PODCASTS! brings you the ability to browse, search, stream, subscribe, download, and listen to thousands of podcasts from around the world right on your Windows Phone! Stream both audio and video podcasts directly on your phone anytime, anywhere over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection with no previous connection to your PC required! Best of all - once you've got the PODCASTS! application on your phone, listening to these podcasts is completely free! NEW FOR 4.5: - Bug fixes and stability updates - Ability to turn off subscription notifications NEW FOR 4.0: - subscriptions! - pin to start! NEW FOR 3.0 - MANGO FEATURES!: - background audio playback! - background episode downloads! - no more having to stay on the screen! Standard features include: - recent plays! - stream episodes immediately! - download episodes to your phone! - integration with the Music + Video hub! - bookmarks! - browse for podcasts! - search for podcasts! - add any podcast not in our catalog! - intuitive playback controls! - no ads on the full PRO version! - and much more!

Available on

mobile device

mobile device

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM

Additional info

Published by
Melting Bot Software

Approximate download size
1.51 MB


This app can
Use information about your device
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Access your browser

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

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Platform: Mobile

Didn't use it much because...

...I was hoping you'd give me the ability to save podcasts to a folder other than "Music" I hate it when I'm shuffling music and a podcast comes on. Whether I'm in the shower playing over a Bluetooth speaker, driving, or working in the garage with greasy hands, it drives me insane. I've decided to pin the webpage for each of my podcasts to start and drop them all into one folder. That way I can listen to podcasts when I'm ready to.




feature poor

the app is feature poor and GUI is limited. On each podcast, there is a setting for 'Showing': All, Downloaded, or Streaming. The app does not remember from one screen to the next what my desired setting for this function is. If i set it to view downloaded, on a podcast, it should remember that every time i enter that podcast, I shouldn't have to reset it each time i go in. View: there is not an option to view only un-played podcasts, I shouldn't have to scroll through the podcasts i have already listened to see the ones i want to watch next. Automatic delete of podcasts that have been listened to: the app should give the option to delete downloaded podcasts that I have listened to. Rewind/fast forward: app should have a 15 or 30 second rewind and fast forward buttons. Play Video: The app locks up for more than 30 seconds when trying to play a previously downloaded podcast. ( it delays so long that I haven't been patient enough to actually see one.) More to come.




Platform: Mobile

Working for audio and video

Mostly does a good job , but since it's not a universal app out does not support proper background downloading of bigger video podcasts. Also it would be nice if a video podcast could be paired with the audio podcast(if available) so I could switch between them. E.g leave app while playing video podcast switches to background audio.

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Platform: Mobile

Streams podcasts easily but wont download them. I kept getting an error message after it finished downloading

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Platform: Mobile

App worked well for awhile,but now I can't download podcasts since I put a micro SD card in phone




Platform: Mobile

UI looks good, but is slow to respond to input if it does at all. As far as the list of podcasts available, I can maybe get half of the ones I listen to on a regular basis. Great idea, needs work especially if you want anyone to spring for the paid version.




Platform: Mobile

My only complaint is that when I delete a podcast from the downloaded area they dont disappear. Otherwise I love it.




Platform: Mobile

Last update was August 2913. Don't expect them to update the app. The pin to start feature is great if the downloads would show up. You basically have to go to the main app.




Platform: Mobile

Extremely buggy. I tried to download an episode of the thinking atheist from 4 weeks ago, and it crashed my phone. My hard buttons wouldn't work for 25 minutes. I thought I would have to take my phone to best buy and have them do a hard restart, but my phone eventually restarted itself. Extremely frustrating. Usually opening a podcast tile will render your phone unusable for 2 minutes while the phone tries to figure out what the hell it's doing. If it weren't that Microsoft's new podcast app blew so hard I wouldn't bother with this one. Also, I find the interface extremely ugly. Please fix it, because Microsoft seems to have no intent on fixing theirs. Update: After the crash my camera firmware won't work. Front facing and rear camera won't activate when I launch the camera app. Us this podcast app at your own discretion. The fact that it can cause something like this to happen is just ridiculous.

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Platform: Mobile

No. Won't play some common file types. No control over wifi vs data. When a player doesn't even match up to the native player, which already is severely sub-par, it's really bad. Why bother if you aren't bringing anything to the table?!



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