Ads in Episodes

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Ads in Episodes

Pocket Casts does not insert any ads into episodes, whether a user is on Pocket Casts Plus or not.

Any ads you hear would be from the podcast author adding them to their podcast. There are two common methods authors use to insert ads into their episodes. One is when they include the ad by having it recorded with the rest of the podcast.

The other method is “Dynamic Ad Insertion” (DAI). A sign that DAI is being used is if the ads you’re hearing sound very local. This is because DAI serves ads based on your phone’s IP address. To be clear, however, we here at Pocket Casts do not provide your location for these. It’s something the podcast hosting providers figure out based on where your phone requests downloads from.

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