newest podcast is a playlist every morning. Delete all other include partially played --- setting to manually sort order of each playlist. If I want to listen to the newest podcast version. I want that at the top every morning and next highest priority playlist next in line. --- setting to remove partially played podcasts from playlists when new podcast is available. Great app and developer, lots of updates, excellent user interface, easy to find and setup apps. This could be a contender to Overcast if delevoper continues to listen and improve. Until then I will choose Overcast.


Good app, pulls from my Gchat  Sean36885447646853367  4 star

I like the app but it's suspicious that it links with my gchat


It's just okay  gopuppy01  4 star

I just purchased the app about a week ago. It's a decent app but I can't sync. I get a sync failed message and I know it wasn't happening at first. Also, in the help section, it states that the podcast layout can be changed by swiping to the right. Either I'm an idiot or it doesn't work. That isn't very important but the sync issue is. I'm not impressed with the auto-reply email I got saying I might or might not get a response. Really? Nice... I agree with the user who commented about the cutesy language, lame and not helpful. We'll see what happens. If my issues are addressed I'll update this review. So, I see issues steadily fixed and really have no complaints. I like the app. Now, how about bookmarks? The other podcast app I purchased at the same time as Pocket Casts now has this feature. I hope you guys add it too!


Best podcast app ever.  HRV4TrainingUser  5 star

This app is so good, I've paid for it three times: on Android, on iOS, and for the web app.


Good stuff  @jharris@  5 star

Updated 5/8: Dev has completely fixed the buffering issues in the latest update. Thanks for the quick reply/fix! Original review: Podcast playback as of late of very finicky. Buffering times are out of control and sometimes the podcast just won't play at all. This didn't used to be a problem but one of the recent updates has just made this app infuriating to use.

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