Apart from podcast apps from the likes of Google and Apple, or altered music playing alternatives such as Pandora and Spotify, Pocket Casts is one of our favorite choices for multiplatform experience. In its newest mobile edition—soon to be available on iOS for free with some premium plan options and available now on Android—there are some changes that alter its design and offer users more control over how it operates.
Now consumers can tailor the bottom toolbar of the Now Playing display, with the capability of choosing which settings are accessible instantly (from alternatives such as Sleep timer, Share Podcast, a Cast button, and the like) and which ones are concealed in the more menu. It has also included a swift tab slider that makes it simpler to view where show notes are while you are hearing the music, while the Up Next catalog has been shifted to its own display so it has more space and it is simpler to see what is going on with every episode in it.
An alteration to the UI that users appreciated is an “Indigo” theme amid dark mode mania that has some dark background components mixed in with off-white sections that make it simpler to read in all types of lighting circumstances without any troubles to the eyes.
Lastly, like everybody else Pocket Casts is showing its 100 leading shows of 2019, in order of what consumers enroll to the most. From its website you can swiftly scroll via and line any of them, or even install an OPML to download each single one of your choice in any podcast app.
On a related note, the Google Podcasts app this week got a suggestion tab. The new function will recommend separate episodes, instead of complete shows.