Pocket Casts Web Player v2

over 5 years ago from , Designer at Pocket Casts (Shifty Jelly)

Hey all!

For the last 6-12 months we've been busy working on this huuuge update to our Pocket Casts Web Player. We've completely redesigned and rebuilt the product from the ground up, it's faster and full of new features like a companion mac app, Up Next queue and a new dark theme.

I'm really excited to finally share the beta and start getting some feedback, especially from any other big podcast nerds here in the DN community.

If you're interested in jumping into the beta you'll find all the info you need here: https://blog.shiftyjelly.com/2017/09/25/web-player-2-0-beta/

Cheers! Chris


  • Kevin OliveiraKevin Oliveira, over 5 years ago

    Been using Pocket Casts on Android/Android Auto for some time and more recently in the web player. Glad to see the ongoing efforts!

    Easily one of my favorite apps, such an elegant user experience.

    4 points
  • Richel TongRichel Tong, over 5 years ago

    Feels like Spotify with the dark UI, but I'm not complaining ;)

    Would've loved to see more process, new vs old, specific call outs to improvements, etc.

    1 point
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago
    1 point
  • Pierre B.Pierre B., over 5 years ago

    I use the web player daily and have been wondering for a while if you had stopped developping it. This new version looks really nice. Thanks a lot Chris and team!

    1 point
    • Chris Martin, over 5 years ago

      Yeah we're such a small team that these things can take a while, glad you're enjoying the new one :)

      0 points
  • Falko JosephFalko Joseph, over 5 years ago

    Looking forward to using it! Use this app across all of my devices on a daily basis.

    Edit: tested it & looks great. :)

    1 point
  • Marc Olivier LapierreMarc Olivier Lapierre, over 5 years ago

    Awesome! I was hoping you guys were working on a new version :) Looks great, especially the dark theme.

    1 point
  • Yen LaiYen Lai, over 5 years ago

    Super nice work.

    Are you dynamically pulling the color values from the podcast artwork and using it as the accent color on the controls?

    PS, I use the app on my phone, and chose it simply because it was the nicest looking app. Thanks for all the work.

    1 point
    • Chris Martin, over 5 years ago

      Thanks Yen! Yeah we pull the colour from the artwork, most of the time it works well but occasionally we end up with some "questionable" colours. Still working on it ;)

      0 points
  • Steve SunderlandSteve Sunderland, over 5 years ago

    Hey Guys, I love Pocket Casts! The new design is pretty rad, but where are my stars? Also, the desktop app isn't working for me (10.11.6).

    0 points
  • Jamie Diamond, over 5 years ago

    Ooh. A big update from my most-used app. Great thanks for all your work. Will see how well this does.

    0 points
  • Cole RobertsCole Roberts, over 5 years ago

    Looks excellent! I've been using Pocket Casts for quite a while now and the companion Mac app is a welcome addition. Thanks for releasing this!

    0 points