Luminary - Premium Podcast App

Luminary - Premium Podcast App

By Luminary Media, LLC

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2019-04-22
  • Current Version: 5.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 82.87 MB
  • Developer: Luminary Media, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 676 Ratings


Original podcast with original ideas for original people. Luminary is a premium podcast app that offers access to shows from top creators you won’t find anywhere else, plus the ones you already love. Subscribe to Premium for access to over 40 ad-free podcasts launching this year including top existing shows and compelling originals - all from giants of podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse voices. Ad-free and only on Luminary. Luminary offers the following features to enhance your listening experience: Customized for you: Luminary is focused on offering a personalized experience and customized recommendations tailored to your tastes and listening habits, helping you solve what to listen to next. Curation: Luminary has an editorial team programming the app based on topical and relevant content to target specific users. Continued listening: Pick up right where you left off and continue to listen to any podcast you have played recently, up to 40 and all from your home screen. 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. Previews: Listen to upcoming previews for podcasts before you commit, right on the home screen. Follow: Follow your favorite shows, get alerts for new episodes, and listen right from your home screen or manage in My Shows tab. Bookmark: Add individual episodes to your bookmarks, sort by dragging and dropping to listen in the order you want, and download or stream your entire bookmarks. 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 are listening to. -- Information related to in-app purchases, subscriptions, and introductory free trial: This 1 month 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. If you don’t cancel before the end of the trial period, your subscription will renew automatically and your iTunes Account will be charged $7.99 plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of the trial period. Your subscription will continue to renew automatically each month and you will be charged $7.99/month 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:



  • Terrible App

    By Ctaylor24
    The ONLY reason I will continue to pay for this apps subscription is bc of Guys we F*****. If they did not have them there is NO WAY I would pay 7.99 a month for this app. The app can’t even hold the spot that you left off in a podcast when you return to it. Additionally, often when I will click one podcast, another will play. I’ve been using this app since it came out and have tried to give it the benefit of the doubt because it’s fairly new, but it’s been too long to still have these basic problems.
  • Subpar app for paid svc

    By onthebubble
    I would gladly continue paying for luminary premium content if the app was better. But I cannot deal with the slowness of loading and the crashing anymore. You should be able to do a better job with the app with the funding you get from subscribers. It’s just not up to par right now.
  • App ruins experience- and - they are clearly not interested

    By Richnikon33
    I originally signed up to hear the Axe Files when it went behind this pay wall but quickly found that the app made it impossible to play episodes - or anything else - without a convoluted interface and so cancelled. Fast forward a number of months and took advantage of their end of year offer, imagining that they had to have fixed the app by then. Nope. Still virtually impossible to play multiple episodes of a podcast and the podcast listings are very difficult to navigate... Who could have thought up this design - did the leaders not even try their app? Truth is there is likely some good content... but who can find it? Also the list price is double its value - price should be their year-end offer. Addition - everyone gets the same canned response to reviews - clearly they dont read/are not interested in the overwhelmingly lousy reviews they get. They also hide any contact info, leadership info, etc.
  • I love this app

    By Samwise1434
    It has almost everything I want to listen to, it’s almost entirely free, the 15 second rewind and 30 second forward jump are insanely helpful, and I love how easy it is to explore, download, listen to, and save my podcasts.
  • To expensive and full of bugs

    By Boxane
    I’d love to be a luminary member but it’s waaaaay to expensive for a monthly subscription. It seems even more expensive when you see how shoddy the app is. It bums me out. I’d love to listen to Rainn Wilson and Russell Brands podcasts.
  • Great content, just buggy enough to warrant complaints

    By taylorhunsucker
    The app doesn’t save where I am in the podcasts every once in a while which really hinders mid-traffic listening. I love the content but if the app isn’t going to do the basic things a podcast app should do then I may move to a more generic app.
  • Tough to use

    By RonMexico111
    For some reason the app is unable to remember where you were if you happen to pause the episode.
  • Crashes constantly

    By remlee
    In listening to a 30-minute podcast, the app crashes on average of 4 times. Tried it out just to hear this season of Spooked, but the UX of the app is so lousy that I’m deleting it as soon as the season ends.
  • Decent podcasts, poorly executed app

    By PartiallyStars
    I downloaded this app specifically to listen to Hear to Slay and Spooked. Both are excellent podcasts and I’m happy to pay the subscription to listen to them. However, the app is so poorly made that it’s difficult to navigate and playback rarely works. For instance, this morning I had to force close the app 3 times to get an episode to play. I’m cancelling my subscription, but because of the podcasts, but because of the issues that cannot seem to be resolved in the app.
  • Not great

    By msthatch
    I got this app for a specific podcast and they subscription system is hard to navigate and the app is very glitchy. I was unable to access my account and still charged. I cancelled my subscription and have still been charged. Very frustrating because my favorite podcast moved exclusively to this app. This is an edit to my original one star review based on the excellent customer service! I probably won’t re-download the app, because I’ve had issues for a while. But it’s still nice how quickly they helped me and refunded for my issues.