The best apps to listen to podcasts on Android


Podcasts are more and more numerous and can be heard on many devices. Here is our selection of the best applications to listen to your podcasts on your Android smartphone.
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Whether in transportation, cleaning or simply relaxing in bed, podcasts are a great way to get informed, dig up a topic, or just relax and laugh. Of the thousands of broadcasts that exist, there is something for everyone, and it's a bit like listening to them because there are several applications dedicated to Android. Here is a selection.
Pocket Casts, our recommendation
Although Pocket Casts only exists in paid version – count 3.99 euros – it is an application very often recommended by the community, which is explained by its many qualities. It offers a wide range of features seasoned with a design respecting the codes of Material Design.
Audio effects, automatic downloads and curation of content (podcast proposals that might interest you) are on the program. Also note a welcome compatibility with tablets and with Chromecast, complete statistics and an account system that allows the synchronization of episodes heard between different platforms. Note also that its web player is very practical.
            
                
                
                    
                        Pocket Casts is one of the reference applications for listening to podcasts on Android.
With more than 200,000 shows, Pocket Casts …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Design inspired by Material Design
                                                                A curation of contents
                                                                Synchronizing your account on multiple platforms
                                                        
                
            

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Podcast Addict, the alternative (free)
Podcast Addict is one of the references in this field. Available in free and paid version (3.29 euros that will allow you to get rid of an ad banner now integrated into the app), this application covers a large catalog integrating the database of iTunes. The design is certainly far from being the priority of its developer, Xavier Guillemane, but we can only recognize a wide variety of content and an easy to use service.
Its search engine is very effective, it is possible to create playlists, to be notified of the release of new episodes of podcasts followed or to put podcasts favorites. It also has many options such as a timer or local file playback.
            
                
                
                    
                        Podcast Addict's most popular podcast application, Podcast Addict is also developed independently by a French listener …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Follow all podcasts in an app
                                                                A developer who listens to the community
                                                                An ultra customizable application
                                                        
                
            

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Spotify and Deezer, the "all in one"
Podcasts have become so popular that even the usual music streaming platforms have not been able to ignore it. That's why, now, Spotify and Deezer also integrate discovery, listening and subscribing to many podcasts, including our own, Hi Techie.
Of course, you will already know the experience offered here because you already have your habits, and this allows you to consolidate all your needs in audio content within the same application, which makes the experience much more convenient. This is probably the greatest strength of this integration, and why we group both applications under one roof.
            
                
                
                    
                        Among the forerunners of streaming music Spotify, a service of Swedish origin, is today the main player.
From now on…
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        A catalog of 30 million titles
                                                                Download and listen to your music offline
                                                                Enjoy personalized recommendations and playlists
                                                        
                
            
            
                
                
                    
                        Listen to the titles, albums and artists you want, where you want and when you want with Deezer.
The streaming platform …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Unlimited music even from home
                                                                50 million titles available
                                                                Discover music with Deezer Flow
                                                        
                
            
Google Podcasts, the uncluttered
Since June 2018, Google has also been offering its own application dedicated to podcasts. This is a solution that goes straight to the point and is content with the minimum. If you're looking for a lightweight app just to listen to your podcasts very simply without the hassle of thousands of features you'll never use, Google Podcasts is for you.
The application also has the advantage of being natively integrated with the services of Google, including Google Assistant, and therefore Google Home.
            
                
                
                    
                        With Google Podcast, download the easiest solution to listen to all your favorite podcasts on your Android device.
Discover the …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Your favorite shows within reach
                                                                Regularly updated
                                                                A perfect app to listen to Hi Techie!
                                                        
                
            
AntennaPod, the open-source
If you are a free software fan, you should take a look at AntennaPod, an open source podcast playback application. You can import a large number of podcasts from different sources, access password-protected feeds, automate certain actions, search titles, and comment on episodes.
Open source, AntennaPod is a podcast player that is of course free and without any publicity.
            
                
                
                    
                        AntennaPod is an open-source application for listening to your favorite podcasts. You can add, import and export your feeds easily to …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        A podcast client on Android
                                                                Free and open-source
                                                                No advertising!
                                                        
                
            
Other podcast apps
There are many other podcast applications, with different designs and sometimes slight differences in ergonomics and features. If you have not found your happiness above, you may find it in this non-exhaustive list of applications quite recommendable.
            
                
                
                    
                        Are you a fan of Hi Techie or Club Internet and looking for a good Android app to listen to your favorite podcasts? Podcast …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Compatibility with third-party apps like Tasker
                                                                Synchronization between devices
                                                                Integrated equalizer
                                                        
                
            
            
                
                
                    
                        To listen to Hi Techie and Club Internet, the most comfortable is to go through a podcast application! There are plenty of them and we could …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Organize your podcasts into playlists and favorites
                                                                Chromecast compatible
                                                                Synchronization between devices
                                                        
                
            
            
                
                
                    
                        Castbox is an application for listening to podcasts on Android, but also audio books. There are a lot of …
                    
                    
                        3 reasons to download this application
                        Highlights the podcasts of the moment
                                                                Share Instagram story content
                                                                Offers audio books
                                                        
                
            
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And of course, do not hesitate to take a look at Hi Techie, our podcast on Android and Tech news in general.
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