Pocket Casts Stories January 18

In May 2018, Pocket Casts was acquired by NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life. That consortium of “top podcast producers” is now looking to sell the Android, iOS, and web application.

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Pocket Casts Stories September 17, 2019

The podcasting industry is booming with heavy investment from large players like Google, Apple, and Spotify. NPR and a public radio consortium last year acquired Pocket Casts to offer its own experience and already released a major update in March with version 7.0. Today, Pocket Casts is going free and adding a “Plus” subscription.

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Pocket Casts Stories March 5, 2019

After being acquired by a public radio consortium last May, Pocket Casts announced a major overhaul for the web, iOS, and Android in November. The podcast app for the latter platform is today exiting beta with a Material Theme redesign and several new features.

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Pocket Casts Stories November 14, 2018

Back in May, NPR and a consortium of public radio channels acquired Pocket Casts. It comes amid the “golden age of podcasts,” with Google this year entering the field and detailing ambitious audio plans of its own. Pocket Casts 7.0 is entering public beta on Android today with a major overhaul and new features on all platforms.

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Pocket Casts Stories June 21, 2018

Pocket Casts opens up beta program to all users, here’s how to opt-in

While Google has just launched its own podcast application, the favorite of many users is still that of Pocket Casts. Today, the popular application has announced that it is opening up a beta program to the public on Android.

Pocket Casts Stories May 3, 2018

NPR, public radio consortium acquires popular podcasting app Pocket Casts

In recent weeks, Google announced significant podcasting plans beginning with Search and Assistant integration, while it explores AI features for the future. The space was long brewing before the Google initiatives, and today a consortium of very well-known U.S. public radio stations is acquiring Pocket Casts.

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