Phan Favs: What is the best podcast app for Android? [VOTE]


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It’s been a while, but we’re back with another edition of Phan Favs! This time we’re asking you, our wise readers, about podcast apps. Podcasting has really picked up in popularity over the last few years. It seems everyone and their mother has their own podcast nowadays. That’s great because it means there are tons of unique shows to listen to, including our very own Mobile Roar Podcast.

Finding a great app to listen to podcasts can be tricky. Does it have the podcasts you like? Does it have offline listening? Can your progress be synced across devices? These are just a few of the things we look for in a podcast app. But this isn’t about our favorite apps, it’s about yours! We want to know what app you trust for your podcast listening. Here’s how you can participate in our voting:

How to vote

  1. Upvote the comment that mentions your pick.
  2. If no one has mentioned your pick write your own comment.

It’s as simple as that. Next week we will compile the results and release the top five apps according to your votes. In order to get a good sample size we need your help in sharing this poll. Tweet it, post it on Facebook, share it on Google+, pin it on Pinterest, or whatever you like to do. Alert your favorite developers so they can vote! Let the voting begin! May the best podcast app win!

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. pocketcasts

    1. I had pocketcasts on Amazon but the massive drama really soured me on paying for them on Google Play. So I am very happy to see the results of this poll so that I can find solid alternatives.

  2. Stitcher

  3. Doggcatcher is my fav

  4. Beyondpod

  5. Player FM

  6. Podcast Addict

    1. Podcast Addict is simply awesome. And the dev keeps bringing new features every week. Ability to pick over which particular WiFi network to allow downloads is awesome for my case.

  7. RssDemon. Why does this one hardly come up? Been using it for ages – no complaints.

  8. The principle problem with PocketCasts, which has what I believe to be the best interface of all, is that it stores files in a proprietary format (which is utterly unintelligible if you look in the file directory), and, on KitKat, can only store mp3’s on a removable sdcard buried several levels deep in Androiddata on the sdcard. My preferred app now is Podcatcher Deluxe, which, while not being able to store to removable storage, is quite adept at file handling and storage. For someone like me who has literally hundreds of stored podcasts, Podcatcher is the app of choice.

    1. I’ve got to disagree with you there.
      Podcasts are easily located (for me) from the internal memory root directory:
      Internal Storage:PocketcastsPodcasts

      Not hard to find. Yes the filenames are strange codes but I don’t know if that’s something they do or is the way they come to them but the files are straight forward mp3s usually. This is on Android 4.4.4

      There’s also a Podcasts.html file in the Pocketcasts folder which lists all your podcasts and can be used to save the files elsewhere.

  9. Podkicker

  10. Pocketcasts all the way…

  11. I use Podcast Republic.

  12. Wish Pocketcast had a free version (or 1 week test) to try before having to spend $3.99.

  13. Pocketcasts

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