Pocket Casts 7 for iOS, Android beta brings Play without subscribing, Episode Search, Up Next Syncing and more

Months after it got acquired by podcast publishers: NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago / This American Life Pocket Casts has received a major update that brings several new features including Siri Shortcuts Integration
for iOS, Improved Discovery, Episode Search,Play Without Subscribing, Up Next Syncing, Filters, New Web Player, New archiving features, playback effects while streaming, enhanced Apple Watch support, listening history and much more.

Download Pocket Casts 7 – iOS | Android Beta (Beta Singnup)

New features in Pocket Casts 7 for iOS and Android beta

  • Play without subscribing: Committing to things is so 2015. Browse podcasts and hit play on episodes that look interesting, no strings attached.
  • Episode Search: Trying to find your favourite guest on that one amazing episode? Looking for your pet topic but confronted with hundreds of shows to sift through? Episode search to the rescue!
  • Up Next Syncing: Have you built the perfect list of shows to play on your phone? Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all there, ready to go, on your PC at work? How about the tablet sitting on your coffee table? Pocket Casts 7 has you covered.
  • Listening history: ever wondered what you listened to last Wednesday? What about that amazing show you fell asleep to last night? Pull up your listening history and wonder no more!
  • Streamlined user interface: everything from the new bottom tab navigation to buttons being exposed instead of hidden behind menus makes Pocket Casts 7 the easiest to use version ever.
  • Refined Light and Dark Themes. Brand new Extra Dark theme for those that love their OLEDS blacker than black.
  • Archive episodes you don’t want to see, without losing the playing status so you never again have to wonder “Did I actually play this?”
  • Streaming playback effects.
  • Enhanced Apple Watch support: control the volume of your phone and change playback effects from your wrist.
  • Siri Shortcuts. For the more adventurous among you, reach new levels of automation (or just plain fun) by talking to your phone.
  • Season and episode numbering support.
  • Vastly Improved Discovery. Enjoy more dynamic and regional content that is updated more often to find that new podcast which is just right for you.
  • Airplay 2 support

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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