Podcast Lounge

Podcast Lounge
$1.99
239 reviews
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Download size

5 MB

Last updated

6/9/2014

Version

2.1.6.1

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
2.1.6 Service Release
- Potential fix for XamlParseException bug on 8.1 DP - Mk3
- Added support for file I/O routines to await for file access to return (SafeAccessFile)
- Added a check to report to the user that the phone cannot play a particular file format
- Fixed the nullreference exception with TiltEffect
- Removed the CommitTextDirectlyToLogfile mutexes as they were causing a AbandonedMutexException 
- Added some code to trap the App.OnAnyError messagebox exception

2.1.5 Service Release
- Potential fix for XamlParseException bug on 8.1 DP - Mk2
- Released Windows Phone 7.1 update with feature parity
2.1.4 Service Release
- Fixed bug where the "restrict to audio" option in a playlist wasn't being saved correctly
2.1.3 Service Release
- Potential fix for XamlParseException bug on 8.1 DP
2.1.2 Service Release
- Fixed exception where the playlist attempted to update an old Standard tile with IconicData
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Reviews

  • by Tim 7/22/2014
    This only gets three stars because it's still the best podcast app on WP, but that's not saying much - they're all still pretty bad, You can only do automatic deletion by time, you can't say, delete all podcasts older than a week unless they're unplayed. It's not possible to download new podcasts automatically unless the charger is connected. It's not possible to just play a single episode without deleting a playlist. It's not possible to override global settings for individual feeds. All current play position settings get lost when you restart the phone.
  • by Jason 7/21/2014
    Best podcast app that I have used on any platform.
  • by Sean 7/21/2014
    The update to this app on 6/21 has improved this app a lot. Great job!
  • by Simon 7/19/2014
    Way better than the built in Podcast app on 8.1. This was a required purchase for me.
  • by F. 7/18/2014
    Doesn't use chapters or images imbedded in m4b files.
  • by Micheal 7/16/2014
    Looks really nice. Not very useable, missing a lot of functions. Gave up looking for a good pod catcher for WP8, they don't exist. I went back to my old Android for podcasts.
  • by Tim 7/15/2014
    Really slow going from a podcast back out to the last. Takes 2-3 seconds. No other podcast apps have this issue.
  • by Clint 7/10/2014
    I really like this app. There only a few features I would like to see added. Such as ability to see the number of unplayed episodes along with the new and downloaded. Those would be a bonus because this app handles podcast management very well.
  • by David 7/1/2014
    Absolutely the BEST podcast app for Windows Phone. The podcast feature in WP 8.1 is far worse than its predecessor. Test drove multiple apps. Podcast Lounge lets you listen to podcasts the way you choose. Thanks!
  • by Novin 7/1/2014
    It's a great app but with so many free options almost at par, there's no justification for the price. Keep up the good work.