If you’re sick and tired of the same stuff that plays on the radio, then perhaps podcasts could be more your thing. Here are the best iPhone podcast apps that you should consider trying out.
While you might already know what a podcast is, it’s possible that there are some readers who are new to the scene. Essentially, a podcast is like a radio talk show, but instead of playing on the radio, it’s played on your iPhone or other device on demand.
In fact, some radio talk shows are actually uploaded to podcast form after they air and are available to download to your own device. There are literally thousands upon thousands of podcasts that you can listen to, but there are also a large selection podcast apps as well.
If you’re getting into the whole podcast scene, but are looking for a great podcast app to play your podcasts on, then you’ve come to the right place.
There are really only a handful of iPhone podcast apps that are worth your time, but these select few have their own pros and cons, so we’ll over each one to see which podcast app is right for you.
Without further ado, here are the best iPhone podcasts apps that you should try out.
Downcast has been a solid option for several years now, and it still is. The app can sync podcasts across multiple iOS devices (no Android version available, though), as well as Macs with the Downcast Mac app.
There are also a handful of useful settings, like speed customization and volume boosts (although turning it up too much can result in some audio clipping).
There's also the ability to automatically download new podcast episodes and whether or not you want to download them over WiFi only or over data as well.
Downcast is a nice podcast app, but it costs $2.99 in the iTunes App Store.