Podcasts are the new radio. But with so many shows across a plethora of genres and topics, it can be overwhelming for beginners to get started. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to listen just on your smartphone. Want to get started? Trademore has curated the best podcast apps for iOS and Android to help you tune in.
A free podcast app for both iOS and Android, Castbox: Podcast Player’s clean layout and easy navigation allows you to listen to millions of podcast episodes with just one tap. Plus, its brand new In-Audio Search function uses machine learning to bring you personalized podcast recommendations based on what you love.
You may know Spotify for music, but did you know that the app also has podcasts? You can listen to thousands of podcast directly from the app in categories such as news, comedy, lifestyle and more, and save them offline for when you don’t have an internet connection. One caveat: Spotify podcasts are currently unavailable on iPad.
Find your favorite shows on Stitcher, a free podcast app for both iOS and Android. Create custom radio stations and playlists for any occasion, like a long drive or house cleaning. A unique feature with this app is the ability to search for episodes and entire podcasts. You’ll also receive updates in real-time based on your favorite shows, and recommendations based on your history.
If you listen to a lot of different podcasts, Pocket Casts is the app for you. For $3.99 in both the Apple and Google Play stores, you can listen to, search, and filter your favorite shows all in a stunning user interface. You can also trim silence, navigate chapters, adjust variable speed, and—best of all—pick up where you left off on another device.
This easy-to-use and free podcast app for iOS and Android gets that there is an overwhelming amount of content out there. That’s why their Podcast Librarians select award-winning podcasts from the top of the charts and make them available for streaming and downloading so you can save your data. Plus, it’s got a beautiful interface, and –fun fact—it was started at Harvard Launch Lab.
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