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The best podcast apps you can download today
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The best podcast apps do more than just play back episodes of your favorite shows. They pack in a lot of features, from automatically downloading and sorting the newest episodes of your subscribed podcasts to helping manage your subscriptions. Some even include a variety of audio tools and features to give you the best listening experience possible, while a few apps can even help you discover new podcasts — a welcome feature if you suddenly find yourself looking for more things to listen to now that you're spending more time at home. Some podcast apps even go beyond management tools. We're also seeing some standout podcast recording apps that can turn your smartphone into a mobile recording and editing studio. Even with the built-in microphones on your phone, you'll want to consider picking up one of the best microphones for those times when you're recording at home.
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But there are so many other great options in for podcast apps — for both iOS and Android. Podcast apps that are on both mobile platforms and some that have Mac, Windows, and Chromecast desktop apps. RadioPublic is a beautiful podcast app available on both iOS and Android. Pocket Casts is an awesome app for people who listen to a lot of different podcasts. It has a great UI, light and dark themes, useful search and filtering options, and a lot more. Another useful tool is their sync option that lets you pick up where you left off on another device. Castbox is a new addition to this list for , but they have some impressive features and amazing reviews. Podbean is a podcast hosting company that also offers a podcast app — and now an Alexa skill. One of the useful things with Stitcher is the ability to search for episodes, not just entire podcasts.
Podcasts seem to be making a return as a main source of information gathering in the age of the Internet. Most of the apps on this list are podcast apps that let you download or stream your favorite podcasts. Anchor is a podcast platform that offers unlimited hosting. The app lets you record audio, publish it to various places like iTunes and Google Podcasts, and import audio from other devices to upload. Castbox is one of a few free podcast apps. It boasts a collection of over one million podcasts scrubbed from places like iTunes and others. The app also includes support for 70 languages, language learning podcasts, Chromecast support, Amazon Echo support, and more. It also includes cloud syncing for multiple device support. The free version comes with everything and has no ads. The in-app purchases are basically optional.