Premium not working 1/5
Paid $25 for premium and it’s not working. Still only the free version. Super bummed
Only Podcast App I use 4/5
I’ve used this app for almost 2 years. The main reason I use it is because I am able to rewind 15/30 seconds if I happen to miss something. I know this sounds silly and you’re thinking but you can do that in any podcast ap. Not so. When I try listening to podcasts on the apple version in my car when I press the back button, or forward button it takes me to the last or next episode. (Not 30 seconds back in the conversation). This App does it right and rewinds exactly to where I want it. Thank you! I do wish it would work with my I-watch though, that’s why I’m going to give it a 4 instead of a five stars.
No auto-play? 3/5
I have used the heck out of this app and it is mostly awesome. It just has a weird quirk where podcasts don’t automatically play the next episode. It used to. I thought maybe they’d changed that in an update, but I just went back and caught up on another podcast with 4 new eps since the last time I’d listened, and those DID start right off—when one episode ended, the next one would start playing after only a second or two. Most of the time, when one episode ends, it moves to the next episode and just stops. I have to hit play for it to start loading the ep, wait a few secs for it to stop loading and say “error,” turn my wifi off and back on again, go back to the app, hit “play” again, and usually do that a few more times while I wait 5-10 min for it to download the entire episode. Then I have to go to the podcast’s page, scroll to find the last ep I’d listened to, hit play on THAT, then go to the one I just loaded and hit play on that. Then it will play. I know my connection speed is slow, but it does this when I’m connected in other locations with better speeds. I was just resigned to this weird buggy thing until I just checked up on that other podcast and it actually started playing the next ep right away without nannying and cajoling, and before it had downloaded the whole thing. Is that just happening to me?
Aren’t updates suppose to improve functionality? 1/5
It’s stinks when you regrettably (in hindsight) push the update button and find that an app you really liked and used all the time suddenly gets significantly worse. I went from a stable app to one that is slow, crashes for no reason, and switches to another podcast for no reason. In addition, one of my favorite features is gone - the ability to scroll through your recently listened to podcasts. They simply took that away. I guess I will be moving on and looking for another podcast app. I don’t want to since I have so many podcast favorites in this app, but if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Note to developers: test, test, test before you update an app on multiple versions of a phone. This isn’t good for you or us.
Pod cast 5/5
By Grammy Sandra
Allows me to listen to programs while walking.
Good interface but slow 3/5
Has been extremely slow last few months on occasion. Crashes a decent bit too. But sometimes it is just SO slow it can be frustrating
Full screen ads 1/5
The ads take up whole screen and can’t be minimalized. I’ll be finding a new app.
Happiness during Covid? 5/5
By Burrell hope I Win
Useful App 5/5
I like this app, better than the Apple podcast app, because this app will not automatically download new episodes of podcast you listen to and use up your storage on your device.
Love it 5/5
100 times better than Iheart, love that there are no commercials.
By 1952 Blessed
Out of all the other podcast and tv shows I watch, you are the best. I learn so much from your teachings. You really teach in a way that makes it easy for me to understand Gods Word. I give God thanks for putting you in my life. Thank you and may God continue to bless you and your family.
Crashed app and lost everything 1/5
I was a very happy user of this podcast app and then I updated to the most recent version. It worked a couple of times and then crashed on me every time I tried to ripen it. The only way to get it to work again was to delete it and start over. Now all my podcasts are gone.
I am looking for another app before I take the risk and start over with this app again.
I have loved this app for so long but this issue has been constant throughout and I’ve finally met my wits end with it. I’m not sure if it’s my data connection or what, but I can’t get an episode to load over half the time. An “Error” message just pops up after several minutes of waiting for the episode to load. I have to close the app and restart it. Most of the time that doesn’t work. I’ve deleted it and reinstalled it to no avail. I’ve deleted it, updated my phone, reinstalled it and still get the same message. Nothing seems to help and it’s not getting any better. I listen to podcasts while I’m driving and my favorite feature of this app was that it auto played the next episode. But with this issue, I’m having to mess with my phone while I’m driving and, at this point, it’s more of a hazard than anything. So, In order to save my own life, I’m deleting it for good.
Good app with fatal flaw 2/5
I like the podcast app a lot and it works great on my Android phone. But on my iPad my battery can go from 50% to 0 overnight if I fall asleep listening to a podcast (with the screen off).
This in not speculation. This behavior is confirmed by the battery consumption stats. Seems like a big issue to be ignored but it has done it multiple times so I have had to switch to the Apple version for my iPad.
Preet Bahara 5/5
By Shecky Feinstein
Love the insights of Preet and his buddy, along with the guests. I also enjoy the humor scattered within. Keep up the good work, and don’t forget to vote.
“When one door closes, another opens.”
Paid money and can’t even use it 1/5
I have contacted the developers via email as well. I paid for a yearly subscription through Apple and had to reset my phone shortly after signing up for the subscription. Now when I redownload the app and log into my account it has zero podcasts saved. It prompts me to try premium but when I click on it it tells me I’m already subscribed to this.
Insightful and Informative 5/5
With a myriad of ways for staying informed as to “what’s going on” in the world; I find the multitude of podcast offered with this application to be the most thought provoking!
Proud to be Catholic 5/5
By Tracye M
I enjoy all these Talking Catholic podcasts. Relaxed and informal, yet always informative. So many people doing so many good things. Makes me proud to be a Catholic!
Show notes 3/5
Why can’t I get the show notes anymore?
I used to love this app 2/5
It’s super glitchy now and the dashboard is a mess. No show notes, limited ability to customize settings. Switching to Overcast. Two stars because at least it’s better the Apple Podcasts.
Also I’ve noticed that an awful lot of the 5 star reviews are for individual podcasts not this app. It’s just weird but explains how the overall rating is so good despite this being a mediocre app.
The Best I've found, but not perfect 3/5
I really enjoy this podcast client. It's intuitive to use and saves your progress throughout an episode, something I cannot say for all apps.
There are a few things that annoy me, however, which have made me resistant to purchasing the premium version or recommending the app. Firstly, for some reason my subscribed podcasts are rearranged randomly. I have no clue why this happens, but it is very frustrating. Additionally, the app ui sometimes freezes. Luckily due to needing very little input, this is rarely an issue. Finally, I'd like to see some more customization for the user, for instance the ability to alter intervals for skipping from the default. Thank you.
So much better than Apple Podcast app 5/5
Love the search feature. So much easier to find episodes Im looking for than an the apple app
Pretty great! 4/5
I’ve been using the app for over a year and it’s tough to find anything better! I really like their layout and the ability to move shows around to customize the appearance. They carry just about every podcast!
One thing I’d like to see change is to give us the option of auto-play and not make it default. When my phone connects to my truck it automatically plays and I have to go back to the spot I was at. I’ve lost entire episodes because of this feature.
Other than that, it’s great! :)
Intrusive advertising 1/5
Pop ups impact usability.
Continued Problems 1/5
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!!
APRIL 2020 UPDATE, 3-STARS--
I've not given-up on this app (yet), but I've lowered my overall rating.
I am now often required to make multiple attempts to open this app (due to the app repeatedly crashing). Additionally, activating the controls (start, pause, go back, etc) seems to average 20+ seconds for each attempt.
I keep my phone's apps and memory cleared-out, so perhaps it's a comparability issue with my 6+ phone and/or the latest iOS updates. Perhaps it's the podcast classes that have been added by the developer.
To make-sure the problems are not due to the number of podcast subscriptios that I follow, I have spread my subscriptions among 3 different apps-- Without any improvement in this app's performance.
FYI #1-- I am using the PAID version of the Podcast App.
FYI #2-- My "significant other" is having the same problems.
Hoping for improvements when we purchase our next phones
LATE-APRIL 2020 UPDATE
Just updated the app. I can already see significant improvement in the app's performance.
Thanks, Developer, for being so responsive to your clients' feedback.
Suggestion: I may have missed something, but is it possible to notify users about updates within the app itself?
REVIEW #4, 4-26-20
I downloaded several new podcasts today with no problems. Later I swiped-off my open apps and shut-down my phone. When I tried to restart The Podcast App, it was impossible. After 30 minutes of watching the Podcast App crash with EVERY attempt to open it, I gave-up and switched to my native iOS app. Next, I downloaded some podcasts "assigned" to the iOS app and immediately listened with no problems.
Apparently, the "latest improvements" for The Podcast App aren't so great after all.
REVIEW #5, 4-27-20
After 4 app crashes, swiping-off to close my other open apps, cleaning-out my browsers’ histories, restarting my phone, and 7 tense minutes, I was finally able to get the Podcast App to open and play my first saved show.
There may be a connection to the number of downloaded episodes the the Podcast App’s crashing, but my number of downloaded episodes does not seem to be excessive.
I also used the native iOS app and the CastBox app today and had no problems, though I have admittedly not remained in the same location for all of these experiences.
REVIEW #6, 5-5-20
I’m not sure HOW a podcast app with previously downloaded podcasts can crash 5-times in 25 minutes. Can you explain this to me?
9:50 PM-10:26 PM
17 crashes in 36 minutes, with half of them occurring in the first 10 minutes. I got about 15-20 minutes of play time before it started crashing again.
I love this aervice
Good app 5/5
Save yourself the trouble and use Spotify 1/5
Decided this was going to be my go-to podcast app. Worked fine but consistently feels like it gets caught in a “hey press pause n play to instantiate an ad” loop.
And if the episode was just released... good luck.. won’t be even start. Keeps spinning after you press play.
Suddenly realized.. doesn’t Spotify host podcasts?!
... instantly started playing after a quick search. uninstalling this app now.
The Bob Harden Show 5/5
An informative, timely show, with a local and national line up every day.
We learn more from listening to Bob Harden’s guests, then on all of television.
I highly recommend it.
Woke up this morning! 5/5
Had a Corona Virus in my eye!
Masters Oprah Winfrey 5/5
I don’t know how I would be able to walk 6-7 miles a day without my podcasts!
Great app 5/5
By Jack Nicolson
Updated my review based on timely developer response. Great app! Can’t complain about a ting
Thanks Pastor Charles Stanley! 5/5
My father had watched you for years and he had received Jesus as His Savior 1 day before He went into coma and then died.
My Spiritual life grew up strongly also thanks to your sermons. All what you have taught have great impacts on my walk with the Lord when I am up or even when I am down.
I believe not only my Father and me; your teachings have had great influences on all your audiences.
I always I believe God has been using you to teach the people in all over the world to go on the right path.
May God continue to bless you, and keep you stay longer on the earth because this world need God’s servant like you!
Like it but needs improvement 3/5
I like this app and use it every day.
However I really wish it had better responsiveness and stability.
More often than not it takes multiple times to get the buttons to work.
It lags for like 20 seconds.
Anyway if that could be improved it would make me happy.
Really enjoying the clarity of this streaming service.thankyou 5/5
Thankyou developers 😍🥰😚
Love it! 5/5
Thanks for getting me thru the lockdown!
Good information 5/5
By auntie m44jl
The doctors kitchen is one of the best podcast I’ve found you get good information you can even get good recipes that are actually healthy for your body wow!
Cool cat the shack, this app rules
Something for everyone 5/5
By 3 Weatens
Great diversity with many interesting and informative podcasts
Total control - intuitive use 5/5
This is the best podcast app. You can select favorite podcast channels which appear on your homepage and notify you of new episodes. With one click add individual episodes to “listen later,” a list you can easily rearrange to a preferred order.
I never have to worry about a bunch of episodes downloading automatically and clogging up my phone or having to be deleted by hand-The default settings give me total control. If you like auto downloads use a different app- there is currently (apr 2020) no auto download. One is in the works.
IT support is quick and helpful- five stars for customer service.
By fry r
The worst business model ever 1/5
For the love of God, do not use this huge steaming peace of excitement. Every time you pause a commercial. Even when you don’t pause sometimes a commercial. And they are super intrusive and causes the app to crash frequently. There might have been some good ideas but their endless quest for you to buy there crappy products makes me loath them so much. Hate it...don’t use it
No ads or lag! 5/5
I love this app. I was frustrated with the standard Apple podcast app and enjoy the features and ease of use.
Love the ease of use 5/5
Always find what I’m looking for.
Could be perfect, but 1/5
The ads are impossible. I love the UI of this app. The design is so much better than any other podcast app I’ve used. But the full screen ads that take over control of the pod, and at times being completely unresponsive - it’s so frustrating. Stitcher is my next favorite app because the ads only take over half the screen so you can see and interact with the ads if you choose but still have control of the pod. My kingdom for a fully functioning podcast app. It shouldn’t be this hard.
Update: downgraded to 2 stars because after purchasing an annual subscription at the promise of no ads, now there are no visual ads but I’m forced to listen to commercials that interrupt my podcasts and can’t be skipped through. What a jerk move, Podcast App.
Loved the app but have had issues 4/5
So I love this app, and I use it about every day. But for at least the last few days, it’s been having issues with autoplaying the next episode. In that it doesn’t auto play at all and I have to open the app to play the next episode. And a few times it suddenly cuts out and stops playing, then I have to go to the app and start it again.
So I’ve tried closing the app, restarting my phone, I updated the app and then tried deleting and redownloading the app, which has only lead to more problems.
The option to continue listening to an episode from the home page is gone, and I have to go to the recommended section to find that, which is annoying and frustrating.
And when I try to rearrange my list of podcasts it starts switching between small thumbnails and larger thumbnails, and the switching happens in a way that makes it impossible to actually rearrange them.
Overall, I’ve used the app for around 6 months and I’ve enjoyed it until a few days ago.
Ads are terrible! 1/5
This is the worst podcast app I’ve ever used. The pause/play button only works on the first click about 10% of the time. When it doesn’t work, it somehow still pulls up the ad, so then I have to wait for the ad to finish and close it (and it NEVER EVER closes on the first click). And for some reason all the ads I get are MAGA stuff or right-wing podcasts. Awful. I’m deleting it.
It used work 1/5
Now all it does is pop up ads.