You know there are a heap of great podcasts out there just waiting for your ears: but with so many to go out, discovering great new ones isn’t always that easy. That’s where Player FM earns its stripes, helping guide you to the best podcasts out there right now, based on much more narrow and niche topics than your average podcaster.
As well as content tailored to your tastes, this well-designed and sleek little app also features cloud syncing, plus you can launch podcasts right from your Android Wear watch. The app promises to stay free for forever, without ads, and you can also you can upgrade to the Gold plan, launching later this year, for extra goodies including sync of play position and history.
CLOUD SYNC ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
Like Spotify or YouTube, your subscriptions sync in the cloud so you can setup once for life and use the app on multiple devices. The cloud model also saves you bandwidth and battery by fetching feeds in the server instead of checking every publisher’s server for updates.
FOLLOW TOPICS, NOT JUST SHOWS
Get fresh recommendations on your favorite topics, ready for immediate streaming or download. Our catalogue goes deep, with 500+ niche topics to follow. Not just “Tech”, but “Android”, “Gaming”, “Programming”, etc. Follow your favorite TV show, sport, industry, etc.
Subscriptions and Play Later lists proactively downloaded for offline use, with auto-cleanup. All highly configurable.
Browse shownotes for all episodes in the publisher’s feed and immediately stream any episode or save it for later even if you’re not subscribed. You can even search full shownotes for over 3 million episodes.
Resume where you left off, mark played, browse your history.
Your subscriptions import and export as OPML in case you ever want to move to another app #sadface.
WORKS GREAT WITH …
Android Wear (episode browser app on your wrist), Chromecast, voice activation (“OK Google search for Android on Player FM”), Samsung Gear S notifications, enhanced sound on Dolby® Digital Plus™ compatible devices, LG Quick Circle™, Music Boss integration on Android Wear, Podlove Subscribe, Subscribe On Android.
FREE FOREVER WITH NO ADS
Manage up to 20 subscriptions, enable Gold trial directly in the app for unlimited subscriptions + other benefits (Gold launches later this year but you can activate the trial now).
Notes Editors:Like any good podcast app, the service saves your subscriptions in the cloud so you can get them on other devices, gives you the option to stream podcasts from the web or download them and listen to them locally, lets you choose whether to download at any time or only over Wi-Fi, and features show notes and links for each episode. It also boasts a homescreen and lock screen widget.
Editors is lazy not tested it