Podcast Lounge

Podcast Lounge
$1.99
293 reviews
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Download size

5 MB

Last updated

10/5/2014

Version

2.2.1.1

Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • music library
  • media playback
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Access audio and video podcasts from all over the world from a library of over 90,000 podcasts.

Sumptuous user interface that enables you to browse, search, stream, download and enjoy your favourite podcasts effortlessly.

Featuring the most powerful podcast search available on Windows Phone; capable of finding even the most obscure podcasts.

Advanced play position algorithm means that returning to where you left off just works.

True unattended background sync of your favourite podcasts, meaning your latest episodes are ready for offline playback when you launch.  (OS 7.5,7.8, 8.0 + GDR2 update)

Full feature list:
- Audio and video podcast support
- Favourite podcast subscriptions
- Remembers playback position
- Full scrubbing support + pro menu
- Smart playlists suite with mixed audio/video
- Unattended-download sync service
- Social networking support
- Podcast download manager (paid)
- Podcast search facility
- List & filter podcasts by category
- Pin podcasts and playlists to start screen
- Ability to add podcast by RSS feed URL
- Full integration with music + video hub
- BlueSmart – fixes Bluetooth phantom play
- OPML import/export/launch association
- Continuous playback and auto-delete
- Authenticated podcast support
- gPodder/OneDrive (WP8) import
- Live tiles with counter for new episodes
- Episode filter and sort options
- Backup and restore to OneDrive
- Sleep timer function

Version 2.1
Added pinning of Smart Playlists
Lots of improvements & fixes
Added sleep timer
Added episodes sort button

Version 2.0
Added Smart Playlists support
Lots of improvements & fixes
Backup/restore functionality
New player screen with scrubbing support
Revamped settings area
Added share status via Email
Support for HTML podcast show notes
Block auto-sync of specific favourites

Application contains content reproduced under licence from bbc.co.uk - © 2014 BBC
2.2.1 Maintenance Update
* Default filters for favourites were broken
* Playlist crash on reordering
* Other bug fixes

2.2 Update
* Improved podcast feed parsing
* Redesigned page loading functions for better state mgmt. 
* Optimised page loading
* New downloads panel showing all downloads by episode
* Improved detection of captive portals
* Other bug fixes
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Reviews

  • by Roman David 10/12/2014
    GREAT! Needs a Windows 8 version.
  • by Gareth 10/9/2014
    Very attractive app. Search works well and fast. I don't use playlists, and didn't use that feature. I stopped using it because downloading and playback became unreliable. Often hitting "play" either in the app or through the system pop-down volume menu wouldn't resume playback on a paused podcast. Have temporarily switched to iPodcast to try that out, not nearly as pretty but seems functional.
  • by Miroslav 10/8/2014
    Best podcast app in the store. I'd love to see a synced app for Windows 8.
  • by The WinPhan 10/8/2014
    Just downloaded to my HTC One (M8) for Windows, it's now on every Windows Phone I own and syncs seamlessly between them all. Without a doubt, this is the most comprehensive yet easy to use podcast app in the WP Store! Feature rich is an understatement! Thank you for this beauty and keep up the great work! :D
  • by Joel 10/7/2014
    Hands down the best Podcasts app for WP
  • by James 10/6/2014
    Last update was really buggy, but the team responded with a patched version almost immediately.
  • by Jason 10/6/2014
    Super responsive support. The most recent update caused a rare crash; the app asked my permission to send crash details. Within 24 hours I received an acknowledgement *and* a fix. I replied to that email with a note about another bug (new behavior); that got an answer and a fix within another 24 hours. I love the app, and the developer is serious about keeping it humming. Worth the money, and then some.
  • by Jason 10/6/2014
    Best podcast app that I have used on any platform. I wish these guys had wrote the audible app!
  • by Chan 10/6/2014
    Works great for downloaded, offline podcasts. Subscriptions, favorites, and playlists. Much better than the built in app!
  • by Stefan 10/5/2014
    I had tried several of the free podcast apps after the built-in support kept changing (and causing problems). None of them met my needs and I kept finding myself going back to the stock, hoping it would improve. Finally, out of frustration, I tried one more time, this time with Podcast Lounge. I LOVE THIS APP. It does everything I was expecting, and more. By far the BEST podcast app for Windows phone.