In recent years, we have witnessed podcasts becoming increasingly popular. A lot of people have been subscribing to one or more podcasts because just listening to music or to the radio is a little outdated now. We have been listening to those audio sources since ages and since podcasts are a comparatively newer source of entertainment, they have gained quite a lot of popularity. Everyone needs some variety every then and now after all.
But things could get a little messy because there are more than one podcast that we subscribe to. Hence, since everything in our life can be managed by apps, so can our podcasts by an app called Pocket Casts. This app is full of features, beautiful and simple to use.
It has very straightforward features including:
- AUTO DOWNLOAD: Pick any podcast you like, set it to auto-download while you sleep. Save your cell data for when it matters.
- SYNC & BACKUP: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between Android and iOS devices, and backup your data to the cloud. You can even drop your phone in a toilet and not lose your podcasts.
- FILTERS: Want a list of every un-played, downloaded podcast? Right here. How about a list of video episodes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Easy. Sorting your shows by custom categories? Done.
- CHROMECAST: Cast your episodes straight to your TV with a single tap.
- STORAGE: Set your episode storage location and how many episodes of a podcast you want to keep. The app will clean up the rest. News mode added for the contemporaries among us.
- VARIABLE SPEED: Play MP3 audio all the way from 0.5x to 3.0x, no dodgy plugins to download, no fuss, just pure unadulterated speed.
- DESIGN: The app keep a close eye on the Android design guidelines while making your podcasts the focus.
- VIDEO & AUDIO: Pocket Casts lets you toggle video podcasts to audio and back again for when you are on the move.
- CONTROL: Control your podcasts from the widget, notification center, lock screen, headphones, Bluetooth, Android Wear and even Pebble with custom skip intervals.
- SLEEP TIMER: Fall asleep to your favorite boring podcasts.
- THEMES: Dark and light themes, to suit your location and mood.
- REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do it! The app’s server monitors your podcasts, so your phone does not have to.
- OPML: Import or export your subscriptions easily to and from our app.
- TABLET SUPPORT: It is an equal opportunity app, with support for both phones and tablets.
- SHARING: Share your favorite podcasts, episodes and positions in episodes. Sharing is caring.
- DISCOVER: Find great new content with curated featured podcasts, currently trending podcasts, networks and much more.
- SUPPORT: Provided via email, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. They occasionally even log in to Reddit to say hello. They also have a rocking User Guide for those that prefer a little hand-holding.
There are many more powerful, straight forward features help you make Pocket Casts yours and in case you were wondering, here’s what Pocket Casts DOESN’T have: ads, episode limits, pushy trials, feature bloat or plugins.
So without further ado, download Pocket Casts and enjoy a world full of properly managed podcasts!