I am looking for a better solution to listening to podcasts than the hodgepodge I have now. Unfortunately there seems to be a dizzying array of options but no clear leaders to evaluate.
I use Inoreader for RSS feed management and really like its feature set and workflow. I have no intention of changing this out for another tool so I'm looking for something that compliments it. While it supports podcast subscription and listening from the web interface, the mobile clients don't support audio media.
Minimally I want to...
- subscribe to and manage podcasts from the web.
- listen to podcasts from my Android phone and tablet.
- have read states for all feeds synced across devices.
- pre-load media while on WiFi so I don't use mobile data for huge downloads.
Ideally I would also like to...
- set a sleep timer to halt playback if no input received during a predefined period.
- to add one-off media links that are not feeds to my listen queue.
- not contend with a bunch of superfolous features.
- integrate with Inoreader so I can manage subsriptions from one place.
I'm willing to spend a few dollars for the Android client side of things if a really good solution exists. I tried Podcast Republic but feed management was a nightmare and it doesn't sync states between devices.