Podcasts Entertainment App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: Apple
  • Updated: Jun, 26 2012
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 5.38 MB

Languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, HE, Hungarian, ID, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Seller: Apple Inc.

This version of Podcasts includes the following improvements:

• You can now pull to refresh subscriptions in My Podcasts
• Resolved an issue that may cause playback to stop unexpectedly
• Fixed a problem where subscriptions may stop updating with new episodes
• Includes additional improvements to overall stability

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
384 Ratings
All Versions:
29281 Ratings


Introducing the all-new Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what's hot right now. Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloud keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in sync across all your devices, computers, and Apple TV. 

• Explore hundreds of thousands of free podcasts on a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more
• Tap Subscribe for your favorites and automatically get new episodes for free as they become available
• Browse by audio or video podcasts, or see what's most popular in Top Charts

• Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
• Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
• Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
• Adjust the playback speed of your audio or video podcasts
• Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
• Enjoy your favorite podcasts on your TV with AirPlay and Apple TV

• Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available
• Use the On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want
• Choose to download new episodes automatically when they become available, even when the app is not open
• Subscribe to podcasts that require authentication — just enter the podcast URL into Search in My Podcasts
• Share your favorite episodes with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Messages, and Mail

• Optionally sync episodes and playlists from iTunes on your Mac or PC
• iCloud remembers your place in an episode, your subscriptions, and your stations and keeps them up to date on your devices, Mac, PC, and Apple TV


• Requires a device with iOS 7 or later
• Optionally syncing episodes requires iTunes 10.6.3 or later
• Syncing subscriptions, stations, and play position using iCloud requires iTunes 11.1 or later and Apple TV Software 6.0 or later
• Streaming or downloading episodes requires Internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection
• iTunes playlist syncing is not compatible with iTunes Match

Customer Reviews

  • Works fine.

    by TheZeroGuy

    Just upgraded from a 3gs to a 5s and there were no problems switching over. Always get my shows, and if you download them while youre connected to wi-fi there are no issues. If you want to listen to entertaining shows download this app, you won't regret it.

  • Works great

    by Dblohsevn

    I don't know what everyone's problem is, essential to my day

  • I love it...but

    by Owned By a Boston

    I love this app, I love being able to listen to programs I normally miss. Here lately, it goes through the download process at least 4 times, which takes more time than the program plays! When it finally does play, I get a message about it not being there anymore, and have to go back, click on the program again. Then it does it again! I can't hear the program in it's entirety.

  • by Qv31s

    Still no continuous play button .please bring back the dark background

  • Amazing

    by Challenge-Accepted

    This app is epic because all of the haters are jealous because they don't know how to use it.

  • Functionality & drains battery fast

    by M4rc1tym3

    App needs to follow main setting in the stations part. If you set up each podcast to play oldest first shouldn't the station set up do the same? Instead I plays newest to oldest per podcast order. It only gives the option to rearrange to order from oldest to newest rearranging the podcast order. I like the app because I can sit at work & not have to click the order to play the podcast I listen too. Also the app drains the battery fast.

  • Podcast

    by Chris George

    This is a great app i use it all the time

  • Podcast

    by Buffethead

    I had had the same issues until I deleted it and reinstalled it. However, I still can't see podcasts on iPhone but can see them in itunes

  • Great app

    by Robert T w

    Easy to download episodes and listen to then later without the need for wifi or data.

  • Lol

    by JuaniFmonroe

    I love this app

  • Alright...

    by Mrassassinman

    I like the app to listen to the comedy button podcast and the Ray William Johnson one. But this app seems to have a problem with downloading podcast. I would download but then it would say processing and then download error retry or done. I find this annoying because I like listening podcast on the go and not at home to give me entertainment. And I don't have internet please fix the downloading mechanism

  • App

    by Inettools


  • Like

    by Robert htun

    I loved it but i like it

  • Great app

    by $€Rich€$

    Great app I just wish I could highlight certain sections to review later and I'd like it integrated into headphones somehow voice activation cause with my job I can't pull my phone out all the time and that's where I use this app and I'd like to easily be able to review curtain parts of podcast later when I get home and look up and research so I don't forget other than that I can't complain great job!

  • Many Episodes don't show up

    by DwightK-Schrute

    Many of the podcast episodes I am subscribed to don't show up without manually searching for it!!! Including Apple's earnings call!!! Come on Apple would have never released an app that didn't have total outstanding experience a few years ago!!

  • Um

    by MrSev

    It's a great app, but when I try to download something it just messes up and plays something from the start of it, I don't really do to much with EVERY feature, but I'm sure there's other things you could fix, but please fix the downloading..

  • Great step forward

    by Sonasi

    People who complain about this app are just incapable of learning something new. It is FAR better than the old music app for handling podcasts. Just take a few minutes to learn it and stop complaining. For once apple did something right software-wise.

  • Great app but a little buggy

    by Shearie

    My main problem with the app is that it doesn't refresh podcasts when it's supposed to.

  • Here's some advice

    by Yzzerdd

    Don't bother with iTunes download new episodes through the app you can even set it up to do this automatically in the background for new episodes. You can enter RSS urls into the search bar to add podcasts that aren't on iTunes

  • No Issues

    by jonlog0

    No issues here. Plays episodes in the order I set it to.

  • Please upgrade!!!!!!!

    by Brewmeister86

    Please make it work better!!!!! Be like sticher app but with apple "flavor" etc. you're better than this!!!! We're all waiting for a big update. Thank you :)

  • Yyyeah

    by olde mike

    It would be nice if the app actually downloaded podcasts. It only updates when I ask politely. Which is usually when I am away from wifi.

  • buggy frustrating useless

    by Bull6189

    this app is awful it is buggy and inconsistent a waste of time, guess i will pay for something that works better. apple should really reconsider this thing

  • Downgrade

    by cfad88

    I love listening to podcasts but it's a pain to use this app. Crashing all the time, especially when I try to delete podcasts. Too many problems to list though.

  • Bad Experience

    by underscorewas

    This has been such a bad experience using this application. I have months worth of frustration in trying to listen to podcasts on my iPhone without streaming. There is a setting on which episodes to keep, but that is only which episodes to list. I continue to have podcast episodes deleted as soon after one day after being downloaded. And nothing lasts longer than a week. Is it my fault for being poor enough to have a data cap?

  • Why?????????

    by Pntandrew15

    I was thinking the other day, "You know, I'm almost always getting close to using all of my cellular data per month. Why don't they make an app for something that doesn't need to use data just so I can go over my limit every month." It worked fine!!!!!! Why did you have to ruin it by taking it out of music???? It takes forever for a podcast that is ALREADY DOWNLOADED to start playing. Truly terrible app. Almost as bad as the Facebook app.

  • I hate this app

    by snwlover79

    Why cant people just leave well enough alone. The old podcast app was perfect. It sat nicely in the music app. Now instead of keeping my iphone screen clean, apple created another useless app icon for no reason. Things I hate My podcasts are not in alphabetical order. It keeps pulling down old episodes I haven't synced. It shows podcasts that have no new episodes. The settings tab is confusing as hell. I feel apple needs to justify their jobs so they keep messing with things that worked just to keep giving us new stuff. Itunes 11 is horrible, Itunes 10 was better. The new podcast app is horrible, the old one was better. Apple, I hope you see all these 1 star reviews and give us something that works and leave it alone. As of now, you have absolutely ruined my podcast listening experience.

  • Not Pleased

    by Jarad Davis

    This was one of my favorite and most used apps. However, it has started malfunctioning to the point where the podcasts don't even show up.

  • Apple is rotten.

    by jasdklfjriodjgigjdfklvjfd


  • WHY, APPLE?!

    by Josealvarez85

    Just why???? Completely useless now.

  • Ugh

    by rlk145

    It's broken. Fix it now. Do you do any QA???

  • Went from great to garbage

    by Panda Express 21

    This app used to work wonderfully on my iPad, but since Friday (1/24) it hasn't been able to update the Boomer and Carton podcast I follow. If it wasn't for the past podcasts I have previously downloaded this app would be gone for good. If your objective was to piss customers off, congrats you've done it with this app. Unless this is taken care of u lost a future returning customer

  • Terrible

    by mbuckley in GA

    What was the point of this app. Now nothing plays in order and not all my subscription download so I have to and get them from the store manually anyway. Please either fix this app or move the podcasts back to the music app.

  • Bad to worse

    by daduvab

    I had some issues with this app before, now it's simply awful. Subscription management , cleanup, downloading, etc have all gotten more difficult, cumbersome and slower to update. So upset. Who makes apps harder to use and less convenient? Will buy one now. Get what you pay for I guess.

  • Random Bug Generator


    I want to like the Podcasts app, but it is just to buggy. I would have thought it was a malicious app if it wasn't made by Apple. Since it likes to do weird random things. It looks like a polished app, yet works like something still in beta at best.

  • Does not work

    by Pacherokee

    How could you release an app that does not work at all? App is frozen. Worst app ever!

  • Everyone already said it: just garbage

    by Detterius

    While I think the idea is nice; the execution and further updates are just trash- I won't repeat the issues but they are all there: horrible syncing, episodes disappear, annoying pop ups, downloading issues! Not user friendly at all!


    by Meee !!!

    I swear to God i am trying to listen to Shane Dawson and Friends and i this stupid app crashes one more time... FIX THE BUGS.

  • Embarrassing.

    by Gen3Bear

    App Deleted all of my podcasts Now can only play when streaming My podcasts where already downloaded... Yet I still have to stream them.... Apple is forcing you to use your cellular data to listen to podcasts??? Do not download.

  • Another colossal blunder

    by Commish1965

    Continue to love the concept, hate the execution. I rely on listening to my podcasts but now it just stop updating my podcasts altogether Can we get a version that works loaded back on. Updating and syncing is still inconsistent and constantly keeps cloud versions on that I have listened too. Would love to be able to start listening to my podcasts again.

  • Huge problem

    by HacksawDwyer

    Everytime I lock my ipod the podcast pauses. This needs to be fixed

  • Why does Apple keep breaking our podcast experience?!

    by DanDawson

    The concept of Podcasts is pretty simple, but Apple seems to enjoy complicating the process and forcing users to do things the Apple Way… even if Apple changes their mind regularly on what the Apple Way is! My complaints at this moment are these: First, why can I no longer Rate podcasts in the iOS app? Second, why can’t Live Updating smart playlists be synced to iOS devices? (Workaround: make your smart playlist with all of the rules and live updating. Next, make a new smart playlist that includes only content from the first one and go ahead and leave it live updating. The first one [source] won’t sync, but the second playlist will sync.)

  • awful

    by Stan10006

    Why, oh why does this exist. Buggy, makes inexplicable changes. seems to have a mind of it's own. Please make it go away. The functionality is pathetic. The old way was much better. Apple, admit defeat.

  • Bad

    by mh17

    This is a horrible app. I hate it.


    by Dakota wilkes

    The downloads stay there even when they are deleted. The app crashes the podcast are slow. DO NOT DOWNLOAD

  • Not updating episodes

    by buggin2stamp

    One of the podcasts I subscribe to is a week behind in updating episodes. This started happening after the last update. Frustrating!

  • No Bottom With This Line

    by pgeusz

    Just when you think this app can’t possibly get any more frustrating or difficult to use, it gets updated and the impossible happens. I have podcasts vanishing that I want to listen to, podcasts that I’ve listened to that I can’t get rid of, and some podcasts (like the Prisker Military History podcast) where there are over 300 episodes and you can’t make _any_ of the titles go away no matter _what_ you do, including playing them through. Stuff I’ve carefully downloaded to listen to while driving keeps vanishing before I take a long drive… Gah! Gah! Gah! This shouldn’t be that hard!

  • What's going on?

    by lizkarben

    So I know there are new podcasts but they don't appear anywhere for me to download. Also glitches and doesn't download certain podcasts. It's just terrible. Rating it 2 stars only because of the content I've been able to listen to.

  • You should be embarrassed!!

    by myw9

    Whoever is responsible for this App should be fired. So embarrassing how badly this fails. So glad I sold my stock in Apple.

  • Cool

    by Matty 05

    Pretty good

  • What the heck!?

    by Is this only happening to me!?

    This won't let me download anything like Creepypasta stories!!! Is this only happening to me!? If it's happening to anyone else, this NEEDS to be fixed ASAP!!!!!!!

  • iTunes Update 11.1.4 Ruined Everything

    by HD#13

    The last few iTunes updates have been disastrous. New updates. New problems. Again, I say reassign those responsible. Start with the managers.

  • Apple please fix this app

    by Mvauto

    Apple, Please fix whatever it was that you folks did at the last update. I download podcast from itunes on my windows 7 pc and it shows both under storage and itunes that they have been updated. The podcasting app shoes a blue dot showing its available but it is shaded out and the only way it will allow me to play it is to allow cellular data and to use up my precious data to stream it. This is completely useless.

  • Apple please fix this app

    by Mvauto

    Apple, Please fix whatever it was that you folks did at the last update. I download podcast from itunes on my windows 7 pc and it shows both under storage and itunes that they have been updated. The podcasting app shoes a blue dot showing its available but it is shaded out and the only way it will allow me to play it is to allow cellular data and to use up my precious data to stream it. This is completely useless.

  • Apple sits on a throne of lies!

    by Capt Stubbie

    Is syncing a paid add-on function? My iTunes says it will load my podcasts. After syncing, iTunes says my podcasts were copied. Open the app, zero podcasts. I hate this app!

  • Doesn’t work.

    by awvickers

    This is the most frustrating app on my iPhone. It simply will not sync with subscribed podcasts. If I search for my podcast it shows all of the recent listings, but if I subscribe to one, and then access it shows the only available podcast is from Nov 2013? This app worked just fine at v1.0, Now it is completely worthless.

  • Could not be downloaded at this time.

    by Zilla1031

    I'm getting really tired of getting this message. It happens more often then not. Why is is so hard to make it so I can click on an episode I want to listen to... And listen to it? If I don't get that message. I get "this episode is temporarily unavailable." And that's just as annoying.

  • Progressively more frustrating

    by grilledcheesecake

    I'm not sure what the developers' intentions are with this app, perhaps they way they use it works fine (maybe always using only via the cloud and downloading via a data plan?), but it's gotten progressively worse for many users. As they should be able to tell by these reviews. Old podcasts don't completely delete after syncing, this can be incredibly frustrating when you listen to a large number of podcasts as I do. "Oh, I have a new one, great! ... Wait, nope, turns out they're saying I need to download an episode I've already listened to and deleted repeatedly." Is this app orphaned? Does Apple not care? Please have a few developers and UX folks spend a little bit of time fixing this disasater. The whole syncing experience remains completely confusing and overly complicated, even when it is working properly.

  • Fails at basic functions

    by JBBmeomyo

    The sync is broken. The app crashes. I'm really disappointed in the Apple team on this one.

  • Gone down hill

    by georgygirl24

    Yea. It doesn't sync properly. It randomly loses my subscribed podcasts. It asks if I want to use cellular data to stream to podcast that I downloaded....it's a mess. They should fix it.

  • How is it you can get this bad?

    by djgraff209

    I upgraded my iPod touch from a 2nd gen to the 5th gen. Before I upgraded to iOS 7 on the new device I was happy. After upgrading and having the dismay of podcasts being made second class citizens I became increasingly frustrated with the fact that Apple no only managed to destroy one of the best features of the iPod in general but that they seem to have forgotten how to test software. Synchronization does not work anymore and the updates seem to be degrading the software more than improving it. Is it Apple's intention to destroy podcasting?

  • Terrible

    by cpersons

    Every update creates more problems. Among the many already listed, one more new annoyance is the podcast pausing every time I unlock the phone. I have to manually hit play within the app to start it again. Stop trying to make it 'better' and start fixing all the stuff you keep screwing up.

  • Undo the last update!

    by bbilski

    Don't download this update. It appears that the major items added this time are bugs and glitches.

  • Works 10% of the time

    by Jtmagx

    This app has been terrible for so long, why is it so hard to just work?

  • Literally doesn't do what it is meant to do

    by Jdwin

    While listening, this app stops the podcast with an error. I just press play and the error goes away but it happens every time.

  • Makes everything worse

    by Ratetron2654

    This is the first time I can remember where my Apple stuff doesn't "just work". I cracked my iPod so thought I could use my iPhone 5s to listen to podcasts. Trying to make that happen crashed my MacBook. Played with this for hours and still can't download most podcasts. I have stumped members of the Apple consultants network. What's up with this bs?

  • Disappointing and unusable

    by niuqaoj73

    I realize that apple attempts to move everyone forward into their own idea of purely cloud based syncing, but removing the ability to easily sync or drop archived podcasts from a tethered Mac is woefully disappointing. I'd give this app -1 stars if I could. PLEASE return the functionality of successfully syncing archived podcasts.


    by Brian evjenth

    "Update" crippled podcast searches. (How come no one caught this? Anyone in management on the job there?)

  • What an utter disaster.

    by Kevin sjc

    Syncing podcasts via wifi is often a crapshoot. “Waiting for changes to apply” is the beginning of a few hours of workarounds to get new downloads to sync to iPhone…too many issues to discuss. Why do podcasts just disappear from, or not sync to, iPhone? I don’t think Apple even knows!

  • From 1 star to 3

    by Notfrosh

    New update = some podcasts like the WFAN casts no longer refresh, thus no new content.

  • Cover art won't populate

    by a95014

    Not a bad app but the cover art on some podcasts won't populate. 60 minutes is one example. It shows when you search and subscribe but won't populate in the player. Please fix this apple. You're better than that and Steve would have never allowed this.

  • Exercise in frustration!

    by Tamadu

    I used this app daily. Am now deleting it as it constantly crashes, loses track of downloaded podcasts, won't let me delete viewed podcasts, etc. Does Apple not test their own apps?

  • Fix the bugs!

    by Colieo8888

    I love podcasts and love the ability to update from the app... But syncing is a nightmare. You have to jump through hoops, mark certain casts as played in just the right order, and then it STILL may not sync correctly. Fix it, please! You've had plenty of time to read all the feedback.

  • Going Backwards! Awful - now “streaming not on your phone"

    by slow antelope

    This latest update is awful. The point of syncing podcast is to listen to them away from home… or we would just play them on a home computer! I don’t want to have to “stream” my podcasts. If I’m in a remote location that can’t happen. Why would I want to pay to use my cellular data to access something I used to be able to just put on my phone? I also don’t want ALL podcasts accessible. Sure they are on the cloud, but I have 20+ some are for running, I don’t listen to those in the car- so why have to scroll thru them on my phone now too? This latest iTunes roll out has been thinking of something other than Apple for the first time ever. "You can download podcasts from the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you can listen to audio podcasts or watch video podcasts streamed over Wi-Fi or a cellular network1 on your iOS device. If you subscribe to podcasts using your iOS device, those podcasts will sync to your iTunes library when you sync your device with iTunes."

  • Getting Worse

    by Mr. Berna

    I don’t want to use my limited cellular data allotment to download Podcasts, so I don’t let this app use cellular data (set in the Settings app). So every time I open this app I get a dialog box telling me I have cellular data turned off. I know that. The app knows that. Don’t tell me every single time I just want to switch to a different Podcast. This is most annoying while driving. I get to the end of a podcast, and want to quickly switch to a different show, but no, the app must stop everything, and force me to dismiss a dialog box before letting me switch podcasts. Now the app has developed a further problem. It scrambles its internal database. The app will tell me all my podcasts are not available. I have to delete the app, and download a fresh copy from the App Store to get my podcasts back. All the data is still on the iPhone, as the podcasts are all there immediately, before the app could possibly download that much data. Way back in the beta version of this app, the app would remember what speed I like to listen to various podcasts. If I listened to one cast at 2x speed, but another at 1x speed, the app would play the next episode for that show at the same speed. Now the app has the speed setting as a global setting. If I speed up one podcast, that speed setting stays even when I switch shows. Bring back per podcast show speed settings. Apple, you can do better.

  • Disappointing

    by cwimms

    Podcast STILL won't open/crashes. Really, Apple?

  • Embarrassment

    by jasstew

    A smart phone that costs this much money should have a podcast app that works flawlessly! Apple...you need to fix this app!

  • Worse and worse every day

    by abchi4001

    The second you sync to computer all podcasts stop working. Now crashing constantly. Locks up iPhone. TERRIBLE APP.

  • Terrible

    by Deter36

    Just terrible

  • Poor QA

    by T1ck3dOff

    Does Apple even test their software anymore?! Or is this the beginning of the end. Steve would not have tolerated this.

  • Do you jackwagons even read these?

    by edubl13

    1.) No one asked you to make an unnecessary separate app in the 1st place. 2.) What drunken toddler did you abduct to write the code for this? 3.) Nothing apple makes comes close to sucking this hard. 4.) WHY? 5.) Negative 5 stars... 6.) FIX IT OR DITCH IT! NOTHING I USE MAKES MY PHONE CRASH/LAG THIS SEVERELY, & You make the bloody thing for the bloody company you work for...

  • unusable, ipod user guide is worthless

    by Cal Poly to Canberra

    I download eppisodes on my ipod at home then when im in they car 90% are unavailable. I've taken several days after work to try and fix the problem but i don't think anyone has been able to fix this. how could they release this app, epic fail. The user guide has NO information on what "sync subscriptions" means exactly and how to work by downloading on the ipod, downloading and syncing with itunes and icloud. I have to use my ipod 3rd gen for podcasts.

  • Crash on launch

    by dap12321

    Cannot even get the app to launch anymore. Have reinstalled several times and just a white screen when launched. I miss my podcasts. Terrible release from apple.

  • Seriously?

    by Faith91882

    This used to be a good app. It made my hour long commute 3 days a week more bearable. Since I updated my iPod 5th gen, the app is TOTALLY useless! I can download podcasts, but as soon as I get in my car (no wifi), they won't play - it's like they weren't even downloaded. I've tried deleting and reinstalling the app, but that was only a temporary solution. Now, I can't even download podcasts. FIX THIS ASAP!!!!

  • Cannot make Podcasts work ….

    by AlastairHallyLeigh

    On Mac Pro E5 iTunes/library/podcasts/unplayed has 3 podcasts; On Mac Pro E5 iTunes/iPod/On This iPod says 3 podcasts; On iPod Touch Podcasts says No Podcasts; All devices have the latest software, and are being SYNCed over a hard-wire connection, and have been restarted, rebuilt, and anything else you can do - HELP;

  • Podcast app that doesn't let you listen to podcasts.

    by Eric Pasho

    Podcast app that doesn't let you listen to podcasts. It just makes having the app terrible because when you go to use it's like putting the square peg in a circle hole...it never works.

  • OK When It Works

    by Jack Gulick

    Plays podcasts, sure. But fails to correctly sync with iTunes, doesn't work with Toyota audio controls, and sometimes just insists I must not have listened to this yet, in spite of facts. Not what I expect from Apple.

  • So many bugs, so few characters

    by 467556

    This app has been riddled with bugs all the way through it's life. Great concept, useful features, poor quality control and programming. It's junk and should be abandoned. Start over with a different team. Currently bothered by: Listen to podcasts, they aren't marked as listened to.

  • Horrible. Apple should be embarrassed.

    by Greggross1

    Anyone who gives this a good review is lying. You can't possibly think this app works right. - dates are wrong - syncing doesn't work - deletes don't work - controls don't do what they should Very sad. Just despicable.

  • Utterly horrible at syncing

    by mpetruzz

    The app itself is something that I can mostly tolerate for listening to podcasts. As far as I know it downloads my podcasts and only keeps the new episodes like I want. The major malfunction arises when iTunes gets in the mix and absolutely screws the pooch from both ends. The podcast information SHOULD sync via the cloud between the computer and iOS app, however that does not happen. I have podcast syncing via the regular iPhone sync disabled but then it DOES sync my podcasts, but only one way. It syncs the old stuff I’ve already listened to back to my phone and I’m forced to clean it up every time.

  • Why would you continue with this?

    by hungry the bear

    With all these terrible reviews, why would you continue to force users to use this for podcasts? I think the podcaster community should stand up and do something because this is certainly affecting their listener base

  • Needs a solid update

    by Mani_1366

    This app does not sync all my audio files on my iphone. The only way I can access my podcasts is to save them all in the music app. Therefore this app would be absolutely useless for me. A lot of glitches and crashes. I organized all my podcasts but it only syncs one episode.

  • What Happened to this app?

    by Jjmeson02

    This app used to work great! Now, I can't even download a podcast without getting an error message. Leave well enough alone.

  • Useless

    by Beggenbe

    Please go back to supporting podcasts via the Music app and fire everyone involved with the Podcast app. Horrible, steaming pile of crap.

  • Crashes

    by Ahhhhhhhhhhhh1234567

    Just doesn't work anymore

  • Great! *Updated 2.0*

    by Nri1

    Error. Tap retry for 5 star review. "Let's take something that worked perfectly and then let's make it not work." - the apple Podcast team. Another Update: no new podcasts will play. Get a "podcast unavailable." Just problem after problem. I don't get why this is happening. Update - The recent update reset all my settings which resulted in downloading over 1,000 podcasts to my iPhone. Took 30 minutes to get everything working normally.

  • Pathetic

    by alpinelight

    This is by far the most negative review I’ve ever had to write, but this app is just appallingly bad at doing basic things things like: - syncing - figuring out what content has been played already - not downloading multiple copies of the same podcast episode - being able to actually play episodes it claims are already downloaded on the phone These are not especially hard problems to solve, not at all. Can’t tell if it’s incompetence or just basic disregard for users. Either way it’s pathetic.

  • Gets worse with each update!

    by g_collector

    This app - which started out as a piece of garbage- gets worse with each update. Let's see what they broke this time around - oh, you can't delete podcasts that you already listened to. Thanks for that, Apple! You know, I've been listening to podcasts via iTunes and syncing them to my phone for seven years, and in the last two, you've pretty much destroyed my ability to do that. Great job!

  • Can't download now

    by RDMiller

    I used to listen to all my podcasts with this app. But now it won't load anything. It downloads until the last second and then gets an error. On every podcast. What happened? Now I have to find a different player cuz this one is worthless.

  • Sub par

    by j footprint

    I'm constantly listening to various podcasts, so I need a reliable app. Apple keeps moving this one backwards. It syncs poorly, often not refreshing the playlist until a couple restarts or resyncs. It also crashes regularly. What gives? It would also be good to have this respond to voice commands as the old integrated iPod app used to. Would like a better option at this point.

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