Stitcher for Podcasts

Stitcher for Podcasts

By Stitcher, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2008-08-18
  • Current Version: 8.1.8
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 87.68 MB
  • Developer: Stitcher, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 27,986 Ratings


*2018 Top 5 Podcast Apps - TIME Magazine* Top 5 News Apps - Apple* Stream all your favorite podcasts, from The Daily to This American Life to My Favorite Murder, or discover exclusive premium content. Stitcher has more than 100,000 shows to explore, whether you're having an adventure on your commute or laughing out loud at home. KEY FEATURES: LISTEN ON DEMAND Or download podcasts for later PERSONALIZED FRONT PAGE Delivers recommendations and news updates in real-time based on your listening CUSTOM PLAYLISTS Create playlists of your favorite shows for long drives, commuting, or other hands-full activities EXCLUSIVE PREMIUM SHOWS Subscribe to Stitcher Premium for exclusive content from shows you love and original Stitcher productions SMART SPEAKER INTEGRATIONS Now features an Amazon Alexa skill and connects to Sonos speaker systems CARPLAY AND OTHER IN-CAR LISTENING OPTIONS Supports Apple Carplay and integrations with over 50 other car models from GM, Ford, BMW and many more HOW TO GET STARTED Download the free Stitcher app Sign in with Facebook or your email Start listening by tapping the play button anywhere on your Front Page OR Tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner to search for podcasts Use the plus button to add to your Favorites MORE AWARDS & PRAISE - TechCrunch "20 Best Apps" - Webby Award Winner - Best Mobile App>Podcasts - Wired "Essential Driving App" - Apple Top 5 News App - TIME Magazine Top 5 Podcast Apps - TIME Magazine Top 50 iPhone Apps - CNET - Top 10 iPhone App - PC World – 12 Best Entertainment Apps - Top 50 Free Apps - Huffington Post - 12 Must Pack Essentials for Summer STITCHER PREMIUM Stitcher Premium is an optional paid subscription that gives you access to exclusive shows like Marvel's Wolverine: The Long Night, bonus episodes, archives, ad free versions of some shows, no additional ads from Stitcher, Comedy albums and more. • Stitcher Premium can be subscribed to for one month or one year and includes a one week (monthly subscription) or one month (annual subscription) free trial. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings in iTunes after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Terms of Use: Privacy Policy:



  • Doesn't Work On A Basic Level

    By terminaterg
    I favorited a podcast then was unable to unfavorite it. The app will show I've unfavorited it but the second i refresh it's favorited again. Doesn't show what I'm downloading, it'll tell me something is downloading but when i check all my downloads are from 2017. Sometimes it won't even play the podcast i have managed to download. This is just a few issues among the cavalcade in this app.
  • How Do I Use a Code?

    By readysetfit
    So I downloaded the Stitcher app because they have the earliest episodes of one podcast that I want to hear. I have a code to get Stitcher Premium for a month for free, but I can’t find where to use it. Hoping for a developer response to advise me on this... would like to be able to use the code to try the free month before deciding whether or not to subscribe. Thanks!
  • Best App for podcasts

    By Logie'sDad
    Great interface to organize my favorite shows. Background downloads, saves for offline listening. Perfect.
  • I pay for the content but Stitcher is basically the Zune of apps

    By tylerbradelyarnette
    Do I love Earwolf’s original podcasts? Yes. Do I love my podcast app crashing on me every few seconds? No. My preferred settings never stay the same they always restore to default setting every few days, my downloads get deleted constantly, I select that I only want to download on Wi-Fi, but it ends up using up all my data anyways. I have installed and reinstalled, tried turning it on and turning it off again, and logged in and out like the mind customer service representatives suggested. But this is not something they can help. The organization in the structure of the app and podcasts change from podcast to podcast. So basically one podcast can be organized from newest to oldest, but the next will be the opposite, the next will be organized in numerical order, and then the reverse of that like a countdown for some reason? Another podcast can be organized by episode title alone, and some seem to have no organizational pattern at all. These issues matter in many podcasts, even if they didn’t what if you wanted to listen to them in the way that they aired? Why do some podcasts have seasons and others are an infinitely long list that you have to scroll down to the bottom of if you want to listen to them in order. When it comes to podcasts that have to be listened to in order and have 300 episodes, this is very unnecessary and frustrating. But then podcasts with 25 episodes are broken up into 5 episode seasons even when their continuity doesn’t really matter? This makes no sense. Frequently my other podcast apps have episodes that don’t appear to upload on Stitcher at all and Stitcher is the only one that I’m even paying for. I’ve contacted customer service plenty of times and while they were very polite and tried to help, none of the troubleshooting efforts ever work. Because it is the app that is the problem. It needs to be completely revamped. The end result leaves me paying for a podcast app simply in the hopes that I may be able to listen to the original content that I am attempting to pay for when I want to listen to it and that is not always the case. More often than not I get frustrated with trying and give up. It frequently downloads podcasts to my phone that I don’t even want, no matter what I do, what settings I change or how I use the favorites or saved episodes features, which in and off themselves are very useless and confusing. The only options to download new episodes are to download them all or deselect the feature which deletes them all. Which feels like this weird thinly veiled threat? Like either you download every new episode to keep our numbers up for ads and sponsorships or we delete everything you want to listen to. This whole part of the process is very manipulative and odd. So I either download it all or nothing? Or sift through a list of 500 episodes every day to find the ones I want and still have to get stuck downloading ones from years later I am nowhere close to being on. It seems as if the developers of this app are not quite sure how to do what they are doing. It is imperative that professionals be employed, because there are simple issues fundamentally wrong with this app that could easily be changed. When I as a user with little to no knowledge of programming could fix an app overnight you know you have a problem. I will continue to pay for Stitcher to have access to Hollywood Handbook, Off Book: TIMP, Wild Horses, Raised By TV, Threedom and many other Earwolf and Stitcher originals. And I am grateful when I am actually able to listen, and when I can’t I just look at the money being taken away from me in my bank account and write long letters to whomstever will listen about my distaste for this app. I’m gonna keeping using it, so take my money but you get 1 star and that’s for access the content (sometimes) not the actual app itself.
  • Decent app run by crappy company

    By Poop931
    I used Stitcher to listen to Judge John Hodgman, and Jordan Jessie Go! Unfortunately, I learned that they put these podcasts on the app against the express wishes of the creators and of the network of podcasts they belong to (Maximum Fun). It's a decent app, but incredibly underhanded to generate ad revenue from stolen content. I'm moving to Overcast.

    By Joi902
    I canceled this service in January 2018 and have still been charged for the past FIVE months. There’s no way to verbally talk with someone I’ve submitted multiple emails with no response. I have no clue how to cancel
  • Used to be good

    By EKJ4
    Stitcher offers many advantages over apples included podcast app. Streaming, interface advantages, sleep timers,… All of the good enough to withstand listening to a couple of ads in exchange for better service. But now I constantly get timed out downloads and I am forced to relisten ads that I’ve already her three times while the podcast stops playing. They also seem to be a lot more interested in selling me premium content than running a good app. Onto the next one....
  • Live streaming radio is gone

    By Cloudswimmer
    What happened? And the selection that shows in the favorites list doesn’t say what episode going to be up next. I’m a long time listener, but no more.
  • Getting a lot better

    By i miss howl
    I’ve had a problems with this app with UI and bugs, but it’s gradually improved with each update to where it’s much more stable and easy to use than a few months ago. It’s still not my favorite podcast app to use (good content though) but I’m glad they’ve been listening and fixing issues
  • Love the content...hate the interface and player.

    By AlvisWords1964
    I got Stitcher, and went Premium, so I could get the entire back catalog of “How Did this Get Made”. If I had known how terrible the player and streaming engine is I never would have signed up. I listen on a very fast WiFi connection with great cellular data backup. I can’t Get through an episode of anything without it hesitating, stopping, repeating and ultimately bombing out of the episode. It disappears from my playlist and I have to go track it down if I want to hear more. I try to download...even when an episode shows as downloaded, it still will bomb out. Frustrating and maddening. If I find the same content on my iOS podcast app, I will stream with commercials to avoid the frustration of using this player. And, on the same WiFi connection my iOS podcasts playback beautifully without a stop or a drop. The issues are entirely with the shortcomings of this player/streamer.