4 Best Podcast Apps for Android

Have you exhausted your reading list? How about movies and series wish list? It seems like we have done everything we ever wanted to do staying home. Since we still can’t be out and about, we need to find new things to kill time. Podcasts are a great alternative to music, movies and books. They have been around forever and have been getting the spotlight they rightfully deserve. What’s not to like about getting priceless knowledge for free. And, there podcasts for pretty much everything so you are bound to find many that match your taste. Here are the 5 best podcast apps for Android.

5 Best Podcast Apps for Android

Google Podcasts

Google Podcast App
Google Podcasts is a great option for folks who use several devices since the app syncs across devices. Google’s recommendation system will suggest the best shows according to your interests. You can download episodes, subscribe to podcasts, skip silence segments and adjust playback speed among other things. It has a good selection of podcasts.


Castbox Podcast App
Castbox is one of the oldest and best podcast apps for Android. The app boasts over a million podcast channels including popular ones like NPR, Gimlet, BBC, CBC and HowStuffWorks among others. A million podcast channels mean nearly 50 million episodes. That’s plenty for the remaining days of the lockdown. Episodes can also be downloaded for offline listening. Castbox also has a good collection of radio channels and audiobooks. Cross-device syncing ensures you don’t lose track even if you use Castbox on multiple devices. The app is compatible with Chromecast and Amazon Echo.


Spotify Podcast App
Spotify has taken giant leaps to become one of the best podcasting apps for Android. It acquired some of the biggest podcast apps to provide a zealous collection of podcasts. Podcasts are carefully assigned to different categories to ease discovery. They are podcasts from all around the world and the search feature is excellent. Spotify also recently launched podcast playlists where specially selected episodes are added to playlists such as Best Podcasts of the Week, Crime Scene, Brain Snacks and Family-Friendly Fun among 16 other playlists. Spotify podcast listening has increased by 200% since the onset of the pandemic. Go give it a try!

TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Podcast App
We round up the best podcast apps for Android list with a pseudo podcast app. TuneIn Radio is a part-radio part-podcast app. Its main focus is on live talk radio but it has numerous podcasts, audiobooks and even live sporting events. To access live sporting events such as NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, you have to buy their premium subscription. The app also has commercial-free music curated by leading-edge DJs, live mixes and special guests, news coverage from CNN, BBC, NPR, Fox and MSNBC. Since radio is its main focus, you can listen to over 100,000 AM and FM radio stations from around the world.

Jim has a bachelor in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds. When he is not writing tech articles he enjoys photography 📷 and traveling 🚂.