Owner of WordPress buys Pocket Casts

We’re excited to announce that Pocket Casts will be joining Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. More than 80M people in the US listen to a podcast weekly, and this critically acclaimed podcast app makes it easier for fans to discover podcasts and customize their listening experience. Pocket Casts has been recognized by The New York Times, WIRED, The Verge, and other top publications for its exquisite design and user-friendly features… More here.

Pocket Casts does seem to be moved around a bit which is a shame because, for me, it is easily the best podcasts app available, and it works exceptionally well on the Apple Watch as well. Hopefully it won’t change too much.