Pocket Casts, Our New Favorite Podcast App, Is Now Free

Pocket Casts was already a great podcast app , and now it’s even better – mainly because it’s free.

The app previously cost $ 4 on both the App Store and Google Play, or $ 9 for the desktop client, but is now completely free to download as Pocket Casts switched to shareware. In other words, you get all the usual Pocket Casts features right now if you download the smartphone app, and you can pay a monthly subscription to add even more features (if you’re that inclined).

Here’s a quick list of what’s included in the free Pocket Casts app:

  • Sleep timer
  • Cross-platform content sync
  • Setting up a dark theme
  • Volume booster
  • Silence finishing
  • Adjustable playback speed
  • Customizable gesture controls
  • OPML / XML import and export
  • Content sorting, filters and playlists
  • Third party media support

As mentioned, the Pocket Casts Plus subscription ($ 1 / month or $ 10 / year) will give you several other benefits over the free version. These include 10GB of cloud storage that you can use to play other content on any device using the Pocket Casts app, as well as several custom app themes. A Plus subscription also gives you access to desktop applications for Windows and Mac, as well as the Pocket Casts web player. (Those who previously purchased the $ 9 desktop client will receive three years of Plus for free.)

You can download Pocket Casts for free (or update to a newer version) through the application pages in Google Play and the App Store , and those who wish can sign up for the Plus subscription here .


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