Podcast platform Stitcher has introduced a massive redesign to its mobile app, which brings an updated and clean design, along with new features and more. The new interface comes amid the massive rise in popularity of podcasts and the subsequent rise of major competitors, including platforms like Spotify and audio apps like Google Podcasts. The new Stitcher design will be made available to users on iOS and Android.
Stitcher is primarily a media company that includes podcast creation. However, the company is best known for its podcast app, which was once the dominant choice for fans of audio shows. The company showed off its new app overhaul which includes a new show layout, additional customization options, and new features for common activities like managing content and finding new shows.
The redesigned Stitcher app presents content in blocks based on genre and category, with these blocks found under tabs such as “Shows” and “Latest”. Premium users have their own icon to tap, and there’s a Discovery section in the app for finding new shows. The overall design is very clean, intuitive, and fairly easy to understand for podcast newbies.
Among the new features is the ability to control podcast episode downloads by show, meaning you no longer have to choose between having episodes for each subscription automatically downloaded or none. Other features include the ability to create custom categories to store content and filter content based on various criteria such as playback status.
The Stitcher redesign is coming first as a public beta on iOS and Android, but will be rolling out to everyone in the coming months. In the meantime, users can check out competing platforms like Google Podcasts, which has a similar visual design, the ever-popular Apple Podcasts, and relatively new options like Spotify’s podcast platform.