Pocket Casts v7 brings a Material Theme overhaul in open beta
Pocket Casts is one of the most popular podcast applications in the Play Store and iOS App Store. The developers have been working hard on keeping it updated with new features and improvements for years. Recently, the app was purchased by NPR, an organization that invests heavily in podcasts. The team has been working on a massive update and it’s finally here with version 7.
Apart from the material design change, you can listen to podcasts without having to subscribe first, which means you can play right from the Discover tab. It’s now possible to search a podcast series so you can find an episode easily. A big feature that Pocket Casts power users have been asking for is syncing the Up Next queue between devices. That is finally possible in version 7.
Listening History shows a timeline of all the episodes you’ve listened to. Also, the Archive feature now saves the play status, so you can easily see if you already listened to an episode that has been archived.
For me, the biggest improvements though are the playing of single episodes and the episode search (although the search itself needs some work still).
|Pocket Casts v7 brings a Material Theme overhaul in open beta
Pocket Casts version 7 adds a number of new features, but the most noticeable change is the massive Material Theme redesign.