So much better than default podcast app. Highly recommend making the switch 5/5
Apple’s podcast app was giving me so many issues. Download glitches, only have 3 episodes of a podcast, very slow and hard to navigate, most annoyingly it crashes several times before I could actually use it.
THIS totally saved me. So fast and efficient, better interface, has ALL podcast episodes, ACTUALLY WORKS wow… I wish I knew sooner. So glad I made the switch.
The Holdermess 5/5
We’ve seen snippets of this crazy family in their parodies and vlogs, but listening to their podcasts gives us a real chance to know them as they are, behind the scenes. Give them a try — they’re the real deal.
By RM Michelle
Perfect! Let’s keep it simple.
Chris Hayes 5/5
I love that I can listen to Chris on this app. He is smart, witty and insightful. I learn a lot from him.
Really great alternative app 3/5
I really like this app, but there is one tiny glitch with the programming that I hope someone can fix! There are two podcasts called Embedded, one from NPR and one about electronics. Sometime in May, their episodes got switched! This needs to be fixed ASAP, please!
The player doesn't stop 1/5
It continues to the next podcast. I wasted 10 dollars for a podcast app I can't use. I shouldn't have to use a sleep timer to control playback.
Title order 3/5
Can you please make an option for sorting the titles so you can listen from the beginning rather than the latest?
Love it! But could love it more... 4/5
I use this app easily and daily. I’ve discovered podcasts I wouldn’t have otherwise. The native Apple app did not sell me on podcasts —This app made me someone who listens alllll the time!
A couple of things that could make this better:
**I don’t seem to have good luck with trying to sort episodes in either chronological or reverse order... both would be great
** I’d also love it if it more accurately tracked which episodes I’ve listened to. There are appx 1 million This American Life episodes ;) and I’d love it if it clearly (and always) indicated which ones I’ve listened to and/or how much.
**Playlists would be cool so I could set up what I want to hear in order... for a given period of time without having to try to find while at stoplights. It would just play! Or if they went in chronological order (they don’t!), skipping the ones I’ve already listened to. Listen Later is good for episodes I know I want to hear but not right then. But if I want to do specific ones in specific order, I’m not able to or haven’t figured out how.
None of these are dealbreakers at all, but they would be great user-friendly enhancements. :)
Waste of time 1/5
I’ve had an opportunity to listen to quite a few podcast and I can say without a doubt that this one has the biggest waste of time to listen to. They prattle on about going to the doctor in one session they had to wait while one person who is driving the car took a message from someone else while the other person who is also in the car patiently waited. If you have nothing else to do in your life and waste time this is the podcast
Exactly What I Want! 5/5
I was looking for a podcast App. that had easy searching, intuitive to use and gave me options to download or just stream w/o the chastising of “We have stopped downloading this podcast since you haven’t listened in so long”. I got it here.
At first I gave it a 4 because of those irritating pop-ups when I played a new episode but my cheap butt finally dropped the $10/year to eliminate those and we’re good now.
It DOES, rarely, post duplicate episodes but I figured out how to work around that; I only listen to one of them. Problem solved!
Everything good about a podcast app 5/5
Does basically all the stuff you’d want a podcast app to do. Does everything apple’s app did before apple ruined it. A great app, very unobtrusive and very intuitive design, easy to just download and use.
Way better than Apple Podcasts 5/5
I love, love, love this app! The main reason it’s better than Apple podcasts is because you can see all your downloaded podcasts in one place rather than endlessly scrolling. This app is easy to use and works great!
Better than the purple one 5/5
I’m so pleased to have found this app. Far superior to the apple default. Streams better and is easier to navigate. For a long time I thought it was my iphone and/or service crapping out on me and making listening to podcasts impossible, but it turned out it was just the app.
The app doesn’t download the content. It will tell you that it’s downloaded but when you try to play it you get silence. Don’t waste your money.
Where’s the Help Desk???? 1/5
Love the app except it seems like you have to leave a Review in order to ask fir support as there is no website for this company and no help facility in the application. And I just had a stupid little problem where one “Embedded” podcast’s recordings are getting switched with the other “Embedded” podcast’s. I’m hearing geek talk when I’m expecting to hear Kelly McEvers and vice versa and it’s confusing. And now I’ve wasted a half hour of my life trying to find legitimate help and ending up having to leave an unnecessary review.
Poor automatic download 1/5
I was hoping this app would be better than the Apple app. I found it to be just as bad. Favorite shows can’t be downloaded in the background (e.g., overnight) and when you select a podcast while on WiFi to “listen later”, It doesn’t download so you have nothing to listen to although you selected to listen offline. Going to Pod Cruncher. ...
Ads everywhere and can’t download 3/5
Overall I like the app, much more intuitive than IOS 11 new podcast app. But the pop up ads are terrible and excessive, I paid for the ad free version to get rid of them.
Also, the podcast do not fully download. I’ll download a podcast and it’ll show “all downloaded”. A day later that same un-listened to podcast needs to download again. Not a big deal unless I’m on a flight and don’t have access to Internet.
By Kevin 60
As others have said, this is a great app. I’d gotten tired of trying to make the podcast app furnished on my iPhone. This app avoids all the problems that I had with the iPhone app. Podcasts play flawlessly. Favorites are easy to select. It’s perfect.
Keeps deleting downloaded podcasts 3/5
Why does this app keep getting rid of podcasts I have already downloaded. They are unplayed, under listen now and I go to hit it to listen and it needs to download it again. Very annoying issue, it’s been happening for months now since I first downloaded the app.
Running iOS 11.4 this app is unable to load list of episodes for some reason so it just appears to be searching forever.
Works Great! 5/5
The Podcast App works great for me. Thanks!
What would we listen to without PODCAST?! 5/5
By ima ears
A new look on life 5/5
By Patricia from Macon ga
Oprah I can’t express my gratitude and the thankfulness I have for you viewing on television your show so for Sunday Soulful Sunday. It have put a new train of thought on every thing I do now so, Opera thank you for that😇😇😇😍
Can someone clear up for me whether a podcast is actually downloaded when using this app? Or am I essentially streaming by listening to something? I ask because I don’t see the “downloaded(?)” podcasts as taking up any of my iPhone storage (whereas the native Apple podcast app did take up storage). And as I’m about to listen to one, I still see that annoying download arrow in action, indicating that perhaps the podcast wasn’t download it? If I am in essence streaming a podcast, that defeats the purpose of having this app. I don’t want to use my limited data streaming when I should be able to download a podcast each time I want to listen to one.
Don’t Use this App 1/5
I don’t usually write reviews for apps since there are thousands who do, however, I must call your attention to, by far, the worst app I have tried on my iPhone. It works sometimes. For example, after loading a broadcast for listening later, and go off to exercise, the app doesn’t always play which is infuriating. Sometimes, it stops and won’t restart. Most of the time, it’s a dud.
Great app for podcast and downloading and listening on a long drive.
I could not take using apple podcasts any more. I tried a few podcast apps and fell in love with this one. I bought the premium version out of support for the app, the ads were not even an issue. The only slight issue i’ve encountered is when downloading over a poor wi-fi connection i’ve had 2-3 downloads where the audio would not play. Not sure if the two events are connected but it’s my best guess
Such a great presentation! Very informative👍 5/5
Enjoyed the comparisons & the engaging conversation. Also the stories that the people shared.
Very useful information 5/5
Excellent information for a beginner investor. Great job
By Coon & Friendss
App is clunky. Needs to have a clear “download” button...Have to click on listen later and figure it out. There are better podcast apps like podcast republic
Basic and functional! 5/5
I got this to replace Apple’s podcast app after Apple ruined it. I have no complaints about this app. Great search feature; easy to stream, download, delete, and ‘favorite’ (subscribe to) podcasts; unobtrusive visual ads to keep it free. It’s a perfect replacement for the garbagified Apple version.
Elevation podcast is the best 5/5
I listen to Steve Furtick (pastor of the elevation ministries) everyday and sometimes the same podcast twice in the same day. It is so packed with not only powerful concepts from the Scriptures but extremely practical and personal ways to apply the concepts.
I’m a huge fan! I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who wants some incredible insight on how to apply the Scriptures!
Good but slow 3/5
When you add podcasts to listen to later, you need to wait for the animation to finish before you can add another one, making it ridiculously slow to add a lot of episodes at once.
Love the app but reinstalling breaks subscription 3/5
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.
Love it but major issues with certain podcasts/episodes 3/5
Really enjoy this app. Love the listen later button but there are a few episodes that don’t work. I can download the episode but nothing ends up playing.
Podcast review 5/5
Podcast is an excellent source to get podcast of your favorite radio programs anytime you want. I really enjoy it. Thank you operation specialist first class service warfare United States Navy retired John Kevin O’Brien, Palm Coast Florida.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸⚓️⚓️⚓️⚓️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
I love this podcast. It works perfectly and easy to follow any podcast you want. It’s fabulous!! Thank you😊
By Carver of birds
At times I will have to stop a podcast for a few minutes the when I return to it it will not start up. Sometimes I can reboot my phone and it will start from where it left off but most times it will not.
great podcast app to replace the default 5/5
since apple recently changed their default podcast app ui, it has been a degraded user experience. finally i found a replacement for it that works well. the podcast app has a nice clean, simple ui and has been great so far.
Better than Before with Tony Richards 5/5
Love the topics AND the host! Very entertaining and informative. The Romanian Neuroscientist was fabulous! What a great story about how the first thing the people of Romania did when they overthrew the communist government was to bring back the TV show Dallas.
Thank you Tony and the whole Better than Before crew for putting out such an outstanding podcast!
Can't wait to hear what you'll do next!
Works well but zero organization or settings 2/5
So I was pumped to get into podcasts, and asked friends for their favorites. So I have a GIANT list of long running podcasts with no way to organize them and most of them I need to start at season 1 and there’s no way to easily see the episodes in the order they aired. I also wish there was a way to mark podcasts as like “up to date on listening” so you don’t need to figure out what you’re behind on and what’s new or what you’re all caught up on.
DOWNLOAD OVERCAST INSTEAD 2/5
I like to listen to podcasts on my drive home from work. Driving 10 hours a week can be exhausting but if I have my favorite podcasts it’s great. I can only download at my house so I needed an offline player. This one worked for awhile but then it began deleting my podcasts I’ve already downloaded. It also takes a long time to download anything and sometimes it’ll download something 3-4 times in front of you. You also can’t leave the download screen. I downloaded Overcast and am having a much better experience. It’s free and downloads quickly.
Good app but full page ads that are too difficult to close 3/5
Good app but every time you start and stop a podcast, even pause, a full page ad pops up with a very small x in the corner that often my phone does not allow me to click. Looked for an upgrade but another subscription based app. I’m happy to pay but having 1000 subscriptions one for each app on my phone is too much.
Switched to this app from the Apple app... 5/5
...and I’m very happy!! I don’t mind the ads; I close them without even looking. I like that I can see what I’ve played and the blue dot indicates when a new podcast is on the list. I love how I can cue up a play list and press play and don’t have to deal with it for a few days (I usually put about 10-12 podcasts on the list at once). Thanks for a great app!!!
Best I’ve Used 5/5
I really like this App.
THE best podcast app 5/5
Since the Apple podcast app has been shot to hell, finding this app is heaven-sent. Very intuitive. I just upgraded to ad-free. Thank you for such a great app!
No issues. 5/5
Downloaded this app when I was new to Podcasts not realizing all the options out there for listening. Since then, I have tried another podcast app that is to remain nameless, and this app is hands down my favorite choice. Keep up the good work!
Listen Later keeps redownloading over cellular 1/5
By Jibu V
I liked this app because I thought was downloading the podcasts that I added to the “Listen Later” playlist when I connected to WiFi. However, it doesn’t appear to download the Listen Later podcasts unless I have the app open. Also, it keeps redownloading the podcasts every time I open the app and then downloads them again when I’m connected to cellular and want to listen to the downloaded items. Idk if I’m doing something wrong or if this is a limitation of the app.
Nothing special at this point 3/5
I like the look and the feel if the app but I gave it 3 Stars because there isn’t a podcast subscription feature. I’m a paying member of several podcasts which requires login credentials to listen to full episodes. This app doesn’t have the ability to enter login credentials like a few of the other podcast apps do.
Settings user control 2/5
I like this podcast player but I’d like more control of what plays and when it plays. I don’t like to listen to one random podcast to another. Where is the settings button?