When comparing BeyondPod vs Podcast Addict, the Slant community recommends Podcast Addict for most people. In the question“What are the best podcast apps for Android?” Podcast Addict is ranked 2nd while BeyondPod is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose Podcast Addict is:
For those that would like to try out the app or don't mind advertisements in their apps there is a [free version available for download](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bambuna.podcastaddict).
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Pro Smart Playlists
BeyondPod has the ability to create playlists based on usage, making for an easy way to group content of similar tastes.
Pro Playback speeds
You can change the speed of playback. (Paid)
Pro Per podcast settings
You can set each podcast to have different settings: Download settings, authentication, sort order, playback speed, volume boost and more.
Pro Easy to add podcasts
It's very easy to search through published podcasts or add a podcast feed by URL.
Pro Organize by category
You can create categories and add podcasts to them. This makes it easy to tap and play a specific genre, to have smart lists prioritize certain categories and keep yourself organized.
Pro Clean look
The app uses material design without a lot of clutter.
Pro Quick to play
Every screen lists downloaded podcasts, making it easy to tap and play. The rest of the download episodes, or episodes in the category you are in, are automatically queued. Other podcast apps will show you a list of podcasts for which there may be episodes downloaded, if you tap into them.
Pro Filter episodes
You can filter any episode view: audio, video, downloaded, unfinished, not played and favorites.
Pro Chromecast support
Users can cast their podcasts to Chromecast compliant devices easily with the built in Chromecast function of BeyondPod. This makes a great tool for those that don't want to have to use another app or service on their other devices as the podcasts can just be streamed to them from the users phone, where all their synced podcasts reside.
Pro Free ad supported version available
For those that would like to try out the app or don't mind advertisements in their apps there is a free version available for download.
Pro Import OPML
For networks out there that offer an OPML for their entire list of shows, users can import that full list, making an easy way to get an entire networks listings.
Pro A lot of features
The app provides a lot of features, adjustments, and settings.
Pro Built in playlist shuffle feature
While not on by default users can go into the players settings to allow for a shuffle feature of all podcasts in the users playlist.
Pro Chromecast support
Chromecast is supported for those that want to stream their podcasts to a Chromecast compliant device.
Pro Automatically creates play queue
When you play an episode from the Downloaded list, it makes a queue of all episodes for continuous play.
Pro Radio Streaming
Con Slightly convoluted design
There is a left slide out menu, and right slide out play list, the play screen, and the default episode list screen. It's hard to exactly place yourself in the app because it's designed to easily let you jump from one place to another.
Con Cannot play episodes with subscribing
To download a podcast or stream with regular controls you must be subscribed to the podcast. You can sample stream episode on the subscribe screen.
Con Features locked behind paywall
Users must purchase the full version to get Chromecast casting, changeable playback speeds as well as other features.
Con Design is hum-drum and cluttered
The UI is a bit boring and cluttered when compared to PocketCasts.