Aug 3rd, 2017 publishUpdated   Aug 4th, 2017, 8:31 am

Podcasts are all the rage these days. It seems like every website and celebrity has a podcast. There are thousands and thousands of excellent shows. There’s something for everyone if you know how to find it. A great podcast app is all you need to step into the vast world of podcasts.

Whether you’re already subscribed to a dozen shows or you’re just getting started, here are the best podcast apps available for Android!

BeyondPod – Classic

BeyondPod has been around on Android for a long time, but it’s still alive and well. You can do most everything you would expect. Play content via streaming or offline, adjust playback speed, Chromecast support, and it integrates with Feedly so you can even read your RSS feeds.

DOWNLOAD: BeyondPod

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.0/5

DoggCatcher – Tons of Tools

DoggCatcher can do a bevy of things you would expect. You can set certain podcasts to automatically download for offline listening, plus it automatically deletes old episodes to keep your device clean. DoggCatcher is highly configurable so it can behave exactly how you want. The built-in search feature allows you to find feeds from any podcast you can imagine.

DOWNLOAD: DoggCatcher

  • Price: $2.99
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.5/5

Google Play Music – Casual Listener

Google Play Music can do many things, including podcasts.  You can search for podcasts and subscribe to them like any other app, but it doesn’t have as many of the power user features. If you’re just a casual listener that already uses Play Music, this is a great app to start with.

DOWNLOAD: Play Music

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 3.9/5

Player FM – Simplicity

Player FM is a well-designed podcast player with simplicity in mind. It can sync progress of episodes to the cloud, download for offline listening, save to SD card, custom categories, speed controls, intelligent silence, and more. From daily news, politics, science, education, fitness, entertainment, music and tons of other shows, Player FM has something for you.

DOWNLOAD: Player FM

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.5/5

Pocket Casts – Crown Jewel

This beautifully designed app simply has it all. You can have certain podcasts auto-download for offline listening, sync subscription and playback progress across devices, send audio to Chromecast to hear it through the TV, set a sleep timer, control playback speed, and so much more. Pocketcasts costs $3.99, but it’s worth it.

DOWNLOAD: Pocket Casts

  • Price: $3.99
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.6/5

Podcast Addict – Power Users

Addicted to listening to podcasts? This is the app for you. The aptly named Podcast Addict app is for hardcore listeners of podcasts. Not only can you manage audio episodes, but also video podcasts, and even YouTube channels, and news feeds. The best part is it’s free

DOWNLOAD: Podcast Addict

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.6/5

Podkicker – Old Reliable

Podkicker is an older podcast app, but it still gets frequent updates. The UI might not look as fancy as other apps, but it gets the job done. There’s a tab for podcasts, a tab for episodes, and a tab for downloads. It’s very simple and easy to use.

DOWNLOAD: Podkicker

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.2/5

Podcast Republic – Jack of All

Podcast Republic has a lot of the same features as the other apps on this list. It can sync with other devices, download for offline listening, create playlists, stream live radio stations, import subscriptions, and more. The app is very well designed and free to download.

DOWNLOAD: Podcast Republic

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5

Stitcher Radio – Curated

Stitcher is different from the other apps on this list. Artists have to apply to get their shows on the Stitcher network. Almost any popular podcast that you can think of is available on Stitcher, but not all. Stitcher has a great design, sync across the web and devices, custom stations, breaking news, and more.

DOWNLOAD: Stitcher Radio

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5

TuneIn Radio – Podcasts & Radio

As the name implies, TuneIn Radio is primarily an app for streaming live radio stations, but it also can play podcasts. You can search and subscribe to podcasts like you would on any other app. It doesn’t have all the power user features, but if you’re already a TuneIn user it makes sense to use it.

DOWNLOAD: TuneIn Radio

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5

More Best Apps

The Google Play Store has hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from. This list only scratches the surface. We’ve published numerous “Best Apps” lists for everything from dating to education. Check out the lists below to explore even more!

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