09-28-2017 08:54 PM
42 12
tools
  1. Stephen Pedersen1's Avatar
    Well I can't find the Podcast app Microsoft had built. They've given up on us! Podcast Lounge is giving me troubles too. Sometimes it just hangs after I press play, and the images to the podcasts wont load for some reason so I have to click each individual pod cast until I find the right one. Very annoying!

    Anyone have recommended podcast apps that regularly get updated?
    08-12-2017 08:44 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I hear a lot about Grover Pro, and it also uses the iTunes database if I'm not mistaken. If most of your podcasts are hosted on SoundCloud, I suggest AudioCloud. It's a great app.
    08-12-2017 10:16 PM
  3. sinime's Avatar
    Here is a link to the stock Podcast app... https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrfhv5h

    IDK, I use the stock app because it seems to handle certain things better as it's kind of hardwired in... However, It kind of sucks, crashes a lot, and sometimes requires a phone restart to pick up the last podcast where you were listening to it previously.

    Think I'll keep an eye on this thread to see if any really good alternative pops up. Will have to check out Grover Pro.
    jmshub likes this.
    08-13-2017 12:13 AM
  4. gomezz's Avatar
    With Podcast Lounge you could change the display to List Format to work round the lack of images.

    I sometimes get the Play or other function not working first time but just repeat. I think it may be because there is a momentary glitch in the data connection (wi-fi or mobile). I really like PL but do wonder why it needs to phone home all the time?
    08-13-2017 03:41 AM
  5. etphoto's Avatar
    I am a podcast junkie and don't know if it's best but I use EZ Podder. Stay away from podcast+ Pro, not supported anymore and it stopped working. The stock podcast app has too many bugs for my liking and there are podcast it doesn't find using search.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    08-13-2017 09:31 AM
  6. Stephen Pedersen1's Avatar
    A podcast app is an essential phone app. Man, it's tough to endorse anything MS when they abandoned ship on some of its essential apps and an essential platform. I guess MS isn't too big to fail. Kind of wish i had an Apple this entire time but the battery life on those suck generally. I'm trying Podcast (beta) now. It's up to version 7. something. I'll let you guys know how it works after a few days of giving it a go.
    08-13-2017 02:42 PM
  7. Stephen Pedersen1's Avatar
    Good to know. I JUST bought that app lol. sigh. Man the MS Store for mobile is a deserted wasteland. Hopefully my audiobook app AUDIOBOOKED doesn't go bad. I really wanted this phone to last me a couple years at least...
    08-13-2017 02:44 PM
  8. VetDuarte's Avatar
    Not a Windows user anymore, but I'd recommend PocketCasts. I guess it's free for up to 3 subscriptions, then you'd have to pay if your list is longer.
    It works well (or did, until I sold my last WP) AND, it's best feature!, it's cross-platform, so you can have it on WP, iOS and Android, and it syncs with it's own server, so you can start listening to a podcast on your WP, stop and continue on your iOS/Android companion seamlessly.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-13-2017 05:18 PM
  9. Mark F24's Avatar
    I just switched to Grover Pro.

    I tried I Podcast, Onecast, Podcasts (beta), Podcasts.

    Grover Pro is the best, the others all had different deficiencies.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-13-2017 07:23 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    I just switched to Grover Pro.

    I tried I Podcast, Onecast, Podcasts (beta), Podcasts.

    Grover Pro is the best, the others all had different deficiencies.
    Thank you for your comment. I have heard a lot about Grover Pro around these parts, and with SoundCloud's future possibly being up in the air, you sold me on this.

    I agree about the shortcomings on the other ones as well too. Very stable app!
    08-13-2017 10:10 PM
  11. Byrese's Avatar
    Well I can't find the Podcast app Microsoft had built. They've given up on us! Podcast Lounge is giving me troubles too. Sometimes it just hangs after I press play, and the images to the podcasts wont load for some reason so I have to click each individual pod cast until I find the right one. Very annoying!

    Anyone have recommended podcast apps that regularly get updated?
    I second the earlier suggestion. Grover Pro or AudioCloud

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    libra89 likes this.
    08-13-2017 11:08 PM
  12. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Definitely would recommend Grover Pro. Great on mobile or desktop.

    Pocket Casts is great on iOS and Android (it is the app I recommend for those two platforms), but the Windows App is way behind them, and the developer has no plans to update the app or make a UWP app.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-14-2017 09:18 AM
  13. Darutto's Avatar
    My go to podcast app has been PocketCasts for the last 3 years. Like many others, it has bugs and sometimes requires a restart of the phone. But the options and layout are superb and as someone mentioned already it is cross platform, so not a bad investment.

    I also downloaded Grover Pro, I haven't used it a lot yet but it looks solid as well.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-14-2017 10:29 AM
  14. fdruid's Avatar
    Podcasts (beta) is the one for me, I've tries all those that get recommended when the issue arises and no other app works the way I need it to. For example, this one has a setting that let's you swap the skip and scrub buttons for using it over Bluetooth. Without this, it would be a hassle to use it in my car, where I listen almost exclusively to podcasts. Podcasts! was ok but didn't have this option, so it was a deal breaker. Also, as I listen to past episodes of long series of podcasts, download management is important, as is the ability to mark listened episodes. Playlist management is probably the weakest feature on this one, but you can manage and it's pretty straightforward. In fact, I don't remember any podcast client that let's you raise or lower an episode within a playlist. But again, it's just a minor gripe.
    user-774 likes this.
    08-16-2017 07:38 AM
  15. Rodgers Momanyi's Avatar
    Best podcast app uwp.

    Podcasts (beta) http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=CQJRRVJV
    fdruid likes this.
    08-16-2017 07:48 AM
  16. asharma13's Avatar
    I like the official app. It is free, simple & clean... do the job & no unnecessary rings & bells.wp_ss_20170816_0002.png
    08-16-2017 08:32 AM
  17. elrodeo's Avatar
    Grover Pro!

    Well worth the money!
    firewolf006 likes this.
    08-16-2017 09:07 AM
  18. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I hear a lot about Grover Pro, and it also uses the iTunes database if I'm not mistaken. If most of your podcasts are hosted on SoundCloud, I suggest AudioCloud. It's a great app.
    +1 on Grover Pro. I use it every day. The only glitch is that it will occasionally take a couple seconds to start to play a Podcast when I hit the play button. That happens once every couple of weeks. But aside from that, I have no issues at all. Great UI, full featured, etc...
    libra89 likes this.
    08-16-2017 09:17 AM
  19. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Well I can't find the Podcast app Microsoft had built. They've given up on us! Podcast Lounge is giving me troubles too. Sometimes it just hangs after I press play, and the images to the podcasts wont load for some reason so I have to click each individual pod cast until I find the right one. Very annoying!

    Anyone have recommended podcast apps that regularly get updated?
    Have been searching for a great surrogate podcast app to microsofts basic. For me Grover is hands down the best choice, for 10 mobile and pc.
    08-16-2017 09:33 AM
  20. Tarkus13's Avatar
    There may be better apps for Windows than Pocket Casts, but it's what I use, because it syncs with the Android version, where I do most of my listening. And the Android version is killer.
    08-16-2017 10:11 AM
  21. LeopardSeal's Avatar
    Well I can't find the Podcast app Microsoft had built. They've given up on us! Podcast Lounge is giving me troubles too. Sometimes it just hangs after I press play, and the images to the podcasts wont load for some reason so I have to click each individual pod cast until I find the right one. Very annoying!

    Anyone have recommended podcast apps that regularly get updated?
    I'm a long time Podcast Lounge user and lately I've notice the image display bug too. Thanks to the user that mentioned displaying favorites in list mode, that helps a lot. I emailed the developer of Podcast Lounge about this but have not received any reply or notification about my query.
    gomezz likes this.
    08-16-2017 10:17 AM
  22. gregsedwards's Avatar
    I bought Grover Pro, and it's excellent. I'll echo the sentiments that it's hands-down the best 3rd-party podcast app available on Windows at the moment. But I still prefer to use the default Podcasts app as my daily driver. I'm really hopeful that Microsoft will eventually get around to modernizing the app. Other than updating the UI to bring it inline with Windows 10, they really just need to fix a couple of things:


    • Plug into all popular podcast directory services, including iTunes
    • Sync subscriptions between devices connected to your Microsoft account (Grover Pro uses OneDrive, which is neat but kind of kludgey)
    • Support secure subscriptions (this is huge for me, as I subscribe to First Ring Daily, and I get prompted for my credentials every single time I launch the Podcasts app, and then intermittently while it's running)
    • Make it a truly universal app (PC, mobile, Xbox, holographic)
    libra89 likes this.
    08-16-2017 11:11 AM
  23. chenryhen's Avatar
    I'm still holding on to Pocket Casts too. Since the last OS update, it seems to have traded one bug (sometimes going back to already played/deleted episodes after pausing for too long) for another (randomly starting playback after being paused for too long), but they got me with the cross-platform syncing. I will probably keep using it unless it just straight up stops working.
    08-16-2017 11:56 AM
  24. mmyers750's Avatar
    Used the Microsoft App for a long time and finally got fed up enough with the constant crashing to try something different. Have been using Podcasts + Pro for a couple of months now and like it much better, mainly because it doesn't crash all the time.

    Downsides to it are (1) it doesn't seem to always download the artwork that goes with the podcast, and (2) I haven't found a way to download podcasts when I'm not on wifi. The interface is also a little clunky in that it doesn't revert to what's currently playing when you go back to the app. In that regard, I much preferred the Microsoft app.
    08-16-2017 12:43 PM
  25. pmartineau's Avatar
    Grover Pro for me. I tried a lot of app from my phone and tablet, I found Grove Pro was the best. The developer is still active and reply to email.

    :)
    libra89 likes this.
    08-16-2017 04:48 PM
42 12

Similar Threads

  1. Need some suggestions for the best in ear headphones !!
    By batiepatterson in forum PC Hardware & Components
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-01-2017, 12:24 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-12-2017, 11:31 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2017, 06:23 PM
  4. How to get the best deal when selling your VR headset
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2017, 11:40 AM
  5. Best 13-Inch Laptop
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-11-2017, 02:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD