Podcast Apps: Gateways to Endless Entertaining Content

There was a time when radio was one of the biggest sources of entertainment. Yes, there was great music being played all the time, but there were intriguing stories, captivating interviews, and so much more great content. You can experience the same magic all over again with podcasts.

Compared to radio, podcasts are much more varied. From comedy to drama, from mainstream to niche, and everything you can possibly imagine, can be found on good podcast apps. All you have to do is hit the play button and get lost in magical conversations. Don’t know where to start? You are in the right place.

Amazon Music

This app gives you access to over 15 million podcast episodes. You might think Amazon Music’s features like unlimited downloads and unlimited skips are only limited to music, but that’s not true. You can switch between podcasts in a flash and download as many episodes as you want. This makes Amazon Music one of the best offline music players and podcast providers out there. The podcasts are divided into genres, so you can just pick one and start exploring.

Amazon Music has also helped create exclusive and original podcasts like MrBallen Podcast, SmartLess, and Built to Thrive. An Amazon Prime membership gives you access to all of the above. Plus you also get free and fast delivery from Amazon’s online store and access to Prime Video, which is great for streaming entertaining movies and TV shows.

Subscription Cost: ₹299/month, ₹599/3 months, and ₹1499/year for the Prime membership


Gaana is known as one of the best music streaming services in India. They have millions of great songs from English, Hindi, and a wide range of Indian regional languages. But what a lot of people don’t know is that the service has an entire facet dedicated to podcasts. 

It has curated many awesome podcasts from a variety of genres and also has an impressive fleet of original podcasts. Some of those include Tech Flix, Premchand Ki Kahaniyan, 90’s Ki Cassette with Manjula, and Riya’s Retro.

Subscription Cost: ₹99/month, ₹249/6 months, and ₹299/year

Pocket Casts

There are lots of podcast platforms available out there, but Pocket Casts always manages to stand out. Its intuitive features and simple user interface make browsing through its massive collection of podcasts a breeze. Finding your favorite podcast here is easy and discovering one is equally easy. They have top charts, featured shows, and curated lists to ensure you are always entertained.

Getting a membership will unlock a premium listening experience. This will include the ability to switch between light and dark mode so it’s easier on your eyes. Access to their web apps and the ability to listen to your favorite podcasts on your computer is also possible with the subscription.

Subscription Cost: ₹4005/year onwards

Player FM

This app has one of the most elaborately categorized podcasts, which is great if you are not sure what to listen to. How elaborate you wonder? If you click on the ‘tech’ category, it will offer you several sub-categories like future trends, video games, geekery, and much more. It goes without saying that finding your favorite podcast is also just a matter of seconds. 

You can make use of features like noise reduction, skip silence, volume booster, and more to get an enhanced listening experience. You can get the premium subscription to get added benefits like the ability to control playback with headphones, customize the app’s look, enjoy ad free playback, and more.

Subscription Costs: ₹119/month and ₹1,950/year


The service was launched in 2016 and is still considered one of the best podcast-listening apps out there. Like the rest of the options on this list, even Castbox is here to spoil you for choice. It’s your portal to some of the most amazing podcasts from around the world. Crime, comedy, history, it has all here. Basically, if you are looking for a specific kind of podcast, you’ll mostly find it here.

Castbox has also created many original podcasts for its listeners. These include Kalyn’s Coffee Talk, The Box of Oddities and How’d You Do It? There are a lot more worth exploring here. The icing on the cake is that this service is supported on Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and a few other devices.

Subscription Costs: Free to use

Summing Up

Listening to podcasts is an entertaining pass time. All you need is a podcast that connects with you and a great service to make the connection possible. The ones on this list are chosen for their massive collection, their simple user interface, and their features. So all you have to do is check out these five services and choose the one that ticks the most boxes for you.

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