Podcast Lounge

Podcast Lounge
$1.99
297 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 Louis 10/22/2014
    The app started off great, until I discovered it doesn't support skipping forward/back with Bluetooth controls.
  • by Michael 10/22/2014
    Right off the bat this app needs download controls per podcast. Some I want to download 2 episodes per week and some only one. I don't want a blanket setting for all podcasts. Also needs an override for cellular downloads over 100MB. I have unlimited data for a reason. I'll be back after I actually listen to some podcasts to update my review. UPDATE: Where are the playback speed controls? Knock one more star. :( I really want to like this app app but so far this is not worth the $2 price tag. I do like the playlist generator!
  • by Nathan 10/22/2014
    Good app very stable. One issue I found is the headphone volume does not adjust.
  • by Luciano 10/21/2014
    Download is SUPER SLOW. Even on my 100mbps connection. This takes 10/15 minutes to download episodes that the built in app takes less than 1 minute. Please fix it.
  • by Craig 10/20/2014
    Best podcast app out there. Paid to support the developers. Just need to add multi speed support and it's golden!!
  • by Philip 10/19/2014
    After trying several apps, this is the first podcast app I've found that isn't ridiculously buggy. Also has all the features I am looking for. Can subscribe to any feed URL, download for later listening, and has a fast, snappy, pretty user interface. Developers update it all the time fixing bugs and adding features. Well worth the money.
  • by Cory 10/18/2014
    In general a very solid application. Attractive and well designed interface. Consistently works - a basic requirement overlooked by others. Would benefit from an ability to backup downloaded podcasts to OneDrive so they aren't lost when a phone is replaced or reset. Would also love to see a Universal App with a Windows 8 equivalent so I can access my podcasts from any device and have status and downloads synchronized.
  • 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.