Download Acast - Podcast Player apk 1.12.0 free for Android smartphone

22 Sep
Acast - Podcast Player

Posted by Acast AB in Music & Audio | Sept. 22, 2016 | 132 Comments

Apk file size: 6.8 MB

Acast - Podcasts & Audio
Acast is the mobile hub for your audio on demand experience. Listen to podcasts and audio shows you care about whenever and wherever you want.
Acast is home to the most engaging, fascinating stories told in audio on sports, news, comedy, business, culture, education and many more.
Follow and stream your favorite podcasts such as Serial, WTF with Marc Maron, Call Your Girlfriend, Another Round, Scroobius Pip, and The Naked Scientists or download episodes for on-the-go listening.
Acast features podcasts from media houses like The Financial Times, BuzzFeed, BBC, The Economist, The Guardian, NPR, WNYC, This American Life, and Fusion to name a few.
Acast’s curated Discovery page highlights new shows to love. Our content teams will feed you with fresh, exciting podcasts in rotating lists such as “Hack the Gibson!” our tech list, and “Girls to the Front” our women-hosted list.

Key features
- Discover new podcasts through curated lists
- Search directly for shows, hosts or episodes
- A feed that regularly updates with shows that you follow
- Browse podcasts & audio by category
- Continue listening where you left off
- Stream podcasts using your WiFi or data
- Save shows for later and listen when you don’t have reception
- Play, pause and skip episodes from the lock screen
- Login with Facebook and share with your friends and family
- Share your favorite moments on Twitter with an embeddable player or text it through your messenger app
- Experience images, links and videos embedded in the audio

How to get you started
Dive straight in with Discovery and start exploring. Try Trending to see what’s popular right now. Find podcasts by Category or try out some of the curated lists from our content teams. The Search page lets you find your favorite shows, hosts or episodes. Follow their channels and stream the new episodes they post from your Feed. Save episodes for offline listenings or continue where you left off last time.

Where Acast got mentioned
“Acast’s free-to-use platform and app lets users browse or recommend podcasts and, like on Spotify, introduces them to new relevant shows and lets them share shows across a social network.” - FastCompany
”100 hottest European Startups” - WIRED
“5 / 5” - The Sun
”Best in Test” (Podcast-App) - Macworld
”Super startup 2015” - Veckans Affärer
”Start up of the year 2014” - IDG
”Most innovative media service” - Mobilgalan

Heard something that is worth sharing? Get in touch and share your favorite moments with us:

Problems or feedback
Help us make Acast better by reaching out to us:

We will only ask for permissions we need for the app to provide you with the best experience possible. Your privacy is important to us.

We're now offering a “Show Pass” to certain shows that’ll give you exclusive access to premium content. These subscriptions will renew once a month until you cancel them. You will only access the premium content as long as you're subscribing. A Show Pass starts at $1.99 / month.
The purchase will be charged from your Google Play account if you choose to buy a subscription. You can manage your subscription in the Google Play Store after the purchase. You will also be able to cancel the auto-renewing subscription from there. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought to the same price. It's not possible to abort the subscription during the time it's active.

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Whats new

    Thank you for using Acast and all the great feedback!
    New in this version:
    - The Acast+ product page has received a welcomed design makeover.
    - Various bug fixes and stability improvements.
    Don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or at @Acast (Twitter)

Acast AB part of our Music & Audio and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Sept. 22, 2016. Google play rating is 73.4504. Current verison is 1.12.0. Actual size 6.8 MB.

Download acast.apk 6.8 MB


Mark Lloyd-Holt

Great interface, terrible app! Keeps crashing, & forgetting what I've downloaded or listened to, & it doesn't seem to delete the downloaded files off my phone when deleted in app. Attempted several re-installs, after uninstalling & manually deleting old files etc. eventually gave up. (On SGS5)

Daniel Green

Frustration Hard to get rid of downloaded podcasts, some stop downloading randomly, during playback one was playing with an echo, as if I had somehow pressed play on the same podcast twice

Gavin Carmichael

Stylish, but little substance Samsung galaxy S3 LTE on android 4.3. Perhaps it's my slightly older phone & os but I've had no problems with any other apps, including podcast/RSS steamers. After installing acast my phone ran extremely slowly and the app worked just once, for half a podcast which would not restart and the app then wouldn't play anything even after restarting the phone and attempting to force close the app. Shame really because it's a looker but it's back to my older, uglier but more reliable podcaster.

Thomas Blake

Keeps crashing. One star is the least I'm allowed to give. I'd prefer to give it zero. Using this app is a frustrating experience. Even as I'm writing this the latest episode of Wittertainment has just crashed. That's my problem. Certain podcasts come to Acast first. Which is a shame because the app keeps crashing. I've seen the window that says "Opps, something went wrong" far to often.

Rob Large

Latest update problem This app was great until it updated. Now play back stops randomly, it loses its place so I can't resume. Please fix this.

Andrew Simpson

Audio stops partway through Downloaded this today and gave it a try. Tried playing a podcast I downloaded. Worked for a little bit and then audio stops after a while.

Evelina Silverbåge

Issues... I have some issues with this app. It shuts down mid-stream. It doesn't matter if I've downloaded an episode or not. I can't resume listening and this happends at random times. The app is good in so many ways, it's userfriendly and all that but this issue is making me consider finding other apps for pod-listening. It can stop mid-sentence and no matter what I do I can't resume listening. It's frustrating! I hope you fix this.

Conor Higgins

Latest Update Very unreliable. Some podcast feeds never updated. Downloaded apps wouldn't play. I really liked this app at the start but it has become increasing unstable. Had to find a more dependable podcast app.

Kenny Logan

Bit ropey Worked alright at first but keeps losing my place in stuff. Downloads don't seem to behave either.

Hampus Hellström

Not working after latest update. Top bar not working. Cant choose settings or my acast or search. =(

Niall Donnelly

Awesome Tried a few podcast players but this is by far the best. Ability to download, pause then come back later to the same point, as well as easily navigate through the podcast. Also great interactive menus during each podcast. Excellent all round.

thomas tukka

Some small problems other than that pretty good

Erik Stugholm

Unstable at least on my One plus

David Olandersson

Thin on features No auto download of podcasts. No option to manually add podcast from external source like RSS. Doesn't use the native android media controls which means it doesn't support android wear. Until these features are in place I wouldn't recommend this app to anyone. There are several other apps out there that have these features.

Arvid Viktorsson

It just stops Sometimes a podcast just stops and then you have to restart the app. Please fix this. When I continue a podcast it never starts at the same moment that I stopped it. Please fix this

Mark White

Stops, and can't read pod info The pod just stops every now and then. Better in-play controls for 15 second rewind would be good. Also, I can't see the full titles of each pod as it's cut off by the screen. Sony z3

Alan Burrows

Crashes Worked fine for a few weeks. Now just crashes halfway through podcasts. Unistalled and reinstalled but not working. Dissapointing after a good start.

mark hardisty

Good app Only had the app a couple of days but looks good and providing some of the podcasts I follow in an easy and convenient way. Big plus is the team are so helpful with queries. Recommended

Alexander Hedin

Good stuff! By far the best podcast app available for Android!

Rab McAuley

Pretty Good Concept, but a bit buggy Quite enjoyed this app, makes podcast listening easy and accessible. Problems with sudden stops (even on downloaded podcasts), locking phone and not correctly tracking location within a podcast. Needs a bit of work to straighten that out before it gets SUPER annoying....

Jesper Hedlund

Randomly stops Sometimes a podcast just stops and then you have to restart the app. And it doesn't remember your position in the podcast.

Henrik Elofson

Podstop When I listen to a pod and try to open another app (mail, telegram, sms) whatever. The pod stops and I need to find the pod again. This is very annoying!

Andreas Johanson

Slow and buggy Good idea for podcasts but the app is buggy and takes up to much processor power on low end devices..

Holly Jacobs

Random pauses Podcasts sometimes randomly pause when I switch to the chrome app.

Riz Haider

Really buggy but great concept

Frank Streicher

Ok but dead now Had problems with podcasts cutting out completely towards end but generally liked the app. A few days ago it crashed on my note 2.even reinstalling it did not solve the problem. Can't load or even see podcasts.

Juan Ramon Sanchez-Valdivia

A new way to listen to anything you want Just great, you can find almost anything from music and news to languages courses.

Thomas Dimic

Worst podcast player around When you turn off the screen outside the app the playing gets interrupted and the app crashes. When you pause it sometimes takes 3-4 seconds before it stops. All podcasts will not play all the time due to some errormessage

Talal Wazeer

Play back issue. Play back stops at random times which sometimes forces me to force stop the application and run it again manually to resume where I left off. The podcasts are over an hr long this can get annoying. I havent uninstalled because this app features a great selection of podcasts and categories so its a shame that something as simple as consistent play back ruining my experience. You should also be able to read a episode description without having to actually click it to view the content. Landscape view is a must

Johan Gretland

Stability issues.. Good looking app but it's way to unreliable.

Alicia Jakobsson

Disappointed I loved this app at first. Recently I've been unable to listen to my downloaded podcasts in offline mode. Its always some sort of error even though the pods worked fine earlier.

Jon Vik

Awesome idea, terrible programming Keeps crashing when multitasking

Michael Dunning

Very buggy - keeps crashing Crashes every time I open another app. Frustrating to say the least

Jay Man

Stuck with this app during a long flight, wouldn't let me play Good features but unreliable with basic things, I couldn't play any of my downloaded episodes while in flight sitting on a long flight.

Damien Sreenan

Keeps skipping So annoying player keeps skipping or cutting out!

Stefan Carlsson

Can't resume previous pods Really bad app. Crashing, can't resume previous pods, can't play downloaded

Patrick Green V

I can't even listen to anything on it......

Charlie Taylor

Loved it Don't know why this has such a low rating


Downloads don't work and rewinding makes it stop working too.

HiuYan Lau

Like it Downloads are a bit slow but other than that, the app works great!

Chris Morritt

Crashes android Month old galaxy s6 edge keeps crashing and restarting whilst listening to a downloaded podcast. Disappointing.

Andrew Padron

Following casts disappearing Like the idea, but all of my casts I'm following keep going away from my list when i tap on them in the following list. Needs work...

Chris Morgan

Tidy Cool beans. Gave 5* 2minths ago. Had to delete as was unable to play downloaded pods.

Jonny S

early days, but not a great interface. forced to use this because the podcasts I use have moved to this platform. - Downloaded the episodes I want to listen to but can't order them in date order. - can't set it to automatically download episodes eg when on wifi. - It isn't clear if a podcast will be downloaded or streamed which is important for data charges. Do these developers understand data charges? - are ads going to use data bandwidth or are they downloaded with the podcast? again not clear. - don't seem to beable to subscribe to various podcasts and allow wifi downloads and then I can discard episodes I don't want - lacks features of most other popular podcast managers. - only using this because forced to due to the pc I want to listen to only being available here. - may end up using it to download and then move files to the podcast manager I actually want to use. - will stop using this as soon as the android app is released for my desired podcast.

Mike Currie

Was great But now immediately unfollows feeds as soon as they are added.

Mattias Adolfsson

Lacks playlists, the ability to que podcasts

Bryan Pritchett

Sometimes Great, Often Not Nice app when it works. Sadly, it frequently doesn't. I get the "podcast not available" error several times a week, sometimes even mid-podcast. Customer support is basically non-existent. There are probably better options available.

Alex Duffell

Useless Clearly some work still needs to be done to this app. An infuriating experience. Don't bother trying to follow anyone, as the app forgets a few seconds later!

Karl Andersson

Chromecast Chromecast Audio support would be nice to have.

Michael Nyrén

The crashes are back again, it suddenly pauses and refuses to play. I think it's when the commercials are supposed to start, but somehow won't.

Dave Hickey

Unreliable Great app for the first few weeks. Access to loads of great podcasts and a fairly user friendly interface. After that? Feed history and follows not recorded, crashes mid playback, failed downloads. Incredibly buggy and unreliable.

Johan Gretland

Stability issues.. Good looking app but it's way to unreliable.

Cristobal Duran

Liking this on principle Haven't tested it out properly yet because I immediately noticed something that's missing; support for Chromecast! Is it planned?

James Veares

New update keeps crashing again! The previous update fixed the crashing problem which was good, because I really like the app. But this new update keeps crashing again like it used to before.

Alicia Jakobsson

Not working at all. Podcasts crash, they pause randomly without saving how much I've listened and lately my phone have begun turning off completely or restart for no absolute reason while using this app. I'm also regularly unable to listen to certain podcasts even though they are already downloaded. Very annoying.

Uriel Zecharia

Crashes 3 times in 2 mins Not working well one oneplus one

James Brown

Unreliable and frustrating. Podcast will just stop forcing me to close app and start again. Despite the name no chromecast support just not very good

RL DePriest

F Closes every time I begin a download.

Marcus Lindgren

Good when it works, get stuck in endless loops saying episode not available. Downloaded episodes by the way! Using the widget to start the episode

Thomas Novin

Please add Chromecast-support. Bugs, often when app is launched it immediately starts to play. Also pictures are not shown correctly, it hangs on the same picture. Edit to comment reply, I have emailed several times but never gotten any reply.

Neil Hannam

So much better than anything else I've been using an iTunes on an iPod touch for years and hate everything about it. Acast is far and away easier to use, better functionality and faster than other podcast options

Mark Sullivan

Great design, but buggy. I like the way this looks, but the ompl import always fails when I try to import my podcasts. Can't give a better rating until this is fixed.

Bonnie S

Keeps crashing This app keeps crashing and nothing will load or play. Restarting my phone and closing and reopening the app never works. Have just deleted and will reinstall hope that helps but I can see this is an issue for someone else too so maybe not. Really disappointed as it otherwise seems like a great app.

Thomas Berry

Great when it works I really like the app... When it works. My feed will be unable to load whenever any of my podcasts have recently uploaded a new cast. If I search for the cast, it usually returns nothing. I have found reinstalling fixes the issue, for about a week.

Kenneth Uyabeme

Perfect audio app This app puts soundcloud to shame. Shows the latest episodes of podcasts right away don't need to refresh all the time. When I pause an episode the status bar panel stays visible until I want it off. Finally I love the sleep feature, didn't know it existed but as I listen to podcast episodes before bed it's prefect for me.

James Delaney

Could be better Could organise the download files by original upload date and allow continual play. Having to go in and select next podcast is annoying. Otherwise a very handy app for keeping up to date with podcasts

Duane Baird

Great App Lots of functions and works well for the podcasts I listen to

Majid Sadeghi G.

Good enough Yeah it is not perfect but frankly it works fine.

Brian Barrett

Better than SoundCloud for my podcast It works. Let's you download/stream and listen whenever. Works!

Mwikarago Christian

Stay away! It's not a podcast app What kind of podcasts app doesn't let you subscribe to your own feeds and can't import opml (always giving you an error message). Totally useless.

Natalia Zelenina

Glitchy, a bit Works fine mostly, sometimes not. You can't find all podcasts on it and you can't manually follow one.. ?

Sai Mahesh Chaturvedula

Best there is for podcasts All popular podcasts are available and offline listening saves a lot of battery while commuting

Kenneth Uyabeme

Perfect audio app This app puts soundcloud to shame. Shows the latest episodes of podcasts right away don't need to refresh all the time. When I pause an episode the status bar panel stays visible until I want it off. Finally I love the sleep feature, didn't know it existed but as I listen to podcast episodes before bed it's prefect for me.

Justin Hess

Can't find a podcast I'd be really into this as it's got a great interface, very slick. Unfortunately, it can't find one of my favourite podcasts. Until that's not a problem, I can't really say I'll use it

Ben Miller

Lacking features Lacks features i would expect from a podcast app: player options, automatic downloading, a synchronised web player. Tapping the +15 button many times to skip further doesn't work - have to wait and press again. Interface could be nicer. Use for premium content, but prefer PlayerFM for podcasts generally.

Gerry B

Great app I've been using this for the last 4 weeks. Instead of sound cloud. And I don't think I'll be going back.

Björn Bergstrand

Why Why can you not categorize by pods? This is the one functionality all players need

Owen Martin

Getting better Has continued to improve since first getting the app. Notifications of when my subscribed shows are available would be good (honestly not checked when writing this review). Don't like how adverts are now forced into shows.

Luke Cook

Does what I want I get to listen to joe rogan, scroobius pip and big think when ever I want, job done

Romain Fontaine

Artifacts during playback When listening sometimes there is a lot of artifacts. Pausing and resuming doesn't solve the problem. Killing the app and restarting it does.

Simon Gabriel

Amazing Amazing app with brilliant UI. I was reluctant when looking for a podcast app and this one only had 3.1 stars but I have no idea why it's rated low when it's perfect! Spot on. Thank you

William Campbell

Awesome I love this app! I listen Joe Rogan alllllll day now

David Buwalda

Great app I think the search function could be better but altogether the best app of its kind.

Ole Jacob Bangstad

Nice But the library and amount of podcasts I can access is still not as good as other apps

William Lawrence

Good app, crashes too often

Chris Morritt

Re-review - great app! Had problems with earlier version (see below) but feedback was asked for. Bug fixed now and it's a great, much more stable app now! Highly recommend. 1st Review - Month old galaxy s6 edge keeps crashing and restarting whilst listening to a downloaded podcast. Disappointing.

Ben Fisher

Minor problems Stylish app but can't access certain podcasts

Gregory Huntington

Best android podcast app Easy to keep track of your subscribed podcasts and the 'discover' tab is excellent.

Noel Hathorn

Great App Simple to use and not too power hungry

Tom Feil

Very smooth app

David Dorricott

Acast Needs a bigger delete button and sometimes the fifteen second skip buttons don't work.

Stephan Haugsrud

Big bug in latest release Normally happy with the app. After yesterday's update the Download tab gets emptied when refreshing. Have to stop and start app to see and play downloaded content again

William O'Connor

Keeps crashing

Nathan Salmon

Lacking functionality The app is quick to respond and easy to find new podcasts with. Imported opml file from other podcast app without issue. However, you can't create a playlist, no option at all. Makes it unusable as a podcast player for the car as you have to manually select each episode once an old one finishes. I subscribed to a premium podcast which I think I will have to cancel due to the app not being up to scratch.

Anders Andersson

Doesn't work It's a nice design and idea, but it's horribly buggy. The podcast stops as soon as the reception goes bad, then you need to force restart to keep playing. Same with skipping, stops working.

Ash Allen

Good apart from the fact you can't add feeds manually plus the 15 second skip button doesn't allow you to press it a few times in quick succession

Thomas Novin

Please add Chromecast-support

Steve Nme

still buggy as hell I was just right now listening to an episode when the app crashed, I had to force stop cause the audio won't stop and now the download is gone...! -.- This has happened dozens of times now. Not sure if I am going to continue using this app, though I really love it.... :/

Jesper Jolma

Good but lacing some major funktions Does not have automatic download nor the possibility to limit the app from using mobile data.

Svante Jacobsen

Saved shows disappear Saved shows and history disappear after a day or so. I have to search them all over again and I'm never alerted on new episodes. It's when app is restarted that all shows are unfollowed.

John Parsons

What's going on? Was great before, now downloads are disappearing, it's pausing and rewinding randomly and worst of all, seems to make my phone freeze.

Romain Fontaine

Works very well

Fesseha Tsegaye

Love it Works well

Heather Donaldson

When a podcast is newly uploaded it's often very jumpy and bad quality. Recommendations could also be a lot better.

David Gorton

I came here for Dr Buckles And I wasn't disappointed.

Uchenna Godwin Orji

Great app Helps me to be up to date with all the professional and soccer podcasts that I follow. The best part is the opportunity to download podcasts at home with my WiFi and listen on the go

Thomas Novin

Lacks features Podcast app must be able to use Chromecast, Wear and Android Auto.

Andrew Strachan

Excellent player Would it be possible to access links included in podcast without having to download it?

Chris Herbert

Love it! Really good app overall, favourite on my phone by far and a life-saver working an otherwise mind-numbing night shift. The only downside is the search option, would rather some advanced options to find podcasts related to the ones you like / have downloaded.

Peter Hughes

Great look and feel but... Whenever the interactive content shows up it totally freezes my phone so that I can't actually unlock. Shame too but it'd unusable for me on my Nexus 5x

Richard Spenceley

Missing common features It's alright, but I'm definitely only using it because of the exclusive subscriptions they've got and for nothing else. No Chromecast functionality, no accounts for syncing cross devices or listening on the web, no TV app, it's very basic.

Katy Russell

Glitchy It seems good, but all downloads go glitchy after a few minutes which makes it pointless. Probably great if the downloads would work.

Jordan Evans

Great Podcasting App Podcasts are great for filling up time that would otherwise be spent in boredom and acast brings almost all I need from a podcasting. If a way to build playlists for long haul listening was introduced it would be perfect for me

Ole Jacob Bangstad

Nice But the library and amount of podcasts I can access is still not as good as other apps. New: Great to get a quick response! And my request was quickly fixed. Thanks

Katie B

Really good app. However sometimes loses podcasts I've downloaded which is a bit of a pain

Brian Platt

It does a thing What more need be said, it has yet to fail me or render me speechless with rage.

Tim Standring

Great app with many of the podcasts I follow available, not everything is on acast but if it were to add everything it would be the best on the market, the pings feature is amazing, wish more presenters/ podcasters used it.

Emmanuel E

Great Occasionally, the audio will stop playing half way through a podcast. Other than that, it's great. It keeps your place, so you can pick up where you left off. It's like the Netflix of podcasts.

Mohan Miglani

This app is a boon. Doing homework, travelling, making food, boring nights or just listening to podcasts , this app has made everything so easy PERIOD

Brain Vat

Beautiful app and has most of the podcasts I listen. It would be nice to be able to queue podcasts.

Kevin Cox

No way to add your own podcasts except for creating a OPML file with them listed.

Matt Murphy

Perfect I track and discover a lot of good stuff, I can download it easily and I've never had a problem listening to it

Sho Konno

Finally settled on a podcast app for good. Still evolving, but the fact it helps the producers is the clincher.

jim pendlebury

Smooth but missing sonething Nice playback and controls. Need auto download and delete to improve.

Kieran Simpson

Great app A super variety of podcasts to listen to when I am exercising.

Loz Joz

Great titles Every podcast you want and no bugs so far.

Kirsty Usher

Full of good stuff! Reliable & well built app. No complaints here!

Joel Ströbaek

Not done testing... ... But so far so good. Getting what I'm expecting from it.

Joe Bushell

Great app Almost perfect, any chance of Chromecast support?

Paul Lane

Works It's a no nonsense easy way to listen to podcasts

Andreas Toom

Works great, would give 5 with support for Chromecast

Karl Brown

All about that Pip! Great App. Life changing and informative. and Fun! Download NOW!!!!! X3WTEAMLIFE

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