Pocket Casts 9+

Powerful podcast player


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Pocket Casts is the world's most powerful podcast platform, an app by listeners, for listeners.Our podcast player provides next-level listening, search and discovery tools. Find your next obsession with our hand curated podcast recommendations for easy discovery, and seamlessly enjoy your favorite shows without the hassle of subscribing.

Here's what the press has to say:
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 you love.

Design: Easily listen to, manage and find new podcasts.
Themes: Whether you're a dark or light theme person we've got you covered. We even have you OLED lovers covered with our Extra Dark theme.
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.

Up next: Automatically build a playback queue from your favorite shows. Sign in and have that Up Next queue sync to all your devices.
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, adjust the volume or change playback effects, 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 or speakers with a single tap.
Sonos: Browse and play your podcast collection directly from the Sonos app.
CarPlay: When you're in the car, so are we.

Sync: Subscriptions, Up Next, listening history, 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.

What’s New

Version 7.27

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

Carlorff74 ,

Small but annoying bugs ruin excellent app

Often the screen displaying the subscribed podcasts is blank and there is no way of refreshing it without restarting the app.

Similarly when manually refreshing the new releases filter it often freezes and if you hit the back arrow while on filter your U are stuck on a page to create your own filter with no way of getting back.

It's annoying little things like these that drop this otherwise excellent app from 5 to 4 stars.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Sorry to hear this! Could you please send us an in-app report of these issues via: profile -> settings -> help & feedback -> get in touch -> "get support
" so we can look into these issues for you? If you could please include the email address of your sync account if you have one, that would be great. Thanks!

Tragic Tracy ,

Intuitive format

I have been using this app for years - has to be at least 5-6, and although I have tried many others, this is, for me, the most intuitive.
I really wanted to try to use the native iPhone one because apparently it users less memory/battery blah blah, but honestly, I have to wonder how people use that - it’s so frustrating !
I was prompted to write this review now as recently I discovered if you download PC (and log in to your account) to multiple devices it’s syncs exactly where you are up to - great feature! I still use my beloved old iPod to listen to podcasts because I actively try to not be a 24hr slave to my phone but I love listening to podcasts 24rs! However, being able to listen on my phone (car play) is handy at times. I love that I can now sync exactly where I was up to!
Also, another feature I love and always have used is the ability to categorise themes: true crime/kids/history/news/ etc etc.

Bondiguy ,

Getting on top of the new version.

When Casts got a total makeover it deleted some of the features that made it so good. At last they have brought back deleting back episodes after a specific number. I listen to a lot of new/current affairs podcasts with daily episodes and if you don’t listen to every one you needed to manually delete outdated episode. God forbid missing a couple of days of listening as you get RSI. . Now Casts can do this for you again after reinstating the episode count feature. I would say 4.5 stars but as I have used this app for so long and it’s getting back to being 100% useful again I will go the extra ½ a star.

App Privacy

The developer, Automattic, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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