Supported file types (images)

Pocket Casts Plus members can add custom artwork to audio and video files added to the app.

The maximum image upload size is 10 MB.

The following image types are supported.

Content Type Extension
gif .gif
bitmap .bmp
JPEG 2000 .jp2
jpeg .jpg
png .png
tiff .tif
WebP .webp

Family sharing

Family sharing allows family members to share eligible content.
Currently, Apple and Google don’t support family sharing for in-app purchased products, which is how a Pocket Casts Plus subscription is categorized.

For information, you can visit:
– the Apple support page: What types of content can I share with my family using purchase sharing?
– the Google support page: See if content is eligible to be added to Family Library


Adding Files

There is so much amazing content out there, but sometimes you come across something that isn’t a podcast. You can drop it into Pocket Casts.

  1. Open an app that has the audio or video files you’d like to play in Pocket Casts.
  2. Choose to share that file.
    Visual guide to sharing a file
  3. In the menu, tap “Save to Pocket Casts”.
    Visual guide showing how to save to Pocket Casts
  4. Confirm the name of file (by default we use the actual file name) or edit as required.

If the file has a compatible image embedded, we’ll display the image for you, otherwise we’ll use a default grey file image.

Pocket Casts Plus members can also add a custom images (supported image file types are listed here) for each file or choose from a selection of coloured file images.


I can’t purchase from the app

Make sure you don’t have an active restriction on buying in-app purchase products.

You can find out more information about where this is set and how to enable them here: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204396