The first podcast app for iPhone that is not only free, but easy for anyone to
use. The Podcast App is the easiest way to find, save and listen to all your
favorite podcasts. Explore new podcasts across a variety of topics, including
news, education, comedy, finance, politics, religion,...
No in-app technical support
I love this app, and I use it to listen to all of my regular podcasts. I've even discovered some of my new favorites through it, as it has a great variety of options for you to find completely for free. The ads are skippable and I really enjoy that as well, because they provide earnings to the creators without completely hindering the user experience. The only problem I've found is that there is absolutely no in-app technical support. A "help" or "FAQ" or even "contact us" is literally nowhere to be found. There is no settings section, which is what these would normally would fall under. I was going to report a bug to the developers, as I recently had an increasing number of playback errors when trying to play a podcast, and it seems that when one playback error occurs, every other podcast will also have a playback error for some time afterwards. It's not my internet connection or my cell signal, as everything else works fine. I don't know what the cause of this is, or if it's a server issue, but I was hoping to reach out directly to technical support instead of having to leave this under an app review. It would be helpful if developers could add in-app technical support to redirect user issues properly.
Used to work great, mostly....and it devours data even when it doesn’t have access to it
So here is an update to my last two reviews...a few months ago this app used all my months cellular data in the first two days of my billing cycle even when it didn’t have access to my cell data. It was supposed to only use WiFi. Well I’ve been watching and it seemed the issue was fixed....until today.....half my cell data is gone again due to this app....and my phone tracked its use of the data even when it isn’t supposed to have access to my cell data....I have no idea how that happens but I’m done with this app....the other issues from my second review listed below still exist as well....and I have deleted and reloaded the app....no help.....2nd review is below...this app used to work great with the exception of burning up all my data in two days last month. Now the app crashes and freezes all the time. Also it doesn’t seem to want to download new podcasts for future listening and many of the ones that I have already downloaded over WiFi and show available to listen to off line won’t play anymore without being connected to WiFi. When I try to download new podcasts for future use it just sits and won’t download and old ones already downloaded fail to play off line. Help.
I love this app it’s just works
It’s probably was the best application when it’s come to listening to Podcasts , I’ve used iHeartRadio and Apple Podcast , IHeartRadio doesn’t work half the time and it’s takes forever to get a podcast to load I don’t like the lay out of iHeartRadio and apple podcast take my Storage because the podcast are so large when you have to download them , this app fixes all my issues it’s easy to find an podcast and you can listen to the podcast without having to download yeah they’re a few ads doesn’t bother me at all , I rather listen to ads then have to download an podcast other platforms like iHeartRadio and Apple Podcast . I’ve never had any issues with this app at all , I love the layout of the app and how easy it is to get to what I want to listen too I’ve never had any issues with listening to any of my shows I like to listen too . they’re been a few bugs where other audio from other podcast play over the podcast that I was listening too but otherwise I’ve not had any issues with the app at all !
Changed my LIFE
Ok... it didn’t really change my LIFE, but it’s AWESOME!! Works flawlessly, the ads aren’t bad (just a screen pop when you start, and the ads are appropriate), and they have all the podcasts I could think of! Oh and the best part is it’s organized by someone who actually listens to podcasts and wants to access them in a rational and easy way (unlike the iPhone podcast app that has become less and less user friendly with all the hoops you have to jump through to get where you want, which had me so frustrated I looked for an alternative, but soooo glad I did!!)! Love the picture tiles that you can see all your podcasts on one screen! There is an episode favorites section, more like a queue that you can add a lot more than one to and listen to them in whatever order you want even if they’re episodes from different podcasts! Seriously download this! This is the happiest I’ve ever been from an app download! And I don’t usually take the time to write reviews either, that’s how happy I am with this!!! And it’s FREE!
My Favorite (and Most Used) App!
I use this app all the time for two reasons: I LOVE podcasts and I really enjoy the structure of this app. It has a simple layout, it looks modern and up to date, unlike Apple’s podcast app. I really, REALLY enjoy the grid layout of being able to see all of my favorite podcast at once (I hope the developers keep this). I do wish that there were settings for the user and I could customize the layout of the home listen screen, especially since I pay for the upgraded version with ads (SO WORTH IT!!). For example, I don’t really care for the top line up of new shows, I already get notifications for that and the “new” tag pops up on my podcasts when a new one is available. Also, like my second favorite app, Audible, I wish there was an option to change the background/theme to “mode” or something. Definitely not deal breakers, and I would give this app more than 5 stars if I could, but maybe in a future update. Thanks for the app!
The premium version COULD have been so great
To show how much i wanted to like this app, i will admit it is the only app I’ve ever paid for the premium version of. Ever. Unfortunately it didn’t work out well for me in the long run. For starters, what has irked me all along is that it won’t let users add episodes to “listen later” without downloading them to the user’s device. Unskilled developers can’t just implement a “bookmark” of some sort I guess? They force user to download everything to the user’s device (with minimal use, it’s well over a GB and won’t let the user clean them up!) Since this is an issue cited by multiple users, I always thought it would be addressed by one of the utterly massive amount of endless updates...but no matter how many of these faux “updates” they do they’v never ever fixed any problems I have, not a one. I have no other way to think at this point than to assume the app is just trying to gobble up my device’s space as fast as it can in any way possible. Don’t want to download 1-2 updates every WEEK? Well then the app will lag for literal minutes waiting for an episode to play. This app only gets worse and worse. Never once being improved by the fifty+ “updates” it’s had since I’ve installed it. Do better.
Update: I'm changing my review from 2 stars to 5 stars. This developer worked hard to solve my data retention issue. I'm happy to report that have been using the app for SEVERAL weeks with the improvements and I am not having issues any longer. It's a good app, works well. However I was nosing around in my iPhone storage and lo and behold see that this app has stored 10gb of data on my phone aside from the actual app. So automatically I think that episodes are being downloaded but not deleted...and maybe they are but you can't reset that because there is no settings button. And then I thought I'd contact the developer so I went to the app page in the app store...nice try...both ways to even attempt to find the developer takes me right back to the data hogging app! The only way to clear this data is to delete the app. Thank you, I think I will and look for another app when I'm done.
It’s Still Great After a Month
After months of misery, I finally dumped the native iOS app and have never looked back. I’m still transitioning my 100+ podcast shows to the Podcast App, but since I’m no longer wasting time and emotional energy on that other piece of junk, it has been worth every moment. As a podcast nut, I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Podcast App has definitely improved (and possibly lengthened 😃) my life!! The app works so well that I’ve even recommended it to others and several friends/family members are now using it as well..... With Gratitude... ADDENDUM: ONE REQUEST— I was able to locate “The Park Avenue Podcast” (from the Park Avenue Synagogue) in your library, but while the one you offer IS correct, it doesn’t appear to have been recently updated. If you could research this, I’d be very appreciative. FYI: I’ve also contacted Park Avenue Synagogue with this request. THANKS!!
Love the app but reinstalling breaks subscription
/UPDATE: the most recent update has fixed the ability to Restore my active subscription so I am now VERY PLEASED with this app overall. Many thanks to the dev team for getting this sorted out. /UPDATE: after several app updates I still can’t restore my already paid for subscription. The app is great otherwise but it’s been many weeks since I paid for it and am still stuck with ads because the Restore button doesn’t work. Not cool. /UPDATE I love this app, best podcast player I’ve seen. I subscribed to it but seemed to have found a bug where removing and reinstalling the app breaks the subscription and the ads don’t go away. Can renew subscription and can’t Restore button the ads away. Not sure what to do as I can’t find a way to contact support either. This would be five stars if those things were fixed/made clearer.
It’s worth it
At first glance it seems silly to pay for an app that does the same thing free apps do. However, Apple’s native Podcast app falls short due to its poor, unintuitive design. There is no flow to the user interface. You have to wrestle through it only to have an unsatisfying experience. I went looking for a replacement and found this app so much better that I soon happily paid to remove its irritating overlay ads. You get what you pay for, it’s a pleasure to use and they earned my money. I am a frequent podcast listener trying to follow many different shows. I like to navigate while I listen, see what I recently listened to, resume partially listened episodes, view all my podcasts at a glance, get a quick handle on newly released material, etc. I’m pretty picky but this app does everything I want and I trust you will be satisfied as well.
I thought I’d like to listen to podcasts in the car but this is practically useless for that! Even if I download what I want to listen to in advance in my home when I try to listen to it on the road all I get is the thing going around and around and around and around and around saying loading only it never loads! Once in a great while it will work but the vast majority of the time it does not! And good luck trying to contact them I have seen absolutely no way to get in contact with the people who do this or to get any kind of advice on how to make it work better. I should also add that sometimes I can’t even get the icons of the shows that I have or a list of the episodes—even that doesn’t download! And when something does download only three or four seconds of the program will sound and then nothing and then three or four seconds and then nothing and then three or four seconds and then nothing obviously impossible to listen to.
I have a suggestion.
I’m not big on listening to podcasts, but I do occasionally like to listen to a few. And I know that one of my friends listens to them ALL the time! Wether you fall asleep to podcasts, or you can only sit through a few minutes at a time, this is a great app for it. Every podcast you favorite is right there on a list. I think that you should be able to MAKE podcasts through this app too. It would be more convenient than having to download another app for it. I also think there should be a setting, that translates whatever they’re saying into any language. Most podcasts are in English, so it would be useful to have some kind of instant translator. (At least in Spanish and Chinese)
Potential, but not there yet
Podcast app has potential, but is not there yet. I’m not sure why the developers would even release this app without a “settings” option and you can just imagine how many features and customizations are missing because of this. The app needs settings, volume boost, full customization for home screen, grid change / icon display options for home screen, settings for steaming / download, and login to remember your settings. Overcast just blows Podcast app out of the water and will probably continue to do so when the newer redesigns come out. Not to mention that the developers are not participating in replying directly to most of the reviews and many emails have gone completely unanswered from other users (although developers maintain is because they were busy on a project) . The nail in the coffin is that Podcast app appears to charge you for both your iPhone and iPad device when it’s included with Overcast for one price, not two.
It’s the best app I’ve used so far
Love this podcast app. Definitely the best I’ve used so far as well. Some podcasts I like to listen to, I want to listen to older archived episodes and this is the only app that I’ve used that has downloaded all episodes of any podcast. Other apps I’ve used only download the past 10-15 or so, so this is a big plus for for. I like the grid layout on the main page as well. My only gripes with the app is that isn’t a universal settings page. I’d like to change it where it doesn’t play the next episode automatically, once the podcast is done I’d like to either choose my next episode or just be done listening entirely. I also wish there was a dark mode as well, though that is purely cosmetic. It’s a well thought out app and works amazingly, just wish there was a way to change a few settings app wide.
I want to love it
This is a great podcast app. I have disliked many podcasts apps for various reasons (the native app doesn’t load new episodes quickly, even when refreshed, others have bad design) and this one solves many problems. It has good search, an easy enough design for getting to the podcasts I want to listen to. The biggest hang up I have with it is it eats space. My phone told me to manage my space since it was getting low, and this app was 1.1GB of data. But rather than just clearing a couple episodes that have been downloaded (like other apps), there is no way to see what has been downloaded, what/when episodes will be downloaded, and how to delete them once they’re downloaded. Hence my bloat problem. I had to regretfully delete the app. If there was a preference to choose when to download and to then delete, I would keep it and continue using it, even with ads.
Yes. The Podcast App is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 178,276 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for The Podcast App Is 31.4/100.
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