Auto downloading episodes

Pocket Casts can be set to automatically download new episodes as they are released. You can configure auto downloads from the following sections of the app:

Settings for Up next episodes

  1. Tap Profile
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Select Auto download
  4. Toggle up next 

Settings for all New episodes

  1. Tap Profile
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Select Auto download
  4. Toggle New episodes  
  5. Tap Choose podcast
      • then select all (podcasts subscribed to in future will be included)
      • or choose individual podcasts to auto download episodes for only those podcasts (no future podcast subscriptions will be added automatically)

Settings for Filters

  1. Tap Profile
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Select Auto download
  4. Under Filters Select All Filters 
  5. Tap select all, or tap individual filters to auto download episodes for only some filters.

Individual Podcast Settings

  1. Tap Podcasts
  2. Select a podcast
  3. Select Podcast settings
  4. Toggle Auto Download

Episode Filter Settings

  1. Tap Filters
  2. Tap an episode filters
  3. Select the top right three dot icon
  4. Tap Filter Options
  5. Toggle Auto Download
    • You can limit the number of episodes to be downloaded

If the “Only on WiFi” setting is not toggled on, you may incur significant mobile data fees and is not recommended.

Podcasts Tab

The Podcasts Tab is the main display of your current podcast subscriptions.  

You can customise how to display your subscriptions.

To customise the Podcasts view
Tap the top right icon to select from the following options:

Sort by

Sort podcasts by Podcast Name, Episode Release Date, Date Added or Drag & Drop (long press on a podcast tile to drag it to re-order)


Choose the large grid, small grid or list layouts


Choose from off – to have no badges, All unfinished – a count of unfinished episodes, or only latest episodes – an indicator for just the latest episode

Share Podcast 

  1. Choose either Select all or tap the individual podcasts you’d like to include in this list
  2. Provide a title and optionally a description
  3. When you’re done, tap the tick icon to create the share list
  4. You’ll be given a URL you can send to people (or post on social media).

An example of what these lists look like can be seen here.

Pro Tip:

Podcasts with no unplayed episodes will be moved to the bottom of the grid when sorting by Episode Release Date.

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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 three dot more menu on the top right corner
  3. Tap the share episode
  4. Select link to episode or link to current position
  5. 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:


User added files cannot be shared.