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The Top 5 Podcasting Apps for Generation Y

Looking for a new podcasting app for your commute? Look no further. Here are some of the best podcast apps available for your Android.

It’s no secret that Generation Y — better known as Millennials — are huge fans of podcasts. Instead of listening to their own music while cleaning their home or commuting to work, many will choose to listen to a podcast. Podcasts are popular among Generation Y for many reasons: they are an on-demand entertainment service (similar to Netflix) that isn’t limited to the constraints of radio, they often provide an educational experience, and there are podcasts available on seemingly every subject in the world.

There’s also a wide variety of podcasting apps available to download on your Android. So, how do you choose the best podcast app? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for, and where your interests lie. The following are 5 of the best podcast apps you should download now.

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  1. Podcast & Radio Addict

This app is often considered to be the top free Android podcast app. You can download and stream podcasts in addition to live-streaming various podcasts and radio shows. This app is also compatible with YouTube, your audiobooks, Android Auto, Chromecast, and SONOS, among others. It has all of the major podcast networks (NPR, Ted Talks, BBC, etc.) and is customizable according to your preferences.

  1. Podcast Republic

This is a top-rated, free app from the Play store, but it also allows in-app purchases. You can stream or download podcasts for offline listening, play audio and video podcasts, customize the app to fit your needs, and you can even set a sleep timer, among other features. This app also works on Android Auto and Android Wear.

  1. Pocket Casts

This app costs $3.99, but it’s well worth the price: it’s well-designed, easy to use, frequently updated, customizable, and has all of the features you want in a podcasting app. It also has Android Wear and Chromecast support.

  1. SoundCloud

This is a great, free streaming service for discovering new indie music and podcasts. There are a lot of off-beat, quirky podcasts on SoundCloud, but you’ll also likely find some of your favorite YouTube stars, writers, celebrities, and musicians on this app.

  1. Spotify

Your favorite music-streaming service now supports podcasts. Spotify is still adding more podcasts, so it’s unlikely they’ll have every podcast featured in other podcasting apps. Still, if you’re already are a huge fan of Spotify then it might not be necessary to download a separate podcasting app. You can download podcasts for offline listening, as well — a great perk to avoid excess data charges.