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Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: STYLISH AND USER-FRIENDLY :: Read Our Full Review >>

Browse, subscribe, and play podcasts in style with the feature-packed Pocket Casts.

What's New

After the release of v4.6 we found a rare, but serious bug in the migration process. For a small amount of you, this caused your podcasts to be duplicated. This release fixes the bug that caused that, but it won't delete your duplicates. We're thinking about the best way to handle that in the next update. In the meantime those of you that have this issue should re-install our app. Be sure to sign into syncing first so you don't lose all your subscriptions.

This update also fixes an issue with manual playlists and syncing.

I've been developing iOS apps now for over 5 years, and I have to say this is probably the worst thing I've ever missed, and it will haunt me for a while to come. The only upside to all of this is how awesome and understanding you, our customers, have been. So be excellent to each other people. The next time someone holds you up in traffic, don't honk your horn, give them a few seconds. The next time someone isn't polite to you, give them a smile. We're all in this together. Today you, tomorrow me.

App Description

Pocket Casts is a powerful Podcast manager for iPhone and iPad.

We love podcasts, so we made a podcatcher that is full featured and simple to use. But don’t take our word for it:

“Pocket Casts 4 is a great podcast client for iOS 7. The push notification and sync systems are reliable, and automatic downloads finally make for an invisible download experience that happens behind the scenes and you don’t have to think about.” MacStories

“I’m in love with the natural iOS 7 design, subtle custom colors, transparencies, and intuitive interface. Plus, the syncing is easy and fast. This is what an iOS 7 podcast client should be” - App Advice


AUTO DOWNLOAD: No need to even open the app!

SYNC & BACKUP: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between iOS and Android devices, and backup your data to the cloud. You can now drop your phone in a toilet and not lose your podcasts. We dare you.

FILTERS: Want a list of every unplayed, downloaded podcast? Right here. How about a list of video episodes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Easy. Sorting your shows by custom categories? Done.

AIRPLAY & CHROMECAST: Cast your episodes straight to your TV with a single tap.

STORAGE: Set how many episodes of a podcast you want to keep. We’ll clean up the rest. News mode added for the contemporaries among us.

VARIABLE SPEED: Play audio or video all the way from 0.5x to 3.0x, you speed demon, you.

DESIGN: We've toiled night and day to reflect the iOS design guidelines while making your podcasts the focus. Pocket Casts has an adaptive interface - colors change to complement podcast artwork.

VIDEO & AUDIO: Pocket Casts lets you toggle video podcasts to audio and back again for when you’re on the move.

CONTROL: Control your podcasts from the control center, lock screen, headphones and Bluetooth, with custom skip intervals. Customise the start time of your episodes to skip repetitive intros.

SLEEP TIMER: Fall asleep to your favorite boring podcasts.

REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do 1! Our server monitors your podcasts, so your phone doesn't have to.

OPML: Import or export your subscriptions easily to and from our app.

TABLET SUPPORT: It’s an equal opportunity app, with support for compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads.

SHARING: Share your favorite podcasts, episodes and positions in episodes. Sharing is caring.

DISCOVER: Find great new content with curated featured podcasts, currently trending podcasts, networks and much more.

SUPPORT: Provided via email, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Heck we occasionally even log in to Reddit to say hello. We also have a rocking User Guide for those that prefer a little hand-holding.

There are many more powerful, straight forward features help you make Pocket Casts yours and in case you were wondering, here’s what Pocket Casts DOESN’T have: ads, episode limits, pushy trials or feature bloat.

It. Just. Works.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

August 17, 2014 New version 4.6.2
July 07, 2014 New version 4.5
February 24, 2014 New version 4.4
February 18, 2014 New version 4.3.3
February 04, 2014 New version 4.3.2
January 29, 2014 New version 4.3.1
January 26, 2011 Initial Release

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