Automatically create your library by importing existing libraries from iTunes, gPodder, and other podcast clients, or create a new library by adding your own feeds. Plus, should you decide to try something else, you can take all your data with you. Stream episodes without the need for a download, or save them for offline listening or permanent archival. Vocal automatically checks for and downloads new episodes in the background, so your library is always up-to-date. Never worry about old downloads filling up your hard disk! Vocal periodically cleans your library so the freshest content is always available, while also keeping the cruft out.

Vocal alternatives

  • Clementine

  • Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. It is available for Unix-like, Windows and Mac OS X.

    tags: album-artwork album-downloader audio-cd audio-tagging built-in-tag-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • iTunes

  • iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get.

    tags: app-store-access auto-volume crossfading ibooks internet-radio
    platform: Mac OS X Windows iPhone iPad
  • Rhythmbox

  • Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop using the GStreamer media framework.

    tags: album-downloader audio-cd audio-cd-burner audio-cd-ripper internet-radio
    platform: Linux BSD
  • Pocket Casts

  • Stay up to date with all the latest podcasts (or netcasts if you're Leo) with one easy to use app. Simply add your favourite podcasts, and you'll be able to stream or download new episodes as they become available.

    tags: airplay-support auto-delete-on-listen podcast-manager podcast-player podcasting
    platform: Online Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad
  • TuneIn Radio

  • With TuneIn Radio Mobile, your mobile device becomes the radio. Take your stations and programs with you wherever you go. Listen to Pearl Jam on KROQ while working out; listen to This American Life on NPR while on a road trip. Whether you're at the gym or driving across the country, you'll never lose reception.

    tags: chromecast-support fm-radio-support internet-radio location-based music-streaming
    platform: Online Android iPhone HP webOS Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire XBMC Media Center
  • Tomahawk

  • Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player. Seamlessly jump from playing a song off your local machine, to one streaming from your other machines, to a recommendation from Spotify, to a pre-release on SoundCloud to your favorite indie band on Jamendo.

    tags: Discontinued audio-scrobbling deezer-integration extensible google-play-music-integration
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android Discontinued
  • Podcast Addict

  • With Podcast Addict, manage all your audio & video Podcasts, Radio on Demand as well as your YouTube channels and RSS News feeds from your Android device.Subscribe to your favorite podcasts using the embedded networks (5by5, ABC, AfterBuzz TV, BBC, CNN, Carolla Digital, ESPN, FrogPants, LibriVox, Nerdist, NPR, Revision3, Smodcast, Ted Talks, Twit, NPO, ...).You can also import your podcasts subscriptions from an iTunes or Google Reader OPML file, or use the embedded search engine to browse Podcasts Addict (200K podcasts) or iTunes databases (250K podcasts). »

    tags: google-reader-import integrated-search lockscreen-widget multi-language opml-export
    platform: Android Android Tablet Android Wear
  • gPodder

  • gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

    tags: Portable download-podcast gpodder.net-client podcast podcast-catcher
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Symbian S60 BSD Blackberry 10 PlayBook PortableApps.com Xfce
  • BeyondPod

  • Read RSS feeds, download and listen to podcasts/video casts directly on your phone.

    tags: built-in-player feed-reader google-reader-import netcast opml-import
    platform: Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet
  • Player FM

  • Player.fm is a podcast player you can use in your browser. A podcast is a recurring audio programme delivered over the internet. Player FM makes it easy to discover and listen to online news and views on thousands of topics.

    tags: chromecast-support offline-access opml-import podcast podcast-player
    platform: Android Android Tablet Android Wear
  • Bitlove

  • Bitlove is the fully automatic Podcast download service on P2P speed. We generate a Torrent for all media files of an RSS feed and will seed them all the time.

    tags: bittorrent download-podcast peer-to-peer podcasting torrents
    platform: Online
  • Overcast

  • Overcast is a powerful yet simple iPhone podcast player.

    tags: create-playlist offline-access podcast podcast-catcher podcast-client
    platform: Online iPhone iPad Apple Watch
  • Apple Podcasts

  • Podcasts is an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what's hot right now. Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloud keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in-sync across all your devices, computers, and Apple TV. »

    tags: airplay-support apple-tv icloud-sync offline-access podcast
    platform: iPhone iPad
  • Downcast

  • Download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device without the need to sync with iTunes.

    tags: airplay-support chromecast-support opml-import podcast podcast-catcher
    platform: Mac OS X iPhone iPad
  • Stitcher Radio

  • Listen on demand to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows on your phone or tablet. Discover interesting episodes and amazing listening from over 25,000 shows. Change the way you listen to radio.

    tags: news podcasting radio-player podcast-catcher podcast-manager
    platform: Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire