Luminary - Podcast App

Luminary - Podcast App

By Luminary Media, LLC

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2019-04-22
  • Current Version: 31.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 111.55 MB
  • Developer: Luminary Media, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.84651
From 5,642 Ratings


Luminary is a subscription podcast network with original shows from your favorite creators. The Luminary app offers access to 40+ original podcasts you won’t find anywhere else, plus the ones you already listen to and love. Download the app and subscribe to Luminary for diverse voices, important stories, and your favorite creators as you’ve never heard them before. Features to enhance your listening experience: Customized for you: Luminary offers a personalized experience, including recommendations tailored to your tastes and listening habits. Curation: Our in-house editorial team programs the app with culturally relevant content to keep you up-to-date on topics people are talking about. Continue listening: Pick up right where you left off on any podcast you’ve played recently. Originals tab: Find your favorite Luminary Originals all in one place, plus discover new ones curated by genre. Search: A robust search, with rich results including episodes and shows. Offline mode: Take your favorite podcasts on the go, in the air, or underground. Wherever you like to listen. My Shows: Collect your favorite shows in one place, get alerts for new episodes, and listen right from your home screen. Bookmark: Add individual episodes to your bookmarks, sort by dragging and dropping to listen in the order you want, and download or stream them all. Playback speed: Speed it up or slow it down. Listen to podcasts at the speed you want. Airplay: Stream podcasts to your favorite airplay-compatible and Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smart speakers, wireless headphones, and home theater systems, just to name a few. Sleep timer: Let Luminary and your favorite podcast lull you to sleep. Set the app to go to sleep in 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or smartly at the end of the episode you’re listening to. -- Information related to in-app purchases, subscriptions, and introductory free trial: Any introductory free trial offer is limited to new subscribers only. Payment for your subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of the trial period or at confirmation of purchase if you are not eligible for the trial. If you cancel before the end of the trial period, you will not be charged. You have the option to choose a monthly or a 12-month subscription. If you don't cancel before the end of the trial period, your subscription will renew automatically and your iTunes Account will be charged for a monthly subscription or for a 12 month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of the trial period. If you choose a monthly subscription it will continue to renew automatically each month and you will be charged each month plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. If you choose a 12-month subscription it will continue to renew automatically at the end of the 12-month period and you will be charged for a 12-month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. You can manage or cancel your subscription in your account settings on the App Store. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable. To see our full terms of service: To see our full privacy policy:



  • Glitchy playback and downloads

    By Bafflef
    So sad that Hear to Slay is trapped inside this glitchy garbage app. Would totally subscribe to a Patreon for that show alone just to avoid Luminary. The downloads and playback just don’t work. Pretty annoying to have to pay for a service that doesn’t even work.
  • Under The Skin with Russell Brand

    By Em Weeks
    Under the Skin with Russell Brand is the best podcast ever made and Luminary is the only place to get it!
  • MANY Interface issues

    By tzulu
    The most recent issue is 175 listings of one podcast under the “your latest episodes” section - and nothing else. A long standing issue is the inability to push to an earlier part of a podcast — the only option is to tap the :15 sec rewind button over and over and over and over and over and over.... There are better podcast options that are free.
  • Clean and easy

    By TempsOner
    Nice format. Ease of use is pretty good. Took a whole to get the hang of other features but it eventually came together. Like the emphasis on seeing the podcasts thumbnails.
  • Came for the content, stayed for the functionality

    I'm a hardcore member of the Rapapack so as soon as I got word that Michael Rapaport was moving his podcast over to Luminary, I signed up. For a long time I only had 3 podcasts I listened to on Luminary. The recent change to Apple Podcasts was the straw that broke the camel's back though. I couldn't take it for long. I switched all my podcasts over to Luminary where it isn't confusing to distinguish between what I've already listened to and what is new to me. I understand they have a lot of original content but I'm busy enough keeping up with the shows I already enjoy...I like this app even without having heard the original content. I love being able to customize the home screen of My Shows. I've got everything in groupings that are pleasing to me. There hasn't been a show I've looked up and wasn't able to find on Luminary so far. I guess my only complaint would be that the home page pushes the original shows. I'd love to be able to exclude certain things. I don't want to see Russell Brand's face every time I open Luminary. Unless some drastic change bums me out, I'm planning on keeping Luminary for the long haul.
  • You’re missing out if you don’t listen!

    By julesmodernage
    This is the best podcast around. It’s not even just about sex. It’s about female empowerment, body positivity, inclusivity, etc. Big topics but with a comedic touch from two great comedians!
  • Personal growth experience

    By drjeanneb
    This is one of the few things I do in my life that’s just for me. It’s entertainment, education, and personal growth, all in one.
  • Needs better sleep timer

    By Jkbfes
    I like Luminary a lot I think it is a very good podcast app. I love listening to podcast stories to fall asleep but also like being able to pick up at the same episode and rewind a little. The sleep timer doesn’t have a lot of options though which I think is a major downfall. A custom option on the sleep timer would be great but I would be happy with a 15 AND 20 minute timer.
  • Paid Service with twice the ads!

    Wow what a great deal. I love listening to twice the amount of ads for a service I paid $35 for! The only good podcast on here is Spooked. I wish I could have directly given Spooked $35 instead for all their episodes rather than subscribe to this app.
  • Brand new and banging

    By crackediphone4
    They also drop the price periodically, idk why but since I’ve been a member they have dropped the price. By atleast 3 bucks.