PocketCasts Updates to Version 4.5 Bringing Chromecast Support and More

March 17, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Many will argue that PocketCasts is one of the best Podcast apps out there, and I’d definitely agree. It is one of the best, if not the best. The UI is amazing, the functionality is amazing as well. However, it’s not free. It does cost $4, which I definitely think is worth it. Last night, Shifty Jelly – the company that makes PocketCasts – released version 4.5 of PocketCasts with a pretty big changelog, the most important part of that changelog was Chromecast support. But let’s take a minute and go over the entire changelog.

PocketCasts have added Chromecast support so you can send your podcast to your TV to watch or listen too. There’s also a new Up Next Playlist which allows you to flick right on the now playing screen and see what’s up next. You can also re-arrange items to your hearts content and quickly skip between them as well. Colorful Awesomeness, many podcasts like our own have their own artwork, so PocketCasts can now automatically detect colors from the artwork and brighten the interface in subtle, but powerful ways. Modern Android interface, Since PocketCasts 4 has come out, Android has made some changes to the design guideline, so PocketCasts has updated to reflect those changes. They’ve also re-written many parts of the app to make it load faster, more robust and better than ever before. There’s over a million little details that have gone into this update they can’t wait for all of us to experience it.

With PocketCasts you can sync your podcasts across devices. That even works if you own a iPad or iPhone, because it’s cross platform. Additionally, it’s really easy to discover new podcasts, or listen to some of your favorites. But we all know your favorite is The Android Headlines Show, am I right? You can download it from the source link down below.