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Best Podcast Apps for Windows 10

Podcasts are an excellent source of entertainment and information. You can find a great podcast that covers just about any topic or genre of media. You can listen to those podcasts on a plethora of podcast players, but these are the six best on Windows 10.

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Podcast feeds can become personalized lists of content just for you. To a lesser extent, the podcast application that's best for you is personal. Some of the most important features for a podcast application are access to the library of content that you want, and the ability to listen on all of your devices, including your Windows 10 PC. All of these apps are free except for Grover Pro, and there's a free version of that app called Grover Podcast (opens in new tab). You can use the free versions to check if the specific podcasts you want are available on each specific app.

When it comes to syncing across devices, Pocket Casts (opens in new tab) and Spotify (opens in new tab) are your best options. They're available on Windows 10 as well as the web, iOS, and Android. They also both support cross-device syncing so you can start a podcast on one device and finish it on another.

If you want a native UWP application that's reminiscent of Groove Music's design, then you should check out Grover Pro (opens in new tab). This app has been in the Microsoft Store for years and has a design that UWP loyalists and former- or current- Windows 10 Mobile users will love. Grover Pro isn't on iOS and Android, so it's an option for users who want to listen to podcasts on just their PCs or that don't need to pick up where they left off on their phone or other devices.

Audio accessories

If you're going to listen to podcasts on your PC, you're going to want to hear them well. Here are some great options for enhancing your audio.

Bose Companion 2 Series III

Bose Companion 2 Series III (Image credit: Bose)

Bose Companion 2 Series III (opens in new tab) ($99 at Amazon)

This is a solid set of speakers that can still fill the room with sound even though they are in a relatively small package.

Creative Pebble 2.0

Creative Pebble 2.0 (opens in new tab) ($20 at Newegg)

Creative's Pebble 2.0 speakers are small USB-powered units that are best suited for desktop and laptop PCs. While compact, they produce some pretty good audio considering the price.

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 render

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 (opens in new tab) ($133 at Amazon)

The Backbeat Pro 2 from Plantronics has a lot going for it. It puts out great sound, has long battery life, and is comfortable.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.