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We love podcasts, so we made a podcatcher that is full featured and simple to use. Features: CROSS PLATFORM SYNCING: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between Windows phones, Android and iOS, as well as Pocket Casts Web*. AUTO DOWNLOAD: Customise which podcasts the app will download in the background. No need to even open the app! UP NEXT: Listen to episodes back to back, no fumbling with your phone during your commute. VARIABLE SPEED: Play audio all the way from 0.5x to 2.0x. FILTERS: Want a list of every unplayed episode? Right here. How about sorting your episodes by custom categories? Done. DESIGN: We’ve paid close attention to the Windows Phone design guidelines and where the platform is heading with Windows 10. As a result Pocket Casts feels right at home on your phone. CONTROL: Customise the start time of your episodes to skip repetitive intros, and adjust skip intervals to suit your needs. REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do 1! Our servers monitor your podcasts, so your phone doesn't have to. DISCOVER: Choose from over 200,000 podcasts. Find great new content with curated featured, currently trending and most popular podcast lists. SUPPORT: Provided via email, Twitter and Facebook. Heck we occasionally even log in to Reddit to say hello. Pocket Casts also features an in-app User Guide for those that prefer a little hand-holding. * Pocket Casts is sold separately on each platform.

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mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: 2015.511.721.4966

Welcome to the first update of many for our Windows app! Those of you who started countdown timers to see how long until we abandoned it are out of luck I'm afraid. It's nothing personal, but I'd avoid buying lottery tickets if I were you ;) Some new things: - You can now long press on an episode in a list to add it to Up Next. - Added an option in podcast settings to refresh artwork, also tweaked the way artwork is loaded. If you had issues with that, they should now be gone. - Called your mum and wished her a happy mothers day. You're welcome. - You can now download episodes even when 'stream by default' is on. Oops. Some fixes: - Fixed some crashes that have been reported. - Fixed font sizes breaking bits of our app. - Fixed your relationship with that person you've been ignoring. Again, you're welcome. - Custom skip times now work via BT and other external controls. - Fixed issues with speeds higher than 1x, reverting to 1x. Next on our todo list is video playback, world peace, and allowing you to pin ALL THE THINGS. We're not sure why, but you peeps are obsessed with pins. We fear for your local butterfly population is all I'm saying. You're on the Shifty Jelly train now kids, there ain't no stopping it or getting off!

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM
Recommended
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM

Additional info

Published by
Shifty Jelly


Approximate download size
1.92 MB


Category
News & weather



This app can
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

5/3/2015

Brian

Platform: Mobile

I listen to lots of podcasts, and I've tried most of the Windows Phone apps. This is time best I've seen. I switched over from Podcast Lounge yesterday. The features that made me switch: * variable-speed playback * the (configurable) ability to use the |<< and >>| controls to skip around (which means I can do that via headset and car bluetooth buttons!) * sync with other platforms The only things missing: * sleep timer * ability to pin filters to the start page * "try before buy" option

61 out of 80 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:1/5

8/24/2016

Jim

Platform: Mobile

Apparently, one update is all we get...

I guess it's time to move on, as Shift Jelly had apparently abandoned this. On Windows 10 mobile, this has multiple issues. Play progress bar doesn't update. Downloads don't happen in the background. Playback can be buggy. Many other small, but important, polish issues. Started as a promising product, and is much better on other platforms, but the lack of updates is kind of ridiculous at this point. August update... Still no update.

23 out of 24 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

12/1/2016

Kyle

Platform: Mobile

No updates, lots of bugs

Currently podcasts are randomly starting over, and random crashes... But ShiftJelly has abandoned so I probably will too.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/16/2016

John

Platform: Mobile

It used to be awesome

I have owned this app on Android and loved it...the best Podcast app. But, on Windows 10, it is unstable and freezes often. I can no longer recommend it. I still think it is awesome but lately, really frustrating. Update: Stopped working in September.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

8/29/2016

Russ

Love the adjustable playback speed!

You can playback at a faster speed to get thru more information quickly. I wish this was in the individual podcast settings screen. It's kinda hard to find.

Rating:1/5

8/30/2016

Nick

Platform: Mobile

I want to give this five stars because of the UI and everything, but it CONSTANTLY crashes, loses my playlist, fails downloads, corrupts downloads, forces restart of phone, on resume button-streams previous podcast from the beginning instead of the one I was just listening to, doesn't have the ability to select multiple files for deletion, etc. What is hilarious about this, is that I paid $4 for this buggy app and I STILL prefer it to the native app. Update: No change. Devs won't respond

11 out of 11 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/21/2016

Todd

Platform: Mobile

Utter Crapware Now

Pros -Jack Squat Cons -Repeatedly displays "Pending" status, rendering it unusable. TIME FOR ANOTHER CLEAN INSTALL!!!!!!!! -Constantly stops playing at the end of a podcast rather than playing "next up" - Frequently freezes and/or disappears -Can't sort podcast list -Can't delete from "Up Next" list -Occasionally plays a podcast other than the one it claims to be playing -Update frequency less than Adam Sandler hit movies. THIS APP IS DEAD

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

8/24/2016

Jim

Platform: Mobile

Apparently, one update is all we get...

I guess it's time to move on, as Shift Jelly had apparently abandoned this. On Windows 10 mobile, this has multiple issues. Play progress bar doesn't update. Downloads don't happen in the background. Playback can be buggy. Many other small, but important, polish issues. Started as a promising product, and is much better on other platforms, but the lack of updates is kind of ridiculous at this point. August update... Still no update.

23 out of 24 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

8/28/2016

Bryce

Platform: Mobile

Love the App needs works.

I use this app daily but I have one big complaint. The app frequently pauses podcasts and will not resume forcing me to close and re open the application. Please fix

One person found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

6/16/2016

Tim

Platform: Mobile

Great UI - needs Win10 update

This is hands down my favorite podcast app. Excellent UI, with really well-scaled shuttle controls. Needs: - Win10 integration. The Win10 controls and app controls become decoupled after a few launches, meaning you cant control playback through the app. - Auto-delete of a certain number of episodes (for instance, "Only download last 5 episodes") Great app, please bring to all Win10 platforms (XB1, Win10 desktop and update to Win10 Mobile).

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

5/18/2016

David

Platform: Mobile

Usable, but some glitches

I have been a Pocket casts user for several years on android, and really appreciate the app's logical design and flexibility. Almost all of that has been brought into the windows app, both style and function. Please keep tuning the windows version, guys, it's not quite in the same league as the android version. I see occasional crashes to the start screen, some instances of my "up next" list disappearing, and times when an already completed podcast starts playing when I try to resume the one I have just paused. Also, many of us would love to see this go UWP, so we can partake of podcasts while working with a windows desktop or tablet. Thanks!

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

3/8/2016

Michael

Platform: Mobile

Won't run on my Lumia 950 (fixed)

Worked fine on my 920 even after installing the Windows 10 release preview. No dice on my new 950. Update: Uninstall and reinstall fixed it. Now launches. Before, it was pretty good. Offered more of a selection than the built in podcast app. I liked the variable speed settings. I didn't like that it didn't automatically download the three most recent podcasts in each subscription. I always ended up steaming on my commute using my data plan. I also did not care for the interface much. A bit confusing. I suppose it is good for discovering new podcasts but I already knew the ones I wanted.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:/5

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