There are tons of podcast apps out there that will let you listen to your favorite shows, but very few sit on top of that mountain as a truly quality app. Xavier Guillemane’s Podcast & Radio Addict—commonly just called “Podcast Addict” because radio, seriously?
This app does a lot of the same things as other podcast apps like Stitcher: you can find hundreds of active and inactive podcasts, subscribe to them, add RSS feeds if a podcast doesn’t pop up in search, listen to live episodes, and check audio and video shows.
What puts Podcast Addict over the top is it that you can listen to a podcast’s entire archive dating back years. This is in contrast to some podcast and streaming radio apps that only allow for you to check out a show a few episodes back or just the very recent stuff.
As for the interface, there’s nothing special here. It’s very straight forward to where you should be able to find and enjoy whatever you want to and add RSS feeds if the podcast you’re seeking isn’t there. It’s not barebones ugly, but it is barebones efficient. Podcast Addict doesn’t do a lot of extra things for a medium where you only need to subscribe, unsubscribe, and listen. It’s very effective in that respect.
While it doesn’t have the visual flair of Stitcher—it’s actually more on the end of say a comic book viewer and Tune In—but it does exactly what needs to be done and isn’t sluggish, distracting, or an utter eyesore. There is a paid version available for $2.99, but the free version doesn’t take anything away. There are ads at the bottom and sometimes these ads do pop up over the player. RATING: 4/5