Podcast Player APK

Version 6.8.0-201112063.r61abafa - com.podcast.podcasts
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APP Information

Download Version 6.8.0-201112063.r61abafa (201112063)
Apk Size14.18 MB
App DeveloperCastBox.FM
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packagecom.podcast.podcasts.apk
Website http://castbox.fm

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App Description

Podcast Player is podcast,podcasts,news,magazines,player, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.5 by 8 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit CastBox.FM website who developed it. com.podcast.podcasts.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 6.8.0-201112063.r61abafa Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 11243+ times on store. You can also download com.podcast.podcasts APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

★ 🎊Most Entertaining of Best Apps 2016 by Google Play ★

★ 🏆Winner of Google Demo Day 2016 Women's Edition- Judges Choice Award ★

★ 👍Google Play Editor Featured for 135 Countries ★

Castbox: Best App for all podcast and radio. 
We got everything you want (audio books FM music streaming) for free.

Including free music streaming, podcast for android free, FM transfer. Good contents with audio books free, rss video player.

Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/castbox.fm
Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Castbox_FM

★ Categories of Podcast 340 thousands podcasts for free 

EDUCATION podcast - Top educational podcasts like Ted Talks help you get insight in technology, psychology and history.

NEWS podcast - Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from radio sources such as BBC and from media all over the world.

MUSIC podcast – Easy access to free songs offered by famous radio and FM channels. Diversified classical piano episodes or modern guitar music within.

COMEDY podcast - Funny videos and audios like talk Shows, stupid questions and jokes help release your stress.

INTEREST podcast - See your daily horoscope? Catch up with the latest fashion news? Get hottest game information? All ready for you!

RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY podcast - For better sleep, here to indulge in Bible stories, buddhist meditation or Islamic audio before bedtime.

KIDS & FAMILY podcast - Storynory actors read myths, fairy tales for family time. Here are selected bedtime stories and audiobook for kids. 

★ Categories of Radio 70 thousands radio stations for free 

POP Music Radio - Including pop, chanson, lounge and love songs etc. Such as Glee Radio, Music and songs from the famous TV show. 

ROCK Music Radio - Like the popular station from .977 with hits and chart-peakers. All the songs you need to keep up to date with the hottest hits!

Country Music Radio - Including Kickin' Country and Front Porch. Your lifestyle, your music! Country and Bluegrass.

ELECTRO Music Radio - As KCRW Music said, Online radio station from the US west coast that is simply cult, with a taste for romantic music and radio itself and the now legendary show "Morning Becomes Eclectic".

INTERNATIONAL Music Radio - Top Radio stations for all countries and languages, like Radio Padova with Italian songs and Panda FM with Spanish Songs.

Other famous Radios cover JAZZ, FOLK, RAP, R’N’B, CLASSICAL Music, DANCE and CHRISTMAS (k love). Besides, we also have AMBIENT, INDIE, HITS, NOSTALGIA Music.

★ 10 Features of Castbox 

1. Discover and subscribe 340,000+ podcast content. Listen to 70,000+ radio stations for free.
340,000+ podcasts group into 16 categories, everyone can find his/her favorite podcast.

2. Offer podcasts and Radio from 30+ countries & languages
Global famous podcasts and radios all in one: For foreign podcasts/radios.

3. Download episodes mp3 file you like for free
Download podcast mp3 you like in Castbox without any additional cost and limitation.

4. Control playing from multiple widgets
Control your podcast/radio playing from widget, notification center, lock screen, headphone and Bluetooth.

5. Customize your own playlist
Build up your own customized playlist for different scenes and moods.

6. Support OPML import/export
Easily transfer podcasts from/to iOS devices and mainstream RSS readers.

7. Share podcast with your friends
One-step sharing episode URL with/without play location to enjoy entertainment with your friends

8. Switch between light/dark themes
Both dark and light themes are ready for you to choose, perfectly fits your location and mood at the moment.

9. Set Sleep timer
Sleep timer for seconds/minutes/hours time unit according to your need. 

10. Ads-Free version purchase available
Spending only $4.99, you can get your Ad Free version Castbox

App ChangeLog

  • Good to see you here, podcast fans!
  • We also improved the overall reliability to present you with better listening experience.
  • Leave us your reviews and feedback, it means a lot to us.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

disable your screen lock
Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. For example, the phone disables the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enables the keylock when the call is finished.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Chelsea Richey-avatar

    Chelsea Richey


    I like the user options, you can go forward or backwards at different intervals, (15 sec, 20, 30, 1 min, etc) play podcasts at different speeds (slower or faster), hide podcasts (i.e. ones you've already listened to). I also like that I can pause/play from the drop down on my phone. -1 star because the app crashes fairly often and I have to close and restart it. I'm not sure why this happens, but it is consistently happening with different phones.

  2. Dusty T.-avatar

    Dusty T.


    windows I have used this app for some time now and have found all the podcasts I've looked for so far. The only issue I have is, for some reason, anywhere between 30-45 minutes into any podcast I'm listening to, it will freeze. I have to force stop the app and open it back up again for it to pick up where I left off. Other than that, great app.

  3. Neon Euc-avatar

    Neon Euc


    windows 10 Brilliant podcast. Remembers where you last left off playing on your podcasts. Listened to about 2 different ones, closed the app, opened the app and both podcast continued where I left off. Also once the podcast is finished, it fades out so you know you listened to all if it. Handy for when you back track a few episodes. Only problem is the favourites don't work. Go to add fav episodes and no option to find them. Would be nice if it had tick next to them to know it's been listed as a favourite

  4. Kam The Man-avatar

    Kam The Man


    wordpress I keep recieving an "unknown error" which results in the app freezing up and continuous playing audio I cannot pause or stop even if I close the app. After closing the app the podcast will still play. The only way for me to fix is to restart my phone. This app used to work for me and was excellent.

  5. Ashley Fisher-avatar

    Ashley Fisher


    online Great app, I use it everyday, its free, there are ads. Can get just about every podcast I've looked for, only complaints are the updating of cast is sometimes delayed to when they are released and with certain casts it takes a few minutes for it to load to stat playing but others start right away, not sure if this is an app problem or possibly the specific cat its self. All and all a great app.

  6. Michael Richardson-avatar

    Michael Richardson


    iphone Glitches everytime I use it. It's worse when in airplane mode, however even when using wifi or cellular network the app stops playing the podcast and freezes. The result it having to close and then reopen the app and start the process again. Infuriating. Would not recommend 😠

  7. Chris Murphy-avatar

    Chris Murphy


    alexa A convenient way to listen to my favourite podcasts in one place :) thank you. I only knocked over star off because sometimes it shows older episodes in the list of episodes for a particular podcast and they aren't actually available. A small thing but overall very happy :)

  8. Emily Struthers-avatar

    Emily Struthers


    mac This app uses up a ton of data even when only listening to pre-downloaded podcasts. It seems that the video ads that play silently in the background are the likely culprit. I'm going to need to find another app so I don't use so much data on ads, so frustrating!

  9. William Hutchison-avatar

    William Hutchison


    app Wow, I never thought I'd use a different podcast application until I ran across this one and now I'm using this one the majority of the time. The layout is fantastic and never stops or freezes up plus my subscriptions update immediately. Sticking with this one for a while!

  10. andrew burchett-avatar

    andrew burchett


    sonos App now has ads that stop you from doing anything for a specific amount of time. Happens every time you select anything. You spend half your time waiting and closing ads. Didn't use to be like this. I'm currently looking for a different app for my podcast listening.

  11. Mg M-avatar

    Mg M


    Ould have started with 4 stars but headed for 1. I'm moving on to try others. This started good but after a few weeks couldnt even load the app without ad needing my interaction to advance the menu. Poor marketing concept (typ. IT thinking) but good for me opens the door to their competition.

  12. Dan Dillon-avatar

    Dan Dillon


    Tracking doesn't work, sends you back to earlier in an episode. Same with the skip 30 seconds button. And doesn't keep track of where you left off. Wish there was another app.

  13. haydi sherif-avatar

    haydi sherif


    I loved it so much! It's simple, easy, convenient, and can easily be used offline. Simply amazing! I also found a great variety in podcasts and topics. I found all the podcasts I searched for whether Arabic or English.

  14. WNYJackson-avatar



    Loved it for over 3 years. Recently however, ads begin to play in midsentence of a podcast without warning. Can't skip forward past the ads. Its very intrusive and disrupts the listening experience. Will be looking for a replacement app.

  15. NewVenari-avatar



    Anytime I answer a call, my podcast disappears, requiring me to open the app again and pressing Play again, rather than having the shortcut on my lock screen stay there like it does during use. EDIT: changed the battery saver settings and now it works perfectly after answering a call.

  16. Masako Abney-avatar

    Masako Abney


    Great, but one of podcast I subscribe suddenly stop playing every 10 to 20 min. Play button doesn't work. Need to go back to the home page and reload. Annoying.

  17. Dawn Winn-avatar

    Dawn Winn


    Moto Z4: Of the 4 audio apps I always use this. Easy with lots of content. Although, at times it freezes, stops playing &/or will not play or respond. I do wonder if it's actually the Moto.

  18. Juanita Carlson-avatar

    Juanita Carlson


    Love the variety of podcasts, without needing a subscription. I also love that I can download the episodes and listen to them when i don't have mobile service!

  19. Ryan Beal-avatar

    Ryan Beal


    Only worked for a few episodes... Then it stopped working and never played anything again. After thinking it was my network or something i tried many times, and even tho ads would load, the podcast would never play.

  20. Cheryl Rice-avatar

    Cheryl Rice


    I get extremely frustrated when I can't download something to listen to and have to use my data to listen. You also don't have a way to search downloadable only

  21. Bad Beverly Arana-avatar

    Bad Beverly Arana


    So far, so good. It freezes occasionally when I'm trying to change podcasts, but it fixes with a restart.

  22. Ian-avatar



    Good when it works. When i listen to any podcast as soon as a add pops up it stops playing the podcast. Then i have to wait 40+ secs for it to buffer and play again

  23. David Oberstadt-avatar

    David Oberstadt


    Some good features, but it sometimes stopped, inconsistently saved my place, and often did not pause when I pressed the Pause button.

  24. Jose Martinez-avatar

    Jose Martinez


    Podcast has a little of everything for everyone. Just listen to the explanations of each cast and there is something that will Intrigue you.

  25. Dee Swizzle-avatar

    Dee Swizzle


    It just stops playing every now and then, and the ads that show up pretty much every time you open it are so annoying.

  26. Judith Davis-avatar

    Judith Davis


    I love that this app gives so many choices of topics. I can't imagine there isn't something for everyone. I like to go to bed and listen to the episodes.

  27. Jordan Graf-avatar

    Jordan Graf


    I love it :) I love listing to podcasts while I'm doing my work. Its like having company, but without the company haha 😄

  28. Helena Lee-avatar

    Helena Lee


    Have been enjoying using it. Easy to use, lots of Podcasts to choose from.

  29. Justin Guarino-avatar

    Justin Guarino


    This app os great and I like this app but the problem thing is that it has too many adds but at least it has no offline restriction of this podcast.

  30. Alan Edelman-avatar

    Alan Edelman


    Starts with ad you can't turn off but usable, nothing special. Probably steals your info and your shorts.

  31. Marc Daguerre-avatar

    Marc Daguerre


    The excessive ads are bothersome. As I'm listening to podcasts they mute several brief moments as the ads change.

  32. Carol Smith-avatar

    Carol Smith


    Easy to use. Found the very new podcast I wanted to listen to with no problems.

  33. Aero Dynamic-avatar

    Aero Dynamic


    Pretty nice app. Would much rather have ad banner at bottom of screen than pop-ups covering podcast currently playing.

  34. The DrillMaster-avatar

    The DrillMaster


    Constant troubles loafing. However, when a podcast does load, it works well.

  35. vanessa vela-avatar

    vanessa vela


    I really love this app but i just got a new phone and all of my podcast that i had were removed. If theres a way to get all this back that would be great.

  36. Mel Canfield-avatar

    Mel Canfield


    Works great!! Got all the stations I like listening to.

  37. Beau Denison-avatar

    Beau Denison


    This app allows me to listen to audio and is a good Apple Podcast alternative if your an android-only user looking for a podcast app.

  38. Sam West-avatar

    Sam West


    First podcast I try and play gives me: Error "Unknown error". Thanks for the useless error message

  39. Patrick Lu-avatar

    Patrick Lu


    Good overall. Sometimes the app hangs while the audio plays though. It's hard to pause the podcast within killing the app

  40. Joel Dunkley-avatar

    Joel Dunkley


    Love the simplicity of this App and settings to make it suit what you want. Brilliant!

  41. Alex Baa Moore-avatar

    Alex Baa Moore


    Easy to use and great for keeping up to date with my favourite podcasts

  42. Clint Hornsby-avatar

    Clint Hornsby


    Rubbish. Keeps cutting out half way through playing. Pain in the arse to reset.

  43. Big Red-avatar

    Big Red


    To many ads. The ads will also play over podcast audio.

  44. Stefano-avatar



    Why does there need to be a notification ding when we start and pause podcasts? Incredibly annoying.

  45. samuraioates-avatar



    It's been easy to use and a wide selection of stuff to browse though

  46. Beverly - Beverly-avatar

    Beverly - Beverly


    I love the variety but wish more recent news podcast were available.

  47. madelon galland-avatar

    madelon galland


    Keeps podcasts organized and picks up where I left off!

  48. Suriani Vehosalmi-avatar

    Suriani Vehosalmi


    Love it... Only issue, it stop after a while... No idea what the problem

  49. Susan Dunigan-avatar

    Susan Dunigan


    Loved this podcast! Love Julia and the questions you asked. Highly recommended.

  50. Lubna Touqan-avatar

    Lubna Touqan


    Easy to use and not demanding on the storage.

  51. Setter Meadows LLC-avatar

    Setter Meadows LLC


    It constantly shuts down and resets. Rather annoying

  52. Denise McMullin-avatar

    Denise McMullin


    I really enjoy this. It's nice to hear stories while you are doing other things.

  53. Tara Clark-avatar

    Tara Clark


    Great podcasts with very little buffering.

  54. Andrew Oness-avatar

    Andrew Oness


    best,easy to use. best mixes i've ever heard

  55. Kasey Owen-avatar

    Kasey Owen


    Awesome, huge variety. Always something to listen to

  56. Tim N-avatar

    Tim N


    Intrusive ads every time you try to do anything

  57. Adrian Peters-avatar

    Adrian Peters


    It's free and there are some pretty good podcasts on here.

  58. Peter Kioni-avatar

    Peter Kioni


    Great so far. I can access all my preferred podcasts

  59. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Lots of choices and so easy to use.

  60. Ray Reynolds-avatar

    Ray Reynolds


    Great app. Well laid out and useful index

  61. 63brokenangel-avatar



    A very dependable app for listening to

  62. Trevor Leslie-avatar

    Trevor Leslie


    Great, but too many ads

  63. ronny tucker-avatar

    ronny tucker


    Friend of mine told me of this. So I downloaded loaded you folks. I have really enjoyed it. Still looking around. But so far really great.

  64. EMILY NGUYEN-avatar



    Thank you so much for this app which within has taught me so much lessons than what 've learnt my entire life. Thank you guys!!!

  65. Comander Kiw1-avatar

    Comander Kiw1


    Overall solid, a bug here or there

  66. Sarah Fletcher-avatar

    Sarah Fletcher


    Easy to use and so many options.

  67. Flexx 26-avatar

    Flexx 26


    Easy to look up and listen to very limited commercials

  68. Darren O'Brien-avatar

    Darren O'Brien


    Not sure what happened with this app but recently it has stopped automatically downloading my subscribed podcasts. It also has stopped deleting my played podcasts. I've checked the settings to no avail. And the playback speed is impossible to set. Might be replacing it with something that works very soon if issues are not resolved

  69. hello stacy-avatar

    hello stacy


    I want to love it, but it's very buggy. Trying to use on a Note 9 and gen 1 and 2 chromecasts. The UI is excellent. It's very frustrating to use however, bc it doesn't work. The 30 sec fast forward, restarts the episode, the queue doesn't auto play. The swipe down app (I don't know what you call that) those buttons do nothing. It keeps freezing and I can't tell if it's disconnected. I keep uncasting and reconnecting but no luck . It works 10% of the time I click something, maybe, generously.

  70. Carlos Rivera-avatar

    Carlos Rivera


    Too aggressive withe the ads. It will take over your phone too often. It's frustrating. Let's say you are listening to a podcast and need to use your phone to pay, you can't use until the ads dissappear. Same if you need your phone to access something or while browsing podcasts. It wasn't like this before. I deleted it.

  71. Christina DeMott-avatar

    Christina DeMott


    Great app, I've tried other podcast players and they never do all that I want. Pros, This one lets you choose if you want to listen oldest to newest or vice versa. You can mark a podcast as played and hide ones you've already listened to. Cons, podcasts aren't marked played across devices, not a problem unless you switch phones. Some content is exclusive to other podcast apps, but that's not the players fault.

  72. Mallory [Conran] Smith-avatar

    Mallory [Conran] Smith


    I really liked this player at first. I especially like how it increases the volume of some podcasts that are normally too quiet if you listen to them online. However, lately it keeps pausing like every 60 seconds while I'm listening and it's really frustrating because the reason I listen to podcasts is so I can listen while I'm doing other things, and it really slows me down when I have to keep stopping what I'm doing to hit play.

  73. Marilynn Lester-avatar

    Marilynn Lester


    Easy to set uyp. Selections are nicely categorized.

  74. Sita Marie-avatar

    Sita Marie


    I didnt get a single podcast to load smoothly any selection i made i was forced to load their advertisement first, hopefully close it but more often opened the webpage. Then the podcast wouldnt load for another minuete, tried three different podcasts before uninstalling this garbage. Never have i ever had such a headache trying to use a podcast player.

  75. Nathan Jefferies-avatar

    Nathan Jefferies


    Pretty good, it has my favourite layout and design of all the podcast apps I've tried. However, it is missing reviews of podcasts, which would be very helpful to find good shows. Also, the status/player bar in Notifications is frequently non-functional - I have to go into the app to press play/pause. And I have occasional issues where, upon pressing play on a new episode, the previous episode/show will start playing instead and it can't be stopped without force closing the app.

  76. George Chiang-avatar

    George Chiang


    Aggressive Ads, used to be fine with it until sometimes podcasts can't even stop playing... Switching Apps, starting another app, none of these will stop the playing podcast. Closing the App won't even stop it. I've restarted my phone a few times to stop it until I got tired of it and switched to Google's App.

  77. Hemon Dey-avatar

    Hemon Dey


    It was working fine before, but the latest update wears my battery down significantly and my phone gets hot even though it's only playing the podcast. It continues to do this even after the app is closed, a phone reboot is needed to return to normal battery consumption. Very disappointing from what would previously have been a pretty decent app.

  78. Abdur-Raqeeb MacPhail-avatar

    Abdur-Raqeeb MacPhail


    Really poor controls! Not intuitive and navigation is really frustrating. Turning casts off is extremely annoying: recently was listening to a cast on a subscribed channel. I deleted my subscription but it kept playing with no way to stop it. I even started another show and had 2 audios. I had to wait for the 1st cast to complete b4 I could listen to anything else. Controls aside it has the potential to be good as quality of the casts is very good. Might have to change to another app though...

  79. esra argeso-avatar

    esra argeso


    Very happy, I can find any radio I want

  80. Joshua Meshberger-avatar

    Joshua Meshberger


    When I got this app a couple of years ago, it was fine. Worked perfectly until a while ago, when my podcasts would just randomly crash. I would have to go and restart it only to find out that it also lost the place and would have to find where I was before it crashed. Now, this would be bearable if it was occasional, but it happens constantly. In a single hour it will happen 3-4 times. On top of that I typically listen when driving so I'm just screwed then.

  81. Justin Baker-avatar

    Justin Baker


    This APP is really glitchy, especially in areas with poor cell reception. When you hit play, there is no way to tell if the app is attempting to load the podcast or if its unable to load the podcast. So you just sit there wondering what will happen. On top of that, the advertisements are terrible. Press play? That's a full page add with a tiny X button. Press pause? That's another full page add. Switch to your home screen and then open the app again? That's another full page add! Consistent banners would have been fine but this level of intrusive adds is just scummy. I guess they are trying to get people to buy the full version by advertising harassment. But there is no way anyone should spend money on a poorly designed and buggy app.

  82. M Donovan-avatar

    M Donovan


    This is a great, easy to navigate app, and the available podcasts have what I want. Addendum : I have to restart my phone at least once a week because this app freezes and won't respond. The other podcast app I use nrver does this. I'm only still using this one because of the selection. Once the other app offers all my podcasts, I'm casting this one away. I have loyalty only to apps that do what they're supposed to do.

  83. Scott Lindner-avatar

    Scott Lindner


    It's not terrible, but it needs a little work. Whenever I pause with a device other than my phone (such as my car stereo, or my ear buds), I can't just push play on that same device. I have to open my phone, And pull up the app in order to play it again. I dealt with it for a while, because I like pretty much everything else about it, but I finally downloaded a different podcast app that doesn't give me this issue.

  84. TheDude-avatar



    The good: It has a pretty good user interface and will actually play podcasts unlike some apps I've used The bad: Lots of lag and inconsistent performance. The podcasts frequently stop playing for no apparent reason, will not cycle to the next one, and the phone needs to be unlocked to continue playback after pausing. The ugly: This is my second time writing a review. The first time, I got a notification of response but it seems the whole review was deleted?

  85. Esat Ali-avatar

    Esat Ali


    It was working great until I last updated it last week. (Hadn't done it in awhile cuz I didnt want to fix something not broken) After update it's now broken... I will be listening to a podcast and it will randomly end the current one and start to the next. Leaving me to find where I left off. I listen to about 8.5 hours of podcasts a day at work with my phone in my pocket. So I am unable to notice if there is a pattern to it. But if this keeps up I will be switching apps.

  86. M Eva-avatar

    M Eva


    I've been using for several months and I'm looking for another app. I live stream, not download. And the app will frequently restart an episode, or switch to a new one. And if that happens, I have to guess where I was to restart. It has only truly frozen once or twice. Also, it is not intuitive: people would want to naturally progress to the most recent episode, not the older one. So you can't automatically let it start the next one, because it will be one you just heard, if you are binging.

  87. Cody Day-avatar

    Cody Day


    When I first got this about a year ago, it worked great and was my go to for podcasts. Now it dumps all the time, and I'm constantly having to go to my phone and push play again. Even with my wireless earbuds. This app has become garbage, for some reason. At least on my phone.

  88. Ian Dumele-avatar

    Ian Dumele


    I had been using this app for years with minimal issues. Recently it has been quite problematic and freezing constantly. The widget stopped functioning and the app needs to be restarted nearly every time you open it on the play screen, because it closes the app when you try to navigate back to the library/home screens.

  89. ScarlettShadw-avatar



    I love using this app; it's a great podcast player for free. The one downside is the way the episodes are ordered. There may be a way to fix it that I haven't found, but when you want to listen to episodes in upload order you have to scroll all the way to the bottom since the most present upload is at the top. Also, when playing on wifi instead of download, you may start with the one you're on but once it ends it goes down the list to play the next instead of up and to the more recent episode.

  90. Michelle Yates-avatar

    Michelle Yates


    I love the podcast selection, but the app can be infuriating. It takes a long time to start, once you press play. It stops sometimes for no reason, then resumes by itself. It now also does not Grey an episode out as "listened to" unless you let the babble at the end finish, which is frustrating. I will keep using it, purely for the podcasts and not the player.

  91. Lowestoft Waves-avatar

    Lowestoft Waves


    This has been the Podcast app I have used since I switched to an Android phone, and it had been great until the last month. Now there are a lot more adverts, it freezes, it will play podcasts even after I've closed the app and turned off my Bluetooth headphones, meaning I have to restart my phone to stop it! I'm now seriously contemplating changing, even if it means having to rediscover all the amazing podcasts I've found. Please return the app to how it turns to be, it was perfect :'(

  92. Brittany Garlick-avatar

    Brittany Garlick


    I've been using this app for a couple years, and I've enjoyed the experience from using it. I've seen the comments with complaints, and while I have personally had experience with each glitch or issue from poor cell reception, the responsiveness of the support team to every complaint is what keeps me using it. I know that they are doing updates and tweaks to fine tune issues and I appreciate that. Thank you! 😊

  93. Smithy Smith-avatar

    Smithy Smith


    2 complaints. (1) when I click on notification of a new podcast it never takes me there. I have to navigate to the series first, manually. (2) It goes through the queue backwards... EDIT: Many thanks to Vera (see response below) my #2 complaint has been resolved! I didn't know about sort order. That worked! As for #1, now I can't duplicate the problem. Changed my rating from 4 stars to 5. No complaints. This does what I need.

  94. Steve Tate-avatar

    Steve Tate


    I have just recently signed up with Podcast Player and I have found it very good so far. However on occasion when the speaker pauses I a little noise. "It's not disrupting really" but I was just wondering if it may be my phone or the recording. •. For the few podcasts that I have heard I have enjoyed greatly. Good sound quality other than some Noise occasionally & that maybe my phone. Thank you so much...

  95. Shadow_ Playz-avatar

    Shadow_ Playz


    I've been using this podcast App for 4 years now and it works excellently. I was annoyed with ads at first but then I bought the premium version which wasn't that much. I still use it everyday and the updates only make it better. This is the first app on any smartphone that I ever used that hasn't given me major problem. The small problem that I had was continuous playback support but it quickly resolved with an update. I would definitely recommend this app for podcast fans.

  96. Zed Ned-avatar

    Zed Ned


    1st time experiencing podcasts and this app is amazing, haven't had any technical issues so far, only con I can think of was the notifications but I adjusted those to not be so intrusive. Ads implemented by the app itself are not even noticeable when listening.

  97. Martin-avatar



    User menu and settings are straightforward. Easy to search podcasts and to register. One suggestion: when an episode is completed it will be automatically moved to history. It would be nice if user has an option to keep a finished episode in the queue. Very often I were attend other things while an episode is playing. So I want to keep it in the queue and listen again.

  98. Andrea M.-avatar

    Andrea M.


    I have used this podcast player every day for a couple of years now. I love this app! I originally posted that I was having a playback issue after upgrading my phone. After I read thru some other reviews I saw someone with the same issue, and customer support offered a solution. I tried it and now my app is working perfectly again... thank you!

  99. Stan Huber-avatar

    Stan Huber


    The app has poor stability and crashes frequently. In addition, it seems to take an inordinate amount of time to begin streaming podcasts. Once a podcast is playing, they continue playing well as long as the app is not placed in the background. It may be my lack of knowledge, but i dont think there is any way to control which podcasts download.

  100. seow pei chyng-avatar

    seow pei chyng


    It has a great selection of genres and podcasts to choose from, but the app itself is wonky. Almost everytime i start a new episode of a podcast, it would cut off in the middle for no reason and play the previous episode on its own. Then i'd have to go through the trouble of finding where i dropped off in the current chapter all over again

  101. Anoushka Patni-avatar

    Anoushka Patni


    I installed this so as to listen without paying for something I'm already utilising my internet. This app proved to be really good. I started streaming but came across problems in just a few hours, whenever I pause the episode, it won't resume, I can't resume it from the notification bar(because it freezes and then disappears) and even in the app the episode won't resume. Then I've to start the episode over again and find where I left it. This is really irritating.

  102. Tristan revure-avatar

    Tristan revure


    Great app!! Thank you!!!

  103. Jeremy Bennison-avatar

    Jeremy Bennison


    This app will actually stop your podcast from playing so they can force feed an advertisement, and then you have to click close to stop the alternative audio. These are considered abusive apps. They are vampire apps. Avoid at all costs. 3 types of advertisements imbedded in this substandard application. Not worth it. I miss my iPhone and it's podcast app

  104. Sarah Kipfer-avatar

    Sarah Kipfer


    Keeps stopping. I've used it for years and it just now started doing this. Before I'd give it 5 stars but now I'm probably going to switch apps if it keeps stopping. I listen to podcasts to fall asleep and stay asleep and also on my hour long driving commute. So both these cases I can't shut down and restart the app very easily to resume my spot. After reading some other reviews it might be a certain ad. I hope this gets fixed b/c I have been loving the app until recently.

  105. Hope Franklin-avatar

    Hope Franklin


    Can we have filter to choose the language or have based on the device language, it would help a lot. Edit: Thanks! Sorry I didn't clarify what I meant was that some podcasts aren't English after doing a search, but mostly are English. Also for some of the podcasts you can't subscribe to them, it fails for some weird reason, why does that happen? I only have a few that I'm subscribed to. Sent an email with screenshots of the issue.

  106. Terriann Tomlin-avatar

    Terriann Tomlin


    I actually really like the way this app is set up. I find it very easy to navigate. My issue is with the speed of the dialogue. I became aware recently, especially with one particular podcast, that the narration was going faster and so fast that it went beyond my ability to process what I was hearing and listening became a strain. There's a place in settings where I can choose the speed, but I don't understand it how to use it

  107. Bonny Bibby-avatar

    Bonny Bibby


    This app is solid... but there are a few problems, and one that may make me give up on it for good. First and most pressing issue: sometimes podcasts just refuse to download. You press the download button and a second later, it says failed. Sometimes restarting the phone will help, but not always. Smaller problems: Re-downloading a podcast will not appear in feed. Doesn't tell you where downloaded casts are located on phone. Ads prevent u from using Bluetooth headset to restart a paused cast

  108. Wes Hunter-avatar

    Wes Hunter


    The fact it is free is a positive. Regularly freezes during episodes or has unknown error s, even when internet coverage is good. I have samsung note 8, latest android. I have been using this app for well over a year, mostly for hours a day as I listen while I work. I will be trying another podcast app.

  109. Lizbeth Skiles-avatar

    Lizbeth Skiles


    It's only a podcast app yet it doesn't work well. If you're listening to a podcast and you pause it or rewind when you unpause it, it starts looping a certain part of the podcast or sometimes the screen will go blank and you can't pause it. Sometimes this even happens when you haven't paused it or anything, this also happens with my mother who uses the app.

  110. Chris Mac-avatar

    Chris Mac


    Had to change from 5 stars to 2 stars because the app doesn't auto play from my Bluetooth car stereo. Other podcast apps do this. I do multi drop deliveries at work so I'm always in and out of the car and start/stopping, so I need an app that will autoplay. I have to unlock my phone and press play after every delivery with this app instead of just starting the car and driving off with the podcast playing from where it left off...which is what happens with other apps. Sorry, I'm out.

  111. Joshua Baker-avatar

    Joshua Baker


    Doesn't load since update. Moving on to another app. It simply doesn't load. It has spinning circle in middle and doesn't load anything. It's terrible. I loved this app. Shame . i would buy upgrade but what if it does same. Don't waste time on this app. Podbean worlds better on droid.

  112. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I use this app mostly for listening to audio books, and I don't think I have any complaints. They have a relatively large selection of really great books (for an app that specializes in podcasts) with brilliant readers. I'm busy listening to The Lord of the Rings and the version I found on here is the best I've ever heard. It could win an award for best in-head movie picture 🙃

  113. Caleb Orion-avatar

    Caleb Orion


    Probably the worst podcast app I've used. Takes forever to load the podcast, usually because it's too busy loading it's incessant, app-breaking ads. I have to hit play more than once to get it to play. More often than not I will hit play and go to something else only to find the app paused itself again. The notification bar goes away when you pause, so you have to go into the app to play again, which takes another headache of pressing play and then waiting to make sure the app decided to play.

  114. Psammead-avatar



    I like this app. Its straightforward to use and all in all far better than other podcast players I have come across. I do, however, have one query I'm hoping the developers will answer for me: why does the app insist on continually downloading 1 particular podcast when I only stream-listen? One title (out of about 15 I subscribe to) downloads itself daily and I can't find a way of switching this off - esp as its the only 1. Please help. There's an extra star in it for you 😉

  115. Aisha Buycks Realtor-avatar

    Aisha Buycks Realtor


    This app is very stable. It offers a great variety of podcasts for a wide variety of listeners. This is generally my go to for tuning out the outside noise and focus on business, wealth and self development.

  116. Jamie L-avatar

    Jamie L


    UPDATED! VERY annoyed...this is constantly crashing lately. I will be in the middle of listening and it just stops and closes down. Totally annoying, I never ran in to this previously. I will most definitely find a new platform.

  117. solidshark91493-avatar



    I have used this app for five plus years. Has seriously tanked this year. It's now forcing use of all the CPU cores in my phone and draining my battery completely in less than four hours unless i use battery saver which prevents it. If I do that it randomly crashes and has many issues. Now it's also riddled with ads, some of which are audio ads you can't turn off. Actively looking for something else.

  118. Dolly Clackett-avatar

    Dolly Clackett


    It's great when it works but has a tendency to freeze or cut out half way through a podcast. Sometimes you can't pause or stop a playback even if you delete the episode! The only way to do it is to restart the phone which is frustrating. I have now followed your advice but unfortunately it hasn't made any difference. This really doesn't work very well I'm afraid 😔

  119. Dean Turner-avatar

    Dean Turner


    Not very happy with this app. When I pause playback, then attempt to restart playback, i frequently have to unlock my phone, and close an ad to restart the playback. Also, frequently the app stops after finishing a title, and again requires unlocking my phone and starting the next title from the phone, in spite of having the setting to play the next title .

  120. Matthew Dragoo-avatar

    Matthew Dragoo


    Post-edit: Solid app that has all the podcasts I'm interested in and allows you to change the playback speed. Pre-edit: Uses ads that you can't close out of. I can't back out of or press any [x], and the lendingtree ad persists even after I force the app to close so I can not get to the actual app.

  121. Tiana Lynn Randall-avatar

    Tiana Lynn Randall


    I previously used a different app to listen to my podcasts, until finding this app. So far, I really like it. I binge listen to "My Favorite Murder" daily. Love those girls and their honesty and work on making mental health a more comfortable subject to talk to about. App is easy to navigate and easy to use. So far, I love it so much more than the previous one.

  122. Jeffrey Munroe-avatar

    Jeffrey Munroe


    Throws random errors and goes rouge: Force Stop... doesn't - just keeps playing somewhere in the background. Need to restart phone (Android) as only apparent solution. Some downloaded podcasts just refuse to play. Routinely just stops playing, with An Error Occurred. (Not helpful.) Looking for a better player. UPDATE: My fault, apparently. It seems the Battery Saver/ Optimization doesn't interact well with the Podcast Player. App has been stable since I set it to Not Optimized.

  123. Carol Behrens-avatar

    Carol Behrens


    I don't mind ads in every other app besides this one. The ads in this app are so intrusive that they make it difficult to get to the podcast. If you get to the podcast and you hit play, the ads are so intrusive that they will not allow you to the controls. They weren't always this bad. This is fairly new with this app, which I've been using for years. NO MORE. There are plenty of others to choose from.

  124. Laurian Knop-avatar

    Laurian Knop


    Castbox allows users to choose a country and offers a large selection of podcasts across many genres. The ads that pop-up when I open the app are annoying but they don't interrupt my listening experience which I appreciate. It's easy to use and has a very useful feature which shows the size of the file when downloading an episode.

  125. Richard Hagen-avatar

    Richard Hagen


    Good app but needs a bit of work as it drops WAY too easy podcasts that are in the unplayed list: to drop a particular podcast you have to select it and then mark it as played. Unfortunately, several times I didn't select one properly and then all the podcasts in the list are marked as unplayed with no undo possible. Also, when the app starts up the phone is basically frozen for about 5 seconds. Edit: Castbox implemented a check to avoid that all Podcasts are deleted accidentally. Star added!

  126. Joy Kim-avatar

    Joy Kim


    Good, performant app with good UX, and no annoying buggy hiccups. I've only using it for a little bit, but I've been able to find interesting content. One thing I wish it had is the ability to search by keywords or tags or something, across more granular topics and genres, instead only being able to browse through pre-set categories.

  127. Blaire K-avatar

    Blaire K


    If you pause a podcast (even for a second) it takes multiple closes/opens to get the podcast to resume playing. So frustrating. Makes this app unusable when you're driving. Also, this app eats the battery. I've dealt with these issues for a year, but time for me to switch to another podcast player. Please fix the pausing issue!

  128. Michael Ryan-avatar

    Michael Ryan


    Usually great but now keeps crashing. The app has been great for the last 12 months however in recent weeks, the app crashes at least twice every podcast. When it crashes, I have to close the app, and search the specific podcast I was playing in order to continue. This is very irritating when driving etc. Needs fixing ASAP

  129. ha-avatar



    First the ads are super annoying you jave to wait thru 10 seconds of an ad everytime you open the app. it doesn't download new podcasts when it's supposed to and it deletes podcasts before I've listen to them. The skip ahead button on my Bluetooth device doesn't work with this app, and the device can pause, but the podcast will not play again unless I open the app wait 10 seconds through an ad and then press play. The app is laggy and does not work very well.

  130. Brian Reischl-avatar

    Brian Reischl


    app is reasonably good, but the ads and UI make it somewhat hard to use while driving. Update: removed a star because after pausing it will sometimes refuse to restart unless I switch to another podcast and back. This is extremely annoying when driving, and sometimes requires watching another set of ads.

  131. Bryan Gayken-avatar

    Bryan Gayken


    I used to love this app but something changed and it auto downloads random podcast episodes to podcasts you subscribe to and it fills up your storage....its a shame because I REALLY like this app. If the issue is ever resolved I would use this app again.

  132. Justin Gulley-avatar

    Justin Gulley


    Would give 5 star but you really need to consider how you do the ads. Doing banners would be nice so you can use the app while the ads are displayed instead of having to stare and wait for ads to finish before you can do anything

  133. Nan Deardorff-McClain-avatar

    Nan Deardorff-McClain


    Easy to find my favorite podcasts.

  134. Rocky Maritz-avatar

    Rocky Maritz


    Used to love this app, but it has been crashing, or the current podcast I'm listening to will stop and start playing another one. Or, it wil start playing a second instance of the podcast I'm currently listening to, and overlay it. Also, keeps playing even after I exit the app.

  135. Evan Mitchell-avatar

    Evan Mitchell


    This app is my first exposure to podcasts. Much of my use is during automobile commuting. I find myself searching for podcasts I'm already subscribed to, and would like this app more if subscribed podcasts would appear linked on the home page. I would appreciate if my subscribed podcasts could automatically download the newest (ping daily) and maintain a playlist of a handful of casts I've not heard, discarding those I've already listened. Default to subscriptions, and search when looking.

  136. Teresa Harris-avatar

    Teresa Harris


    Excellent app, I started listening to Laura Lummer breast cancer recovery coach and found this easily when I really needed it. This podcast has been so supportive for me at a very difficult time in my life. I have found the app very easy to use and I have now also added other podcasts which I use on a daily basis. Thank you

  137. Farhad Farokhi-avatar

    Farhad Farokhi


    Video ads are so annoying

  138. Travis Genenbacher-avatar

    Travis Genenbacher


    Ads pause the podcast you are playing, ads are full screen and unable to skip, ads are very political- mostly Trump. New podcast episodes often do not get updated even when they are on other platforms I listen to. Instead of cycling to the next new episode or even the next episode in the playlist, when a podcast finishes it randomly goes to an episode you have already listened to and removed from your list.

  139. Lulu Perkins-avatar

    Lulu Perkins


    Love this app except for the oft times mostly at night it seems when the podcast I'm listening to gets dropped every few sentences and I have to restart the arrow which starts the process all over again. Sometimes it rights itself, often it doesn't. Is this a modem problem.. we have fibre broadband wifi and I am not far from the hub? Installing this app has been the highlight of the year especially since lockdown.. thank you so much ☆☆☆☆☆

  140. Monica Gonzalez-avatar

    Monica Gonzalez


    I appreciate the content but this app has been very frustrating because it constantly stops playing on it's own, takes forever to reload, or completely loses track of where it stopped me. Update: Sarah: what you suggested did not change a thing. I'm downloading a new podcast app. This one crashes a couple times an hour.

  141. Sheryll Warner-avatar

    Sheryll Warner


    *UPDATED* I will leave my original review below so you can see the issue and know of the wonderful help that was given to resolve the matter. The podcast /cast box people were very quick to respond and help me resolve my situation. Thank you! I would give this app five stars, but I have had no luck in contacting anyone for help. There is a podcast that I keep trying to delete, that keeps coming back, multiple times a day. There seems no way to contact anyone for help. It is frustrating.

  142. Samuel Lamptey-avatar

    Samuel Lamptey


    Player is good overall with good quality audio playback. The notifications are pointless as when tap on them you are not taken to that particular podcast, but rather the podcast you were playing in the app. I also find the search function not as intuitive as it could be.

  143. cheyenne miranda-avatar

    cheyenne miranda


    Its a good app for a lot of different podcasts, but it takes forever to load, a metric ton of ads, and will just stop playing and then refuse to keep going. Its served me well for a few years but these things get old and annoying very quick.

  144. Adam Sims-avatar

    Adam Sims


    Works for the most part. Occasionally stops playing and forgets position, won't actually start playing the podcast unless you keep the app open while it's buffering. Struggles with playing again after being paused.

  145. Andy Adamson-avatar

    Andy Adamson


    Have used this player for over 3 years and it's generally great. However all podcasts have started playing at a faster speed making it difficult to listen. It's been over a month now so had hoped there would have been a solution. Any ideas?

  146. Janine Barash-avatar

    Janine Barash


    I had trouble with the audio. It sounded like people were talking really fast.They answered my question right away.. The fix worked perfectly . I can now listen to my favorite Podcast App.... Thank you. .

  147. Mpolokeng Motsamai-avatar

    Mpolokeng Motsamai


    Good app, would have given 5 stars but I don't like how I plays previous episodes after the current one, the work around is also annoying Update: changed to 4 from 3 stars, after changing sort order you have to scroll through a long list, just don't understand why I can't change the playing order instead of the sort order

  148. Stella Kulic-avatar

    Stella Kulic


    It's a good app, has all the podcasts I listen to and good customizable features. However, the app constantly crashes and is very slow to load most of the time. I hope this can be fixed because I would love to keep using this app, it's just hard when it does these things keep happening

  149. Kerry McIvor-avatar

    Kerry McIvor


    Thank you!! This app has helped me listen to the Archers Omnibus for the past few years whilst commuting 3 hours there and back each week for 8 years!! I have also discovered NEW programs and also Desert 🏜 Discs too!!

  150. Helen Whitehead-avatar

    Helen Whitehead


    When you search for titles it can't find them but if you keep trying it will eventually find. Even when you click on previously searched it won't find the podcast that you have previously listened to.