Best of 18 apps for podcasts on Android

If you're looking for the best podcast apps for Android, you've come to the right place. We've tested 18 of the most popular apps and picked our favorites, including Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Deezer.

Whether you're a casual listener or a podcast junkie, we have an app that will meet your needs.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Spotify Spotify Icon Android 4.7/5 2B+ Access to millions of songs, Personalized music recommendations
2. Google Podcasts Google Podcasts Icon Android 4.7/5 705M+ Personalized recommendations, Customized listening experience
3. Deezer Deezer Icon Android 4.5/5 348M+ Personalized music recommendations, Offline music listening
4. Amazon Music Amazon Music Icon Android 4.5/5 315M+ Unlimited ad-free music, 100 million songs on-demand
5. Pandora Pandora Icon Android 4/5 299M+ Personalized Listening Experience, Recommended Stations for Mood
6. Audible Audible Icon Android 4.7/5 230M+ Original podcasts, Star-studded cast, Monthly free audiobook
7. TuneIn Radio TuneIn Radio Icon Android 4.8/5 176M+ 100,000+ live radio stations, Live sports coverage
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1. Spotify

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Access to millions of songs, Personalized music recommendations


Cost: Spotify Free, Spotify Premium (9.99)

Spotify is a popular music and podcast streaming service that offers a wide variety of content for mobile users. With Spotify, you can listen to millions of songs, podcasts, and audiobooks on demand. The app is easy to use and offers a personalized experience, with recommendations based on your listening history. You can create playlists, follow artists and friends, and discover new music and podcasts. Spotify also offers a premium subscription tier that provides ad-free listening, higher audio quality, and the ability to download content for offline listening.

Download: Android

Spotify - Access to millions of songs, Personalized music recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Millions of songs
  • Free music and podcasts
  • Personalized playlists

Application information:

Downloads 2,081,653,903
Features Spotify allows you to listen to songs, play podcasts, create playlists, and discover new music you'll love.
Pros Vast music library, personalized recommendations, seamless integration with other devices and apps.
Cons Free tier has limited features, can be data-intensive, occasional glitches and buffering issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Diana Parkin: “Overall, the app is great! However, I feel like they should change how you view your music while it's playing. In another app, you can see the song that's playing, the ones after it, and the ones before. Spotify doesn't allow you to see the song that have already played, so you have to go through all of the songs just to a specific song that was previously played. On the other hand, I really like the shuffle and smart shuffle features. I also really enjoy how the updated the like button to a +.” – 4/5 in Play Store

samuel roberts: “I enjoy this app a lot, being able to listen to any song I want any time and make my own Playlist is great, I pay for premium so no ads right? unfortunately podcasts still have ads consistently, they're also not easily skipable you either have to hit skip 3-5 times because it only skips a few seconds of the ad at a time or drag the progress par, which isn't a viable option while driving.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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2. Google Podcasts

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Personalized recommendations, Customized listening experience


Cost: Google Podcasts (Free), Google Podcasts Premium ($2.99/month)

Google Podcasts is a free, easy-to-use app that lets you listen to and manage your favorite podcasts on your mobile device. With Google Podcasts, you can:

  • Discover new podcasts: Browse featured podcasts, explore categories, or search for specific topics.
  • Subscribe to podcasts: Add your favorite podcasts to your library to automatically download new episodes.
  • Listen to podcasts offline: Download episodes to listen to without an internet connection.
  • Create playlists: Organize your podcasts into playlists for easy listening.
  • Control playback: Adjust the playback speed, set a sleep timer, and more.

Whether you're looking to catch up on the news, learn something new, or just relax and be entertained, Google Podcasts is the perfect app for you.

Download: Android

Google Podcasts - Personalized recommendations, Customized listening experience
  • Tags:
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Customizable listening
  • Multi-device accessibility

Application information:

Downloads 705,103,797
Features Enjoy millions of free podcasts. Find your favorites or browse recommendations tailored just for you. Listen to new episodes as they become available and get personalized recommendations based on what you listen to.
Pros User-friendly interface, vast podcast library, personalized recommendations.
Cons Limited customization options, occasional bugs and glitches, not all podcasts are available.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Dana Garvey: “To those looking for a replacement, check out Podcast Republic. It has all of the same podcasts, it's very customizable (letting you change what the buttons on your Bluetooth headset do, modify the number of seconds to FF or RW, etc.). Also, there's an iOS version so you can sync your listening progress between your Pixel phone and your iPad. There's a cheap in-app purchase to permanently remove the ad banner at the bottom of the app. Bye Google Podcasts; you were great while you lasted.” – 5/5 in Play Store

David Morse: “PSA to us looking for alternatives: try "Pocket Casts." Free, easy to import my podcast list, and great, simple UI. Used it for a month since Google Podcasts EOL announcement and I love it. To Google: unfortunate you decided to discontinue a good app. Kudos to the Prod & Dev team. It's very clean, simple, and works well. However, YouTube Music app is already overcrowded and getting more bloated.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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3. Deezer

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Personalized music recommendations, Offline music listening


Cost: Deezer Free, Deezer Premium (9.99)

Deezer is a music streaming service that offers a wide variety of podcasts, including popular shows like The Joe Rogan Experience, NPR's Up First, and BBC's Newscast. The Deezer app for mobile makes it easy to discover and listen to your favorite podcasts, with personalized recommendations and the ability to create your own playlists. You can also download podcasts for offline listening, so you can enjoy them even when you don't have an internet connection. With its intuitive interface and high-quality audio, Deezer is a great choice for podcast listeners on the go.

Download: Android

Deezer - Personalized music recommendations, Offline music listening
  • Tags:
  • Massive music catalog
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Offline Listening

Application information:

Downloads 347,649,691
Features Stream your favorite tracks, create personal playlists, listen offline, and enjoy exclusive live streaming content.
Pros Vast music library, offline listening, personalized recommendations.
Cons Limited free tier, occasional buffering, some features only available with premium subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Dimse _: “best music streaming app, some improvements could be made. namely, there is very little connectivity with other services/devices. for example, deezer is not available on game consoles or discord like spotify is. also clearing songs from the queue is buggy and clunky. clearing a song from the queue takes you back up to your current track and prevents you from clearing another song for several seconds, which feels unintentional and unintuitive. even with these minor issues, this app is still #1” – 3/5 in Play Store

Taryn Thompson: “I experience frequent issues with loading. I can hit "play," and whatever I was listening to most recently will play, but I can't do anything else. I can't change artist that's playing because I can't search or access the home page or access favorited artists, etc. When I use the widget to start a playlist, it does not take me to the artist I selected!!!! I just starts playing whatever I was listening to the last time the app was open! It's so annoying!!! Defeats the purpose of the widget.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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4. Amazon Music

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Unlimited ad-free music, 100 million songs on-demand

Amazon Music: Listen to your favorite podcasts, trending playlists, hit music, and songs on the go with the Amazon Music app for mobile. Discover new podcasts and music with personalized recommendations, and enjoy high-quality audio with immersive sound. Create playlists, listen offline, and control your music with voice commands. With Amazon Music, you have access to millions of songs, podcasts, and stations, all in one place.

Download: Android

Amazon Music - Unlimited ad-free music, 100 million songs on-demand
  • Tags:
  • Massive music library
  • Ad-free listening
  • Personalized recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 314,864,327
Features Stream millions of songs, ad-free, and access exclusive content like podcasts, live events, and original series.
Pros Massive library, high-quality streaming, personalized recommendations.
Cons May require a subscription for full access, some features only available in certain regions.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Richard Undlin: “Since Google forced me to abandon their podcast app. I've been using this one, but find it irritating that it constantly wants to upsell me to unlimited music which I don't want. Generally it seems to work okay, but there's always a period of adjustment as you have to get used to a new app. I found it does pick up automatically where I left off a podcast, even if since then I have started and finished another. I guess that is an advantage in some cases if you can't easily access your phone.” – 3/5 in Play Store

alecs: “Quite a few years ago, i enjoyed using this app 100% of the time. Now, there are so many bugs. I can't listen to downloaded artists as a category any more. The liking/loving and disliking doesn't work anymore. I can't access a few songs (I can listen to them if I choose the album, but I can't interact with any of the songs within the album.) I've been an unlimited member for years.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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5. Pandora

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Personalized Listening Experience, Recommended Stations for Mood

Pandora is a popular podcast and music streaming app that allows users to create personalized stations based on their favorite artists, songs, and podcasts. With Pandora, you can discover new music and podcasts, listen to your favorites, and create custom stations that fit your mood or activity. The app also offers a variety of features, including offline listening, sleep timers, and personalized recommendations. Pandora is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as on the web.

Download: Android

Pandora - Personalized Listening Experience, Recommended Stations for Mood
  • Tags:
  • Personalized music experience
  • Endless discovery of new music
  • Create custom radio stations

Application information:

Downloads 298,734,426
Features Enjoy personalized music and podcast recommendations, create and share playlists, discover new artists and songs, and listen offline.
Pros Great for discovering new music, personalized recommendations, easy to use.
Cons Can be repetitive at times, limited control over song selection, ads can be intrusive.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Ricardo R2: “I've been using Pandora Premuim for a few years now. Awesome app, but has had a few bugs. Especially now. For some reason, I'm listening to music and I can't skip, pause or replay the song because it'll freeze up but let's me listen to the music still. It will only allow me to skip, replay or pause the music if I restart the app. Has been going on for a bit now, and it does get annoying. Please fix this issue” – 2/5 in Play Store

Brother Elder: “I've been with Pandora since they were just a website. But they don't seem to grasp the concept that a music player should only skip to the next song when I press the skip button. If I'm in a bad service area instead of waiting til I get better service or switching to offline mode, it just constantly skips songs til one of them plays. Easily fixable but they refuse. Edit: Seriously?! I've been doing your troubleshooting for 2 years and it hasn't worked! The problem is the source code.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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6. Audible

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Original podcasts, Star-studded cast, Monthly free audiobook


Cost: Audible Free, Audible Premium Plus (14.95)

Audible is an app for listening to audiobooks, podcasts, and other spoken-word content. It offers a wide variety of content, including bestsellers, new releases, and exclusive originals. Audible also offers a subscription service that gives users access to a library of thousands of titles for a monthly fee. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and it can be used online or offline. Audible is a great way to listen to your favorite books and podcasts while you're on the go.

Download: Android

Audible - Original podcasts, Star-studded cast, Monthly free audiobook
  • Tags:
  • Vast Audio Library
  • Immersive Audio Experience
  • Personalized recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 229,992,609
Features Listen to audiobooks, podcasts, originals, and more with Audible. Build a playlist of books & podcasts. Listen to true crime, news, fiction & more.
Pros Audible offers a wide variety of audiobooks, podcasts, and other content. The app is easy to use and provides a great listening experience.
Cons Audible can be expensive, and some users may find the selection of free content to be limited.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Erly D. Alonso (ErlyD): “Can store to SD card. Play saved bookmarks and sync across devices (sync is very good). Shopping could look nicer, but it all works well. Caution some promotions for free books do not tell you they expire after a certain amount of time. I jumped on recent promotions for a few free books. No disclaimer that they would expire. I have them in my library, and a few days later, they have an expiration date.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Jonathan Wyatt: “Great for Audiobook features, but absolute trash when it comes to podcasts. Slow downloading, freezes mid-episode, and will become nonresponsive as a whole app just for no reason. I have NEVER had to restart my phone or refresh an app so much in all of my life. I'm 43. Please keep your podcasts on a different platform if you actually care and rely on entertainment to get through life.” – 2/5 in Play Store

7. TuneIn Radio

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100,000+ live radio stations, Live sports coverage


Cost: TuneIn Radio (Free), TuneIn Radio Premium ($9.99/month)

TuneIn Radio is a popular mobile app that allows users to listen to live radio stations, podcasts, and other audio content from around the world. With over 100,000 stations and 5.7 million podcasts to choose from, TuneIn Radio offers a vast selection of content to suit every taste and interest. The app is easy to use, with a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy to find and listen to your favorite shows. TuneIn Radio also offers a variety of features to enhance your listening experience, such as the ability to create custom stations, set reminders for your favorite shows, and listen to audio content offline.

Download: Android

TuneIn Radio - 100,000+ live radio stations, Live sports coverage
  • Tags:
  • 100k+ Radio Stations
  • Live News and Sports
  • Podcasts for Passions

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Eddie McNeil: “I've been using this app for years and always loved it. I've never paid for premium and was fine with a few commercials but the past couple days, I get a minute of commercials when I change the station and another minute every few minutes. This is ridiculous. I'm not being driven to premium, I'm being driven to another app. C'mon TuneIn, you're better than this.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Kyle Rogers: “Lots of repetitive audio ads. There's even a video ad when you start playing, which is pretty weird for a radio/podcast app. Uses a lot of battery. Good selection of content. Live streams sometimes drop out and say "The station you're listening to is experiencing technical difficulty. Please stay tuned."” – 2/5 in Play Store

8. iHeart

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Thousands of live radio stations, Unlimited music playlists


Cost: Free, iHeartRadio Plus (9.99)

iHeart is a popular podcast app that offers a wide variety of content, from popular shows to niche interests. It's easy to use and navigate, and it has a great selection of features, including the ability to create custom stations and download episodes for offline listening. Whether you're a casual listener or a podcast junkie, iHeart is a great option for finding and listening to your favorite shows.

Download: Android

iHeart - Thousands of live radio stations, Unlimited music playlists
  • Tags:
  • Live Radio Stations
  • Podcasts and Music
  • Free and ad-free

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Mr. Trons Grimes: “Until about a month ago, everything worked flawlessly. However, recently, it keeps stopping/buffering. This is the same no matter if I am at home on my personal and secure wifi, while traveling, walking, hotel rooms, etc. This applies to music and podcast playing. Once it stops, it buffers for almost a minute before picking up about a minute prior to when it stopped. I've tried deleting the app and re-installing, but i get the same results. Very disappointing.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Joshua Sheely: “I like it overall, but I have some issues. First, it really needs a feature to let you sort your playlists. I would like to be able to sort by artist so I can find stuff easier. Second, the volume across songs and ads is not consistent. One song could be too quiet, while the next is a lot louder, and the ads are also the same way. Third, when I'm scrolling through my playlist, it will randomly send me back to the top. Other than these issues, it's a decent app.” – 3/5 in Play Store

9. Spotify for Podcasters

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Easy podcast creation, Intuitive audio editing, Seamless multi-platform distribution


Cost: Free, Premium (9.99)

Spotify for Podcasters is a comprehensive mobile app designed to empower podcast creators. With its user-friendly interface, creators can easily record, edit, publish, and track their podcast episodes. The app offers a range of features including remote recording capabilities, sound effects, music libraries, and detailed analytics to help creators enhance their content and grow their audience. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, Spotify for Podcasters provides the tools and support you need to create and share your podcast with the world.

Download: Android

Spotify for Podcasters - Easy podcast creation, Intuitive audio editing, Seamless multi-platform distribution
  • Tags:
  • Easy Podcast Creation
  • Powerful Audio Editing
  • Global Distribution

Application information:

Downloads 38,037,062
Features Spotify for Podcasters is a mobile and web platform that allows you to record, edit, publish, and distribute your podcast. It offers a variety of features to help you create and grow your podcast, including tools for recording and editing audio, adding music and sound effects, creating custom cover art, and distributing your podcast to Spotify and other platforms.
Pros Easy to use, Wide range of features, Great for beginners
Cons Some features are only available to premium subscribers, Can be buggy at times, Limited customization options

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I love the idea of making podcasts with only an app, and Anchor ALMOST as all the features you could possibly want. My only issue is that while you can upload your own music, you can't overlay it while you're recording -- they have music and transitions for that, but you can't upload your own...anything you upload can only be played in between your recorded segments. Other than that, this app is perfect. Edit: Shortly after leaving this review, not only did I get a response, but background music and sound effect uploading was added. This app is all-in-one and everything you could ask for! 5 out of 5” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “From what I've tested so far, this app is great. Awesome potential. UPDATE: Love this app. Makes podcasting easy, and auto-publishes to other platforms which is cool. Experiencing a few glitches, but it could be my phone (which is screwing up bad and getting replaced soon) and not the app. If you want to podcast, Anchor is THE app. Don't waste your time on other apps. UPDATE: I just lost AN HOUR worth of a recording!!! What the hell?? Come on Anchor.” – 5/5 in Play Store

10. SiriusXM

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Ad-free music streaming, Live sports, news, talk, Exclusive videos and podcasts


Cost: Free (0.00), Premium (10.99)

SiriusXM is a mobile app that gives you access to a wide variety of podcasts, sports radio, and music. With SiriusXM, you can listen to your favorite shows on demand, or discover new ones from a vast library of content. The app also offers personalized recommendations based on your listening history, so you can always find something new to enjoy. SiriusXM is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

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Download: Android

SiriusXM - Ad-free music streaming, Live sports, news, talk, Exclusive videos and podcasts
  • Tags:
  • Curated music
  • Live sports
  • Exclusive podcasts

Application information:

Downloads 29,533,518
Features Listen to live sports radio, podcasts, and on-demand music, curated by your favorite stars.
Pros Great selection of channels, personalized recommendations, easy to use.
Cons Can be expensive, some channels have limited content, occasional technical issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

steven brockberg: “Messed up. I start an episode and rewind to listen to the whole thing. Later I push pause so I can do something else on my phone for 20 minutes. I expect to start where I paused, not to start the same amount I backed up earlier..... Is that too much to expect? Plus, I miss the restart episode option. I think the previous version was way better.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Jd Jd: “After a couple of updates, now the mobile app arbitrarily shuts off, mimicking a signal interruption. It also seems to coincide with the 10-minute screen shut-off. Wifi or cellular data doesn't make a difference. When I hit the power button to turn the screen back on, the radio starts again. Or, It comes back on after about 10 min or so without touching the power button.. Walking, in the car, or in the house doesn't matter. It's no fun anymore. Tech support didn't help. (Samsung Galaxy S20 5G)” – 2/5 in Play Store

11. Podcast Player

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Find favorite shows, Customize listening, Discover recommendations


Cost: Podcast Player (Free), Podcast Player Pro ($4.99)

Podcast Player is a highly customizable podcast app that allows you to listen to and subscribe to all your favorite podcasts. With a user-friendly interface and powerful features, Podcast Player makes it easy to discover new podcasts, create custom playlists, and download episodes for offline listening. Whether you're a casual listener or a podcast addict, Podcast Player is the perfect app for you.

Download: Android

Podcast Player - Find favorite shows, Customize listening, Discover recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Easy to use
  • Discover new podcasts
  • Customize listening

Application information:

Downloads 21,214,597
Features Podcast Player is a free and easy-to-use app that allows you to listen to and subscribe to all your favorite podcasts. The app has a clean and user-friendly interface, and it offers a variety of features to make your listening experience more enjoyable.
Pros Large library of podcasts, Customizable playback options, Easy-to-use interface.
Cons Some users have reported problems with the app crashing or freezing, The app may not be compatible with all devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Travis Babb: “After searching through a half dozen podcast players, this is clearly the right choice. Intuitive GUI, automatically allowed me to pause from lock screen, skip ahead is 30 sec (standard) but skipping backwards only goes 10 sec (which I LOVE when just missing something small) and all ads are very unintrusive. The last podcast player you will ever need!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Tony Lovell: “Nice that it supports Android Auto, but it has a perverse, confusing design and continues to show some ads after paying for it. Multiple playlists? No one needs > 1. Zen mode? Toss it. If I want to queue up a podcast to play, I want it downloaded, and vice-versa. When I mark one played, I want it dequeued and file deleted. Don't make me rotely click around to tell you the obvious. A lot is nice, but enough is wrong to warrant a low rating. Not a great app, but it could become one.” – 2/5 in Play Store

12. Podcast Player

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Transfer subscriptions easily, Audiobooks, FM & music


Cost: Podcast Player Free, Podcast Player Premium (19.99)

Podcast Player is a mobile app that allows users to listen to and subscribe to podcasts. It features a user-friendly interface, personalized recommendations, and a wide variety of content. Users can browse podcasts by category, search for specific shows or episodes, and create custom playlists. The app also offers offline listening, variable playback speed, and sleep timer functionality. With its comprehensive features and vast library of podcasts, Podcast Player is an excellent choice for podcast enthusiasts looking for a convenient and enjoyable listening experience on their mobile devices.

Download: Android

Podcast Player - Transfer subscriptions easily, Audiobooks, FM & music
  • Tags:
  • Free to use
  • Easy to use
  • Great selection of podcasts

Application information:

Downloads 10,000,000+
Features A podcast, audiobook, and radio player that allows you to listen to and subscribe to all your favorite podcasts in one place.
Pros Easy to use, great selection of podcasts, customizable playback
Cons Occasional bugs, some features are only available in the premium version

Comments and Reviews from users:

Rezart Sina: “I love this app and I paid for a yearly subscription. It's the closest thing to the Google Podcast player that I have found. I am having a couple of issues though: 1. Sometimes, when I listen to a podcast, it rewinds back the podcast anywhere out of nowhere, so you hear a repeat. 2. I have to restart my phone almost daily as when I click on a podcast to check out the new episodes, the app gets stuck and keeps spinning, so no new episodes appear unless I restart my phone.” – 3/5 in Play Store

E. Terry: “Too many issues. 1. the settings/functions are not intuitive and there is no FAQ page to get assistance. 2.The option to "contact us" just leads to a Share page, so the only way to get a response is to leave a bad review. 3. Every podcast I'm subscribed to automatically ends up in my Queue, but I don't want to listen to every episode of every podcast. 4. The playback randomly stops between episodes (I've cleared my cashe). I'd be happy to add more stars if these issues can be fixed.” – 2/5 in Play Store

13. Podcast & Radio iVoox

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Listen without subscribing, Personalized recommendations


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Podcast & Radio iVoox is a free app for Android and iOS devices that allows users to listen to and download podcasts and radio shows. It has a vast catalog of content, including popular shows, niche podcasts, and live radio stations. The app features an intuitive interface, customizable playback settings, and the ability to create playlists and subscribe to channels. With its extensive library and user-friendly design, Podcast & Radio iVoox is an excellent choice for podcast enthusiasts looking for a comprehensive and convenient listening experience on their mobile devices.

Download: Android

Podcast & Radio iVoox - Listen without subscribing, Personalized recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Free content
  • Wide variety
  • Personalized recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 13,510,759
Features Listen to podcasts and radio stations, create playlists, download episodes for offline listening, and discover new content based on your interests.
Pros User-friendly interface, large selection of podcasts and radio stations, offline listening.
Cons Some features are only available to premium subscribers, occasional bugs and glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “It is a great app. Highly recommended. The only but it is that when we select a list there is no way (at least I have not found the way) to add the list to the play queue in reverse order, this would be very useful when we add podcast where you need to have listen the oldest before the last update, When you try to update the rearrange the queue manually, then the advertisement, seems to make the process to hang. So the episode you try to move suddenly starts being played or no action at all happens. Thanks.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “The commercials are loud compared to the podcast you are listening to, so they startle you and make you jump. The app also stops if you go to another screen to look at something else while you are listening or if you turn off the screen and want to listen to the podcast while the phone is in your pocket at the gym for example. So when you listen to it, you have to keep the app open with the screen turned on. The app has a lot of content and audiobooks in Spanish though, which I really enjoy.” – 4/5 in Play Store

14. Podcast Addict

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Millions of podcasts, Powerful podcast player, Customizable settings


Cost: Podcast Addict (Free), Podcast Addict Premium ($3.99)

Podcast Addict is an all-in-one podcast player for Android devices. It allows users to discover, subscribe to, and listen to podcasts from a wide variety of sources, including popular directories like iTunes and Google Podcasts, as well as independent podcasters. The app offers a user-friendly interface, customizable playback settings, and powerful search and discovery tools. With over 10 million downloads, Podcast Addict is one of the most popular podcast apps available for Android.

Download: Android

Podcast Addict - Millions of podcasts, Powerful podcast player, Customizable settings
  • Tags:
  • Extensive podcast library
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Smart Playlist Creation

Application information:

Downloads 10,000,000+
Features Podcast Addict is your all-in-one podcast player with all the features you need to enjoy your favorite podcasts.
Pros Powerful and feature-rich, with a great user interface and support for a wide range of podcast formats.
Cons Can be a bit overwhelming for new users, and some features may require a subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

MCO: “I was looking for a podcast app that would be close or better than the now defunct Google Podcast app, and this site fit the bill perfectly. I'm still getting used to all it offers and it's a lot: non-intrusive ads, many preferences to choose from to personalize your experience in the best possible way. Thank you! Update: I'm rethinking using this app because my favorite podcasts don't offer the most recent episodes anymore, and it's frustrating.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Doug R: “Switched to this from Google pod. It seems to be a decent app. Edit: I appreciate the quick reply from the developers below. I understand how to get to downloaded podcasts. But I feel that, since I myself, and possibly others, will load the app and immediately want to go to downloads, that the main screen of the app would be better served with a button, maybe at the top, that goes to downloads directly. So it's one click from startup to downloads.” – 4/5 in Play Store

15. Podcast Player App

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Millions of podcasts, Stream or download, Free to use


Cost: Free Package, Premium Package (4.99)

Podcast Player App is a comprehensive podcast platform that offers a seamless and immersive listening experience. With its user-friendly interface and extensive library of popular podcasts and livestreams, Podcast Player App empowers users to discover, subscribe, and enjoy their favorite audio content. Its intuitive search functionality and personalized recommendations ensure that users can easily find and listen to podcasts that align with their interests. Whether you're a casual listener or an avid podcast enthusiast, Podcast Player App provides an unparalleled podcasting experience on your mobile device.

Download: Android

Podcast Player App - Millions of podcasts, Stream or download, Free to use
  • Tags:
  • Millions of Podcasts
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Free Streaming & Download

Application information:

Downloads 10,296,983
Features Discover, play, download and subscribe to your favorite podcasts and livestreams.
Pros User-friendly interface, wide selection of podcasts, offline listening.
Cons Some users report occasional crashes and buffering issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Julia York: “Editing my review because the problem has been fixed. Thanks for the update. I am another person trying to find a Google podcast replacement and this one is fine. I wish the list of new episodes that are available was a bit easier to access. For example, why does it open to the discover page? The number of times I'm opening the app to look for a new podcast has to be 1 for every at least 100 times I'm opening to listen to the podcasts I'm subscribed to. I open the app and it takes me three taps” – 4/5 in Play Store

Adam Fox: “I find this app quite frustrating. If it's front end was designed a bit more competently, it could be a great app. There's apparently no way to make a queue, other than making a "Playlist of your favorite episodes", which is just weird, it's PC integration is horrible, and intended for uploading original podcasts, not listening to existing ones. There's no way to limit the number of episodes in your pre-built "new" Playlist of all followed podcasts, causing hourly news pods to stack up. Almost.” – 3/5 in Play Store

16. Pocket Casts

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Beautiful material design, Powerful search and discovery


Cost: Pocket Casts (Free), Pocket Casts Plus ($9.99)

Pocket Casts is a popular podcast app for mobile devices. It offers a user-friendly interface, powerful features, and a vast library of podcasts. Users can easily discover, subscribe to, and manage their favorite podcasts. The app supports various playback speeds, sleep timers, and cloud syncing. Pocket Casts also allows users to create custom playlists, share episodes, and leave reviews. With its intuitive design and comprehensive functionality, Pocket Casts is an excellent choice for podcast enthusiasts on the go.

Download: Android

Pocket Casts - Beautiful material design, Powerful search and discovery
  • Tags:
  • Powerful podcast platform
  • Next-level listening tools
  • Seamless podcast discovery

Application information:

Downloads 3,291,081
Features Pocket Casts is a popular podcast player app that offers a variety of features including the ability to listen to podcasts offline, create custom playlists, and discover new podcasts based on your interests.
Pros Easy to use, intuitive interface, wide variety of features, great customer support.
Cons May not be as customizable as some other podcast player apps, some users have reported occasional bugs and glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Adam Snyder: “I was bummed when Google announced it was killing Podcasts app. I still miss Google Reader. However, since researching and finding Pocket Casts, I'm actually glad Google killed off their app and moved it to their music app. If they hadn't, I would have never found the superior Pocket Casts. It is one of the few apps that has cloud syncing between devices so I can keep my playlists up to date. I haven't found anything I want to do that is t built into PC. Good riddance Google Podcasts!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Mark Schwader: “Great app! It plays podcasts without any issues, the UI looks nice, and it has almost all of the features I would expect. The one feature I would request is for there to be a way to make user arrangeable playlists. It can generate automatic lists using filters, which is a nice feature, but other than by duration and date published, there is no way to manually order the actual episodes in the filter list. Anyways a good app that pretty much does exactly what I want my podcast app to do!” – 5/5 in Play Store

17. Podimo

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Unlimited listening, Exclusive podcasts, Video trailers


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Podimo is a mobile app that offers a wide variety of exclusive podcasts, including shows from popular creators and emerging voices. With Podimo, you can browse hundreds of shows and create your own personalized podcast library. The app features a user-friendly interface and makes it easy to discover new podcasts and listen to your favorites. Whether you're looking for true crime, comedy, news, or anything in between, Podimo has something for everyone.

Download: Android

Podimo - Unlimited listening, Exclusive podcasts, Video trailers
  • Tags:
  • Unlimited listening
  • Exclusive podcasts
  • 10,000+ audiobooks

Application information:

Downloads 2,335,977
Features Discover thousands of exclusive podcasts, from true crime and comedy to culture, mindfulness and more.
Pros Great selection of exclusive podcasts.
Cons Some exclusive content is only available for premium subscribers.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Joppe Oostenrijk: “Podimo service seems fine, but the app just annoys me to bits, I find the interface unintuative and some notification bubbles won't disappear for unclear reasons. The interface for Android auto has been stuck for me, not updating the podcasts I follow nor updating the episodes for the podcasts I can see. (Seems like it's been this way since week 45, 2023) Overall I just use this app because some of the podcasts I like to listen to are only available through Podimo, otherwise I would switch...” – 2/5 in Play Store

Davey: “How to disable autoplay of the random next podcast after finishing the last episode of the podcast I listened to? I'm not interested in those + I'm on limited mobile data and the suggested show on autoplay has not been downloaded for offline use. When you are connected to a wifi connection but there is no active internet, the app takes ages to load. Just want to listen to my offline episodes.” – 2/5 in Play Store

18. AntennaPod

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Free and open source, No ads or costs, Powerful automation


Cost: AntennaPod (Free), AntennaPod Pro ($3.99)

AntennaPod is a free and open-source podcast manager and player for Android devices. It allows users to subscribe to podcasts, download episodes for offline listening, and manage their podcast library. AntennaPod is known for its user-friendly interface, powerful features, and customization options. It supports a variety of audio formats, including MP3, AAC, and OGG, and allows users to adjust playback speed, skip silences, and create playlists. AntennaPod also includes features such as automatic episode downloads, smart playlists, and integration with external services like Pocket Casts and gpodder.net. With its comprehensive feature set and commitment to open-source software, AntennaPod is a great choice for anyone looking for a powerful and customizable podcast app.

Download: Android

AntennaPod - Free and open source, No ads or costs, Powerful automation
  • Tags:
  • Free and Open Source
  • Millions of Podcasts
  • Powerful automation

Application information:

Downloads 1,059,687
Features Open source, customizable, supports multiple podcast directories, offers powerful filtering and sorting options.
Pros Free, no ads, feature-packed.
Cons Interface can be complex for new users, may not have all the features of some commercial podcast apps.

Comments and Reviews from users:

L b: “I was upset when Google Podcasts because it did everything I wanted. I tried a couple other apps but they were all missing features or bombarded me with ads. AntennaPod does exactly what I need it to do - it organizes my podcasts in an intuitive way, and has customizable settings so I can have exactly the experience I want. Everything is easy to find, easy to sort, and easy to listen to. My only complaint is that the ability to search for new shows is very limited.” – 5/5 in Play Store

N M: “I've been using this for years and it's hands down the best podcast app. It's open source and does not have ads or tracking which is my favorite part about it. But it also has great controls (speed adjustment, sleep timer, customized fast forward and rewind intervals, etc.). Another great feature is the statistics tab which gives you a breakdown of how much you've listened to each podcast. One thing I would like is if you can change the podcast download directory which seems to not be possible.” – 5/5 in Play Store