Re: A quick bitch about the iOS 14.5 Podcasts App_

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April 18, 2023 @16:45

Shortly after I whined about the iOS 14.5 version of the Apple Podcasts app I went on the hunt for a replacement. I had simply lost too much time fighting with the constantly changing defaults and random breakage. I tried several and as I bemoaned, several options I tried were unfit for purpose.

Things I need a podcast app to do:

Things I do not need a podcast app to do:

I tried Overcast but it won't even let you into the app without an account so that got yeeted within seconds of the download completing. Castaway looked promising but I couldn't find a way to add a RSS feed which earned it a yeeting as well. Stitcher committed both sins and was bathed in the cleansing fire of the holy delete gesture. I finally settled on Pocket Casts, which is now owned by the Wordpress people and while the UI sucks and it has a lot of features that I don't care about it is at least fit for purpose.

So yeah, if you are looking for a podcast app you could do worse than Pocket Casts.

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