A podcast that I’ve really been looking forward to (The Habitat from Gimlet) is now available on Apple Podcasts, but not on The Podcast App. I just switched over because Apple podcasts has been giving me so much trouble, and now I’m disappointed! I also noticed that a lot of the cover art is pretty outdated on The Podcast App. Seems to me a theme that they are a little behind. Darn... I really wanted to love it!
Ads everywhere 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.
Super soul Sunday 5/5
The best show ever. Always brings love, peace and happiness to my soul😘👍👏😍😘💗💞😍
Night mode 5/5
Please add night mode. It’s the only thing the app is missing. A way to toggle on a mode that will convert the app interface to a dark theme that is easy on the eyes.
Works well, but lacking one key feature 4/5
I like the app, but I have yet to find a way to organize downloaded podcasts. I have to listen off line, and scrolling through a running list to find the episode of the show that I want is tedious. Please add a way to organize downloaded ‘listen later’ shows.
Can only get a few episodes 4/5
When I first used this app it worked great. I loved it. Now for some reason I can only listen to some past episodes, for example I can listen to some November episodes but when I try downloading April episodes, all I get is “error”.
I hope whatever the problem is, it will be resolved soon. I love this app & will continue to use it
I’ve reviewed this app previously and it was a 5star for sure but I’ve been having major problems with the app pausing itself randomly for the last few weeks. Super annoying. On a few occasions I haven’t gotten it to play at all. I’ve updated it a couple times since it started doing this to me but it hasn’t been fixed. Some days it works flawless all day. Other days I can’t get it to play more than 5 or so minutes before it pauses itself and makes me start it again. I would love to see this resolved. If it does I’ll pay for premium!
Trickle down 1/5
Too much bs. Time not spent on subject.
Great but have to scroll to get to beginning... 3/5
Is there anyway to sort the episodes in a podcast from oldest to newest get so I can start from the beginning?? I love this app but I can’t continue to scroll through 500 episodes to start from episode 1!
5 star 5/5
By Brook 🇺🇸
So much goodness! 5/5
Biblical Truths, business truths, dead to make life a bit simpler...ALL GOOD!! Thank you! My mind and heart are being opened to more possibilities!
Love the variety! Comedy, politics, and great food for thought from great people. Minimal interference with advertising.
Sign in abilities? 4/5
Thank you for this app. Would there in the future be an ability to sign in? Providing the user the flexibility of signing into the app using other platforms available and have the podcasts we’re following available? Thank you.
Love this app but.... 3/5
This is my favorite podcast app. Sadly it freezes every time i begin listening to a new episode. Happens every time. It freezes then the play button starts flashing and it’s stuck like that for a few minutes. I exit the app. Get back in and same issue. After the 3rd try the app begins to work again. Until a new episode begins and the issue begins again. Ugh.
One star because... 1/5
I’m frustrated that on my iPhone 5s only some of the podcast play with sound. The others will play but I can’t hear anything. Also frustrated that there seems to be no way to send feedback or ask questions other than through this review. So this is what you get. When I click on “app support” in the App Store that just takes me to the app. There’s nothing on the app that says “ask us questions” or “get help”. I’m pretty certain Evolve will tell me this is an iPhone problem and it probably is. But I’d like the opportunity to ask. So, since I can’t ask you a question nor find any information on the problem I have to give you one star for not being helpful.
Please add an ad-free option! 5/5
Just downloaded this app and it’s phenomenal, so much so that I wanted to invest my money and pay for an ad-free version but was disappointed to find there is no option for that. Please add it! Will you ever? 5 stars when you do.
Glad to see the developers actually listen! 5 stars for adding ad-free version!
How to add a podcast? 3/5
So far, the app is head and shoulders above the Apple Podcast App, but I’m having trouble finding my podcast which is available on iTunes, Stitcher, etc. I did some internet research and cannot find a submission feature. How do you add a podcast to your search?
Update episodes faster 5/5
By Kofi Asomani
It will be awesome if you can pull updates from podcasters faster so it appears here instead of wait for days to show up.
Great Podcast App 4/5
I always had problems with the Apple podcast app. It never was intuitive. This app is exactly what I was looking for and I use it for all podcasts.
Great app 5/5
Great to listen to while playing Fortnite!
Doesn’t work 1/5
Can’t get podcasts to play
So far... So good.... 5/5
Just started using this app to feed my podcast addiction, and so far it is a great option.
The search function works AMAZINGLY WELL, and has introduced me to quite a few podcasts that I have not found using the search function in other podcast apps. (I’m a Guitar nerd, and love to listen to anything gong related to the subject..)
Options ARE a bit lacking compared to other apps available (smart speed to kill silent spots in a show automatically is one of my favorite options available on another app, as well as being able to choose the time amounts you can skip back and forward), BUT, if you just want a simple player, it is an excellent option.
I also feel that you don’t get enough benefits to go for the “upgrade” option.. If that offered a slew of extra features and benefits, it would be WELL worth the $10 a year.. Right now though, it’s just not worth it TO ME at least.. The free option is fine at the moment.
Great, stable, and easy to use app that does what it does very well though... It probably won’t become my “go to” player at the moment, but it WILL definitely be in the arsenal. Very glad I found it and installed it. If options/extras are added for the “upgrade”, I could easily see this one being my main player.
Great job on this one everyone.. Give it a try, if for nothing else, the excellent search function and easy to use interface..
1.75 Speed! Please😫 5/5
I need a 1.75 speed really bad!
Best podcast app 5/5
Works perfectly no issues at all
Dad Sheperd Armchair Expert 5/5
Super enjoyable. Dax has a great voice and awesome personality and asks the perfect questions that make for a truly intriguing conversation.
Kia gives reporting balanced equal reporting. It’s as if the fairness doctrine in reporting was never abandoned.
Keeps crashing since last update 3/5
Used to work perfectly but now it stops every few minutes. Please fix I don’t want to have to switch apps! I recently paid for ad free version too.
It dose not play anything 3/5
By Avantgarde Mademoiselle
I cannot listen to any of your podcasts!
Whats wrong with it?
I’ve put my favs into “listen later list” and I downloaded them.
But when I press play nothing happens.
Best Alternative to Podbay 5/5
I was so distraught when my phone finally wouldn’t let me open Podbay; I loved it dearly despite the glitches. This app took some getting used to, and I didn’t like the auto play at first b/c I usually fall asleep to podcasts, but with the sleep timer this app is pretty perfect. I’m so glad I found it! My only suggestion is that an option to see related/similar podcasts to ones you already listen to or maybe adding “Narrative/Story” to the Topics section.
Great app 5/5
Works great for finding and keeping up with podcasts I love listening to
Simply and completely pleased 5/5
By the pearl lady
Just discovered this app. I am seriously delighted. People that I admire and enjoy are now available to me all day, everyday!
Love it !!! 5/5
Love this app. I get notifications every time a new episode from one of my favorite podcasts is up. This podcast app is wayy better than the one that comes with the iPhone. Easy to use runs smoothly !!
Paid add free version 1/5
This would be a 5 Star app if there was a paid ad free version. It’s an amazing podcast app but the ads are so annoying. I would definitely be a buyer if there was an option!
Wow, seriously?? The response to my request (and many others) is to go to the complete opposite extreme?? A yearly subscription to remove ads is utter crap. Thanks but no thanks. I’m changing my review from two stars to one star. I get that your time and effort is worth my money and I’m even willing to pay but holy crap a yearly subscription just to remove ads?!?! This is some slimy money grabbing baloney.
Great app, a bit misleading 4/5
By Emilee Rolleg
The app has been great for listening to podcasts easily on wifi. I recently went on a trip, believing I had downloaded podcasts to listen to, only to realize they were not downloaded and I needed WiFi.
4 1/2 Stars! 4/5
By Pirate bash Lover
Great app! I use this daily to listen to my podcasts. Only issue is that it occasionally crashes at random, but that could be my phone’s issue.
Five star app really 5/5
Minus 1 star for no paid ad-free version, minus another star for no episode sorting.
By Beyond Floor Inc
Great for when on the road!! Better than music at times!!
Constant problems 2/5
I switched to this app after having nothing but problems with the apple iOS app. Up until the most recent update I have absolutely loved this app, but now it’s doing the same irritating crap that apple’s app always did—it takes forever to load, plays for half a second then shuts down, and randomly starts over playing a program when you’re already half way through listening to it. Guess it’s time to find a different app again.
Needs manual feed refresh 3/5
There’s a lot to love about this app and it’s superior to Apple Podcasts in almost every regard but one: there’s no way to force the app to pull updates. I keep having to revert back to the Apple app because some new episodes take a day or more to show up in this app’s feed.
Not loading 3/5
Not working after the last update. It was working great until the last update now everything I try to listen to will not load.
I am listening using WiFi and straight from the show. It just keeps saying connecting but then never connects.
pretty alright 4/5
it works well and allows you to listen to shows while offline without having to pay for it, only downside is it has ads that will randomly play audio over the show. doesn’t happen often but still obnoxious
Download over WiFi hasn’t worked 4/5
It doesn’t seem to automatically download what I want. I have to let a few minutes of each episode play to get the whole thing to download.
I’ve had the app about a year. I’ve been all over the place to probably a thousand WiFi spots in my travels and it has never worked. Even with new phone it doesn’t
Good app 2/5
The only thing that I miss from the default one is the part where it shows all the recent podcasts out. This app only shows the green dots on the shows themselves. Other than that it does the job.
Edit: I cant download any of my podcasts anymore always gets stuck. Not sure what changed.
Please go back to the good old days... 1/5
By falling angels
Just wondering why the podcast app gets worse and worse. Stopped using it because it is such a pain to use. Now using Spotify.
They added a sleep timer. Trying again.
Pop up ads have me using this app less & less... 3/5
There is no option that I see for an ad free purchase subscription. I wouldn't think twice about purchasing as this podcast app is one of the best I’ve tried. Downloads episodes easily, lists podcasts “best of episodes” (my fav feature), flawless playback ... but I hate those pop up ads so I use Podcast App to “pick” which episodes I download on my Podbean App (that I have subscription for)
Ads kill user experience 3/5
They appear at the worst possible time and it is very hard to close the ad. It creates a very annoying user experience
Keep improving 1/5
I don’t appreciate schmo Biden’s image on the advertising makes me not want to open the app
It used to work fine. But, not now. 1/5
I found this app and was impressed with how it worked. It was so much better than the app I was using. Then, I guess with everything and everyone in the tech field they think that they have to justify their jobs.so, they keep fixing things that aren’t broken until they are broken. It used to download all the episodes of the podcast once I clicked download, now, I have to keep rebooting the app to get it to work. It used to put oldest on top now it doesn’t, it puts newest on top so now I have to scroll to the bottom to find the one where I left off. Must be an apple product.
Great app but how do you subscribe? 3/5
I’m trying to give you money and can’t find the subscription button!