Pocket Casts, one of the most popular podcasts apps for Android, has had a series of small updates over the past couple of weeks. The latest update, version 6.2.3rd for those keeping score at home, brings a wide range of bug fixes to the app. The developer, Shifty Jelly, has fixed an issue with the widget for the app on the OnePlus 2, fixed the lock screen skip buttons on Android 4.4 phones and addressed an issue with the podcast artwork flashing. If you use Pocket Casts and have been impacted by one or more of these issues, this is the update you need to get from the Play Store.
Another issue that was addressed was double Chromecasting notifications. They have attempted to address this issue but in the release notes, Shifty Jelly indicates that it is still possible you will get the default Android notification. If you do, you can disable that in the settings on your phone or tablet.
If you haven’t checked out Pocket Casts yet, you can read my review of it as it is my go-to for podcasts. It auto-updates your podcast subscriptions, has a great search feature to find new content, and
will delete content after you have listened to it to free up space on your phone. It works with both Android phones and tablets and there is a separate web player if you want to purchase that separately. The app itself is $3.99 for life (not a subscription) and in my view, well worth it.
To get details and to download, head over to the Play Store. For those who have the app installed, look for the update to hit your phone over the next few days.