The most downloaded Windows Phone podcast application is now available for Windows 8! PODCASTS! brings you the ability to browse, search, stream, and listen to thousands of podcasts from around the world right from the comfort of wherever you're at. Stream both audio and video podcasts directly on your Windows 8 system anytime, anywhere. PODCASTS! now allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts and also download episodes for playback even when you're not online. And best of all - it's FREE!
Great app, exactly what i require and its works well. Keep the updates coming 😁
Lots of pictures, no substantial functions like search. subscription management, playlist control, channel or keyword search among subscriptions. Appears to be geared to illiterates and folks with failing eyesight.
I listen to Windows Weekly and the podcast will drop and stop multiple time in the broadcast. This is in a Surface RT. Connection is solid.
Compared to Downcast on iOS this app is pretty weak. My biggest complaint is it takes DAYS for new episodes to appear in my subscription list. What's up with that? No clear way that I could find to download podcasts for viewing/listening when not online or any sort of retention policy. Please keep working on this app.
Pretty good concept. Increasing numbers of podcasts are failing. The audio speed control is super janky
This app is useless if you can't download to the device. Otherwise it is streaming and you need to be on line. Just stupid . The iPad app is much better.
Can't refresh feed. Useless.
There really aren't any other workable podcast players for RT... the interface is pretty and its easy to use..... But it just doesn't do ANYTHING... no background play & the store promises the ability to download podcasts which the app doesn't have , this is just stupid...of course you need to be able to d/l podcasts, really very little use for it otherwise.... I use IPP podcast on my android devices, small developer app, but super responsive to users and is a really good app now... and I use iTunes on Apple devices which despite all the cumbersome hateful Apple baggage is pretty good .... it's a big hole in MS's offerings that there's nothing useable for enjoying podcasts, they're a fast growing media option... Big oversight, 2 stars. (update) Failure to update after months of user complaints 1 star
For some reason I was able to play podcasts and then leave the program to run in the background and go onto the internet or play a game etc... I cannot do that now, I don't know why it wont play in the background anymore. I have windows 8.1
Decent podcast app, I've seen worse (including Apple's first iOS podcast app). However, there is room for improvement. Good - Beautiful presentation, easy to find podcasts, easy to play older episodes. Bad - When I search for podcasts starting with numbers (99% Invisible, 90 Seconds on the Verge), I get network errors. Some playback issues but minor, and may be Win 8.1 problems. Ugly - Consider also synching between multiple computers. TWiT podcasts seems slow in updating, why is that? Overall though I've been using it on my new Win 8.1 desktop. It's nice to be able to offload this from my phone.
It's very basic but functional. It doesn't fully take advantage of the Modern UI and it lacks much needed functions like auto download latest episodes and it doesn't have live tiles. Of course, a function to sync to wp8 would be very much appreciated since Windows 8 doesn't support podcasts.
The app doesn't seem to download the podcasts, but only stream them. There are strange blank squares all through the UI. There is no way to have unplayed podcasts listed and have them removed from the list as you watch them.
The interface is too cluttered
In had this app installed with Windows 8 RT and it seemed okay, then it seemed to stop working when I went to Windows 8.1 RT, but there were some updates, so today I tried it again and it worked flawlessly. I searched for a few podcasts which it found no problem, and I also manually added a podcast no problem. It works with both audio and video podcasts. The layout is nice and clean but controls for audio are a tad small. The only change I would suggest would be to make our subscribed podcasts the first section in the list of podcasts. i.e. it would be nice to be able to customize the lists a bit more - I would probably remove all categories except my subscribed podcasts. This seems to be a common problem with a lot of apps - I don't really care about Featured or Trending stuff, so please let me turn that stuff off. Update: I've discovered how to download podcasts. On my tablet I just held down a podcast for a few seconds and a pop-up box appeared with an option to download!
As long as they remove the music playback I won't be able to rate higher than this this app, I don't know if this is due to an update because last week I would have I rate this 5 star since it all worked fine at that time. I can't open any other app if I want to listen to the music I have to keep the app open in the snap mode if I want the music to be played. Except from that good app, nice library.
Works flawlessly with any decent internet connection, sound quality very impressive. A great app that allows you to access all your favourites without the need to store them anyway. One the top apps on the store.
where are mine after all this is my comp not yours
Doesn't work. 😒
can add podcasts but then there is no where to find them!
podcasts keep crashing out. stream hangs and have to kill off app. scrolling to a start point is poor. No (obvious, that I can find) facility to download for offline watching !!!!!! HUH!!! the basic's guys.. come on !!! seeing as you can only watch content LIVE I recommend using the desktop IE (on windows RT) and watching the youtube version.. it works, is reliable and you can scroll back and forward.. This app still needs extensive work.. I would consider this an Alpha demo (not even beta yet)
I am an avid podcast listener and wanted to use my tablet for downloading podcasts, that I currently listen to on my Android phone using the excellent Beyondpod application . Podcasts! works fine except it seems unable to find a number of the podcasts I listen to frequently. Some of which are from the BBC, so not exactly obscure. Without being able to have all my podcasts in one place I therefore uninstalled this application.
Wont play podcast even after downloading. I even uninstalled and reinstalled and still wont work. very bad especially as it works quite well on windows phone.
Its a good app but I can't find where my downloads go to for playback offline. If anyone can help me with this that would be great as I have downloaded them and can't find them and there is now information online or in the app.
This has to be one of the best podcast apps for Windows 8 but it does have a couple of niggling issues. Firstly there is no localization nor non-US users, when you move the app to the background the sound vastly reduces (this may be a Windows issue) and customising the front page isn't possible, which is a real pity.
You are limited to what is shown, - the "add your own RSS feed" function does NOT work. (And what is shown is rubbish). "Oops - this requires an internet connection" is displayed .... Nothing wrong with my internet connection - it`s your programming.
Podcasts! is super easy to use and the built-in catalogue is helpful in exploring other podcasts. As others have mentioned, the ability to download for listening offline would be great, as would the option to pay for an ad-free version (the ads are pretty non-intrusive, however). Alan mentioned errors with some CBC podcasts. Not sure which side is to blame, but I consistently get errors on the Zune software when trying to download CBC podcasts. Podcasts! uses the Zune APIs, so that might be it.
Although there are a few nicities missing (like a clear indication you have viewed/heard a particular podcast already) this App seems to be the neatest podcast viewer available (and at a great price!)😁It does "drop out" too often though
Having decided to update and revisit this, I have to say it is now better as the intrusive adverts appear to have now gone, though I will reserve judgement until I've tested a bit more. I would like to see the ability to customise the home screen (to move and re-order sections) Faults? 1. No obvious way to stop or quit a download of a podcast 2. Trying to download a podcast from a custom added URL causes my app to crash
I have an Android and found ONECAST best for android HOWEVER none exist for WIN 8. for WINDOWS I highly recommend this app. featured podcasts, Search for any podcast and it knows many of the ones I looked for. Allows d/L of the POD, easy to navigate, stable! Will keep this for windows. a GREAT APP!
I picked this for one Simple reason: it's also on my phone. Works well enough that I won't be trying any others
I have this installed on my Surface tablet and it has a couple of issues. 1) The app will only run if there is a Wifi link and podcasts will only play offline if the app is running prior to losing the Wifi link. 2) Tablets are usually set up so they will power down the display after a period of no input. This shuts the app down. It also will not play in the background if you want to use another app. It should be capable of running in the background. Updates please.
There are some things that I'd like to see in the app; display of downloaded podcast, start off in my subscriptions, etc... but really, this is probably the best podcast player for Windows 8 out there. I'm REALLY reluctant to put iTunes on my Windows 8 machine because of all the bloat-ware that Apple installs along with it.
Would love to be able to pin individual PodCasts to the start screen.
This app crashes on load
But - I can't listen to the podcast when I move away from the app, say by going to the desktp. This is a BIG problem! - I want the 'recent' list to not play the recent podcast when clicked, but at least have the ability to select the podcast list. e.g. Bill Simmons, when I right click, I want the option to see all the Bill Simmons podcasts
Maybe I'm missing something, but the description of this app says you can download podcasts for later enjoyment. I've looked in all settings and tried all sorts of screen gestures, but can't see how I can do anything other than stream immediately. Am uninstalling and moving on.
Good, even great. There's no way to go strait from any one view strait to the home screen though. Also would be good to have different ways to view the separate categories. Otherwise - brings great functionality to Windows RT/8
Great to see one of my favourite Windows Phone 7 apps appear in Win8 App Store. App feature requests: * Sync schedules * Add RSS feed for new podcasts * Watched/unwatched podcasts flags * On partially watched podcasts, remember where I got up to when I return I think Sync schedules is the most important feature required next, i.e. when you subscribe to a podcast be able to choose how many episodes to retain (e.g. keep 3 most recent episodes), have it auto d/l new episodes and groom out the old