Podcast Player APK

Version 5.10.4-200119035.r517c146 - com.podcast.podcasts
Last updated: 2020-01-24 11:41:21
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Download Version 5.10.4-200119035.r517c146 (200119035)
Apk Size13.01 MB
App DeveloperCastBox.FM
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.podcast.podcasts.apk
MD5fb23e58cecce0872e0b2e7b9c8f1525f
Rate4.5
Website http://castbox.fm

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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 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.10.4-200119035.r517c146 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 Podcast Player APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 10043+ 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
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★ 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

  • Bug fixes.

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Love this app, BUT..... it used to be better. Now you can't listen to podcasts while exploring other apps. The podcast screen has to be on which drains your battery, and if you try to move to another app, then what you're listening to shuts off. I've looked into the app permissions, and there is no draw over other app option, or option to play podcasts while you are using other apps.


For a while this was my podcast app of choice (after trying 30+ apps), but while it has far and away the cleanest, clearest UI, it has too many bugs that haven't been resolved, even a year after reporting them. Now the developer has changed the paid plan, and despite having purchased the app, I'm being inundated with ads, and the only solution the developer offers is to create an account (via Google or Facebook only) — even though I never needed an account for no ads prior to the newest update. Adios, Podcast Player. I've found better.


Plays what I need, but the episodes are not always up to date. That may not be the player's fault. The main reason for 3 stars are the advertisements. I have no issue with advertisements on a free app, my issue is that there is no way to close the advertisement when it is finished. I have to close and restart the app to get t I'll my podcast.


The content itself is fine. That is not the issue I have. My problem is whenever I listen to an episode the app will automatically just close out. I will be in the middle of listening to something & then BAM it goes silent and I check & yet again it just completely closes out. I will have to go back into my phone to re-open the app. And every couple episodes it will do this. VERY ANNOYING. Causes me to want to just uninstall the damn app. And find something else.


The app is great when it works. But, every now and then, it will just reset on it's own, cutting off my podcast. I would understand if it were updating and I didn't know about it, but when I check (because I have to turn it back on), it shows no update notification...it just randomly resets. And, on top of that, every now and then, it will start skipping forward 10 seconds repeatedly, and the only way for me to get it to stop, is to turn shut down the app completely. Other than that, it's great.


I've just started listening to Podcasts and the first series I've 'watched' several of is Dateline!! Love, love, love this way of enjoying the 'show'!! The content repetition of the tv show to catch people up that are just tuning in is highly annoying so the Podcast version is great!! Will definitely listen to others!! Thank you so much!!


great app but glitchy sometimes. Some podcasts you can't pause and come back to as it won't allow you to select the time that you come back to. it's very annoying on the longer podcasts some of which I have just had to give up on. Lowered my star rating as it started playing too quickly but play back speed won't adjust... Trying a different app as support don't contact back


Ok. Doesn't like Bluetooth much. If you pause it with Bluetooth it most likely won't play again when you it play because it wants you to open it up on the app so it can play an ad. Also takes a long time to load podcasts if you don't have it predownloaded. Again, because I think it wants you to look at ads. Because if you hit play and minimize the app it won't actually load and play the podcast. If you have stuff downloaded I tend to not have a whole lot of problems with though.


I've been using this app for a couple years now but I'm just going to uninstall it and get Pocket Cast or something else. The bugs and failures are one thing but the ads have become insanely aggressive to the point of stopping your podcast to advertise a freaking slot game. Anytime you go to the menu for anything, even to skip back, bam you are hit with a function stopping app. I really loathe this app now.


The best way to download podcast en masse. For the most part, this ap does all the stuff other podcast apps do. But it does do one thing differently. One tap downloads. In other apps, you have to download each episode of a podcast individually, but in this one, you just open the podcast, then tap the download button next to all the episodes you want to download. Quick and efficient. You can even set it to automatically download new episodes as they come out. Great for car trips.


Because this app is so easy to use I am now addicted to listening to podcasts. So glad I stumbled upon this one! I love that I can download podcasts while connected to WiFi and listen to them later. Also really like how it saves the last podcast I was listening to on the main screen for easy access to start where I left off. Great product for being free!


Podcast player crashes every 3 minutes of a podcast, keeps playing when you try to pause/skip it, and starts a separate background track that you can't turn off. I've had these issues for multiple weeks now, and none of the updates have fixed it. Which makes the app complete garbage at the moment. Please fix.


This is a amazing app in the world of podcast. There is no comparison with other apps. This is a app which does not want unnecessary things. The app is not useful for beginners but also for advanced learners.If I write thousand words about the app, it will be very little.


Ads (app not podcast sponsors) are too invasive. I'm fine with the picture/link ads, but the audio/video ads that override the actual podcast need to be done away with, as well as the screen covering ads that pop up just from navigating and opening the app. The ads are enough for me to look for another podcast app and install this one. There also needs to be an in-channel search function. This is basically an audio version of YouTube, and should interface similarly.


This app doesn't work consistently. I couldn't figure out why my data usage dramatically increased. Turns out that occasionally even after downloading an episode under wifi it'll be wiped by the time I listen to it. Seems to be happening more and more. I can live with the occasional crash but that's garbage.


I am extremely disappointed, I've been using podcast player with no problems for a long time, now it's nothing but problems, I will be moving over to Spotify for all my podcasts now. Examples of problems, being unable to start or pause podcasts from the pulldown menu, podcasts not downloading at all, not deleting after being fully listened to even though I've chosen that option, random stopping for no reason and being unable to restart without getting rid of the open in background app.


This app is very buggy. If you pause a stream it will take quite a while to buffer and play again. If you pause and change apps it will COMPLETELY CLOSE THE APP and I have to reopen it, select the media, and wait for it to buffer to play it again. Often it will show it's playing but actually be paused, there is no indication that the media is buffering.


The app is pretty good for finding podcasts to listen to but unfortunatly has a few problems. The app often closes in the background so you have to re open to continue after pausing for a few minutes. Occasionally it will bug out and start skipping through episodes marking them as played and deleting the downloads. You have to force close the app to stop it. Also as far as i can tell you cant use RSS feeds?


It's a great app but I'm running into this issue where I'll play a podcast, it will glitch and then there is no way to stop it from playing. Hitting pause doesn't work. Closing and force closing the app doesn't work. It just keeps going. You can reopen the app and play the podcast again and then you'll just have two podcasts going at the same time on top of each other. Only way to fix is to fully restart my phone. Basically makes the app unusable until this is fixed.


Great app in most ways. I love the interface more than any other podcatcher I've tried. Only issue is that it shuts down/crashes almost every time I pause it in the background. Mild nuisance in the grand scheme of things, but I need to pause frequently and it's becoming quite irritating that I need to relaunch it all the time. I've also noticed it's extremely inconsistent with how it decides what to play next. Sometimes it will play the next item in my queue (as one would expect), but other times it will jump to something else, or even start streaming another episode from the same podcast -- eating up my data, when I always try to download on WiFi.


The interface is a little trickier to figure out than I would like. At the end of a podcast, sometimes it advances to the next one in the queue, and sometimes it just stops, and I haven't figured out what makes the difference. And I have am subscribed to several podcasts and can see them in my subscriptions, yet when I go to my queue and touch "favorites," it says "No subscribed podcasts yet," so I don't know what the Favorites list is for.


I am an everyday user. My complaint is that casting is buggy and annoying to navigate. I use my car's connection (Bluetooth) when driving. If anything interrupts the play, it doesn't start playing again. I have to unlock my phone to hit play (there aren't any controls available on the home screen). Once you unlock you have to try to get the adverts out of the way to get to the controls. When cast to Google home, it can't remember or save my progress in the app. Randomly crashes.


Pretty decent as a player, good functionality. The problem I have with this player is that it uses tons of data, even though the screen is black, assuming ads are running in the background. The whole point of downloading podcast is to limit data usage. I have a 1 gig data plan, imagine my surprise that I used half of that in three days ( approx 10 hours of use ) running this app. my data manager indicated this app used 500mb of data in three days, and I have it set to only download on wifi.


The app is really good, and so far, I have had no troubles AT ALL with adverts, which really surprised me for a free app. It also lets you download some podcasts to listen to offline which I like when commuting round my city. I would definitely recommend this app.


Paid to remove ads, which worked as intended. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the player syncs with the Castbox.fm account... I listen often, and the last thing I see in my history is from July. 2/~12 subscriptions have synced. Really wish I could listen on my laptop and have my activity sync to the mobile app. Might have to switch over to the official Castbox app if I can't get this sorted.


I like having recommendation notifications pushed thorough, but when I tap a notification I like while I'm listening to something else, the notification takes me to what I'm actively listening to instead of the recommendation and I lose it. I wish there was a "Recommends for you" category. I take the time to download the episodes I want to hear. If I'm connected to Wi-Fi the app will just stream the next episode in order, instead of skipping it and going to the next episode I downloaded.


Do not use if you have limited data! This app used 4.5g of data in a matter of a week. I only used it to listen to 15 podcasts, most of which I downloaded on wifi. Additionally, it often experiences an error and will not stop playing, even after the app has been force stopped. I believe these two are related. At the very least, disallow this app from using your mobile data if yours is limited, it will consume gigs in the background.


I've been using this podcast player for a long time and have enjoyed it for the most part until recently. For some reason it is using a lot of mobile data despite me only downloading the podcasts or on wifi. Our family plan has gone over the limit 10 days early which doesn't typically happen. Something happened recently to make this app not work the same. Please fix it.


Functions well when searching for the podcast, however, it does not resume play if there's a notification of any kind. It also will randomly pause, forcing you to hit play again. May not be a big deal if you have Bluetooth capabilities, but if not, it's a huge hindrance when driving.


Automatic download setting claims it is disabled by default (unchecked), but it started downloading the latest episodes of each podcast as I subscribed. Not cool when I'm on a limited data plan. Going to be a hard pass despite the nice interface until that gets fixed.


overall it's good, there are a few things though that make it a little clunky currently. the widget for android only works when the app is already open and playing, and scrubbing the podcast or doing the +30sec a few times close to the end of the episode sometimes will bring it back a couple minutes beforehand (I don't always like the music at the end so I tend to skip them). the UI isn't as responsive as I'd like but I do like the app. those are just the nitpicky details.


Good app but needs work. I have been using this app for about 2 years. I have recently been having the app just stop playing when I'm listening to a podcast. I have deleted and reinstalled but no luck in fixing the issue. The other issue is that when I listen the screen shuts off and I dont have the ability to control the play button. Just little things. Over all it's a good app and works for listening to podcasts.


Super buggy! Frustrating to use. Android 10 on the Samsung galaxy S10+. The first problem was that I couldn't seem to pause the podcast I was listening to. I tried tapping the button. I tried closing the app. I tried closing all my apps. I uninstalled this app and I could still hear the thing playing. I thought I was losing it. Then I reinstalled and could not get a second episode to play for the life of me whether downloaded or not. I wish I could use this app but I just literally can't.


I've been using this app for 2 years. I can listen in my car, it picks up where it left off when getting back into the car, and I get all of the podcasts I'm looking for. The only real pain is when a podcast has a series or is broken into hour segments. I have to sort the podcasts "old to new" and then scroll all the way to the bottom of the list just to hear the first hour because the default is to have the newest cast at the top of the list. Otherwise, the app is worth the download.


It plays podcasts ok. Sometimes I hit play, an ad plays instead of the podcast I wanted, and then the podcast doesn't start after the ad is done. Also, sometimes ads come screaming outta the app when I pause a podcast, which is super cool when the podcast itself was quiet. Update: I dropped my review from three stars to one. This app doesn't play through its queue; when one EP is done, app will either play the next podcast in the show, or just stop playing.


It simply isn't capable of consistently working. I listen to one singular podcast once a week and ONLY then does it next to never play the podcast. I don't get what would make a media player incapable of playing media but it's killing my drive to use it. The apps ability to play media is crucial to it's value. There for, it has no value to me. Fix it and hope the next dumb dumb who uses it likes it better. Cause you've lost me by not working on your app and making it the best it can be.


Was great but going down hill fast. No longer able to pause, fast forward or rewind from the pull down menu. Have to open the app up every time to do this and get greater by ads. The ads are eveytime I open the app but also everytime I push play


Not an everyday user nor a podcast connoisseur, but I really do like this app, especially the fact that I can download and listen to later, since where I work there's no wifi and no signal for data. As far as I can tell, there's a really good variety of podcasts. The UI is really user friendly and pretty. 10/10 would recommend.


Love this app. Got hooked on my first and last iphone. I only have 1 gripe! In the settings I have it set to automatically restart after a call ends. Worked like a charm in the iphone but for some reason I always to go find my phone to hit play when a call ends. I have awesome bluetooth headphones so can be 30 or so feet from my phone..other then that I have not even tried any other podcast apps..so please help me out..if it's a phone setting, tell me how to fix it..


I like that I can see all of my subscriptions in one square space. Only one minus - the BBC Radio Short Story podcast freezes up, and I'm unable to listen to new episodes. Other than that, I'm pretty satisfied.


I am about 20 years behind the podcast game, but I just started listening recently. This app is awesome. It's easy to use, clear, and 100% functional. I'm glad I chose this app to do my first digging into podcasts.


I really like this app but even when I'm listening to downloaded podcasts it uses data or wifi. I only found this out when I listened during work (where there's no wifi) and it used TWO GIGS of data after about four hours even though all the podcasts I listen to were downloaded! That's 1/4 of my family's monthly usage gone after 1 day. It's fine as long as data's turned off but it's a bit annoying...


It's a cool app, where I can find some of my favourite podcasts. It's a little tricky to navigate... took me a while to figure out where to change the deletion settings, and I still am not sure how to reactivate the auto download settings for an individual podcast. But no issues with playback, and the queue is handy and simple to use.


Picked it because it is editor's choice but it disappoints at every level. No automatic downloads, so you have to look at it all the time to check for new episodes. Takes forever to load, especially when no data connection. Seems to randomly delete downloaded episodes. Stops playing and deleted episodes in the middle of playing. Uninstalled.


it's a good podcast app, but I updated it for the first time in over a year and they added way more ads and whenever I pause what I'm listening to for more than 5 seconds the widget disappears from my notification bar and I have to go into the app to start my podcast again.


TRASH! As soon as you start a podcast, the app decides to have a mind of its own. You will not be able to pause, fast forward or rewind. It will continue to play until you restart your phone. Closing the app or putting it on airplane mode will not work either.


Changing my once, good review, to a bad one. After the update, i just cant take it anymore. CONSTANTLY crashes, so frustrating. And now theres more ads than ever. If its not crashing,its just randomly pausing, causing me to pull it out of my pocket every other minute to either restart or push play again.if its ever fixed i would love to download again, in the meantime, ive started adding all my podcasts on my new app. Which i wish i didnt have to do. :(


Starting to have a lot of issues. It first the app worked like a charm but now there are a lot of glitches. Audio is over lasting with another podcast playing two at the same time. App not responding to pause and play commands.


FIX THIS NOW!!! 🤬This is buggy on the S10. If you pause from the locked screen it does not keep up with progress. It starts over you open in the native app. Sometimes you can have 2 sessions of the podcast running depending on which screen you use to control . Btw, I have the paid version. This problem goes beyond ads interrupting.


Thought I'd give this app a try. I don't like that it plays episodes backwards. I already listened to episodes 1-339 on another app. Listened to 340 on this app then it plays 339 next, then 338..... I want it to play newer ones. I'm also looking for a screen that stays on continuously due to me having to pause so often then have to come back and unlock my phone each time. Sometimes after pushing play again it takes a bit to resume. And in 3bdays it has crashed twice.


The variety of podcasts available is amazing! But some of them does not have the option to manually rewind it and the actual video pops up which if you exit out of it, it stops playing and then you have to start it all over again (without being able to fast-forward it).


Disappointing. The app doesn't stay in the notifications after you pause the playback. So everytime you stop listening for more than a minute, you have to reopen the app, get past the ad, find the download and then start playing the podcast again. It also doesn't stop playing when GPS gives directions, which is extremely annoying.


I love that I can download and play podcasts even when I'm offline. Another plus is that this platform is not like many other, bias media production companies, that pick and choose what is allowed on their site.


Would love to enjoy the content but someone thought Advertisements during podcasts that force the talk/meditation to stop so I can go back into the phone and app and press play. SUCKS SUCKS - useless, annoying, horrible coding. Fix it. I don't recall this happening before. You will lose users- LOTS. Podcasts are added to my queue; whether downloaded or not full interrupt occurs and repeatedly have to restart. HORRRRRIBLE.


Nice for listening to podcasts and easy to use. However, lately the number of adds has gone up drastically AND they are harder to by-pass. I considered buying the add-free version before and then it was €5.99. Now, out of the blue, it is up to a wopping €16.99. You must be kidding me...


Doesn't remember where I left off in a podcast, leaving me to browse back thru the entire list. Constantly jumps back at least 5 minutes everytime I start up the app on whatever podcast I was listening to. Skip ahead 30 seconds button doesn't always work. Frequently starts playing again after I already paused, with the pause button still showing and inoperable. I have to force the app to close thru the OS to get it to stop playing.


i'm actually super shocked so many people in these reviews are complaining about the ads. they don't interrupt the podcast and are always visual ads. if you're worried about data usage just keep the app closed with the audio playing! anyway, i'm not a huge podcast person, mostly just into mcelroy podcasts, but this app has everything i need tbh. it seems like a wide variety but idk i wouldn't really know. if you're a very casual podcaster like me i reccomend it 100%.


It's ok. I dislike how the next podcast doesnt play automatically if you've started from the first one. I dont like that you cant see which podcasts you've listened to. A tick or a colour change would be useful. Not the easiest to use on the go .


Only giving 4 cuz there are always things to improve. Overall I have found what I'm looking for when I search. The only issue I have is my podcasts will either pause or close unexpectedly.


Ugh!I have to adjust my phone's equalizer and my speakers every time I switch between podcasts and music cuz the sound delivery needs tweaking, to say the least. Trying to delete a downloaded podcast is a nightmare - I gave up and reset my phone. Worst of all... It is a huge data suck! 10 gigs last month, despite only listening to dloaded episodes. It also crashes frequently and sometimes disrupts the functionality of my phone altogether. To qualify this one star, it is otherwise user-friendly.


Lots of content but i'm unable to pause any podcast, playing another podcast dosen't do anything as the first one keeps playing. Sometimes random podcasts download automatically and the app keeps running in the background after force closing.


Crashes are common. Sometimes the audio would keep playing after I closed the app, even playing over other audio like YouTube. Very annoying. Thing is, these problems are recent with me, it used to be better. Hope they fix it, but for now goodbye Podcast Player.


I love love love this podcast stuff. I have noticed that when I go to the beginning of a podcast I have to keep clicking on the next one. Is there a way to make them play automatically after one is done like for a series. Other than that I'm telling everyone to get this app.


Ap works well, never crashes. Only issue is the sound when sent via bluetooth to the car speakers, it is extremely quiet so need to turn volume up really high to hear well. Apart from that it's a great ap.


Badges don't go away immediately once a new episode is opened, queued episodes don't automatically advance, the app responds at best sporadically when I use controls on headphones or in my car, and getting to my subscriptions and queued episodes is multiple taps away. I switched to this app because Castbox started randomly disconnecting in my car, but it had all these features that worked well.


Tried to use this app for background noise while drawing. Every few minutes the podcast stops playing and I have to stop drawing so I can go back to the app and start playing the podcast again. Extremely annoying.


App crashes occasionally, and new podcasts either don't appear or appear late in the game. Otherwise it serves its function well, that's why I didn't go with 1 star, the crashes are a killer however.


I love listening to Podcast Player at work and home. There is such variety - I'm discovering things I didn't know would interest me to the extent they do. There is literally a podcast for everyone.


Works well, but sometimes I cant tell of ot the phone, Samsung galaxy Note nine (hope not) or the app but I try and pause or turn off the app and then podcast will still play not matter what I do in the back round. I have to restart my phone then the app doesn't want to work....


Love the app. Though recently I've been having issues with it crashing and requiring a force stop. Normally after casting a podcast to a Google home mini. Once the episode is finished the notification stays on the phone and the app will not play any other audio despite responding to other commands such as navigation.


This is a good podcast app, but its settings are misleading. The option to pause your podcast for App interruptions (such as Google Maps directions) doesn't work. If this gets fixed, then my review will become 5 stars.


Cool app, it's got all the podcasts I've looked for so far. But it'd be cool if they had a search function that allowed you to look for specific episodes, right now it's just a lot of scrolling


I love this app, its amazing. There's the occasional hiccup where it won't stop playing, but it's a very small thing compared to free, unlimited brilliant podcasts


The app crashes several times a day and the ads are too intrusive. Downloads don't work half the time. App does what it wants to regardless of what settings I choose.


I have used this app for a while and enjoyed it. But, for the past few days I have had a problem with a car ad suddenly breaking into my podcasts. I can hit the play button a couple times and it will take me back to the podcast, but it is very annoying.


Perfect except for one feature I'd like. To allow auto play to the next episodes *not* in the queue, but directly from the cast I'm listening to. I like to change from podcast to podcast and listen to many in a row before switching. I don't like having to curate a listening queue.


Don't know if there is some sort of compressor on this app or if it is my new phone but when a songs beat kicks in the volume turns down... might not be this app tho but I will say for sure that the adds are really ignoring I'm used to using apple podcasts so its strange that I have to see adverts every time I want to play my podcast on my android (somebody point me to the best app for solving this advert problem) I'd Imagine it would be annoying if I was driving


The many podcasts are good and there was a lot of variety. However the download of the podcast files where two large and took up a lot of internal storage space. This app needs to be available from an SD card on any particular device.


Love the app! Great selection, easy to navigate, and it's especially nice being able to download and listen to material offline. First time user, new to podcasts, I'm really glad I decided to take the plunge and check Podcast Plate out. 5 stars all the way! 💙


This is a great app for podcasts, my only complaint is that when you finish an episode, it plays the previous episode in the series automatically, not the next episode.


Useful player broken by ad overload. App will randomly close itself in the background, you restart it, new 6 second ad that can't be skipped. I get it's a free app and am OK with an ad experience but it's getting to the point where I'll look elsewhere.


Great app, but SO MANY Ads! I don't mind them on the player, but you have to wait 10 seconds before you can use the app to watch some video add. Deleted the app


It is impossible to use the slider to select the time during a podcast. If I want to skip 20 minutes forward, I have to select +30s 20 times. This so so frustrating. Fix this bug


Very user friendly...it allows me to use for a huge variety of different podcasts, allowing me to crossover many topics/authors and not to have to even think of using another player.


It's an average app. I cannot stand how it plays the previous episode, instead if the next episode, when the current one ends. Also, it repeatedly starts iver from the beginning when I try to rewind or fast forward. Very annoying.


The ads are truly annoying especially when I already have my headphone in. Like I just want to press play on my podcast and go from there. Its annoying if you click out of the app to go back in and have more ads!


Game sounds play over podcasts. Whatever games they are trying to get me to play/download are bleeping and blooping while I'm trying to listen to the podcasts. This is a recent issue so I hope it gets resolved soon. Otherwise a good app.


I love it. Hooked on Podcasts because of this app. The ads aren't bad at all. They don't pop-up too often and in bad places. I hardly notice them. Love the format, layout and design. Two thumbs up!


I used to love this app and used it pretty much every day, then over the past 2 or 3 months everything changed. Suddenly, with no change to my usage or subscriptions the app went from using about 3 gigs of data per month to it having used 8 gigs in the past 15 days. So goodbye podcast player.


I hate this app. It's not responsive at times it should be. It plays podcasts in the OPPOSITE play order. I would give it zero stars if I could. Today; 12 podcasts subscribed, zero successful downloads.


An amazing selection of podcasts with a great listening quality and very well organized. I have not tried any of the features where you can make your own podcast I use it specifically for listening. The only issue I have had is on Lower phone speeds the podcasting app does not work very well


Nice app to quickly access my podcast. However I can't play the apps in the order I would like them played.. this only plays from recent to oldest and I can't make it play from oldest to the most recent .. ??


Appalling. Subscriptions don't automatically update and downloads won't download automatically despite being set up to do so. Some feeds have missing episodes. Contacted developer for a refund on my 'no ads' payment and never got a response. Disgusting.


Great search... all podcasts in the world available, even forbiden, supressed. Can download anything in mp3 really fast, so you can play when offline or on limited net. Plays well when screen is locked.


More than music I love to hear stories while I'm driving, so this app its perfect for that. I love that I can even stream podcasts from other countries!


I love the fact that i can just listen and learn whilst I'm doing things like cooking or whatever. And the speakers always come across as really interested and knowledgeable in their fields.


overall, I like it, but when you use the mass update mark as played option. > 50 at a time, it will lock up the app. be aware!!!


3/4 of the time I play a podcast I'm unable to pause. Podcast keeps playing but it's like the app forgets it and I have to reset my phone just to stop it. If you try to hit play again the app will just play 2 podcasts over each other.


Great podcast app, it has all the podcasts you want and a good UI. There are ads, but not intrusive. The only negative is that it doesn't remember playback position of previous podcasts that I may have not finished previously


This podcast player is great so far. However, nearly everytime you press play or pause on a podcast another ad pops up which stops the play of what I'm listening to. Other than that this podcast player is great for me.


Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.NFC
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
com.android.vending.BILLING
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
com.podcast.podcasts.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
android.hardware.bluetooth
android.hardware.screen.landscape
android.hardware.wifi
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.

GET ACCOUNTS
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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