The Best Podcast Apps You Need For Your Android Right Now
Keeping up with your favorite podcasts and Internet radio isn’t always easy. But these apps for Android make listening to all of your favorites much simpler.
Listening to podcasts and Internet radio (or music) can make you that much more informed and entertained. But the problem with podcasts is managing the huge number and variety available. Luckily, there are a number of Android apps that make managing your podcast subscriptions more automated, which, of course, leaves you more time to listen – rather than digging around for your favorites. Here are four of the best podcast apps for Android.
BeyondPod Podcast Manager
BeyondPod Podcast Manager is a great app for keeping all of your podcasts in one place. It lets you stream audio and video podcasts from CNN and ESPN, as well as other big-time news stations. Additionally, you can make playlists of your favorite shows and control when and which podcasts you want to have continuously downloaded.
Podcast and Radio Addict
Offering support for a lot of different platforms including Chromecast and Pebble, this free app works well for all types of podcast lovers. Like BeyondPod, Podcast and Radio Addict suggest new audio and video podcasts for you, as well as letting you customize your download preferences, widgets, and themes.
Podkicker is such an effective app because of its simplicity. It has a ton of useful features like a car mode for driving and a sleep timer. While the free app works well, a measly $1.99 gets you a premium app that doesn’t play any ads and gives you access to the first app updates as they become available. The only problem with this app is that it can’t always find more obscure podcasts.
For those of you who are more old school, TuneIn Radio gives you access to not only podcasts, but also AM/FM radio talk shows and other radio stations. While TuneIn is a great option, the podcast owner has to make their shows available on TuneIn before the app will find them.