In the meantime ask the podcast author if they support encoding your username and password into the feed URL itself, and if so you may be able to use it in our app, by adding it through the custom import screen.
If you want to make it easy for your listeners to add a podcast to their Pocket Casts on Android or iOS, you should consider giving them a direct Pocket Casts link to your show.To do this, open the show in Pocket Casts, and choose to share the podcast, you'll be able to email yourself a URL that opens directly into the app, with your podcast front and center:
We also have images you can use on your website
Here's an example of how to use the small one:
You're more than welcome to either link directly to our images, or host them yourself
Friends, countrymen...you over there, YES YOU. Gather around Pocket casts 3.4 is out!
Firstly the list of things we like to call "Hey Rusty, fix the bugs you lazy swine":
To set up syncing, use the 'Setup Sync...' option in the left pull out menu. Once setup all your podcast subscriptions will be securely stored in the cloud. As you play episodes, we'll also sync where you're up to so you never have to lose your place again. We also sync any playlists you create on your device, so you'll have access to those everywhere as well.
If you get a new phone, simply sign back in to syncing, and all your podcasts and episodes will be restored to your device. You can setup syncing on as many Android devices as you own.
Note: Episodes you've listened to in Pocket Casts before you signed up for syncing won't be synced to other devices.
Also on some Samsung phones you need to turn on lock screen security for the controls to show up. You can do this in the phone settings -> "Security and lock screen" -> "Screen lock". Choose a screen lock such as pattern or pin and the controls should then appear.
You cannot manually sort a Smart playlist (beyond oldest to newest or vice versa), however you cAN manually sort a Manual playlist using long-press-and-drag.
To create a Manual playlist, identify an individual, podcast episode. Tap on it once. You will be taken to the episode description page; toward the top are four icons: a plus sign, a star, a share icon, and a circle with a checkmark.
Click on the icon. That will open "Add to playlist..." Since this is your first Manual playlist, type in a name and say ok. You can do the same again to add as many episodes as you like, but you don't have to keep creating playlists, the app will show you the names of the ones you already have.
Once you've assembled several items in the new Manual playlist, you can open it and use long-press-and-drag to move the podcasts into the order of your choice.
Alternatively if you find a feed in your browser, tapping it should prompt you to use our app to open it.
In the place where you've told Pocket Casts to store your podcasts, there will be a 'custom_episodes' folder. Copy any audio/video files in here that you wish to play in our app. The next time you open the app and refresh it, you'll find a Custom Episodes image in your podcast list, with all your episodes in it.
N.B. Pocket Casts will only pick up files in this folder, not any sub-folders you drop in there.
If that doesn't work and you know how to copy files to your phone, copy your opml file into the PocketCasts -> opml_import folder. Next open the Pocket Casts settings, go to 'Import & Export' and tap the import button.
We are hoping to be added to the 3rd Party section in Tasker but until we do here is the long way.
When you are adding an action choose "Misc" and next "Send Intent". Below is a list of the names you can type in the "Action" field to interact with Pocket Casts.
Play the podcast episode that is currently paused in Pocket Casts.
Pause the podcast episode.
Stop playing the podcast episode.
Play the next episode in the playlist.
Play the previous episode in the playlist.
Jump forward x number of seconds.
Jump backward x number of seconds.
Refresh podcast episodes and sync updates. This can be handy if you want to setup your auto downloads to trigger at a certain time.