10 Awesome Podcast Players for iPhone & iPad

February 12, 2013

We’ve compiled a list of the best podcast players that make listening to your favorite episodes and discovering new shows easy and convenient. From managing your current subscriptions to downloading multiple episodes to getting push notifications when a new episode is released, these apps are designed to fully enhance your listening experience!

Audiobook & Podcast Player - for iPhone

  • Ideal for listening to audiobooks and podcasts in your media library
  • Automatically remembers where you are in each book and podcast you’re listening to
  • Easy navigation, including quick jumps back and forth in 10 second, 1 and 10 minute intervals
  • Free trial for 2 days then you can buy the app for $2.99
View on iTunes

Downcast - for iPhone & iPad

  • Download and listen to  podcasts directly from your iOS device without syncing with iTunes
  • Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size
  • Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
  • Stream episodes without downloading
View on iTunes

iCatcher! podcast app - for iPhone & iPad

  • Subscribe, download and listen to your favorite podcasts on the go
  • Download multiple episodes at once (up to 3 on WiFi and 2 on cellular)
  • Sync subscriptions, episode playback positions and playlists between devices with iCloud
  • Play audio in the background on devices with iOS 4.3 and higher
View on iTunes

RSSRadio (Podcast Downloader) - for iPhone & iPad

  • Download podcasts directly to your device and stay current without having to sync to your computer
  • Play audio and finish downloads in the background
  • Organize your listening by categories
  • Free version is limited to 3 subscriptions
View on iTunes

PodCruncher - for iPhone

  • Download and stream episodes without size limit and without syncing with your computer
  • Manage subscriptions and easily create playlists
  • Discover favorites among hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts
  • Play pre-downloaded episodes off line
View on iTunes

MegabogaCasts - Podcasts - for iPhone

  • Download or stream your favorite podcast episodes
  • Have quick access to the latest episodes of the podcasts you subscribed to
  • Add any podcasts that have a feed address, even those not on iTunes
  • Get access to extra information, pictures and images about the subjects in the podcasts at the time they’re mentioned
View on iTunes

Instacast 3 - for iPhone & iPad

  • This 3rd version of Instacast is completely redesigned and makes full use of iOS 6 technologies
  • A new and robust syncing mechanism
  • Download episodes wirelessly
  • Easy access to episode descriptions, integrated web browser and share pages with friends
View on iTunes

Pocket Casts - for iPhone

  • Stream or download new episodes as they become available without file size limits
  • Background downloading on supported devices
  • Push notifications when new episodes are available
  • Supports headphone controls & multi-tasking toolbar
View on iTunes

Stitcher Radio - for iPhone & iPad

  • Listen to over 15,000 popular talk radio shows and podcasts
  • From news to comedy, listen to what you want on demand
  • Create your own station playlists
  • Get the latest episodes streamed to your device without downloading or syncing
View on iTunes

Podcasts - for iPhone & iPad

  • Easy way to discover, subscribe to and play your favorite podcasts on your device
  • Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in over 40 languages
  • Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcasts while listening in bed
  • Optionally sync your favorite episodes from iTunes
View on iTunes


Image credit:  Colleen AF Venable

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