Starring episodes

Adding a star to an episode will prevent it from being automatically deleted according to your Auto Archiving settings. You can find this action in the player toolbar options which can be customized to include the four most used actions in the toolbar and the rest are only a tap away.

To add a star to the currently playing episode

  1. Tap the mini player
  2. In the full player screen tap the star icon ☆ from the toolbar (which can be customized)

To add a star to individual episode from podcast page or filter

  1. Tap the episode row
  2. Tap the star icon ☆ in the top right

To organise your starred episodes for podcasts you’re subscribed to

  1. Group Episodes within a podcast On a podcast’s page tap the three dot menu > Group Episodes > select Starred.
  2. Create a Filter Tap Filter > follow the steps to create and configure + New Filter > tap Starred.
Note:

Profile > Starred is where you can see all your starred episodes from subscribed and unsubscribed podcasts.

Note:

user added files cannot be starred


Sharing podcasts and episodes

A Pocket Casts share link is a URL you can use to share podcasts, episodes or a position within an episode. You can find this action in the player toolbar options which can be customized to include the four most used actions in the toolbar and the rest are only a tap away.

To create a share link from the player

  1. Open the full screen player
  2. Tap the share icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the player
  3. Select share podcast / share episode or current position
  4. Select an app from the share sheet or choose to copy the link


To create a share link for an episode in podcast page

  1. Tap on an episode row
  2. Select the share  icon in the top right
  3. Select share link to episode or current position
  4. Select an app from the share sheet or choose to copy the link

To create a share link for a podcast

  1. Tap a podcast
  2. Select the share icon in the top right
  3. Select an app from the share sheet

To create a share link for a different position in an episode

  1. Share the episode using one of the methods above
  2. Add a time stamp to the end of the link in the following format: #t=32m or #t=32:00. The share link should look like this: pca.st/Eecx#t=32m

Note:

user added file cannot be shared


Archiving

Archiving is a great way to keep your feed clean and managed. It can be done without changing the podcast’s play status – unplayed, in progress, or played. Archiving an episode removes it from New Releases and In Progress, and you can choose whether to show or hide archived episodes on a podcast’s page.

You can find more information on Archiving in this blog post.

To manually archive an individual episode

  • Hover over any episode in a list, you’ll see an archive icon appear. Click that to archive the individual episode.

To manually archive episodes of a podcast in bulk

  • On a podcast’s page tap the three dot menu and select Archive All.
  • On a podcast’s page tap the three dot menu and select Archive All Played (this will only archive the episodes that are completely played or marked as played).

To show or hide archived episodes

  • Tap on the three dot menu and toggle Show Archived on or off.

Please note Show Archived is a global setting. When toggled on or off this applies to all podcasts you are subscribed to.

Note:

You can also auto archive played episodes for all podcast subscriptions from Settings > Auto Archive.

Note:

These settings are specific to the Web Player. They will not be synced with mobile apps’ settings. 


Linking to my show

The easiest way to link directly to your show is to paste your feed URL into this page: https://pocketcasts.com/submit. Please ensure you check the public podcast check box so it can be shared with anyone, or appear in search for everyone.

This will give you a short URL you can use to link directly to your shows page in Pocket Casts and allow people to subscribe with only a few taps.

We also have assets for use on your website that are available from the Podcast Producers information & resources page on our website.


Featuring podcasts

For information on how to suggest your podcast for a featured spot in our human-curated Discover section, please visit the Podcast Producers information & resources page on our website.


Starring episodes

Adding a star to an episode will prevent it from being automatically deleted according to your Auto Archiving settings.

You can find this action in the player toolbar options which can be customized to include the four most used actions in the toolbar and the rest are only a tap away.

To add a star to the currently playing episode

  1. Tap the mini player
  2. In the full player screen tap the star icon ☆ from the toolbar (which can be customized)


To add a star to individual episode from podcast page or filter

  1. Tap the episode row
  2. Tap the star icon ☆ in the top right

To add a star to multiple episodes from a podcast page or filter

Long press on any episode row to enter multi-select mode and then:

  • Select the episodes and tap Star Episodes in the multi-select action bar.
  • Or, long press the episode again and choose from Select all above or Select all below, then tap Star Episodes in the multi-select action bar.
  • Or, tap Select all at the top-left of the screen, then tap Star Episodes in the multi-select action bar.

By default, Star Episodes is in the action bar’s  three dot menu, but you can customise the action bar so that it is one of your shortcuts.

You can also enter multi-select mode by tapping the three dot menu > Select Episodes.

To organise your starred episodes for podcasts you’re subscribed to

  1. Group Episodes within a podcast
    On a podcast’s page tap the three dot menu > Group Episodes > select Starred.
  2. Create a Filter
    Tap Filter > follow the steps to create and configure + New Filter > tap Starred.

Note:

Profile > Starred is where you can see all of your starred episodes from both subscribed and not subscribed podcasts.

Note:

User added files cannot be starred.