It’s time to upgrade from the Apple Podcasts app.
I get it. Apple’s default podcast app is easy. It’s preinstalled, it’s free, and it gets the job done. But if you stick with what’s easy, you’re not only letting Dumbledore down, you’re missing out on some amazing apps.
I tested eight of the most popular podcast apps on iOS, including Apple Podcasts, and ranked each on three criteria: their visual aesthetic, the features they offer, and how easy it is to discover new podcasts within the app.
Here’s how they stacked up:
Watch the full video above to find out why you should be using Pocket Casts, Overcast, or Castro instead of Apple Podcasts.
What’s your iOS podcast app of choice? Do you agree with our rankings? Let us know in the comments.