Perhaps the best known app is Spotify, the most widely used music streaming platform in the world. But since 2019, Spotify also has a podcast integration, which means podcasts can also be listened to on Spotify.
Spotify acquired podcast publishers Gimlet and Parcast at the beginning of 2019 and has been expanding its range significantly since then. Spotify now has around 2 million podcasts in its range!
Are you already a Spotify user and don't want too many apps on your mobile? Then Spotify is super convenient. There's a separate tab for podcasts, which helps with your overview.
Most podcasts can be found on Spotify and it is a nice and accessible app to discover podcasts. Spotify is available for download for both iOS and Android.
Podcast Addict is a popular podcast app and is only suitable for Android. This app contains many functionalities and possibilities. That is of course very cool, but there is also the risk that you can no longer see the wood for the trees!
You can create your own playlists and also add local files, RSS feeds and YouTube and Twitch channels to your library in the app. In addition, you can save episodes offline, have an extensive search function and set a sleep timer.
Podcast Addict gives the die-hard podcast fan the chance to put everything together so that it's the ultimate podcast app for listening to all your podcasts.
You can use Stitcher on both iPhone and Android devices. It is a basic app where you can easily download broadcasts in advance. Stitcher also offers unique podcasts and you can also easily play it in your car.
Stitcher also focuses on monitization, in other words: making money with your podcast. They do this by advertising via Midroll Media. They connect companies who want to advertise to podcasts with a target group that suits them.
Overcast is a free app with a clear interface and a simple design with some useful functions.
There is the possibility to combine this app with Twitter, so you get recommended podcasts from people you already follow on Twitter.
Overcast also has the handy 'Smart speed' option, it takes the silences out of your podcast and speeds it up here and there at dead spots. Voice boost significantly improves the sound quality of spoken voices.
Finally, another cool feature of this podcast app: Clip Sharing. With this feature you can cut a part out of a podcast (and possibly trim it later), and then share it for example on social media. A great way to promote your podcast!
Pocket Casts can be downloaded for both IOS and Android, has a beautiful design and is very user-friendly. Moreover, this app has a filter option.
For example, you can indicate which topics you are interested in and how long you want to listen to each episode. Like Overcast, the app supports effects such as Smart Speed and Voice Boost.
The app is free and can be downloaded for any device.
Castro, like Overcast, is only available for iOS. This podcast app once started as a paid app, but has been available as a free download for some time now.
The free version of the app provides some useful features, such as skipping silences and creating a playlist of episodes. You can even add other audio files to your playlist.
You can also speed up or slow down episodes. The app itself suggests bundles of shows to you, to make it easier to get to know new podcasts.
In addition, Castro has a free night mode for use in the evening. Pretty handy if you want to listen to that one podcast without keeping your partner awake ;).
And finally: Google and Apple Podcasts...
In the overview above, we have included the well-known apps from Google and Apple not discussed. But they are well-known apps for a reason...
If you buy an Apple or Android smartphone, you will find these apps on your phone by default. You've probably come across them before ;D. So it's safe to say that podcasts are now easily accessible.
And would you like to make your podcast available for one of these apps? You can, as long as you use podcast hosting and they an RSS feed Use. Share and listen ;D!