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Android Tablet 101: Pocket Casts, A Sweet Podcast Player

Your Android Tablets Best Friend For Podcasts

Android Tablet 101: Pocket Casts, A Sweet Podcast Player
Image Source: Screenshot from shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts (Official Page)

PODCAST-- The great thing about owning a smartphone and or tablet is the ability to carry around your favorite tunes, podcasts, movies or another type of entertainment. Developers by the name “Shifty Jelly” have created one of the best apps for your Android tablet names Pocket Casts. With it you can download, stream, subscribe to both your standard podcasts as well as videocasts.


This podcast does not have a free version unfortunately, but thankfully there are reviews like this that are plentiful so you can decided if you want to give it a try. On top of that, you can always purchase it from the Google Play Store and if you dont like it you can ask for a refund that is usually accepted within the first 15-20 minutes, so make sure you have time to truly put it to the test.


One thing about Pocket Casts that should never be overlooked is how often it is updated. Now just over 4 years since it was developed and released in the Google Play Store for Android devices like a tablet, the app is still going strong with updates. If you are not looking to download this just yet and can wait, you can download the Google Opinions app and earn free Google Play Store credits and buy the app using them once you have accumulated enough.


There is honestly too much for me to describe and the Shifty Jelly team has already said it best, so here is a quote of their description from the official Google Play Store.


“AUDIO EFFECTS: Always dreamed of playing more podcasts, but don't have time? Use our silence removal feature to dynamically speed up podcasts. Podcasters talking too softly? Give them a (volume) boost!

AUTO DOWNLOAD: Pick any podcast you like, set it to auto-download while you sleep. Save your cell data for when it matters.

UP NEXT: Quickly see what's coming up next, and re-arrange episodes to your liking.

SYNC & BACKUP: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between Android and iOS devices, and backup your data to the cloud. You can now drop your phone in a toilet and not lose your podcasts. We dare you.

FILTERS: Want a list of every unplayed, downloaded podcast? Right here. How about a list of video episodes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Easy. Sorting your shows by custom categories? Done.

CHROMECAST: Cast your episodes straight to your TV with a single tap.

STORAGE: Set your episode storage location and how many episodes of a podcast you want to keep. We’ll clean up the rest. News mode added for the contemporaries among us.

VARIABLE SPEED: Play audio all the way from 0.5x to 3.0x, no dodgy plugins to download, no fuss, just pure unadulterated speed.

MATERIAL DESIGN: We work day (and sometimes even night) so that your podcast app always feels up to date and modern. Come to the promised land: where subtle animations, vivid colors and a well designed app meet at last.

VIDEO & AUDIO: Pocket Casts lets you toggle video podcasts to audio and back again for when you’re on the move.

CONTROL: Control your podcasts from the widget, notification center, lock screen, headphones, Bluetooth, Android Wear and even Pebble with custom skip intervals.

SLEEP TIMER: Fall asleep to your favorite boring podcasts.

THEMES: Dark and light themes, to suit your location and mood.

REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do 1! Our server monitors your podcasts, so your phone doesn't have to.

OPML: Import or export your subscriptions easily to and from our app.

TABLET SUPPORT: It’s an equal opportunity app, with support for both phones and tablets.

SHARING: Share your favorite podcasts, episodes and positions in episodes. Sharing is caring.

DISCOVER: Find great new content with curated featured podcasts, currently trending podcasts, networks and much more.

SUPPORT: Provided via email, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Heck we occasionally even log in to Reddit to say hello. We also have a rocking User Guide for those that prefer a little hand-holding.”


So as you can see Pocket Casts pretty much has everything covered, and if it hasn't been covered yet then don’t worry, they will bring an update and chances are you will be even more satisfied. Just use the link below to download the application, you will need to be signed into your Google account to do so. Now your Android Tablet is even better, and your entertainment needs are met, all thanks to Pocket Cast for Android.


Pocket Casts For Android: http://goo.gl/Twna3d



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