Pocket Casts was already a great podcast appand now it’s even better, mainly because it’s free.
The app previously cost $4 on the App Store and Google Play, or $9 for the desktop client, but is now completely free to download as Pocket Casts has moved to a freemium model. In other words, you get all the usual Pocket Casts features for nothing now, if you download the smartphone app, and you can pay a monthly subscription to add even more features (if you want).
Here’s a quick list of what’s included in the free Pocket Casts app:
- sleep timer
- Cross-platform content synchronization
- Dark theme setting
- volume booster
- Silent Trim
- Adjustable playback speed
- Customizable gesture controls
- OPML/XML import and export
- Content sorting, filters and playlists
- Support for third-party media files
As mentioned, the Pocket Casts Plus subscription ($1 per month or $10 per year) will give you a few other benefits over the free version. These include 10GB of cloud storage, which you can use to play your other content on any device with the Pocket Casts app, as well as a handful of custom app themes. The Plus subscription also unlocks access to Windows and Mac desktop apps, as well as the Pocket Casts web player. (Those who have already purchased the $9 desktop client will get three years of Plus for free.)