Podcatcher

Podcatcher


A free app for subscribing to, automatically downloading, and playing RSS and Atom podcast feeds on Android devices.

Please send your feedback, including any podcast feeds which do not work with Podcatcher, to [email protected] - I will do my best to address any issues.

Version 0.3 and up include an example podcast feed from the BBC. If you have suggestions for podcasts in languages other than English (to include in future localised versions of Podcatcher), feel free to email me!

Key features:
- Simple UI, all current casts are shown on the opening screen
- Support for RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds
- OPML import/export
- Downloaded casts are added to the 'Podcatcher' playlist for playing in other apps

Explanation for required permissions:
INTERNET - used to download feeds and casts
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - used to respect preferences for downloading casts using mobile data
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - casts are written to the SD card for offline listening
READ_PHONE_STATE - cast playback is paused when the phone rings
BLUETOOTH - control playback from a paired Bluetooth device

Recent changes:
Select download location, e.g. external SD card if available (KitKat 4.3 and up).
Honour order when indicated by a podcast.
Bug fixes.
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Free
70
3.5
User ratings
99
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
3048 kb
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About Podcatcher
A free app for subscribing to, automatically downloading, and playing RSS and Atom podcast feeds on Android devices.

Please send your feedback, including any podcast feeds which do not work with Podcatcher, to [email protected] - I will do my best to address any issues.

Version 0.3 and up include an example podcast feed from the BBC. If you have suggestions for podcasts in languages other than English (to include in future localised versions of Podcatcher), feel free to email me!

Key features:
- Simple UI, all current casts are shown on the opening screen
- Support for RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds
- OPML import/export
- Downloaded casts are added to the 'Podcatcher' playlist for playing in other apps

Explanation for required permissions:
INTERNET - used to download feeds and casts
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - used to respect preferences for downloading casts using mobile data
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - casts are written to the SD card for offline listening
READ_PHONE_STATE - cast playback is paused when the phone rings
BLUETOOTH - control playback from a paired Bluetooth device

Recent changes:
Select download location, e.g. external SD card if available (KitKat 4.3 and up).
Honour order when indicated by a podcast.
Bug fixes.

User reviews of Podcatcher
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A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
Playback order If this app added a way to sort playback oldest first, it would be perfect, and I would give it the full 5 stars.
A Google User
Nov 20, 2014
Great, but not perfect It's a good substitution for iTunes. The only flaw I found so far was that it can't fetch RSS feeds from podbean, since their URLs end in a /. Wish they would fix it, since I now use it often for casual podcast listening
A Google User
Nov 10, 2014
Chromecast missing Where is the promised chromecast? Only reason I installed it.
A Google User
Nov 8, 2014
Good app, with simple and tidy UI Works perfectly on my Acer Liquid E2. Only problem is the playback order, newest to oldest, which causes some podcasts (series of small episodes) to play in reverse order. Would be a very good idea to add a configuration option for playback order!
A Google User
Nov 7, 2014
really??! crucified phone cpu & battery, took 'phone OUT of flight mode. made 'phone unusable. no other app ever gave me this much grief. X'd it.