Tag Archive: Casts

BBC invests in open podcasting champion Pocket Casts

The company is counting on support from public media to help it compete with Spotify’s ‘walled garden.’

What you need to know The BBC has invested an undisclosed amount of capital into Pocket Casts. The public broadcaster is throwing its weight behind Pocket Casts’ vision of an open and free ecosystem for podcasts. This is in contrast to Spotify, which has recently been trying to grow its subscriber base by offering more exclusive content.

Unlike Spotify’s plans  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts 7.6 brings custom toolbars, new Up Next screen

It is currently in beta.

What you need to know The newest version of Pocket Casts, 7.6 beta brings several new features and improvements to both the player and Up Next queue. Some of the highlights include a tab layout, custom toolbar, Indigo theme, and a new Up Next screen. Pocket Casts v7.6 is expected to be available for everyone in the coming weeks.

Pocket Casts rolled out its material design update in March this year, bringing  [Read More…]

Stadia will preserve game instances if someone casts to a device in use

Stadia is smartly combating a problem before it begins.

What you need to know Google Stadia releases on November 19th. It is a game streaming service that can stream through Chromecast. Stadia’s servers will keep your game running for 10 minutes if someone casts to a device you are using and takes over the screen.

Worried about someone casting to your device while you’re in the middle of a game being streamed with Google Stadia? The company  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts, one of Android’s best podcast apps, is now free

There’s also a new Pocket Casts Plus subscription.

What you need to know Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now free to download. All of the app’s existing features remain, and new ones will continue to be added. Pocket Casts Plus is available for 99 cents a month and offers access to the desktop app.

Pocket Casts has long been one of the most popular podcast apps for Android and iOS, offering a clean UI and powerful  [Read More…]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Pocket Casts, IFTTT

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts 7.0 brings a complete redesign and tons of new features

The update’s available as a beta for Android right now.

If you’re a podcast lover, you’ve probably been using Pocket Casts for quite a few years now. It’s easily one of the best podcast apps available for Android, and now it’s getting even better thanks to its big 7.0 update that’s rolling out now. This is the first major update Pocket Casts has received since it was acquired by the NPR-lead radio group in May, and for  [Read More…]

Google Podcasts vs. Pocket Casts: Which podcast app should you use?

A battle of Google integration vs. every feature you could ask for.

After years and years of waiting, Google finally launched an official podcast app on June 19. Android’s long been in need of a first-party solution for downloading and listening to podcasts, and now that that solution is here and we’ve had time to really dig deep into it, it’s time to determine whether or not it was worth the wait.

Prior to the launch of  [Read More…]

Upcoming Pocket Casts update shows the future of app design for Android

The new look is coming to Android and iOS.

Pocket Casts has found itself in the spotlight over the past few days following its controversial acquisition by an NPR-led radio group, and this has caused a lot of loyal users to fear that development for the app will go down the drain. Thanks to a tease of an upcoming update, however, I think we can safely put those fears to rest.

Google recently shared a few partner  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts app acquired by NPR-led radio group, will continue development

App will remain in development, as will NPR’s own app.

Pocket Casts, one of the best cross-platform podcast apps and my personal favorite, has been acquired by a group of public radio-focused companies headlined by NPR. The group, comprised of NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and This American Life, is acquiring Pocket Casts in pursuit of synergy — after all, this group comprises some of the most popular podcasts available today, with hits such as This American  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts picks up major update with Nougat features, shareable lists, and much more

Pocket Casts is a great podcast app loaded with features. You can easily subscribe to your favorite podcasts, and a sync option allows you to pick up from where you left off across devices, and on the web.

The app has picked up a significant update to version 6.0 that adds several Nougat features, including support for multi-window mode, app shortcuts, audio effects while streaming, and the ability to create shareable lists of your favorite podcasts.

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