From the Store description:
We love podcasts, so we made a podcatcher that is full featured and simple to use:
- CROSS PLATFORM SYNCING: Sync your subscriptions, playback and filters between Windows phones, Android and iOS, as well as Pocket Casts Web*.
- AUTO DOWNLOAD: Customise which podcasts the app will download in the background. No need to even open the app!
- UP NEXT: Listen to episodes back to back, no fumbling with your phone during your commute.
- VARIABLE SPEED: Play audio all the way from 0.5x to 2.0x.
- FILTERS: Want a list of every unplayed episode? Right here. How about sorting your episodes by custom categories? Done.
- DESIGN: We’ve paid close attention to the Windows Phone design guidelines and where the platform is heading with Windows 10. As a result Pocket Casts feels right at home on your phone.
- CONTROL: Customise the start time of your episodes to skip repetitive intros, and adjust skip intervals to suit your needs.
- REFRESH: Instantly refresh all your podcasts before other apps even have a chance to do 1! Our servers monitor your podcasts, so your phone doesn't have to.
- DISCOVER: Choose from over 200,000 podcasts. Find great new content with curated featured, currently trending and most popular podcast lists.
In short, Pocket Casts is arriving fully-featured, though note that there's no OPML import of an existing set of feeds (e.g. from OneDrive), so it relies on you either owning Pocket Casts on another platform and syncing the feeds across through the developer's server or just manually searching and adding feeds one by one. It also doesn't play video podcasts yet.
Here are some shots of Pocket Casts in action, to give you a flavour:
You can buy Pocket Casts for around £2.50 (in the UK) in the Store here. There's no trial. Comments welcome - is Pocket Casts too late to the ecosystem? Or is it just in time to get for Windows 10 and beyond?
PS. My latest podcatcher roundup (now slightly out of date) is here. And here are tips for getting more out of the Podcasts client that's built into Windows Phone 8.1 itself.