Pocket Casts Android App Review

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apart from making and receiving calls and text, smartphones also doubles up as devices that let you listen to music and podcasts. Pocket Casts for Android is an application that let you search, organize and listen to your favorite podcasts seamlessly. You can download Pocket Casts for $3.99 from Google Play.


Search is one of the strongest areas of Pocket Casts app for Android. You can either use the direct search method wherein you enter a search term and the app gives you the results, or you can look for the most popular or scour by genre. In a sense, it is like looking for your favorite app in Google Play Store. Alternatively, you can use the Discover option that lists the popular podcasts in a tiled fashion. We found some surprisingly good podcasts while checking the app in this section. From here, you can produce playlists. The podcasts can be downloaded and organized as well. In the playlists, you can see the unplayed as well as downloaded podcasts so that you’ll be always on top of your ever-growing collection. If the volume of podcasts is a bit low, you can give them a volume boost. The silence removal feature to dynamically speed up podcasts let you listen to more podcasts in case you’re in short of time. The app also let you see what comes next and re-arrange episodes for your liking. Of course, it has sync and back up option to Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between Android and iOS devices, and backup your data to the cloud. Even if you lose your phone, you won’t lose your podcasts. Pocket Casts guarantee that.

Pocket Casts Android App

Pocket Casts for Android also let you set your episode storage location and how many episodes of a podcast you want to keep. The UI layout is user friendly and the controls intuitive. You can freely toggle video podcasts to audio and back again for when you’re on the move. Of course, you can share your favorite podcasts with others. Last but not the least, you can control your podcasts from the widget, notification center, lock screen, headphones, Bluetooth, Android Wear and even Pebble with custom skip intervals.


Pocket Casts for Android makes downloading and listening to podcasts a fantastic experience. It has lots of customization options to organize and manage your podcasts. Syncing across multiple devices is one of its standout features. The controls are intuitive at best. Widget support and sharing options come handy. Overall, a robust podcast manager app with a friendly UI and backed up by a strong feature set.

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