Pocket Casts supports Siri voice commands to control playback via Siri.
Trigger the Assistant by long pressing the home button / the side button, or saying ‘Hey Siri’. Once you do here are some things you can say:
‘Play [podcast name] on Pocket Casts‘ – To play the top unplayed episode from a podcast
‘Pause Pocket Casts‘ – To pause currently playing
‘Play Pocket Casts‘ – To resume currently playing
‘Skip Forward’ or ‘Skip Back’
By default the skip command will skip 15 seconds forward or backward
You can also specify your own times e.g: Skip forward 2 minutes
You can choose the siri commands available in siri shortcuts settings within the app.
Profile > Settings > Siri shortcuts
Tap on the + on the command you wish to add shortcut and follow the prompts
A shortcut can also be added to a specific podcast and a specific filter on the same page or via the filter and podcast setting itself.
These shortcuts require the Apple Shortcuts app to be installed and downloaded. Sometimes if you don’t use it, Apple might not download that to your phone, so please check that if you’re having issues.
To change your Pocket Casts Plus subscription payment frequency (monthly / yearly) we suggest you do so at the end of the current subscription period:
Cancel the current subscription – you will still have access to Pocket Casts Plus functionality until the end of the period for which you have paid
At the end of that period, Renew your subscription by choosing a payment plan.
Please note that you must cancel and renew a subscription on the same platform on which you originally subscribed.
If the subscription period has ended, your account will automatically convert to a Regular (free) Pocket Casts sync account. You can upgrade a Regular account to a Pocket Casts Plus account on any platform, at any time.
All files uploaded to your Pocket Casts cloud will be deleted if the subscription runs out (but downloaded files on your mobile devices will remain).
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.
The simplest way to add your own files is to tap the + icon in the bottom left corner of the files page.
It will open the File Manager and give you easy access to the places you’ve stored audio and video files.
Navigate to the location of your file.
Tap on the file.
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.