Pocket Casts is one of the most popular podcasting apps for Android, and the company has just announced that Pocket Casts Android beta is now open to everyone who's interested. Pocket Casts Android beta was, until now, closed to the public, it was a private beta. Having said that, those of you who are interested in helping the company to improve Pocket Casts, and get your hands on some new features ahead of time, can now sign up for the public beta on Android via the link that is provided below the article.
Now, the timing of this release is rather interesting, as Google recently introduced its very own Podcasts app called 'Google Podcasts'. Pocket Casts is far ahead of Google Podcasts, it has been on the market for a long time, and it's filled with features, not to mention that its UI is very functional. Pocket Casts app has been downloaded somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million times from the Play Store, and it's currently holding a 4.6-star rating in the Play Store. The company designed Pocket Casts based on Google's Material Design guidelines, while you can also choose between light and dark themes within the app. Sync options are available, all you need to do is log in, and you'll be able to sync your podcasts, ranging from web platforms, all the way to iOS and Android. Custom filters are available within the app, while Wear OS support is also included.
In its Tweet, Pocket Casts said that you will encounter bugs, broken builds and what not if you sign up for the beta test, as you will be testing new builds and new features that are not stable, but that's the way it goes when it comes to beta tests. So, if you're interested in tinkering with new features and want to help the company out, hit the link / banner down below and become a Pocket Casts beta tester.