Android Headset Controllers

Recently, I purchased a pair of Apple Earpods for my Samsung Galaxy S3, having lost the headphones bundled with the phone. However, these headset's remotes/mic don't seem to be working.

The problem is, I cannot double press to skip tracks while listening to podcasts on Pocketcasts or even use the volume buttons. I've tried downloading "headset controller" apps on the Play Store that claim to implement these functions regardless of the headset, but none seem to work.

This is frustratingly inconvenient, so I was wondering if there was a solution I might've overlooked. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.