Podcast Player & Podcast App - Castbox APK

Version 8.19.0-200927161 - fm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast
Last updated: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 21:34:03 UTC
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Podcast Player & Podcast App - Castbox apk

APP Information

Download Version 8.19.0-200927161 (200927161)
Apk Size38.03 MB
App DeveloperCastBox.FM - Radio & Podcast & Music & AudioBook
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagefm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast.apk
MD5e4571bb84d2bfbf2fd798e3ac36f3253
Rate4.68
Website http://castbox.fm

Download Podcast Player & Podcast App - Castbox 8.19.0-200927161 APK

App Description

Podcast Player & Podcast App - Castbox is castbox,audiobook,radio,podcast,news,magazines, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.68 by 19 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit CastBox.FM - Radio & Podcast & Music & AudioBook website who developed it. fm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 8.19.0-200927161 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 61772+ times on store. You can also download fm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Castbox is a Winner of Google Play Best App! (Best Daily Helper and Best Hidden Gem)
Castbox is the Android Excellence App!

New Feature
Join the millions experiencing better bedtime, lower stress, and less anxiety with Zen mode on Castbox! 
Zen Mode is an ambient sounds player of peaceful soundscapes that are guaranteed to lull you into a deep and restful slumber. Zen Mode has 100+ ambient soundscapes for adults and children, such as nature sounds, lullaby and city ambience. 

Castbox is an easy to use podcast player for podcast lovers, offering a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface. With a wide category of podcasts to choose from, you can stream or download your favorite podcasts anywhere, anytime for free. 

Castbox offers continuous playback with customized playlists, one-button subscription options, and the ability to download episodes for offline listening. Our mission here at Castbox is to make information accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere.

★ 🌟 Nominee of Google Play Awards: Standout Startup 
★ 🏆 Winner of "Top Trending Apps" from Global Best Apps by Google Play 
★ 🎊 Winner of "Most Entertaining" from Best Apps by Google Play 
★ ☝️ Winner of the Best Music + Audio App by TabbyAwards 

With continuously updates carefully considering ALL your suggestions and feedback, we at Castbox is striving to build the best worldwide podcast community ever. 

Listen to top Podcasts from Around the World 

- Subscribe to over 1 million podcast channels including top networks like NPR, Gimlet, BBC, Earwolf, HowStuffWorks, PRX, This American Life and CBC.

- Stream or download 95 MILLION+ episodes of podcasts, radio channels & audio books for FREE.

- Search or listen to your favorite podcasts in 70 different languages.

- Discover new and trending podcasts from 16 different categories.

- Listen to podcasts in your native language or try learning a new language with our many language teaching podcasts.

- Keep track of your subscriptions with cloud syncing. Listen from any device anytime and anywhere.

- Smart speakers supported, including Google Home, ChromeCast, Apple HomePod, Amazon Alexa.

- Android Auto support.

Other Key Features: 

- Personalized recommendations based on your listening history and channel subscriptions.

- Powerful search function that allows you to find your favorite podcasters, channels and episodes.

- Discover new podcasts with Castbox’s daily trending and most popular lists.

- Simple one-click subscription for your favorite podcast channels so you never miss an episode.

- Comment on podcasts to share your opinions with others.

- Share your favorite podcasts with friends via Facebook, Twitter, email and more.

Keep in Touch 

Visit our website: www.castbox.fm
Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/castbox.fm
Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Castbox_FM
Contact us: [email protected] (for audience) / [email protected] (for podcasters)

Popular Network and shows:
ABC, Absolute Radio, AfterBuzz TV, Al Jazeera, Audiomatic, BAM! Radio, BBC, Bloomberg, CBS Radio News, CBS Sport Radio, Channel 9 (MSDN), CNET, CNN, ESPN, Fox News Radio, Gimlet Media, Goodstuff FM, HeadGum, How Stuff Works, Infinite Guest, KCRW, Loyal Books, Mobile Nations, Monocle 24, MSNBC, Mule Radio Syndicate, NASA, Nerdist, Nickelodeon, Night Vale presents, NPR, Panoply, PBS, PodcastOne, Podiobooks, Podnutz, Public Radio International (PRI), Podimo, You are dead to me by BBC Sounds, Friday Night Comedy from BBC iPlayer Radio, Brexitcast by BBC Sounds and iPlayer Radio, Comedy of the Week by BBC iPlayer Radio, the Doorstep Murder by BBC iPlayer Radio, Fall of the Shah by BBC Sounds
 

App ChangeLog

  • Good to see you here, podcast fans!
  • We 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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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

andorid.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION
android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.CAMERA
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.android.vending.BILLING
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
com.samsung.android.app.spage.permission.READ_CARD_DATA
com.samsung.android.app.spage.permission.WRITE_CARD_DATA
com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
fm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
android.hardware.faketouch
android.hardware.location
android.hardware.microphone
android.hardware.screen.portrait
android.hardware.wifi
approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

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.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

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.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

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.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

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.

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.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Lance Takata-avatar

    Lance Takata

    2020-10-23T15:35:14.690Z

    I've been trying various apps for my podcast content. In the beginning I really enjoyed this app and it's layout. However now there's so many ads and commercials that it really disrupts the experience. I'll be moving on and trying another platform that doesn't have so many interruptions. I usually test a format for a few months then if it's a great app I'll subscribe to the premium version in support. This app though seems way too intrusive. Cya!

  2. Cristopher Livecchi-avatar

    Cristopher Livecchi

    2020-10-15T23:18:33.103Z

    Let me begin by saying that I've been using Castbox for several months. Until recently I absolutely loved this app and recommended it widely. There are lots of good features here and it's intuitive to use. But since one of the recent updates, it has been draining my battery rapidly, even though I'd changed the settings to conserve battery life. It also uses data (presumably to stream ads) even when I've turned off the streaming, which is very frustrating. I'm sadly switching to another app.

  3. Valya Nurfadila-avatar

    Valya Nurfadila

    2020-10-03T11:03:07.395Z

    So far I have zero complaints about this app. Been using it for a few months now and I don't have any intention to look for some other similar app. The app does a perfect job as a podcast player, collections are varied and always updated👍🏻 Do keep a good work! Note: i'm trying to share the podcast episode into Notion app, but unable to do so. Is this something maybe you can fixed? Thank you.

  4. Lex S-avatar

    Lex S

    2020-10-03T11:57:26.513Z

    This has been my go-to podcast app for a while, but the ads have gotten more intrusive lately. Full-page and no way to close them so I have to relaunch the app. And sometimes when trying to start an episode nothing plays - not an ad or the podcast. I think it's time to listen to podcasts elsewhere

  5. Sergei Bogatov-avatar

    Sergei Bogatov

    2020-10-05T11:21:33.404Z

    At the moment, this is one of the most frequently used apps on my phone. A wide variety of podcasts gives me the opportunity to find and select my favorite podcast authors. I like to use it when I go to work or do household chores. Very user-friendly interface, everything is simple and clear. I have no objection to this app.

  6. Austin P-avatar

    Austin P

    2020-10-12T15:25:26.147Z

    It's a good app for podcasts, but I will be deleting it and switching. I have limited data, and despite turning off background data for the app, it continues to use data in the background. In two weeks, it's used almost 600mb of data, which is unacceptable for those on data limits.

  7. Tim Jennings-avatar

    Tim Jennings

    2020-10-19T17:36:09.390Z

    I was really excited about Castbox because it had such a high rating even tho there were clear concerns for battery drain. Unfortunately for me at least this was true. On the Zenfone 6 on Android 10 it causes a constant battery drain warning even when the app is closed. It is also very difficult to get the player notification to go away and I do not seem to be able to add favorites.

  8. Mustachio Extraordanaire-avatar

    Mustachio Extraordanaire

    2020-10-23T11:48:06.887Z

    Can't even perform the basic functions this app is made to do. Loud audio ads from the app interrupt your podcasts. The app has terrible lag and loading times. Worst of all YOU CAN'T PAUSE PODCASTS. The app will crash and restart your podcast from the beginning. This is unacceptable and they've made no attempt to fix these issues.

  9. cathcartsquare-avatar

    cathcartsquare

    2020-10-09T21:40:59.263Z

    Unlike the others that I tried, this app is easy to use and functions consistently! The downside is that it continues to drain my battery big time after I finish using it. As a result, I have to go to apps in settings to "force stop" it. What a pain to have to do this every time I use it ... a very sad state of affairs. :-(

  10. Josh Mull-avatar

    Josh Mull

    2020-10-17T11:23:08.831Z

    Been listening to podcasts for 10 years & CB is the 5th app i've used & my fav. Others always missed a show or would drop a feed. Never have that issue with castbox, plus adding a feed they don't have is simple. The ad complaints are overblown imo, I've seen far worse. It shows up more, but not by much. It's like a popup that you can immediately X out of. My only issue's my widget (which I always use) that disappeared from my home screen. I went to settings to add & it wasn't an option anymore.

  11. Bonnie-avatar

    Bonnie

    2020-10-05T22:15:15.390Z

    Love the concept but sadly execution is lacking and app is full of bugs. It is constantly crashing on me and I am now considering moving to a different, more stable app. It's a shame but it's taking far too long to try and dig out whatever episode I was on before the crash, as it literally wipes all memory on the app

  12. Craig Oliverio-avatar

    Craig Oliverio

    2020-10-19T11:30:57.620Z

    Used to be good. Past week or so has had unskippable video ads as others have stated. The same copy paste response on all critiques of it asking for a video or screenshot of the issue. Why do you need a video of the issue? All of your ads that used to be be non-intrusive, no sound, and skipable are auto playing, full audio videos without mute or being able to skip.

  13. Larry Vander Schaaf-avatar

    Larry Vander Schaaf

    2020-10-19T16:38:58.834Z

    I delayed rating this a few days to see how it would work out... well I've been using it more and more each day sand I'm loving it! it has great defaults like download episodes you're subscribed to, delete listened to episodes and skip episodes you've already heard. All these are changable so lots of control. I really love this app and in the world of big tech interference, I'm turning more to this source of info and this platform's app is proving to be A VERY useful aid to that end. 5 stars!

  14. David-avatar

    David

    2020-10-22T03:06:41.471Z

    Gets worse every year. Steadily ramping up the unskippable ads. Limits subscriptions. Forgets your position in episodes. Frequtly fails to fetch subscriptions. It's never worked seamlessly enough for me to even CONSIDER paying for a subscription. If I didn't have all of my podcast subscriptions on this app, I'd have long since moved on.

  15. Jake Green-avatar

    Jake Green

    2020-10-14T20:13:50.983Z

    Was cool until the ads started getting annoying. When I got it a few years ago there were really no ads. Then they stated overlaying the podcasts art and thats when I stated to get annoyed because I download mine to save on data and I like not seeing ads all the time. Even when closing the ad, it comes back after 15seconds. I drive and listen to podcasts, so it was super crappy when I went to change episodes and got a unskippable video ad, using data and becoming dangerous to use while driving.

  16. Diana Sprigg-avatar

    Diana Sprigg

    2020-10-16T01:54:34.430Z

    This app seems to have better access to some podcasts than another app I use which is the only reason I have it. My biggest issue with this app is that the playlist set up/"Up Next" isn't practical - I just want to tell an episode to "play next" & this app doesn't have that ability unfortunately. If that were possible I could probably move to this app full time as I have apps that come out regularly so each day I'll set all the apps to play consecutively throughout the day but that just isn't intuitive on this app.

  17. M P-avatar

    M P

    2020-10-14T13:28:13.557Z

    I have been using this app as my go to podcast app. All was well until this morning when all of the ads that I have encountered are VIDEO ads. If this continues more than a few days I will be finding a new app! The main problem with the video ads is they automatically play, they automatically have LOUDER sound that plays, and they trap you on the ad page!! Woke the kids this morn with this ANNOYING format - sound blaring! I can deal with the video format - NOT the AUTO SOUND & TRAPPING ON PAGE

  18. Carla Cebula-avatar

    Carla Cebula

    2020-10-20T10:15:33.972Z

    Very easy to use. lots of handy functions like switching it to play from top of the list to the bottom (or vice versa). I like the ability to tag the different series with genres but could be easier to tag them when you add them to your favourites.

  19. Sky Tripp-Schaefer-avatar

    Sky Tripp-Schaefer

    2020-10-02T14:37:42.163Z

    edit 10 months in: I have now listened to 240 hours of podcast and you know what it's still Rock solid. Always remembers exactly where I am in the podcast and always downloads every episode!! this is simply the best podcast playerI've tried them all this is the best it never loses my place it has never crashed in 4 months I've listened to 400 podcast ..

  20. Frotax Frotax-avatar

    Frotax Frotax

    2020-10-17T19:28:50.882Z

    My only real complaint is that when you delete episodes, it does NOT delete from the castbox>channels folders. Therefore your phone runs out of space. Also, it takes about 1 full minute to open the downloads page "you have no downloaded episodes " then it shows them all.

  21. ector9991-avatar

    ector9991

    2020-10-24T12:23:41.876Z

    One of the best free podcast players. Tried several but this one does the job I want. No interrupting ads, fast, has nearly everything I wished for. I mean everything, does not block or censor my favourite podcasters in those difficult times. I hope they keep it this way

  22. Hubbard Jones-avatar

    Hubbard Jones

    2020-10-07T11:00:57.342Z

    Avoid this app unless you have unlimited data plan. The player will d/l 600mb per DAY of advertisements even when settings forbid cell data usage. That will waste a 3gb monthly plan in 5 days and will cost you major cash. Block the app w/ VPN and it resorts to android d/l backdoors. Had to VPN block parts of OS to stop the data usage. It also still attempts to reverse play order once per restart Lowered rating to 1 star for devious, data usage Devs, stop the underhanded cell data usage.

  23. Alex A.-avatar

    Alex A.

    2020-10-05T10:07:09.390Z

    EDIT2: same bug is back again. Ads lock the app. Always requires a restart to make it through to the wanted podcast. Edit: the Devs have successfully fixed a bug with the ads locking the app 👍 Used to be quite great before it turned into an infested pile of unskipable advertisement. Now clicking on a podcast episode sends me into random ad-loops which forces me to restart the app 🤬

  24. Andrew Rouse-avatar

    Andrew Rouse

    2020-10-24T19:13:50.126Z

    UPDATE: Now unavoidable video ads that cannot be skipped and interrupt the podcast playing?! Really Castbox? Been using this app for over 3 years and now this? Just needed a little extra cash at the expense of your customer's experience?

  25. koriyan-avatar

    koriyan

    2020-10-15T03:38:00.390Z

    It used to be so great! It has everything I wanted to listen to! but just recently, it randomly stops so i have to play it again and after few minutes ( 1-2 minutes at that!) it stops again.

  26. Anderwriter-avatar

    Anderwriter

    2020-09-30T22:49:16.214Z

    [EDIT:] Never mind—I've just developed the habit of manually "killing" Castbox's process when I'm not using it, so it doesn't connect without my knowledge. It seems creepy that it does that, but apparently that's just how many phone apps are. Cheers!

  27. Dalmo Mendonça-avatar

    Dalmo Mendonça

    2020-10-20T05:53:39.708Z

    Good app but it's drastically draining battery while not in use. Disabling auto download doesn't help. Disabled notifications but still keep receiving notifications about new episodes. Also terrible full screen ads that disable android's native back button.

  28. Jldubz-avatar

    Jldubz

    2020-10-21T05:09:16.640Z

    Love this app so much! Been using it for over 3 yrs now, Still my #1 go to app for podcasts! Easy-to-use features like zen mode, playlists, personalizable categories, ads aren't intrusive! Do your ears a favor and use Castbox!

  29. Ethan LeFevre-avatar

    Ethan LeFevre

    2020-10-17T03:33:40.863Z

    Video ads with timers (no matter how small) are frankly unacceptable to play before opening a podcast. Ive been loyally using this app for half a decade, but y'all have 2 weeks to remove this noise before I find a new podcast app, sorry.

  30. Richard S-avatar

    Richard S

    2020-10-22T08:10:28.155Z

    Great app, shame it makes my phone run so hot I can't have it in my pocket. No other app does this on my phone. I've had to look elsewhere to play podcasts. It's also a major battery drain.

  31. Mohamad Alizadeh-avatar

    Mohamad Alizadeh

    2020-10-06T20:14:36.824Z

    I love this app and I hope that in the future it will be possible for the low hearing to use this application as well. Ability to insert subtitles by interested podcasters may be helpful.

  32. Elizabeth Krantz-avatar

    Elizabeth Krantz

    2020-10-20T13:54:52.530Z

    I like the podcasts on the app but it's impossible to get it to close. When you do get it to close if I take my headphones out it starts up again automatically. Really annoying feature.

  33. Richard N-avatar

    Richard N

    2020-10-13T03:19:08.229Z

    Needs a lot of work in functionality. Unable to download or play eps in chronological order. It stopped downloaded in reserve order too. Once these things are cleared up the app will be great. Nice beta app!

  34. Samwel Otieno-avatar

    Samwel Otieno

    2020-10-14T14:08:03.800Z

    This is the best app on my phone. Love the format. You actually have an option to download your stuff directly to sdcard. And the bonus radio and audiobooks are just spectacular.

  35. Josh McDonald-avatar

    Josh McDonald

    2020-10-19T08:26:34.310Z

    Nice app. Lots of choices for listening. I bought the premium plan but I am not sure I will keep it. I think it may have a few bugs it isn't running that smooth at times

  36. Anthony Taylor-avatar

    Anthony Taylor

    2020-10-22T04:56:13.324Z

    Great app but lacks features on Android auto. Would be 5 starts if they added a recently played playlist. The way the app is setup on Android auto it's way to difficult to go back to a podcast you were listings to everytime you re connect.

  37. Michael Brislen-avatar

    Michael Brislen

    2020-10-17T12:32:57.310Z

    I used to recommend Castbox, now I can't add podcasts to my playlists. The latest update messed something up. I can download podcasts still, so I am hoping a new update will fix the problem.

  38. Jason Frederick-avatar

    Jason Frederick

    2020-10-14T17:35:43.594Z

    20 second advertisements every single time I try change screens is a bridge too far for me. Also $20 a year is extremely expensive for a podcast app. Look elsewhere folks there are better options.

  39. R. Wagoner-avatar

    R. Wagoner

    2020-10-15T21:25:26.286Z

    You suck! Making me listen to a 15 second Amazon commercial that I care nothing about just to hear another ad for Wondery plus before I can search for the show I want to hear, including their ads! I'd say FU but I'm keeping it pg while I search for a new podcast player. Make your money, I get it, don't hijack the entire community. Download if you like ads!

  40. K K-avatar

    K K

    2020-10-05T17:09:33.284Z

    doesn't always keep track of your last spot in a podcast. could be more simple when selecting podcast episodes instead of having to backcourt of a current episode, replica the podcast, select another episode. good n free tho

  41. Justin K-avatar

    Justin K

    2020-10-23T12:24:04.780Z

    Update: trusting the Devs that these ads have been removed, so I'm updating my review to 5 stars. Original: They just added Video ads you can not skip or mute! Remove them and I'll update this review.

  42. Anne Edwards-avatar

    Anne Edwards

    2020-10-21T13:12:38.410Z

    I had an issue with my subscriptions when I got a new phone. Sent a query by "contact us" and and got a solution within hours from a real human being. First class app and first class service 😊

  43. Jacie1120-avatar

    Jacie1120

    2020-10-17T18:42:52.990Z

    This app never shuts off! Even when I have force stopped it dozens of times, it still plays! I have to uninstall it when I'm not using it. I don't understand how that happens.

  44. Chris Burton-avatar

    Chris Burton

    2020-10-21T01:21:24.530Z

    Search will sometimes freeze the app and need to be restarted. Sometimes the podcast thumbnails won't load. All things I can live with, because the rest I'm happy with.

  45. Bennett Holden-avatar

    Bennett Holden

    2020-10-12T17:59:41.273Z

    Plays ads over your podcast even when your phone is locked. Castbox, you say you removed audio ads, but it just happened again today. I guess I have to find another app for podcasts.

  46. Yvonne Weeres-avatar

    Yvonne Weeres

    2020-10-06T18:36:23.835Z

    Horrible. It keeps cutting out, and worse when an ad comes on. It completely closes and I have to reopen the app. I have it set to pause for ads.

  47. Andrew Macmillan-avatar

    Andrew Macmillan

    2020-10-23T21:27:41.388Z

    Great selection of podcasts but the app frequently closes itself and sometimes the pod cast I'm listening to just stops playing. It's very frustrating because I have several pod casts that I like and they keep getting interrupted. I am using Android

  48. Bee Bowman-avatar

    Bee Bowman

    2020-10-21T13:21:58.308Z

    Definitely more complicated than some of the other podcast apps but it gives you more flexibility to create playlists and customize your experience. definitely my favorite podcast app.

  49. Martin Hora-avatar

    Martin Hora

    2020-10-15T18:37:17.162Z

    Great app. At first I was unable to log in with Google account, it seemed it was some bug, but dev reacted quickly and it is now working.

  50. Gene D-avatar

    Gene D

    2020-10-18T09:22:49.700Z

    Want to hear balanced news coverage? And smart and nuanced to boot? Sad to say, this is the only source I've found that checks both boxes. So glad it exists.

  51. Wallace Schneider-avatar

    Wallace Schneider

    2020-10-15T06:26:37.834Z

    So I'm very happy with this app. Great interface. The only reason I use other podcast apps is because I can't figure.a way to play Patreon and other audio things on the Castbox player. Come on and do that so I can give you six stars

  52. Evan Weinman-avatar

    Evan Weinman

    2020-10-21T18:37:22.227Z

    Auto sound on ads. A garbage change to your app that use to not be there. Other apps manage to implication auto mute I think you can to. This will stay at one star until that changes.

  53. Joel Trout-avatar

    Joel Trout

    2020-10-24T22:29:41.737Z

    Must pay to play at greater than 1x speed. Some ads, but not excessive. Overall, nothing I'm excited about, but it could be worse.

  54. Michelle Ayres-avatar

    Michelle Ayres

    2020-10-09T20:13:26.281Z

    I downloaded this today. FREE! I was able to subscribe to podcast not carried/delayed on other mediums. I prefer audio anyway. Obviously...I can do other things!

  55. Fred Reynolds-avatar

    Fred Reynolds

    2020-10-20T18:12:24.293Z

    This app is downloading all manner of podcasts that I haven't subscribed to and don't want. How can that be? I've double checked the settings and I know absolutely nothing about these other podcasts.

  56. Lev Bass-avatar

    Lev Bass

    2020-10-23T20:46:13.652Z

    One star for unskippable 15sec ads. Other than that - good app. Edit: devs replied that they need revenue. Interesting. Then why did they apologize for an error with such ads in other reviews???

  57. Aoife Lucas-avatar

    Aoife Lucas

    2020-10-24T13:06:42.304Z

    castbox works great. I haven't used any others, but castbox had been easy to use and works well with bluetooth in the car.

  58. Steven Avila-avatar

    Steven Avila

    2020-10-03T19:02:32.860Z

    Auto download works about half the time. Doesn't clear previously played episodes, which is irritating for news podcasts when autoplay starts playing old news.

  59. randysanderleg920-avatar

    randysanderleg920

    2020-10-16T03:40:04.528Z

    Uninstalling because new video ads that interrupt the podcasts are too obnoxious to put up with and there are way too many other free to use podcast apps for me to pay for premium to remove ads.

  60. Scott Ebert-avatar

    Scott Ebert

    2020-10-14T21:02:54.370Z

    After years of enjoying this app I am now on the search for something else. The unskippable blaring 20 second ads everytime you click something is absolutely unbearable.

  61. Thomas Anderson-avatar

    Thomas Anderson

    2020-10-15T12:49:06.491Z

    The full screen ads that pop up when swapping between podcasts is incredibly frustrating, particularly while trying to quickly pick the next episode while driving

  62. Shahed Al Hindi-avatar

    Shahed Al Hindi

    2020-09-28T06:49:09.300Z

    I love this app, it is easy to manage multiple podcasts and has a massive library. This is the best interface I have found on android by far. I would only recommend to the developers to tweak the algorithm to show more relevant suggestions based on what the user listens to. A lot of the suggestions have nothing to do with the topics I am interested in, I find a lot of my podcasts either through recommendations from friends or research online.

  63. Leigh Rumbelow-avatar

    Leigh Rumbelow

    2020-09-30T00:20:49.905Z

    You've changed things. I've never been able to create a playlist in the app because it's nigh on impossible. I've moved tracks from the Castbox folder to my music player of choice. The latest update makes that impossible. Either improve the playlist option or allow moving of files. I drive to and from work. I want a seamless fast forward to the various podcasts I want to listen to. Either allow podcasts to be moved or improve your playlist interface.

  64. Sara Snyder-avatar

    Sara Snyder

    2020-10-02T07:14:34.194Z

    Love it! Listen to all my favorite podcasts on Castbox! I can sort them how I want and it's reliable!

  65. Alessandro-avatar

    Alessandro

    2020-10-13T03:27:33.180Z

    I miss the button to fastly choose a country in the homepage from the old app. Overall a good app but it lags a bit when I scroll down.

  66. Blaze Saber-avatar

    Blaze Saber

    2020-10-04T07:40:04.300Z

    Sometimes if I pause a podcast that I had downloaded it will delete itself if it's been on pause for a while.

  67. jacob shrum-avatar

    jacob shrum

    2020-10-07T15:57:48.311Z

    I love this app. But I paid for premium to get rid of the very annoying ads - and I still get them.

  68. jobiec420-avatar

    jobiec420

    2020-09-28T09:23:20.000Z

    Decent app but be warned that any issues that arise from the use of this app, you can count on the company to not care. You have issues with a fellow user of the app, the company doesn't care. They care so little that if you contact them about it, you will get no reply. If you tweet to them about your problems & lack of help you're receiving from them, they will not reply & will possibly block you. I miss Apple podcasts tbh.

  69. Ed Coke-avatar

    Ed Coke

    2020-10-04T00:41:20.518Z

    Excellent app that helped me catch up with the Jim Rome Show radio program as a daily insider. Without the subscription, I can get my Podcast fix with the Daily Jungle and full episodes of the Jim Rome Show, Jim Rome Podcast, Rich Eisen, Dan Patrick Show, Move The Sticks Podcast, The Michael Kay Show (TMKS), The DA Show (Dan Amendolara), Jason Smith Show, Amy Lawrence & so many MORE. Speak 4 Yourself podcast with Whitlock & Wiley. Awesome idea💡💡 . Great APP. Two Enthusiastic thumbs up👍👍!

  70. P P-avatar

    P P

    2020-09-23T02:21:17.820Z

    many many features and options this app has. one flaw, even after reinstalls, is that, often, the podcast that you are playing, goes into hiding and you can not see the banner down the bottom so when u want to stop or forward etc, you have to go back to the main menu/scroll back up to refind the podcast audio that is playing. very good interface overall. have tried many apps, seems to be the most robust and also seems to have all podcasts imaginable listed from australia and united states.

  71. Anne Aldrich-avatar

    Anne Aldrich

    2020-10-20T10:10:04.847Z

    Terrible. Only opens inconsistently. Freezes most of the time. Not worth your time.

  72. Mary Barnhart-avatar

    Mary Barnhart

    2020-10-13T02:08:17.891Z

    Totally not worth the money .. you can not get refunded either so don't waste your time on the "free" trial .. they charge you anyway.

  73. E Robertson-avatar

    E Robertson

    2020-09-23T14:14:20.917Z

    I love this app! I have been able to find all my favorite podcasts! So many great stories to listen to and all my favorite mommy podcasts. This app even has my favorite setting that so many players seem to forget, a sleep timer! Castbox support team is great as well! When I had an issue with one of my subscriptions they were quick to respond and help me with the problem. Sarah was the staff member who helped me she was very kind and easy to work with!

  74. Eric Rowe-avatar

    Eric Rowe

    2020-10-12T13:33:15.409Z

    Works seamlessly and allows me to listen offline, which is great.

  75. J1s. Promotions podcast-avatar

    J1s. Promotions podcast

    2020-10-23T16:56:50.800Z

    I love the way that i dont need to look in multiple apps for all of the podcasts that i listen to.

  76. Andrew C-avatar

    Andrew C

    2020-10-21T19:54:19.820Z

    Great app! It makes it easy to listen to all my favorite podcasts!

  77. Jeff Davis-avatar

    Jeff Davis

    2020-10-14T03:46:33.625Z

    my favorite podcast app on Android. easy to find and subscribe to podcasts. love the user interface

  78. Lucille-avatar

    Lucille

    2020-10-21T21:33:57.577Z

    Love it!! Update.. Still love it 😀 its a super free podcast player..only improvement id make is adjustable sleep timer.

  79. Michael Williams-avatar

    Michael Williams

    2020-10-04T21:32:39.630Z

    Excellent player. Easy tô get your head around. Wouldn't swap it for another.

  80. John Smith.-avatar

    John Smith.

    2020-10-11T21:57:53.975Z

    Disappointing that during any recording it intermittently pauses and stops. Updating app doesn't remedy the situation either

  81. Randy Marsh-avatar

    Randy Marsh

    2020-10-15T22:33:05.368Z

    Generally good, but have always experienced crashes over multiple devices.

  82. Provost-avatar

    Provost

    2020-10-15T14:35:46.502Z

    Great app! I used to use PodCruncher but this one works even better.

  83. Tyler Kelsey-avatar

    Tyler Kelsey

    2020-10-23T18:17:16.834Z

    Had issues the app, left a negative review, and then the reason for my complaint was fixed. Back to being a top tier pod catcher.

  84. Lee Detrie-avatar

    Lee Detrie

    2020-09-24T15:10:39.922Z

    Mostly good to use but the playlist is awkward to use until you get used to it. If you're playing an episode that you launched them add more to three playlist, they will not play once the current episode is over. This is something that is annoying and I will probably change to another player because of it.

  85. D C-avatar

    D C

    2020-10-22T11:34:23.489Z

    Great app but recently using too much battery in background when not being used.

  86. Cameron Eckert-avatar

    Cameron Eckert

    2020-10-05T20:19:02.585Z

    Love how it saves your subscriptions to the cloud, so I can access my library easily whenever I get a new phone or on another device. If I had to find all of my podcasts individually it would take forever.

  87. T Grim-avatar

    T Grim

    2020-10-10T14:38:59.365Z

    Vey good app. Would be 5 star if could speed up playback and also view as list.

  88. Cheryl Cox-avatar

    Cheryl Cox

    2020-10-24T12:44:37.846Z

    I listen to and from work every day. Also introduced my 80 yr old mom and she listens every night. Issues helped get her through the death of my father. I love it all, but especially preparing for Sunday, 3Yr. Lectionary w/ Dr. Fickenscher and anything by Peter Bender. You help me keep me in the One True Faith! Thank you!

  89. Donnell Young-avatar

    Donnell Young

    2020-10-16T00:09:52.863Z

    Awesome podcast player, easy to navigate and find the best podcasts!

  90. Mercy Orangi-avatar

    Mercy Orangi

    2020-10-21T16:33:19.107Z

    Works perfectly for me! love the array of podcasts I can access via castbox!

  91. Denny Bolen-avatar

    Denny Bolen

    2020-10-12T18:25:10.109Z

    Extremely difficult to use. Can no longer download any podcast.

  92. Tony Eads-avatar

    Tony Eads

    2020-10-14T17:28:49.257Z

    I enjoy cast box on a daily basis! Would definitely recommend it!

  93. isis gonzalez-avatar

    isis gonzalez

    2020-10-08T21:02:06.948Z

    I'm trying to cancel my subscription and is no where to be found!!!! I want my money back!!! This is garbage!

  94. Vito Gardella-avatar

    Vito Gardella

    2020-10-06T13:53:26.358Z

    love that I can download for free and that I can listen to all my favorite podcasts in one place

  95. Dustin Grubb-avatar

    Dustin Grubb

    2020-09-25T10:58:09.634Z

    Has a lot of good podcasts. You can record your own, but it doesn't have any editing software that I can tell. Still, you could probably just email your edit to yourself and upload it like that. I like it.

  96. Sujit Embrandiri-avatar

    Sujit Embrandiri

    2020-09-25T14:07:40.743Z

    Users BEWARE! So I had uninstalled the app 4 months ago with very few channels I had subscribed to. To my surprise when I reinstalled the app recently, I found a bunch of channels that had been "automatically subscribed to". It seems there is some paid marketing gimmick behind this for boosting the growth/ subscribers through inactive users. I wonder if there is any watchdog I can report this to?

  97. Victoria Rojas-avatar

    Victoria Rojas

    2020-10-08T06:12:15.687Z

    I love it! No complaints. I'm new to podcasts and this is such a helpful app!

  98. Bill Clark-avatar

    Bill Clark

    2020-09-30T00:43:00.877Z

    This app sucks the battery out of my galaxy note 8 device. I use it for 20 minutes per day. And it operates in the background all day. Active 8 hours now. Used 40% of my battery and I cant disable its background use Terrible app...

  99. Reza Mahmoudi-avatar

    Reza Mahmoudi

    2020-10-08T15:38:54.347Z

    Great app, i found it very user friendely and easy to use.

  100. Graeme Martin-avatar

    Graeme Martin

    2020-10-12T17:22:35.150Z

    So far been able to get every podcast I want to subscribe to and that's what matters.

  101. Thane Plummer-avatar

    Thane Plummer

    2020-10-14T20:12:48.383Z

    Unintuitive interface. Finally gave up and deleted it. Useless.

  102. NIK OF TIME HERE-avatar

    NIK OF TIME HERE

    2020-10-24T08:44:18.793Z

    When will we see an option of 'play next' in podcast downloads instead of creating a playlist only....?

  103. Rebecca Miller-avatar

    Rebecca Miller

    2020-09-25T15:14:09.394Z

    My go-to podcast app. Love the organization options and playlist creation. I keep this from one phone to the next and even used it on my computer when I was waiting for my new phone to arrive.

  104. ali reza-avatar

    ali reza

    2020-10-07T10:12:56.800Z

    awsome but a new episode always remain the same and zen mode always remain in tab screen

  105. Linda Waniandy-avatar

    Linda Waniandy

    2020-10-16T01:12:33.310Z

    I really like this talk show,I can do things around the house and listen at the same time.

  106. Mak Man-avatar

    Mak Man

    2020-10-23T20:26:47.971Z

    Good interface bad at processing , it glitchs every 5 second when downloading

  107. Samuele Collins-avatar

    Samuele Collins

    2020-09-27T15:41:51.698Z

    Really fantastic except for "playable ads" that degrade experience, and video ads that waste data. Without those, this would be the ultimate podcast app.

  108. Phil Hutchinson-avatar

    Phil Hutchinson

    2020-10-18T09:46:28.529Z

    Wow, a whopping 3-day free trial . How generous. Instant uninstall.

  109. Sandra Polk-avatar

    Sandra Polk

    2020-09-23T21:08:36.227Z

    Love the different podcasts it offers, it is very hard for me to find basic information about security or how unsubscribe from castbox. I would highly suggest for the creator(s) of Castbox to put secuity guidelines a top priority .

  110. slime Masters-avatar

    slime Masters

    2020-10-20T14:53:25.246Z

    Perfect! Love Castbox! Dont Use Anything Else!

  111. JK Williams-avatar

    JK Williams

    2020-09-26T11:30:37.107Z

    This is a wonderful app, with great customer support - lovely communication and all queries answered promptly. Very clear, sorted to all ages and tech abilities! Highly recommended! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  112. Hardy Pottinger-avatar

    Hardy Pottinger

    2020-10-19T16:37:48.949Z

    lots of annoying ads but otherwise very useful.

  113. Grey Fox-avatar

    Grey Fox

    2020-09-28T05:26:28.660Z

    App is absolutely wonderful, but the ad for "Genshin Unleashed" or something causes it to crash/freeze here and there.

  114. Dave Hudyma-avatar

    Dave Hudyma

    2020-09-22T15:21:54.470Z

    I've been using this app for months and loved it. But, in the past few weeks the audio had been overdriven. I'm using Spotify now until they get this issue fixed.

  115. Iamarelis Carrion-avatar

    Iamarelis Carrion

    2020-10-21T15:33:43.388Z

    I like the content but log me off a lot that gets me mad.

  116. Pat Fenner-avatar

    Pat Fenner

    2020-10-09T11:34:46.294Z

    Chris and Jaimie are fun and wise! Love their encouragement and practical tips...

  117. David Fransioli-avatar

    David Fransioli

    2020-10-01T12:10:16.744Z

    Multiple podcasts start over, so a 45 minute show appears as needing more than 45 minutes but Castbox does not catch it.

  118. Chris Blue-avatar

    Chris Blue

    2020-09-22T20:57:31.457Z

    This is one of the best apps I have ever come across... Filled so much of my time that was wasted! (when I'm driving, doing chores etc). Well done!!

  119. Morgan Farlie-avatar

    Morgan Farlie

    2020-10-16T15:29:16.490Z

    I found this app YEARS ago and I've used nothing else for podcasts since.

  120. Tanis-avatar

    Tanis

    2020-09-24T08:59:19.916Z

    I love this app. I pay for premium pro for the zen mode. I have insomnia and the locked sounds really help me relax to fall asleep and the podcasts are awesome

  121. Jared Stewart-avatar

    Jared Stewart

    2020-09-26T01:01:09.758Z

    Good podcast app. Does what it's supposed to. Playlist and autoplay are somewhat confusing.

  122. Mohammadmahdi Amini-avatar

    Mohammadmahdi Amini

    2020-10-04T07:35:35.353Z

    This app is very useful in the field of podcasts.

  123. Christos Mantas-avatar

    Christos Mantas

    2020-10-08T21:20:37.288Z

    Pretty good app for online podcasts. Not offline though

  124. Matthew La Croix-avatar

    Matthew La Croix

    2020-09-22T08:27:57.405Z

    Wonderfully well put together, pragmatic even and very feature rich; ups the ante with paid user subscription accounts - well done!

  125. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2020-09-21T21:45:27.814Z

    Dropped one star because of the incessant updates. It's good that you're maintaining it, but two updates a day? Otherwise, great app, first class. Edit: OK, the updates have calmed down, so up to five stars.

  126. All Things American-avatar

    All Things American

    2020-10-03T14:55:07.673Z

    great app for all of the podcasts that I listen to and always has up to date episodes with all of the active podcasts

  127. Catherine Njeru-avatar

    Catherine Njeru

    2020-09-23T21:09:20.793Z

    So many great podcasts to listen to. There are many ads but they do not interrupt the podcast

  128. Ali Kruger-avatar

    Ali Kruger

    2020-10-14T11:12:48.409Z

    I am deleting this app it is constantly downloaded and draining battery and memory.

  129. Scott Riggs-avatar

    Scott Riggs

    2020-10-03T01:59:14.354Z

    Deleting podcasts they automatically fill your library with is annoying

  130. Cajun Detty-avatar

    Cajun Detty

    2020-10-01T11:29:32.208Z

    It has all my favorite podcast soooo. Also I've listen to about 635 hours on this app or podcast so I can say 5 stars

  131. genny death-avatar

    genny death

    2020-09-23T22:21:18.729Z

    lots of topics.. found my favorite blogger's every podcast in one place! :) great voice qualities.

  132. Bill Neuman-avatar

    Bill Neuman

    2020-10-01T21:22:53.140Z

    Best podcast player I have found, and I have tried 10 or more.

  133. Owen Seymour-avatar

    Owen Seymour

    2020-10-07T05:44:30.776Z

    There's no reason free users need to be limited to 100 subscriptions.

  134. Justin Ausman-avatar

    Justin Ausman

    2020-10-16T03:05:53.469Z

    App starts downloading shows on its own that you don't listen to.

  135. Caylee Bickford-avatar

    Caylee Bickford

    2020-09-27T15:48:22.125Z

    By far the best podcast app I've tryed they dont take long to download and its never crashed i just wish i could do more without premium

  136. Martin Whitney-avatar

    Martin Whitney

    2020-09-24T15:49:01.904Z

    Excellent for listening to massive selection of podcasts....good quality audio and auto downloading and deleting available

  137. Greg-avatar

    Greg

    2020-09-26T17:50:11.407Z

    Fix the stupid adds that block the whole screen with a tiny x to close or I'm deleting the app.

  138. Nic R-avatar

    Nic R

    2020-10-25T14:30:49.136Z

    Completely un-usable. Freezes and crashes if I do literally anything as soon as I open the app.

  139. jeff johns-avatar

    jeff johns

    2020-10-20T15:30:48.597Z

    tried to buy premium...was charged and got no premium access

  140. Robert Cooney-avatar

    Robert Cooney

    2020-10-08T16:31:52.820Z

    great podcast download app. and it's free!

  141. Nipun Tj-avatar

    Nipun Tj

    2020-10-13T17:21:40.608Z

    This app so much lag now before it was good but now so lag

  142. Spencer Halsey-avatar

    Spencer Halsey

    2020-09-29T10:30:46.176Z

    Great app! however some distributors have discontinued to put their new podcasts on Castbox

  143. Bo Lu-avatar

    Bo Lu

    2020-10-24T14:17:42.253Z

    Difficult to use, good selections

  144. Laura Edwards-avatar

    Laura Edwards

    2020-09-28T04:10:38.523Z

    Easy way to access all the podcasts I like.

  145. the pro-avatar

    the pro

    2020-10-20T04:00:42.554Z

    Some people might think that task center is a rip of but it just might take a few days to work

  146. Rosy A-avatar

    Rosy A

    2020-09-24T16:59:50.172Z

    I've been able to find all the podcasts I've wanted to listen to.

  147. Diana Alvarez Kaba-avatar

    Diana Alvarez Kaba

    2020-09-25T19:42:54.196Z

    Easy to use, great selection, good suggestions

  148. Melanie Proulx-avatar

    Melanie Proulx

    2020-10-02T00:50:01.371Z

    Best podcast app but getting shady with premium pro. Features I loved that were previously available as a premium user have now been moved to premium pro. I'm to a point where I might end my subscription and move to Spotify. I prefer castbox as it lets you sort your podcasts and it's by far the best podcasting app I've ever had. However, if you're going to keep holding features behind larger and larger pay walls, I'll settle for a lesser service that's all included.

  149. Danny Edeson-avatar

    Danny Edeson

    2020-10-19T14:58:17.146Z

    App encourages visiting the "community" tab which then highlights comments from insane virus deniers.

  150. Chase Gillyard-avatar

    Chase Gillyard

    2020-10-08T01:53:06.584Z

    great app. love the way its organized