BeyondPod Podcast Manager APK

Version 4.3.321 - mobi.beyondpod
Last updated: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 23:25:25 UTC
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BeyondPod Podcast Manager apk

APP Information

Download Version 4.3.321 (40333)
Apk Size9.48 MB
App DeveloperBeyondPod Team
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagemobi.beyondpod.apk
MD58c579947ea267d875a179e5a86fdb80f
Rate3.74
Website http://www.beyondpod.mobi/android

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App Description

BeyondPod Podcast Manager is mobi,beyondpod,news,magazines, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.74 by 23 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit BeyondPod Team website who developed it. mobi.beyondpod.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.3.321 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 52213167+ times on store. You can also download mobi.beyondpod APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Play thousands of free audio and video podcasts from all over the world!

With nearly 3 million downloads, BeyondPod’s streamlined interface and powerful controls give you

easy access to millions of audio and video episodes from small publishers like local radio stations to "big name" publishers like CNN, ESPN, BBC, CBC. 

• ACCESS hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts from all over the world.

• PLAY your content everywhere - online or offline.

• CUSTOMIZE your playlist the way you like.

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This is a "Lite" version with 7 day full feature trial

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• DISCOVER A WORLD OF PODCASTS IN YOUR HAND

Discover thousands of free audio and video shows from all over the world. Search for feeds or browse our extensive library of popular Podcasts.

Import your own files (music, audio books, lectures & more) and play them with our powerful player.

 

• PLAY PODCASTS YOUR WAY

Adjust the playback speed, set a sleep timer, use "volume boost", or "cast" 

to your TV - we have all the tools to enjoy your content the way you like it. 

• FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

BeyondPod’s configurable "skip/replay" buttons let you easily skip over

parts that you’re not interested in, or replay parts you missed.

• CAST TO THE "BIG" SCREEN WITH CHROMECAST

Cast your audio or video episodes to your TV via Chromecast directly from

BeyondPod.

• SMART PLAYLISTS

BeyondPod’s Smart Playlists automatically create playlists based on your listening

preferences. You can build a playlist for your daily commute, another for 'At the Gym' or 'On the Train' etc. 

• COMPLETE CONTROL

Decide which episodes to download, when and over which connection as well as how long

to keep old episodes. Choose to automatically update a single feed, all the feeds in a

given category, or all feeds.

• CUSTOMIZABLE CONNECTION SETTINGS

Save bandwidth and battery by scheduling your downloads at a specific time, only when connected to WiFi,

or only when the phone is charging.

• HOME SCREEN WIDGET AND PLAY LIST SHORTCUTS

Resizeable Home Screen Widget gives you quick access to your player and playlist. Start your favorite

Smart Playlists directly from your home screen.

• INTEGRATED WITH FEEDLY

Complete Feedly integration allows you to access older episodes that are no longer part of the publisher's feed.

You can also easily import your Feedly subscriptions as well as synchronize read and starred posts between a PC and your phone.

Like to live on the cutting edge? Subscribe to our BETA channel on Google Play!

Details at: http://www.beyondpod.mobi/Android/BETA 

App ChangeLog

  • Dropped Android WEAR Watch app due to lack of use.
  • Dropped support for pre-KitKat (Android 4.4).
  • Can now delete episodes from Episode Detail card via options menu.
  • Fixed Broadcast Commands. Oreo does not allow implicit broadcasts. MUST use explicit broadcasts instead.
  • Fixed a number of other UI and Oreo-related bugs around notifications, automatic updates, variable playback speeds, etc.
  • Fixed lock screen/notification area player.
  • Fixed stuck notifications.
  • Fixed Chromecast button state.

App Screens

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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
mobi.beyondpod.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Wes Gould-avatar

    Wes Gould

    2021-03-16T14:54:27.170Z

    Edit: I came back to beyond pod after leaving for over a year. All of the issues I was experiencing seem to be fixed! Stitcher is started requiring me to log in with an account... Which isn't something I want to deal with with a podcast app. I'm glad to see that beyond pod is working well again.

  2. Gavin Beattie-avatar

    Gavin Beattie

    2021-01-16T12:11:31.191Z

    apk The app used to be great. Following a period with a lot of problems it has settled down a lot, but is still a bit buggy. Episode metadata regularly doesn't always transfer over to the play queue (episode descriptions and date of release) and I've never managed to get it to work with Chromecast. It's pretty serviceable now.

  3. Bill Roth-avatar

    Bill Roth

    2021-01-25T16:47:01.928Z

    Okay, I'm updating my review. I've used a ton of different podcast apps, from stitcher to Plex to Google podcasts, and I keep coming back to BeyondPod. It's the best of the bunch. It still needs to improve its Android auto connection, but it it is still the best of the bunch, therefore I'm changing my review to five star Old review _---------------------- Bluetooth drops repeatedly in my car. Needs a fix. Love the playlist, but sheesh.

  4. Martin Day-avatar

    Martin Day

    2021-02-07T09:27:40.270Z

    After many many years of use, it's time for me to part ways. This app used to be the best around but it has lacked any significant investment for a really long time. It is dated and consistently riddled with issues, including issues with playback which is the one thing that absolutely must work in a podcast app. This is a two star app, adding an extra start for all the good years I did have.

  5. Sauce Ville-avatar

    Sauce Ville

    2021-01-17T23:27:42.677Z

    Time to move on. Same with other users,been using for years, the app just feels dated and the basics aren't covered anymore. If I pause a podcast and come back 30 mins later, I can't play it from my notification bar. You can't even search for episodes within a feed. Time to move on.

  6. Eric Tillman-avatar

    Eric Tillman

    2021-03-13T19:18:45.857Z

    Casting is buggy. Will not go to next episode smoothly. It skips to the end you have to try and rewind multiple times. It then marks the episode you just listened to as not listened.

  7. Tom Simonick-avatar

    Tom Simonick

    2021-02-25T04:55:34.631Z

    I've been using BeyondPod Pro for years. Episode information such as date, description and notes are frequently missing. Over the years I've seen this problem get worse. A few years ago I would have rated it 4 stars. The app is very inconsistent. Using version 4.3.321

  8. Ed Chambers-avatar

    Ed Chambers

    2021-03-16T22:40:01.355Z

    Worked great for years now it won't fastword without playing both parts of the podcast. The forwarded part and the none forwarded part. Have to reset my S10 to get it back to working normal.

  9. James Freeman-avatar

    James Freeman

    2021-02-12T17:50:57.832Z

    Not a terrible app, but not great. The kabob menu is way too close to the tiny scroll bar, which may send me years back into the podcast's archive. Super annoying. The ability to filter between new episodes and already played episodes is great though.

  10. Barry Sarcich-avatar

    Barry Sarcich

    2021-03-30T07:17:04.309Z

    App is useless after Android update. The app is storing podcasts in a folder that Android no longer allows access to and doesn't allow you to change the download folder to a folder of your own choice.

  11. Eugene Coutee-avatar

    Eugene Coutee

    2021-01-29T23:34:10.520Z

    I think this app is awesome. It is a little hard to figure out at first but once you get it, you are good. I just wish it was easy to restore purchases. It would also be cool to have a login where you could just log in to restore purchased content and your subscribed feeds.

  12. Gary Walsh-avatar

    Gary Walsh

    2021-03-01T18:10:07.790Z

    I like this app and have used it for a long time, but I just tried exporting an OPML file but it wants to write to a directory without read/write permissions and there is no way to change the setting.

  13. Jen Cooper-avatar

    Jen Cooper

    2021-01-21T01:45:32.695Z

    I was really happy with beyond pod until this latest update now I am I getting errors on multiple feeds and pretty much everything is failing to download. Cannot refresh the feeds and deleting feeds and reinstalling does not help.

  14. Charles Brown-avatar

    Charles Brown

    2021-02-12T07:11:16.139Z

    At one time, one of my favorite Podcast apps but now if the app is not open while listening it will simply cut off. Be it my car, headphones or bluetooth speaker.

  15. Charlesh Ackman-avatar

    Charlesh Ackman

    2021-03-23T11:50:30.984Z

    Really, really good, but seems to be incompatible with shake on/off and reduces screen sensitivity on my new, awful Samsung A71

  16. King Cereal-avatar

    King Cereal

    2021-02-13T16:02:44.323Z

    after the last update the app freezes constantly when you pause a show and try to play it again, you have to force close the app to make it work again.

  17. Vikas Yadav-avatar

    Vikas Yadav

    2021-01-31T04:18:22.480Z

    The only podcast player I had since my first android. Kept changing phones though. And I am sure they must be many better players by now, I never had a reason even to check them. That's how to the point this one is.

  18. Ryan Dunch-avatar

    Ryan Dunch

    2021-02-23T17:39:20.925Z

    Crashes and freezes and does a lot of wonky stuff for an app I paid for but I overall like the interface

  19. Chris Wright-avatar

    Chris Wright

    2021-02-01T13:46:23.458Z

    Great platform and not spotify or wondery. Invest in independent opposition. Don't give any more data or money monsters who want to eat you

  20. Rob Lefferts-avatar

    Rob Lefferts

    2021-02-08T17:26:05.933Z

    Been using for years. Love the extensive customization options.

  21. Anthony Jones-avatar

    Anthony Jones

    2021-01-22T22:16:14.299Z

    Podcasts randomly pause at seemingly random intervals

  22. Mik Scheper-avatar

    Mik Scheper

    2021-01-08T17:00:41.657Z

    I've used this for years, but I think it's time to switch. Chromecast doesn't work, it's always crashed ('stopped') frequently, and despite redoing the UX completely a couple of times (very disruptive), the UI still seems a bit clunky. There's a feature or two in BeyondPod I may miss, like volume and speed adjustment, but I want something more reliable.

  23. Neon Visual-avatar

    Neon Visual

    2021-01-08T17:35:09.462Z

    Incompatible with galaxy z fold 2, is complaining it can't access the memory card, but the phone doesn't have a memory card slot! UPDATE- The devs contacted me with an update not yet made a public release which resolved this problem quickly, and I've been advised that this update effecting some Android 11 devices and due to be rolled out publicly in the next update once fully tested. Thanks BeyondPod!

  24. Jerry VanPelt-avatar

    Jerry VanPelt

    2020-11-09T13:21:15.324Z

    I have used this app for years, and I have really enjoyed it. The interface is fairly intuitive and once it's set up with the automatic updates of the podcasts it has worked great - until the last update. Now, it marks every new download as "Played". I have to go through and manually clear the "Played" state. With some channels even that doesn't work, and I actually have to select "Play" on the item to clear the state. This has been such a reliable app in the past. Please fix this.

  25. Jeremy Shaw-avatar

    Jeremy Shaw

    2020-11-17T17:28:58.470Z

    I've used this app for a while now without a problem. After what I think must have been an update/s it has been very temperamental. Episodes disappear after download, sometimes they will auto play when connected to the car audio, which is fine but it doesn't always work. Mine won't autoplay my playlist, I have to manually play them. Not sure what's happened, must have been programmed by Diane Abbott.

  26. Vio vio-avatar

    Vio vio

    2020-12-12T22:51:55.212Z

    I have been using the app for years and I have to say I only have one problem, which I ignored the first time I tried. The podcasts take a lot of space and one simple solution is to mive them to the SD card, which I can do with no problems except then the app doesn't find the downloads anymore to play them. The "Podcast Download folder" option does the move but the app doesn't reconfigure itself afterwards, making the changes pointless.

  27. David Grizzly Smith-avatar

    David Grizzly Smith

    2020-12-12T07:19:03.720Z

    UPDATE: Chromecasts audio. Still doesn't Chromecast video which is what I wanted. So, nope, not yet. ... ORIGINAL: I"ve been using BeyondPod for years and yesrs. I was distressed to find that my then-aging BeyondPod had been un-updated so long that it no longer worked with my Chromecast. I was somewhat dreading finding a new podcast client that would work well with that. Now that BeyondPod is back... it's still not perfect. No tech product at all is or ever was. But it's pretty damn good, does what a podcatcher should well, and doesn't do more.

  28. Luke Vange-avatar

    Luke Vange

    2020-11-05T02:08:38.159Z

    I've used this app for seven years now but recently its been having problems. A while ago it stopped auto updating the feeds reliably and the episodes don't always display on thr recent page. This past week a lot of random episodes were marked played and I couldn't clear the status. New downloads also come marked as played. The player controls also haven't been staying in the notification tray for months now when it's paused. It also won't pause automatically when I get a phone call.

  29. michel glorian-avatar

    michel glorian

    2020-11-08T22:07:22.403Z

    I have been using this app for years (paid version). Like others, I also have seen some bugs appearing, but from my experience they are all related to the widget. Otherwise it does work fine. I have learned how to use it : only use the widget when the player is already active otherwise, big mess. I guess the dev team has hard time maintaining the stability with Android evolving that fast and users who only had to pay 10 usd 10 years ago...

  30. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2020-11-17T22:39:09.800Z

    Decent UI and feature set. I've used it for a long time but it's been constantly crashing for over a year. It also tends to lose your place in an episode regularly. Update 11/20: still works mostly but with constant bugs. My main pod app but barely. Widget constantly crashes which is ideally the main interface for skipping etc.

  31. Jürgen Niit-avatar

    Jürgen Niit

    2020-11-13T10:26:54.530Z

    Long time user of this app. Liked it when it came out - simple and intuitive. When they did app re-desing it made experience worst. I was okay with it, already paid my money. Later on came bugs there I checked podcast channel and it gave me other channels new episodes in which made me harder to find new episodes on channel what I was checking initially. Now with latest update this app lost data which ones I have listened and which not. Also podcast won't stop when my unplugged my headset.

  32. Tony Markovich-avatar

    Tony Markovich

    2020-11-05T09:28:05.940Z

    They have made improvements. Os doesn't seem to prompt anymore. Original: Used to be great. Huge lag when opening the app. Frequent prompts from OS to wait or force close. Notification gets stuck while updating podcasts and stays in the notification bar until app is force stopped. I'm looking for alternatives. Podcast Addict is closest but doesn't do virtual podcasts in a way i like

  33. M Taraba-avatar

    M Taraba

    2020-11-06T19:59:26.670Z

    Finally after forever they pushed out a version that only really fixed parts they broke and then a month later pushed out a new version that broke more stuff. Their response was that Google required them to support a new API by a deadline so they had to do it in whatever state it was in //Past review//It's been a year since the app was updated and broke a bunch of functionality and there's been no update since then. On their support forum they just say that it was outsourced to a place overseas

  34. Jonathan Reyes-avatar

    Jonathan Reyes

    2020-11-07T23:19:42.682Z

    Seems like all the bugs have been fixed (except random episodes are marked as "played", which is a bit annoying). BeyondPod is once again my favorite podcast app. Honestly, it doesn't look as "slick and shiny" as other apps, but it's the most customizable and flexible (and least annoying, navigation-wise). Love it.

  35. Dan Mittendorf-avatar

    Dan Mittendorf

    2020-12-19T13:26:58.662Z

    I've been using this app for several years and it suddenly stopped updating any of my feeds as of 12/2/20, even using the see all published episodes feature doesn't work. This is with both automatic and manual updates. It looks like I'll have to find a new podcast app.

  36. J F-avatar

    J F

    2020-11-16T14:51:10.832Z

    Version 4.3.26 upgrade flagged all my existing downloaded podcasts as 'played', and wouldn't let me unflag them. Today's podcast download did that again to the newly downloaded episodes. App now regularly starts to play an episode on its own, and I have to kill the app to stop it. This version is a real problem.

  37. walter sessions-avatar

    walter sessions

    2020-11-10T15:45:18.164Z

    Does the job, but some long standing bugs persist. Allows for downloading and custom feed URLs, which is why I came back from Google Podcast. Most annoying thing is that when you click to see a feeds full list of episodes, it'll often include episodes from the last stream you viewed.

  38. Shane Hart-avatar

    Shane Hart

    2021-01-15T06:18:53.815Z

    Often locks up, or times out when launching in Android auto, widget often will not play and must go to the app to play. Google pixel 2xl.

  39. aine morgan-avatar

    aine morgan

    2020-11-19T00:39:29.896Z

    New episodes are being marked as played immediately - in fact I never got this before the most recent update saying it was something they'd fixed... The player also now disappears from the app bar if you fast forward 15 seconds, again only appeared after the recent update.

  40. Emma Woodhouse-avatar

    Emma Woodhouse

    2020-12-10T20:03:51.895Z

    Finally, it seems I can make a positive update to my review. It seems that what was broken with the previous updates has been fixed and for now it seems to be working properly. Might even get back to 5 stars when I'm sure all is ok.

  41. Peter Moulden-avatar

    Peter Moulden

    2020-11-21T11:17:32.944Z

    Update to previous... As at version 4.3.28 the described "marked as played" issue appears to have been rectified, so I am re-rating the app back to 5 star (even though the bug was present for a while, because problems happen and can be hard to track down and fix on a diverse platform base.)

  42. G D-avatar

    G D

    2020-11-08T15:02:19.216Z

    BeyondPod pops up a silent notification that doesn't appear to do anything. It can't be swiped away. If you try to disable it, the controls for actually stopping / starting the currently playing podcast also don't show up. Extremely poorly designed.

  43. Kevin Ushko-avatar

    Kevin Ushko

    2020-11-24T02:30:55.911Z

    Any chance you guys can do an update that doesn't mess stuff up? Now I can't mark a new episode as played, one that's not in my playlist. Even bigger issue, the app seems to be draining my battery. For the last 2 days, since the app updated, my battery barely lasts 16 hours, and I'm not hardly using my phone.

  44. Eric Francoeur-avatar

    Eric Francoeur

    2020-11-26T23:45:21.305Z

    Stuck with this app for many years more out of habit than anything else, despite all sorts bugs popping up at regular intervals. Tried another podcast app and realized I didn't have to suffer that much. Goodbye.

  45. Maria Nygård-avatar

    Maria Nygård

    2020-11-06T08:05:17.327Z

    After the last update: all episodes in my playlist that were not downloaded were automatically marked as played and then disappeared from my playlist. (And I can't change the "played"-status.) Only manually downloaded episodes stayed in the playlist.

  46. Scott Philhower-avatar

    Scott Philhower

    2020-11-10T22:57:57.492Z

    Same comment as other recent reviews. Since the latest update, new episodes show up marked as played and the scheduled updates no longer work, gotta manually update all feeds. Fix or undo the latest update, it's a real pain in the ass...

  47. Victor Perez-avatar

    Victor Perez

    2020-11-17T23:49:15.971Z

    Everything was going fine until the last update. Now playback stops after a couple minutes, regardless of weather the screen is on or off. Will change my rating once the issue is fixed.

  48. Tyler Popp-avatar

    Tyler Popp

    2020-11-05T18:11:48.590Z

    Have used this app for years and never really had any issues. Woke up today and found that all my subscribed podcasts and all the downloaded episodes I had were completely gone. Dozens of feeds and gigs of eps vanished.

  49. Cody Dalton-avatar

    Cody Dalton

    2020-11-08T05:59:15.593Z

    With the newest update, my playlist deletes after an episode finishes. I hope this is resolved soon. Otherwise I have no major issues with this app and it'd be a 4 or 5.

  50. Austin Harper-avatar

    Austin Harper

    2020-11-25T13:09:43.370Z

    Latest update fixes most of the errors that people have been having. I still get occasional podcasts that don't have runtimes until I start playing them but otherwise everything is back to normal.

  51. Phil Arnold-avatar

    Phil Arnold

    2020-11-12T05:50:57.957Z

    Used to love this app then the already played error started happening on top of a load of other bugs. I did a backup and reinstalled and now it won't let me choose folders or find the backup. I'm out!

  52. Remi Chiu-avatar

    Remi Chiu

    2020-12-17T04:19:55.965Z

    The resurrected app is great. Finally, the app is useable again. I have not found the smart playlist via categories function anywhere else, so have returned to this as my go-to app.

  53. Kurt Kreitzer-avatar

    Kurt Kreitzer

    2020-11-13T15:24:42.372Z

    Long time user but gets buggier with every update. Stops downloading new podcasts for some feeds. New downloads marked as already played. Clicking on a podcast to download again or mark unplayed, instead jumps you down the list.

  54. Deb-avatar

    Deb

    2020-11-03T12:43:06.695Z

    Latest update 2nd Nov 2020 has made all newly downloaded (unplayed) episodes marked as played, grrrrr! And "Clear Played" no longer works so I can't even force new episodes to appear unplayed. (Very long term, paying user)

  55. Mark Williams-avatar

    Mark Williams

    2020-11-12T22:33:25.617Z

    Still the best player I can find in as much as the way you can configure autoplay. Though the widget doesn't work, and whilst driving won't work correctly with Maps SatNav

  56. Audie Huber-avatar

    Audie Huber

    2021-01-02T01:24:22.234Z

    Awesome app. Been using for years. One of the few I purchased the full version of. Really like that it works with android auto.

  57. Adam McKelroy-avatar

    Adam McKelroy

    2020-11-06T12:25:15.135Z

    Latest update has issues. Most things that auto download are listed as already played. Everything else seems to work but this messes with my playlist.

  58. Earl Jones-avatar

    Earl Jones

    2020-11-02T14:49:00.295Z

    Tentatively going back to five stars since an update just happened that claim to fix lots of problems. When bug free, this app is a five.

  59. Trevor F-avatar

    Trevor F

    2020-12-29T03:31:01.787Z

    The app was good in its time. Now, it can't update from RSS feeds. Switched to Podcast Republic with no issues.

  60. Brian Collier-avatar

    Brian Collier

    2020-12-04T09:31:50.260Z

    Podcast stops playing at 55 seconds if the app is not on top (when running in background)also anytime you spend too much time with another app.

  61. Cris Crane-avatar

    Cris Crane

    2020-12-17T04:34:41.179Z

    It's a bit buggy, sure, but I've tried a ton of other PC apps, and I just can't find one that works the way BeyonPod does.

  62. Martin Boakes-avatar

    Martin Boakes

    2020-11-07T12:05:02.473Z

    Latest update has deleted all but last few of every feed already downloaded. Having to go through and re-download all, where I can remember which ones I have listened to.

  63. Igor Akhmetov-avatar

    Igor Akhmetov

    2020-11-10T08:46:42.426Z

    Showstopper bugs don't get fixed for months. At the moment the app randomly marks some new episodes as played.

  64. Markus L-avatar

    Markus L

    2020-11-08T08:55:06.724Z

    After the new update, some episodes are marked as played as soon as they are downloaded. Selecting "clear played" does nothing

  65. Paul Bycroft-avatar

    Paul Bycroft

    2020-11-11T18:33:37.962Z

    Bad update. After latest update, the app marks all new podcast episodes as played. Have to click and play them all to clear the played state so I do not delete them.

  66. Dave Tickem-avatar

    Dave Tickem

    2020-11-21T21:41:41.320Z

    Was so great. Bugs now fixed - back to being the best podcast manager. Buy it!!

  67. Vanessa Povsha-avatar

    Vanessa Povsha

    2020-11-13T23:48:02.620Z

    Been my go to for years. I wish new episodes could be added to playlist automatically as a per feed advanced option.

  68. Christopher Donaldson-avatar

    Christopher Donaldson

    2020-11-15T23:30:06.388Z

    Used this for years with no issues but now it marks all new eps as played and some wont even play at all. Please fix.

  69. Greg Myers-avatar

    Greg Myers

    2020-11-02T15:27:00.212Z

    Latest update causing the issues it says it fixed. All downloaded episodes are now marked as played and can not clear played status

  70. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2020-11-02T14:17:45.482Z

    Latest update seems to have fixed my last remaining frustrations. Back to its rightful place as my all-time favourite podcast app.

  71. Gary P-avatar

    Gary P

    2020-11-10T16:02:24.330Z

    Since the last update, no longer streams podcasts. Only plays if I download each episode.

  72. Charles Davis-avatar

    Charles Davis

    2020-11-18T21:10:22.461Z

    Used to be the best.... =Update= One step forward, two steps back.

  73. Jeff Szeryk-avatar

    Jeff Szeryk

    2020-11-21T09:23:06.387Z

    I have been using this for years now. It works great and is very easy to navigate.

  74. Steven Santolin-avatar

    Steven Santolin

    2020-12-04T15:26:03.932Z

    Occasional very short term glitches but otherwise very good for my purposes.

  75. William Harlan-avatar

    William Harlan

    2020-11-21T01:26:18.493Z

    Great to see you are actively updating this app again. I have been using it for over 5 years and I hope to see it continue to thrive.

  76. Chris Mulcahy-avatar

    Chris Mulcahy

    2020-11-23T16:53:40.932Z

    Best app in the podcasting world! Big thanks to the BeyindPod team for getting this back to its prime!

  77. Noel de Comarmond-avatar

    Noel de Comarmond

    2020-11-20T00:31:07.660Z

    Sad end to a once great app. I'm going to have to look elsewhere.

  78. Eddie Pliers-avatar

    Eddie Pliers

    2021-01-25T05:26:23.924Z

    I used to really like this app.. until today. It stopped playing 30 seconds after my screen timed out all day, not matter how many times i restarted the playback! I'm done with the app.. Ttyl

  79. Ace-avatar

    Ace

    2020-10-25T16:36:09.530Z

    I've been using this app for at least seven years, and today is the day I uninstall. No major updates to UI in ages are one thing, but more importantly, no official update has been released in six months to address the ongoing issues so many have reported. The app crashes at least once every time I restart my phone, and then I have to open it, let it freeze and crash, and wait for it to reboot to use it. I was a pro user - now I'm going to Pocket Casts.

  80. Hannah Whiteoak-avatar

    Hannah Whiteoak

    2021-01-06T02:19:54.722Z

    Doesn't pause podcast when Strava does an audio notification, so I miss a lot of content. I've selected pause on notification in the settings. Also bit annoying that it doesn't show episode length before you select one to play.

  81. Leather Pnp-avatar

    Leather Pnp

    2020-12-15T18:34:38.927Z

    I have love-hate relationship with app. Love how it organizes and displays podcasts. Annoyed that features are rarely improved (for example, the backup/restore and move between internal and SD card features have long needed improvements). Also, after very long wait, update offers little new, claims some fixes, and causes problems (intermittent problem of podcasts stop playing in background, download sometimes results in episode marked played, sometimes can't play podcast unless restart phone).

  82. Jack Sullivan-avatar

    Jack Sullivan

    2020-10-26T22:33:35.362Z

    App keeps going downhill and is quickly approaching a stage of being unusable. Constant crashing and very glitchy performance. Officially looking for an alternative. This is one of the very few apps I've ever upgraded to the paid version for. It was great for years, but now the user experience is a frustrating disaster.

  83. Chiel Hendriks-avatar

    Chiel Hendriks

    2021-02-21T18:05:17.595Z

    Used to be good...now throttling download speed on free version, and taken features away like multiple downloads. I am switching to another podcast app. Too bad I used like BeyondPod.

  84. Travis Loyd-avatar

    Travis Loyd

    2020-10-11T13:49:55.103Z

    Unable to reorder the list of pod casts. Would be nice if you could reorder manually, or by algorithm such as most recently used or most frequently used. Also, often the app locks up at startup and I have to kill it, then it starts up and works ok. Tried clearing cache and reopening, could just be my phone I suppose but it wasn't a problem in the past. I own this app.

  85. Kenny Young-avatar

    Kenny Young

    2020-10-24T00:45:22.820Z

    It used to be great. I've used it for years. I even purchased it. It's been bad for the past year. Constantly pauses unless you give it unrestricted battery access. When you give it access, it crashes when it tries to update feeds.

  86. Jayme Merline-avatar

    Jayme Merline

    2020-10-23T13:07:29.173Z

    Edit: my last review was about the bugginess of the app. All of the bugs I had been facing have now been fixed and everything runs smoothly again. Old review: This app has gotten extremely buggy over time and there hasn't been an update in over a year.

  87. Aaron Mullins-avatar

    Aaron Mullins

    2020-10-21T14:37:58.311Z

    I've been using this app for years but suddenly in last couple months it's just crapped out. Crashes constantly, no updates for months, inconsistent downloading. Very disappointing because it used to be awesome.

  88. Trstan Jones-avatar

    Trstan Jones

    2020-11-03T19:08:01.249Z

    Was good have used for a few years but had to delete, it suddenly wanted access to my photos for some reason I denied it and it stopped working, even to stream, think it may be a bit dodgy now

  89. Peter Adams-avatar

    Peter Adams

    2019-01-10T07:33:28.156Z

    For the past THREE months the app has taken a long time to start up -- about 20 seconds of a white screen, followed by a system message asking me if I want to 'wait' or 'close' the app. This also means the widget usually doesn't work, presumably because it fails to start the app in the background. I've seen others mention this in reviews, so it's a bug somewhere. Otherwise it's a perfectly good player, and I paid for it years ago. Devs, please fix this loading issue!

  90. Gregory McNamer-avatar

    Gregory McNamer

    2019-02-25T14:34:48.887Z

    I have the paid version, and have used it for 5+ years now. I am uninstalling it today as every update has made the app worse in tiny incremental ways. Getting back to the "all" or "what to play" feed is more difficult than it used to be. Hitting back results in leaving the application rather than going to the playlist or to the "what to play" or "home" screen. I get random crashes or lock-ups. Recently, it has started randomly pausing or skipping tracks on it's own. I tried disabling battery saver, using no Bluetooth, etc., with no success. It was a good run that ended about a year ago, and I'm finally moving on.

  91. Buzzy Nielsen-avatar

    Buzzy Nielsen

    2020-01-02T04:52:07.413Z

    I was a faithful user of this app for over 10 years, but I finally gave it up. BeyondPod just hasn't been keeping up. Casting to Chromecast and other devices doesn't work, many of the downloaded episodes don't show time durations, and it's extremely temperamental with Android Auto. I'm sad to be leaving because I got a lot of great service from this app. Thanks to the developers for those years of enjoyment. However, I can't put up with the bugs anymore, so I've switched to AntennaPod.

  92. Gerald Nixon-avatar

    Gerald Nixon

    2019-01-29T20:51:13.200Z

    Have been a loyal user for 6+ years, but unfortunately I think it's time to move on. The major gripe for me is casting. If I try to listen to podcasts on home speakers I frequently get the message "can't play remotely". Forcing me to listen via the hosted device only. It's been like this for months. My patience has finally worn. Also, it refuses to stay open in memory. If I stop a stream, I can't resume unless I go back into the app and press play. Making it a very cumbersome experience.

  93. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-01-04T15:24:01.607Z

    Was five stars. I've been using this app for podcasts for about 9 years. I would still give it four stars, but I wanted to get some attention for a bug that's been present recently. For some reason, podcasts will stop playing in the middle sometimes. Just totally randomly, the podcast will stop and will not continue. I think it might be a download error, but even when I delete the podcast and redownload I still get the problem sometimes, and then I have to go to Google Play Music or a web-stream to listen to the rest of it. Very annoying.

  94. Mei Love-avatar

    Mei Love

    2020-01-30T15:18:09.812Z

    This app was great at the beginning. I went a year or 2 without any issues. Until recently. It started pausing every single minute. I mainly use it in my car via Bluetooth. Never had this issue before with the same conection also didn't have any similar issues with other apps. Did the usual things to troubleshoot restarting, refreshing, uninstall and reinstall. It continued to do it so I'm going to have to go elsewhere. The app was last updated in mid 2018, doubt I'll see a change soon.

  95. Mrheydu-avatar

    Mrheydu

    2018-12-31T19:34:06.783Z

    The design of this app is sooooo clunky. The player is in such a weird place on your screen as well. Also, why is there not a default when you open the app to go to the player right away instead of the feed? Also the back button kicks you out of the app instead of going back to your feed. Annoying as hell. Ohhhh and when trying to add a podcast to my playlist, a lot of the times, it clicks on the scrolling bar why???

  96. Jared Miller-avatar

    Jared Miller

    2018-10-30T14:17:51.938Z

    I've been using Beyond Pod since 2013 so I'm quite familiar with it. It's generally been a rock solid app with great flexibility in finding, downloading and managing your podcast library. In particular, I appreciate the numerous customizable settings that ensure the app retrieves only the episodes of the podcasts I want when I want them. My only complaint is that the latest update has some issue that causes the app to continuously try to refresh (as indicated by the pull down menu) and would cause the player interface to pop up on my lock screen no matter how many times I dismissed it. Had to resort to a Force Stop. Hopefully this gets fixed in the next update.

  97. B J-avatar

    B J

    2019-01-03T20:05:37.277Z

    I used to love this app, until recently. I have the paid version and have been using it for years on Samsung note phones. Update notification won't go away without force closing the app. often of the podcast is playing and the screen times out, when I reach for my ohone I can't even unlock the screen without messing with the phone for several minutes, and when it does it is just a white screen. I have had to reboot my phone several times just to get it running again. Looking for a new app now.

  98. Aaron Knodel-avatar

    Aaron Knodel

    2019-02-11T10:04:26.947Z

    I can't recommend it. I bought this years back and can't get over the jankiness. It randomly uses a ton of CPU time being the biggest problem. Another is that moving things to the external SD card doesn't do anything for already-downloaded episodes (a problem since I paid for some episodes and the feed is no longer available - this is the only reason it is still installed at this point). It was better way back before the interface was changed and that was I don't know how many years back.

  99. Claire-avatar

    Claire

    2019-01-04T20:41:54.933Z

    I bought the unlock key years ago and have been using it constantly ever since. It has always been terrific. I love the smartplaylist feature. But lately it has been freezing a few minutes into a playback (very annoying when driving) and only uploading a few minutes of some podcasts. I just bought a new phone and I have to completely set it up new. No way to import my existing set up. Am now looking elsewhere.

  100. Sebastian Ramirez-avatar

    Sebastian Ramirez

    2019-04-01T22:22:40.622Z

    Buggy! I used to love this app because I didn't have to think too much about it. The interface was clunky, the back button totally unpredictable, and generally a pain to navigate, but adding episodes to a playlist is super easy and the selection couldn't be beat. However, of late, it just refuses to quit. You can dismiss it, but it won't go away. Buggy, and annoying to control is too much for me sadly.

  101. Bernard and Claire Setz-avatar

    Bernard and Claire Setz

    2018-10-28T17:45:53.169Z

    Used to work fine, now it keeps randomly stopping my podcasts and I can't figure out why. Happens when connected to Bluetooth or just listening on my phone. Sometimes after seconds and others after minutes have passed. It's really annoying. The widget is now incredibly slow to respond, if at all and the whole app is slow to load. It used to be a lot better.

  102. David Anderson-avatar

    David Anderson

    2019-09-27T17:08:32.154Z

    Has been an excellent app. Until the last update I have had no issues with it. Recently though it will only play continuously while the app is the active program, it will stop playback after 30 seconds if running in the background as I'm using a different app. Annoying, hope this gets fixed on the next update. Otherwise have been a happy user for several years, this has been my only issue.

  103. Joseph Valenti-avatar

    Joseph Valenti

    2018-11-25T17:54:49.100Z

    I had provided 5-stars in the past. Downgrading, as it were, because of a performance issue that had persisted for several months. When I tap the "play" shortcut on my Android, there is an initial 20-second delay before the content plays. If I open the app itself, I get a full-white screen. It is fine thereafter but disappointing that I have to wait for the app to initialize. It used to play within a half second. I use an updated Oneplus 5.

  104. bil Jeschke-avatar

    bil Jeschke

    2019-05-13T14:30:22.694Z

    I have used the paid version for years, but lately it is very slow to start. When I press play on the widget for a downloaded podcast, a notification pops up that it is syncing feeds which takes a few minutes to run and my phone pops up that the app is taking too long and offers to kill it. I don't have any feeds set to to anything automatically, I manually download what I want to listen to, so there is no reason for it to sync anything. I am looking into other apps to replace this with.

  105. Sevi Gk-avatar

    Sevi Gk

    2019-12-23T13:50:34.108Z

    I've had this app for over two years now, paid for the full version too and generally I like the interface a lot. But it pauses every few minutes when playing over bluetooth. I contacted support and all they said was this is a known issue. That was six months ago and it's only getting worse, so I give up on this app. Don't recommend if you use bluetooth. Phone- Samsung s8.

  106. Talita Meier-avatar

    Talita Meier

    2018-12-14T16:22:37.159Z

    This used to be the best podcast app there was. I've been using the paid version for over 6 years and recommended it to everyone. For the past 3 months it's been impossible to use due to buggy updates. It crashes all the time, refuses to resume playing when I pause, gets stuck in the notification tab and has to be force closed. Terrible. I've bought a new phone this month and the problem persists, so it's definitely a problem with the app. Unfortunately I'll have to move to PocketCasts os something.

  107. Ian Houldridge-avatar

    Ian Houldridge

    2019-06-13T07:52:19.371Z

    I've been a user of the pro (paid for) version for years and it has been excellent. However, for the past few months it keeps pausing. being a developer, I can see what the problem in minutes and use android auto as a work-around. so I'm deeply disappointed that they have not fixed this problem as quickly as the user community would like and I personally would have expected. I cannot in all good faith recommend this app which was excellent, but is now blighted by poor compatibility & support.

  108. Denis Lamarre-avatar

    Denis Lamarre

    2019-07-13T21:52:10.663Z

    I've been using this app for a few years now, and it's never let me down in terms of available podcasts, and playback quality. It does time out fairly often when downloading larger podcast files, and the widget no longer works very well, as it can't start replaying unless you enter the app and start the player, it won't work from the home screen, or the lock screen anymore.

  109. Nathan Fellman-avatar

    Nathan Fellman

    2019-02-11T20:25:39.194Z

    Recent updates have broken a few things in this previously great podcast player. * Beyondpod hangs if it needs to start playing without fully opening the app, for instance when it connects to the car radio with Bluetooth, or when I press play on the widget. * when I hit rewind or fast forward in the car, the player will continue skipping until it reaches the end of the track. Both of these bugs have been there for quite a while, but recent updates have not addressed them.

  110. Joss Widdowson-avatar

    Joss Widdowson

    2019-03-27T07:13:41.194Z

    Been my favourite podcast app until recent bugs. It crashes frequently when loading from the widget now and I have to go through the annoying process of force-quitting the app to make it work again. This has been going of for MONTHS now. For the first time I'm considering using a different app. I can see I'm not the only one complaining about this. PLEASE fix this bug or you will lose A LOT of customers.

  111. Keith Leonard-avatar

    Keith Leonard

    2020-02-19T06:44:54.701Z

    I've been a premium user for several years. It is my sole podcast app that i use. However, the widget is basically worthless. 99% of the time you try to access the app through the widget, it locks up. Requires a force quit to get working again. Contacted support and they just said it was a known issue. That was over a year ago. I guess they have no plans of fixing that issue. If they got that working, would be 5-stars.

  112. R Oleksuk-avatar

    R Oleksuk

    2019-02-11T12:51:05.663Z

    This had been my regular podcasting app for MANY years, and I LOVE the feature set. But, I'm now actively looking for a replacement. FAR too many bugs for last couple years, including an update that caused widespread complete failure of app & corrupted its database. They seemed to have hired some help to get out of that hole a year ago, but they also don't seemed to stuck around (contractor?) based on the lack of further repairs. Given the number of bugs, and low rate of updates, look elsewhere.

  113. Joe Theis-avatar

    Joe Theis

    2019-06-09T16:46:36.963Z

    This is still my favorite podcast app but it has gotten really buggy. Most of the time when it opens I get the "app isn't responding" prompt but it works fine. Also seems to be having issues with newer podcasts that I've added. Having said all of that it does do a lot of things right. Anything having to do with managing the podcasts (playback speeds, auto updates, playlists) is great!

  114. Cary Reynolds-avatar

    Cary Reynolds

    2019-01-18T13:38:46.301Z

    I have used this app for years. It has a great feature set. It's also very easy to use and has a good UI. That being said, the quality has gone downhill. The backup and restore feature flat-out does not work. The option to sync episodes between phones also does not work. The app itself has become very crashy especially when checking for new episodes. If the app would stop crashing I would give it four out of five stars. It's all of the features worked like they used to this afterward be 5 out o

  115. Matthew Buttner-avatar

    Matthew Buttner

    2019-09-04T11:47:30.728Z

    This was my favorite podcast app. The app doesn't allow my phone's screen timeout to work, which in turn drains my battery faster and is a security risk because the screen doesnt lock. I waited and waited for the app developer to fix the problem and played with the settings, but it still exists. I reluctantly uninstalled the app and I'm trying other options like castbox. Too bad, I liked BeyondPod and used it for years.

  116. Josh E-avatar

    Josh E

    2018-11-29T17:12:13.657Z

    I've used this app for years and it WAS great. Now every update that comes out, something new breaks. This time around, the app just completely freezes when you try and press play from the drop-down notification menu. Says it's "Loading feeds..." . Why are you loading any feeds? The podcasts are already downloaded. It's frustrating. Also, it just stops playing randomly for no reason. This started up in the update before the last. I think it's time to switch to Pocket Casts or look for something new. I have the premium version of beyond and it doesn't matter. EDIT: 11/29/18 - Now it has come to the point where I have to go into system settings and force stop the app to be able to play it when it's "Loading feeds". Uninstalling and moving to Pocket Casts.

  117. Indy Randhawa-avatar

    Indy Randhawa

    2019-03-07T01:33:00.550Z

    I bought the unlock key for this and had been using it for years without incident. It has been unusable for several months now, and there haven't been updates to solve the problems. I cannot play from the widget, and it crashes completely if I try to stream a podcast rather than download it. A smaller issue is that when you play a podcast it prevents your phone's screen from sleeping. A podcast app without a functional play button is completely unacceptable. Do not bother with this app.

  118. davide pezzuti-avatar

    davide pezzuti

    2019-04-14T03:36:12.732Z

    constantly crashing. if you try to resume from status bar it freezes and are forced to force close. sometimes podcasts automatically pause every 15 seconds for no reason and you have to press play to resume. end up uninstalling and reinstalling 3 or 4 times a week. i paid for the paid version years ago and feel like they finally gave up on this app so I'm forced to move on to something different. don't waste your time. download something that actually works.

  119. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2019-02-15T09:14:58.260Z

    I've used this app for more than 5 years and have really appreciated everything about it in that time. However, over the past few months it locks up when opening nearly every time I go to use it, and requires multiple force quits before it's finally working again. Wish the developers would sort this, because I'd love to change my rating to 5 stars.

  120. Syed Ozair Masood-avatar

    Syed Ozair Masood

    2019-11-25T02:39:23.165Z

    A little frustrated. The app was working great but recently it has started to randomly pause while playing audio. I hit play and it pauses playing again randomly after a few seconds or minutes. It's unpredictable when it will pause again. This is really annoying as I have to keep hitting play and rewinding to follow the content that I'm listening to. I paid for the premium version and disappointed that this issue is not being addressed. I have version 4.2.41

  121. Iron Horse-avatar

    Iron Horse

    2018-12-03T16:52:34.560Z

    I've tried many different podcast players and this is the best one I've found to date. I've had no issues with it on my Galaxy S7 or on my previous Note 3. The ability to categorise and showing when a podcast has been listened to (BBC Sounds, take note!) makes it so flexible. This is my most heavily used app, often for hours a day and, for me, it is totally dependable. Well done to the BeyondPod team.

  122. David B-avatar

    David B

    2019-12-17T16:33:48.918Z

    I've been using this app for the last 5+ yrs. I used to give it 4 stars, now I've dropped it down to one. For the last few months the functionality has been very buggy. The app has a hard time opening at times, and the audio no longer works correctly when another app needs to use audio. Example: a podcast is playing, and the navigation is giving you instructions. This app is in need of an update. It's been over a year since the last one.

  123. Josiah Mott-avatar

    Josiah Mott

    2019-08-24T16:35:39.834Z

    Bought the full version a few years ago when it was an excellent fully functioning application. For the last few months at least, this app freezes at startup, or the audio playing constantly pauses randomly. From other recent reviews, this is a widespread issue with no support from the developer. Unfortunately, it seems this once excellent podcast player is now dead with no support. Find something else.

  124. Nick Eden-avatar

    Nick Eden

    2019-05-01T08:23:16.568Z

    good podcast app, but with one really annoying feature. suppose you've a daily download you're catching up on. if you play Friday it will progress to play Thursday's automatically. but you'd never want that. you want to play Monday and get Tuesday queued up without having to stop and fiddle. but as far as i can tell, you can't get it to do that by default

  125. Rex Bain-avatar

    Rex Bain

    2019-03-27T04:40:22.678Z

    All good things come to an end. I've been a paid user since at least 6 years ago. Once upon a time, it was a great app. Sadly, it hasn't worked for months. I get a crash error everytime I launch stating it can't use my external sd. I have no interest in reconfiguring to use my more limited internal memory. Apparently, the app has been abandoned as it has not been updated in nearly 6 months. Pity. It went from greatness to a dud within the blink of an eye.

  126. Sarah Harrison-avatar

    Sarah Harrison

    2020-01-11T07:10:36.980Z

    I have used BeyondPod for years, however, it has recently become unusable due to the frequent pauses during playback. Looking at other reviews, it appears that others have this problem as well. It's a pity. The app is great in every other way, but if it can't play podcasts without pausing all the time, the other features mean nothing. Hopefully this problem is fixed soon. In the meantime, I'll have to find another podcast app to use.

  127. luis rebelo-avatar

    luis rebelo

    2019-05-25T12:20:16.817Z

    , I've been using this app for years. Been recently running into issues with a constantly pausing. It used to be every few minutes, now it's down to every 30 seconds. It makes it completely unusable. Try cutting your lawn while having to unlock your screen every 30 seconds to hit play. or trying to use it while you're driving, forget about it. what a shame this was one of the best podcast apps out there and now it's terrible.

  128. Daniel Ronan-avatar

    Daniel Ronan

    2018-10-18T18:16:36.601Z

    This was my favorite podcast player until the most recent update. Something happened that now whenever I open the app from the widget it crashes, and it crashes a lot when I try to open it not from the widget. I'll add a few stars if/when they fix it, but it's becoming very frustrating dealing with the app crashing multiple times per day. I'm considering changing my podcast player because the issue is becoming so annoying.

  129. Magnus W-avatar

    Magnus W

    2019-04-11T05:09:33.956Z

    Been using this app for probably 8 years, and on the whole it does what it's supposed to do. I think it could be a bit too complicated for new users though, considering the amount of settings and some weird default values (like sorting). The only real issue i have with it is that the notification when the app is paused sticks around. If I swipe it away it will return later and will turn into an eternal loading spinner when you tap it to play, then your only option is to force close the app...

  130. Kyle Munz-avatar

    Kyle Munz

    2020-06-15T22:03:27.644Z

    I'm done, a once decent app is now unusable. Notifications that can't be swiped away are annoying. Forgetting my playlist and losing the order of my episodes is annoying. Android Auto compatibility is hit or miss, also annoying. But now it's begun hijacking my other audio apps, again, which makes it unusable. Bugs that were fixed in the past always come back making it unusable. If this were a free app I could say "you get what you pay for" but it's much harder to accept from a paid app. I've put up with this for too long just because I was too lazy to migrate my podcasts to another app and hey, I paid for it so I might as well use it, right? Well, bye.

  131. Jack Wilson-avatar

    Jack Wilson

    2020-07-14T14:28:14.421Z

    I've been using BeyondPod as a paid user for something like 8 years. I have nothing bad to say about the app itself, the interface and useablility is absolutely fantastic. The one deal-breaking fatal flaw is that it CONSISTENTLY fails to connect to Bluetooth, and since my phone doesn't have a headphone jack, I'm left with an inability to use the app for its intended purpose. Same goes for audio casting. I do not have these issues with any other media apps. Wish it worked, but it just doesn't.

  132. Jay Kim-avatar

    Jay Kim

    2018-12-18T07:21:46.445Z

    App used to be great. I trusted it with all my podcasting needs. Then they broke it. Now it rarely works. Just force quit and pray it boots up. I want to continue giving this a fair shot since my entire feed is in this app, but I can't have an app that crashes when I press play on the widget or the notification bar. It's even crashing now when I go to open it. It's been this way for an entire year with no fix in sight.

  133. Sam Lopez-avatar

    Sam Lopez

    2020-03-24T13:07:58.849Z

    Used to love this app and even recommend it to friends. I paid for the premium version, and it's no longer a premium product. The pausing over Bluetooth kills the positives of the app and even makes it a danger while driving! Support basically just says, "we're working on it." That's been an issue for a YEAR! After I get through my downloaded episodes, I'm headed to Pocketcast.

  134. Nika Howard-avatar

    Nika Howard

    2019-09-16T20:39:09.733Z

    Typically a great podcast app, but it seems now that it just automatically pauses the podcast NUMEROUS times while listening. I've researched the issue and it seems to have been a known issue since 2018, but I've never so much as had an update pop up from the app. Kind of feels like the devs have stopped maintaining the app. I've used the app for so long that i don't really want to remake all my playlists, but I'm so frustrated with having to hit "play" every 10 seconds.

  135. Jason Gallegos-avatar

    Jason Gallegos

    2019-09-16T19:43:05.104Z

    I have the full paid version, and there are some good things about this app, but there are also bad things. It is good at organizing podcasts and setting up playlists of what to play, and play next. That is good. However, no matter how I change the settings, the play buttons on my various headphones/speakers/car stereos, don't work. I can pause it but I cannot restart it. Also randomly it will pause on it's own, and again I have to unlock my phone and hit play to restart it. Also, there is a Chromecast function that simply does not work. I have tried it several times and audio fails to play, regardless of settings.

  136. Josh Clarke-avatar

    Josh Clarke

    2019-02-25T17:16:58.491Z

    Used to the best podcast app, but an update in November 2018 broke many important features. Not only have there been no fixes since then, but when asked about it, users are told that the development team is working on fixes but have no ETA for an update. I've used this app for almost a decade and have been holding on, confident these issues would be addressed, but after 4 months of no fix or meaningful explanation, I'm unfortunately in the process of switching to Podcast Addict.

  137. Chrissy da Roza-avatar

    Chrissy da Roza

    2018-10-31T05:51:25.234Z

    I've been an extremely happy user of this app... until a couple of months ago. The app is constantly crashing, loads super slowly, and gives error messages. What happened?! I'm so upset because when the app works, it's THE BEST! I listen to podcasts all day long using Beyond Pod, so these issues are really getting to me. Constantly having to restart the app takes up so much time in my day. Please fix the issues!!! I want to love Beyond Pod again!

  138. Jo Blo-avatar

    Jo Blo

    2019-05-12T04:54:45.800Z

    Last update has some issues. Half the times I connect my bluetooth the app says it has to load the feed and sometimes takes 5 minutes to force close the app to get it to open properly. prior to the update this was a stellar app and did everything it was supposed to and was well worth the cost of upgrade key. Now I wouldn't pay for the upgrade when at the most inopportune time it makes me stop what I'm doing in order to get it to function.

  139. Eric Meyers-avatar

    Eric Meyers

    2019-12-10T02:58:15.140Z

    This used to be a great app. Over the last few months, when listening over Bluetooth in my car, the app pauses every 60 to 90 seconds. It takes two presses off my headunit play/pause button to resume playback. This happens repeatedly, 20 times over my 25 minute commute. This is intolerable, PLEASE FIX ASAP. I submitted a bug report months ago!

  140. Angela H.-avatar

    Angela H.

    2019-12-31T21:12:11.592Z

    Used to love this app, but constant pausing is making me want to look elsewhere. I've paid for the unlocked version and essentially it is now useless. I haven't yet tried corded earbuds or speakers with it, so maybe it is only a Bluetooth issue with the frequency of pausing, but really, so many people use wireless and Bluetooth accessories, this is something that needs to be fixed. It's disappointing to find out that this has been going on for a while with no solution in sight.

  141. Randy B-avatar

    Randy B

    2019-03-20T15:24:30.484Z

    Lack of updates is forcing me to move to Podcast Addict. I've used the paid version for several years but the last update caused it to stop randomly during podcast. I rolled it back to a previous version going through a big hassle and it was great for about six months. I mistakenly updated it to the current version and I am just not going to go through that hassle again to roll it back. Moving on.

  142. Charlie Seo-avatar

    Charlie Seo

    2018-11-29T07:22:53.890Z

    Original (10/20/18): Since a couple updates ago, my podcasts don't start when I start driving. It seems that it's having trouble connecting to Bluetooth. When I push play through the widget, I get a system message that the app is not responding. Even when I don't hit play, the message sometimes pops up. If I click 'wait', open the app, and push play, the podcast starts. The extra actions are a bit annoying, but I've been using the app (paid version) for years so I'm sticking with it hoping for a fix soon. Update (11/28/18): Still no fix. The app keeps showing up on the notification bar, even when dismissed. Getting the system message a dozen times a day. Super annoying.

  143. Natalia T-avatar

    Natalia T

    2020-07-21T18:26:01.222Z

    I have been a long time paid user. I loved this app when I first found it. I have installed it on over 5 devices. That said, it has become incredibly buggy in that it will just stop playing randomly, sometimes every 2-3 minutes for half an hour. It will also not pause playback even though the buttons are showing that it's paused. It's become so frustrating that I want to throw my phone out the window or find a new app. Since the former isn't an option, I am in the market for a new podcast manager. I have put it off for so long hoping that things will work out. Unfortunately, unless these bugs are fixed, I will be switching to something more reliable.

  144. John Hubert Macoomb-avatar

    John Hubert Macoomb

    2019-11-01T12:50:05.909Z

    This used to be the best podcast app, but it has gone down the tube. It is buggy as hell and freezes constantly. On my earphone, it will automatically pause after 10 minutes on the first listen. As of this morning it does the same on my car stereo. You will be listening to a podcast, pause it, and then it will decide to freeze. I have to restart my phone to make it function again. I tested it on my wife's phone as well, only to get the same results. No other apps give me problems. Sad.

  145. Vincent Harris-avatar

    Vincent Harris

    2018-10-17T11:26:46.812Z

    Would be 5 stars but latest update has thrown it into wack. Whenever I try to open it, the app hangs for half a minute to a minute to load the player and its feeds. In addition, there is a glitch when I have it connected to my car's bluetooth along with navigation apps in that the player doesn't pause when navigation says something. None of these issues were present in previous versions of the app so I assume it's related to this update. Will change the review when these problems are fixed.

  146. Elizabeth Mathis-avatar

    Elizabeth Mathis

    2018-10-06T21:00:03.830Z

    I have the paid version, but unfortunately I am going to have to go find a different player. After the latest update the pause/play button no longer stays in my notification tray and I have to go reopen the app every time I want to play it again (even though I have that feature enabled). It's pretty disappointing because the test of the app is great.

  147. Jason Brchan-avatar

    Jason Brchan

    2020-01-18T04:51:30.591Z

    It's unfortunate, but the day has finally come to uninstall and move on. I purchased the unlock key for BeyondPod 6 years ago and have used it nearly every day since. It used to be great, but is clearly no longer being supported (last update was over 1 year ago). Now BeyondPod suffers from buggy behavior (sometimes crashes or doesn't launch). I have tolerated the buggy behavior for quite a while, but now it's time to find an alternative.

  148. Cameron Owens-avatar

    Cameron Owens

    2020-01-02T18:49:45.661Z

    The app used to be great however I have come to believe that the developer has either stopped updating it, can't keep up, or simply doesn't care. I've paid for the license but it still has become nearly un-usable. It has great features and a good UI but doesn't work half the time and has issues streaming to Nest Devices. Currently looking into a replacement podcast manager.

  149. laura barba-avatar

    laura barba

    2020-01-09T23:28:46.110Z

    Sad to stop using. I'd been using this podcast app for years and loved it! Unfortunately, it looks like it's no longer being updated and it's having all kinds of problems - sudden crashing, periodically won't connect to Bluetooth, stops playing, won't stop playing even when stop is pressed, etc. Downloaded Podcast Addict. It took a little time to get used to but it does all of the stuff I liked about BeyondPod.

  150. Robert Nekic-avatar

    Robert Nekic

    2019-03-04T14:44:42.222Z

    Goodbye, BeyondPod. I was a huge fan for years but since the app changed hands things have gone downhill. Bugs just aren't being fixed. Bluetooth functionality with my car has been half-broken for over a year. Metadata is not properly displayed and the app generates ANRs every time I get in the car. I've waited A LONG TIME for things to improve but I'm sick of waiting. It's time to ditch this once great app. What a shame. So goodbye, BeyondPod. Pocket Casts is my new go-to podcast app.

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