Version 2.2.3 addresses a couple of crashes being reported.
Playapod 2.2 adds subscription view improvements, additional playback speeds, additional sleep timer settings, sorting by last listened date, and editing of show categories that allows for custom grouping of your podcast subscriptions. Here’s the complete feature list:
Subscription display improvements that includes media types (ex: "Audio", "Text", "Video") and stats (ex: "200 Items. 5 Downloaded. 23 Hours Listened.”). Custom groups will display this information too.
Slow down media playback or speed it up with multiple new playback rates. Media playback speed is now configured with a slider from 0.5 (half speed) to 2.0 (double speed) and all values in between.
New sleep timer options from 15 minutes to 8 hours using a slider bar. Long pressing sleep timer button allows for quick edit of the setting.
Added sorting of episode lists by last listened date which is great for quickly finding episodes you have recently listened.
Swipe up or tap the new queue toolbar button from the now playing screen for quick access to your now playing and playlist queues.
Subscription menu adds editing of category name which allows for custom grouping of your subscriptions.
Improved popup view to allow more than 4 actions.
Implemented WKWebView per Apple recommendations.
Playapod is the best way to listen to your favorite podcasts and features cross-platform device syncing, episode tracking down to the second, remote media controls, offline listening, new episode notifications, bulk imports, fast performance, no ads, and more!
• Multi-Device Sync
Sync all your podcast subscriptions and episode progress between multiple devices and across all platforms! Just sign-in with your favorite social network or with e-mail.
• Episode Tracking
Tracks exactly the portions of episodes that you have listened down to the second. You'll never forget where you left off or what you skipped over!
Bookmark your favorite parts of any episode so you can quickly go back and listen again. Bookmarks are time-coded and synced across all your devices.
• Video Playback (NEW v2 Feature)
Video playback supported. Tapping on the video will toggle full-screen mode.
• Text to Speech (NEW v2 Feature)
Turn any text-based feed into an audio podcast with full progress bar support including scrubbing and bookmarking. Great for keeping up with the latest news and blogs.
• Media Bar (NEW v2 Feature)
Quickly access whatever is currently playing by tapping on the media bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s always on with quick access to play/pause. Tap the bar to bring up the full media player view.
• Recommendations (NEW v2 Feature)
Our recommendation engine will suggest new subscriptions you might enjoy.
• Groups & Filters (NEW v2 Feature)
Filter content by favorites, category, media flags, content type, and time. Save filters into Groups for quick one-touch access.
• Media Files (NEW v2 Feature)
Add media files such as audio, video, and text files to Playapod using iTunes File Sharing for local playback.
• Car Play
Driving with your iPhone puts your Playapod Now Playing queue right on your car's built-in display.
• Custom Playlist
Create a custom playlist of your podcast episodes. Drag and drop reordering makes it easy to listen to your favorite shows all day without device interaction.
• Media Controls
Toggle playback and skip forward and backwards quickly using lockscreen and bluetooth controls.
• Listen Offline
Download entire podcasts and listen on the go without a network connection or cellular data charges.
• Free & No Ads
Free download with no advertising! There are no bulky 3rd party ad networks that are known to kill battery life, slow performance, and consume network bandwidth.
• Push Notifications
Get new episode notifications so you stay on top of your favorite shows. Toggle notifications in the app settings.
• Import Podcasts
Quickly bulk import a list of podcasts with OPML files (Outline Processor Markup Language XML Files).
• Advanced Configuration
Lots of settings to customize and tweak the behavior of the Playapod app. Custom settings available for each subscription too!
• Customer Support
Our developers listen to your feedback and quickly fix all reported issues. Join our Facebook Page and start a discussion!
- June 16, 2019 Initial release
- September 11, 2019 New version 2.1
- September 28, 2019 New version 2.1.3
- December 09, 2019 New version 2.1.4
- July 14, 2020 New version 2.2.3