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    Default What podcast app do you use?

    I'm looking for an alternative to iOS's default Podcasts app. Any suggestions? Why do you think it's better than Apple's version?
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    I've used Downcast, Instacast and maybe a couple of others, and I've enjoyed them all. Having said that, I don't listen to enough podcasts to need anything more than Apple's native Podcast app.
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    I'm using Overcast. I really like it.
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMTB View Post
    I'm using Overcast. I really like it.
    I've heard of Overcast. I think Rene talked about it recently on the iMore Show. Thanks
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    I use Apple's Podcast app. Been using the default Apple application since my 1st generation Nano. I've tried podcast apps on both BB and Android, but always stuck with whatever version of Nano I was using, or iPad. Now that Apple started making devices that didn't have screens that were too narrow for a proper keyboard, I use my 6+.

    Other podcast depositories lacked the all of the podcast that I listened to. I like the way Apple's podcast app syncs and deletes.

    Why would anyone want to use anything else???
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    Icatcher. Best in the market, and developer actively updates it. Been using it for 3 years now
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    Another vote for Overcast here.
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    Stock app. Before I used downcast (they also have a OS X version which is nice) and have used overcast.

    Biggest draw for the stock app for me is that I use podcasts a lot in my car. When a call comes in, the phone will pause the podcast and I take the call over Bluetooth (phone is plugged in, playing the podcast over lightning cable). When I hang up, it goes back to the default podcast app, but when I was using a 3rd party app, it would go back to the default music app instead.

    So since the most frequent place is in the car, I've found the most seamless to use, with the least need for me to fool with it while driving, is the stock app.
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    I use downcast- been using it for years. Been happy with it
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    I use an app call Colony FM, It's like an alternate for podcast.
    I like it a lot, it narrates articles and blogs online.
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    I'm trying Castro 2. It's really amazing with a new approach to podcasts listening experience.
    I'm loving it!
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    I am using the default one. So far so good. Why do you need an alternative?
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    I use Overcast because of the voice boost feature - helps me hear podcasts in the car over engine noise! Worth noting that it doesn't support video podcasts though (I use the Apple TV for those so not an issue anyway). Tempted by Castro 2 purely because it looked like a refreshing change.
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ViolaY View Post
    I am using the default one. So far so good. Why do you need an alternative?
    It's not about needing an alternative as much as wondering what else is out there. Lots of people use third party apps in place of stock apps for various reasons (i.e. performance, better features, etc.).

    Quote Originally Posted by jodanchudan View Post
    I use Overcast because of the voice boost feature - helps me hear podcasts in the car over engine noise! Worth noting that it doesn't support video podcasts though (I use the Apple TV for those so not an issue anyway). Tempted by Castro 2 purely because it looked like a refreshing change.
    I might try out Overcast. Honestly, I rarely watch video podcasts because I'm almost always on the road when I'm playing my podcasts anyway. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    Downcast.
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    I use the default Apple app, mainly because it works with my Sonos system. I'm not a heavy podcast listener due to a short 10 minute drive to work. When I am in the car for a longer period of time, or at home listening to Sonos, I will occasionally listen to one.
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    I use ICatcher, even though I have tried using Pocketcasts and Overcast. Pocketcasts was decent but I didn't really like the episode filter thing, and Overcast is asking for a $10 a year subscription.
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg301 View Post
    I use ICatcher, even though I have tried using Pocketcasts and Overcast. Pocketcasts was decent but I didn't really like the episode filter thing, and Overcast is asking for a $10 a year subscription.
    Thanks for the feedback. I actually switched to Pocket Casts a few months back and really like it.
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    I use Pocket Casts as I have a chromecast. I wish Podcast Addict existed on iOS. It was my fav podcast app for android
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    Another vote for pocketcast
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    I use the stock Apple Podcast app, pretty fair and no issues, however I'm desperately waiting for Google to release an update for their iOS Play Music app with Podcast support
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    Default Re: What podcast app do you use?

    I'm using the default one and have no issues with it, what don't you like about it? I wouldn't mind an alternative to iTunes on my laptop because whenever I start playing one that isn't downloaded it will stop once it is, making me scroll through 2-3 minutes to find my place again. No such issues with the native mobile OS one though.
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    Downcast is better
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    PocketCasts is the best, I've tried others but always come back to PocketCasts
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    Okay so I tried downloaded overcast before out of curiosity. I quite like it but the ads are a big no for me and I'm not paying $9 a year to remove them. Back to Apple's offering for now.
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