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The best podcast app & podcast player to find, save, download, and listen to your favorite podcasts, FM, radio, and audiobooks. 【New Feature】Join the millions experiencing better bedtime, lower stress, and less anxiety with Zen mode on Castbox! Access over 95 million audio content including podcasts, audiobooks, FM radio and more in 27 different countries on iPhone and Apple Watch. Discover popular podcasts on various topics including: - TV Series podcasts: Binge Mode: Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones The Podcast, History of Westeros (Game of Thrones), Game of Thrones LIVE; - News & Politics podcasts: CNN 10, NPR News Now, Fox News Radio Newscast, The Overcast by The Seattle Times; - Music-related podcasts: Dissect from Cole Cuchna & Spotify Studios, Defected Radio, Capital FM; - Games & Hobbies podcasts: Wolverine: The Lost Trail from Stitcher; - Sports podcasts: The Ringer MLB Show, MLB Network, The Chicago Audible; - Technology podcasts: The Overcast Podcast, This Week in Google, Google Cloud Platform Podcasts; - Talk Shows: Sincerely, X from TED and Audible, By The Book from Stitcher, Luminary from Luminary.fm - Business podcast:s Youpreneur FM Podcast; - Sleep: Sleep With Me, Guided Sleep Meditations, Sleep and Relax ASMR Super intuitive and easy-to-use podcast app & podcast player for iPhone with: - Personalized podcast recommendations according to your podcast list - A powerful search engine that allows you to find your favorite podcasts effortlessly - Smooth streaming and downloading of podcasts, radio, FM, and audiobooks - Smart speakers supported, including Apple HomePod, Amazon Alexa - Fully support cross-device syncing for iPhone/Apple Watch/Google Devices - Daily top podcasts list - One-click subscription and never miss an episode for every podcast - Sleep timer to fall asleep soundly - Adjust playback speed during the podcast to accommodate your listening habits - Volume Boost - Trim Silence - CarPlay Support - Podcast Community - Livecast: live audio streaming service - Import your favorite podcasts with OPML from Google podcast, Overcast, iHeartradio, Pocket Casts, Podbean, Podcast Addict, Spotify, Stitcher, the Podcast app, Tunein, and apple podcast app! Privacy policy: http://castbox.fm/policy.html Terms of use: http://castbox.fm/termsofservice.html Love Castbox? Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/castbox.fm Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CastBox_FM
Drama Roc
by Ericell 1Grail Knight on 2019/10/17 12:18
Drama Roc is lit🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Me
by juan~n~only on 2019/10/17 06:44
Only podcast I listen toooooo
Greatful
by ardal@ñ on 2019/10/15 15:24
Fantastic
Bruhhh
by chiefSosai on 2019/10/14 12:58
It’s a pretty great podcast app but the auto download had me heated. Why is it a default to automatically download 13 episodes for each podcast someone is subscribed to? It would be fine if they listened to 1 podcast but when theres multiple it’s ridiculous.
My go to pod catcher, but....
by real_edu88le on 2019/10/14 07:03
it frequently crashes, like literally at least twice per day. It’s been doing this for about the past year. I’ve been a user since beta, so the positives obviously still outweigh the negatives, but it’s extremely annoying. I hope this is fixed with the recent update.
Not At All Intuitive
by Terry & Sara on 2019/10/13 20:58
Can I not add podcasts to a playlist or favorites? Luckily I can add specific episodes to a playlist, but it would be great if I could add a podcast instead of waiting for new episodes each day.
Bigmouth
by bigdriftless on 2019/10/12 03:40
Great pidcsst
Great app!!
by AJ Pier on 2019/10/11 12:35
Truly great podcast app. Only thing that would make it perfect is if there was a way to turn auto play off. When a podcast ends, it automatically plays the next👎
Crashbox
by Zenman! on 2019/10/11 03:14
I’m a Premium subscriber and on my iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 13.1.2, it’s crashing almost every time I try to use it. Will update my review if they fix the bug in a timely manner so I can use the app before I have to search for a podcast app that actually lets me listen to podcasts.
Amazing!
by RavanSll on 2019/10/10 20:38
This is my most used app on my iPhone
Absolute best podcast app!
by Pizookie Queen on 2019/10/09 18:47
It’s just perfect. Download it now.
Very Good Player
by mdm100 on 2019/10/09 14:49
My only gripe is cleaning up old episodes. Please make more obvious.
Better than most
by 2.13.17 on 2019/10/09 12:19
Easy to learn and use. Many choices available for sorting and filtering. One complaint: the app “seizes” and quits on my iPhone after a couple of hours. Just close and reopen fixes it
Doors for healing& deliverance/souls winning souls ministry
by trotterthecreditprincess on 2019/10/08 06:17
Tedline Erica Joseph Shepherd is a beautiful woman of goduI love her so much she has aught me and my sister a lot but I want too you thank god for the gifts s that god has given me to be able too Prophesies and be able too tell the Difference between the Holy Spirit & the evil spirit amen ! Joyce Vandiver trotter
I love this app.
by Raincloudd123 on 2019/10/07 19:22
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Good, but not great
by Chris R! on 2019/10/04 22:04
A podcast app’s only job is to be a good and reliable media player. Most of the time, the app works great. But far too often, the app exits when I have it playing in the background and buffers more than usual (my Internet connection is fine, it is only while using the app that I experience issues). It makes the app pretty unreliable sometimes. In addition, I find that the queue of episodes is not very user-friendly. I have been listening to the same podcast in reverse order and I find that if I listen all the way through Episode 112, for example, the queue will play Episode 455 afterwards instead of continuing down the list. Overall, however, the app works well enough that I still use it to listen to certain podcasts.
This is definitely “the one”
by Mo Please on 2019/10/02 05:02
I have tried others, but, always come back! it’s easy to navigate compared to Apples that is frustratingly difficult, I have been on this one so long I can’t even remember the names of others I tried and quickly deleted. Thank you Castbox !!
Crash on launch
by kfoxco on 2019/09/29 22:17
Very unstable and consistently crashes during or shortly after launch. Disappointed as there does not appear to be any solution. I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro
Good app
by Cr7 ali on 2019/09/29 06:15
Good app❤️
Only podcast app I use
by Bwtowne on 2019/09/24 10:42
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Good, but still missing a key feature.
by JaycesWild on 2019/09/24 06:27
NEED an option to add single episodes to the “next up” queue. Maybe the add to playlist button can also give the option to add to Next Up. Also, I’m not a huge fan of the Next Up queue automatically adding every single episode of a podcast when I pick a single episode to play. Or maybe at least add a “clear all” button. As someone who uses Next Up way more than playlists, and likes to add/remove single episodes from many podcasts, I’d love to see this added in an update. Pocket Casts does this really well which is why it’s my main player right now, but I’m willing to switch if you guys can add it!
Hard to use with lots of subscriptions
by Wschanks on 2019/09/23 22:50
I see no way to show all episodes that are unplayed. The new episodes filter won’t show unplayed which in my mind are new.
I love this app
by mrdlidvnci on 2019/09/23 21:05
I’m stop listening to music when I run because this app is sooo good
Love the show very real time informative.
by clear12 on 2019/09/23 11:49
The one to listen to and follow current updates and strengthen encouragement when needed.
Niarhairston
by Niarhairston on 2019/09/21 03:09
Niarhairston
Garbage
by tsmurfo on 2019/09/20 12:14
Absolute garbage Says I’ve downloaded a podcast and then once you lose network connection it stops The worst
Almost unbearably glitchy
by Adudeyaknow on 2019/09/19 18:56
Repeats same played episode so I have to forward to the end to have it marked played and the next episode queued. Everything else is fine.
Save problem
by mmmnannanhaban on 2019/09/19 15:40
App have so much problem to saving
Best Podcast App
by Roobadenov on 2019/09/18 01:07
I’ve been using this app for free for a while now. I would GLADLY pay for it. It’s the best. THE BEST!
I used to love this app - not any more :(
by BigBen808 on 2019/09/17 15:35
This app was great. Performed much better than the Apple solution. However now the ads are going crazy. Often times the ad color matches the color of the back link (white), A button for Waze integration constantly pops up. You must close it first before you can access a menu. Also the ad quality is questionable. I don’t want to play a slot machine app.
Mmm, My Favorite (request for dev.)
by Gurt McDirt on 2019/09/14 21:21
I’ve been using this app for about a year now after being frustrated with Apple’s version. I wanted something that looked a little sleeker and still functioned professionally. There have been several key updates since I started and now I keep this at the forefront while Apple’s has been lost to the sea of Apple apps I never use. Much better production and the darker interface is so much more appealing. Easy to sort your subscribed casts, multiple options for displaying your library, picks up the last episode you were listening to at the correct time upon reopening. Personal favorite. I really appreciate how tuned in to the community these devs are. They’re constantly fixing, updating, and adding things commented on. One request I have is if we can add a blocker to commenters. Not completely necessary, but I notice a couple frequent commenters on podcasts I regularly listen to that just really bug me. I’d love the option to mute their comments from my feed via blocking their handle. Still waiting for some solution to the toilet bowl every comment section has become.. I like using it for the odd legit convo with another poster but then the entire post is bombarded with off topic harassment and the report option doesn’t seem to address anything. At least I can meditate on it, I guess. 😉
Unusable now
by Stu7901 on 2019/09/14 12:22
App has become unusable in the past week. As in won’t even display episodes anymore. Comments , details and everything else shows up fine but zero episodes. Unsubscribed from premium and back to apple podcast player.
ALEX JONES
by senseofmillions on 2019/09/12 14:54
You kept Alex. Thank you patriots
Frustrating
by shotsie610 on 2019/09/12 13:38
Difficult to navigate.
Great app until
by SuziSeason on 2019/09/12 10:00
Update : Resolved. When I downloaded castbox, I signed in with my Google account. I removed castbox acess to Google and set up a new account with email. At the present time, this appears to be the answer to my problem. I'm happy again. Original post. I've spent a lot of travel time with this app and I love it. However, it's crashing over and over, just refuses to open completely. Any fixes out there? The app has been down for weeks. I’ve tried all I know to do.
Used to love it...
by Mere2368 on 2019/09/11 14:25
I used to love this app. So much I upgraded to the premium version. But now, it skips, spoils, and crashes ALL THE TIME. I am constantly having to go listen to my podcasts on other apps now. I love the organization of this app, but I just can not handle the playback issues anymore. 😔
Very good.thanks
by mrtt1352 on 2019/09/09 09:47
Thanks
Don’t even try to go premium
by Apple fcu on 2019/09/08 23:37
Liked it so I decided to pay for premium first time I try to use PayPal it charge my PayPal but they had stayed there going to try to use Apple store figured I just blow off the PayPal money and the ads are still there now I have two charges and lots and lots of ads don’t bother
Something has gone wrong.
by Go go potato on 2019/09/07 19:20
I really liked this app it has a lot of nice features BUT about a week ago it became unusable. It will not play any podcast for more than 10 seconds without cutting out. I don’t know what happened but it is very annoying. I thought it was my device at first but i tried it on another device and it still doesn’t work. I downloaded google podcasts and that works fine so it seems to be a problem with castbox.
Pretty good
by harmtoit on 2019/09/06 18:30
Works well
Fixed! Playback settings not sticking after last update
by gdahlby on 2019/09/04 18:39
Playback settings for podcasts, mine set at 1.8x, are not being honored after most recent updates. Something broke. Maybe move playback speed from individual podcast to an ‘all’ podcast setting.
Der größte
by yobzobbler on 2019/09/02 13:02
Here's how much I like the app: This review will consist of a complaint, but I'm giving it a well deserved five stars. The complaint: Since the latest update does the app continually suicide mid-playthrough. Playback does not just stop, but the app's presence disappears outright. The rating: I've tried them all. This is the best. The UI is clean, playback options most intuitive, the ads unobtrusive, the search function and system of organization premium. There even exists an unexpected community of commentators. My favorite feature and the only one that exists on this podcast alone is the chronological list view of episodes before and after that which you're listening to. It's a one button push, and allows you to queue up the next episode - especially if you listen to anything that relies on narrative semblance. But please curb the suicidal tendencies of this app. It's not a game breaker yet, but you know you all are capable of better. Thank you!
Cast Box
by ronald rt on 2019/09/02 11:27
Cast Box is great!
Let the world moves you❤️
by Ararv on 2019/09/02 06:17
Listen and learn what you need !
A recent update made the app a nuisance.
by spazision on 2019/08/30 13:17
Not sure when it started (less than a month ago), the app started to never continue playing episodes in my downloads. The app use to just continue on playing things in order in my downloads. Now it plays an episode, then stops or the sound freezes at the beginning of the next episode. Then if you press pause then play again, it starts playing the latest episode from the podcast, not the downloads. I can no longer just listen for hours on end, one podcast after another. I have to babysit the app between episodes and it’s super annoying. Another thing (this might have just been fixed the other day), when I finish in episode, the next episode would start playing at normal speed even though it said it was set to the 1.3 speed. I would have to toggle the speed to get it to continue playing at the correct 1.3 speed. I wish I could choose the order of the downloads to play in as well.
Playlist bug
by Arcadia D on 2019/08/29 03:15
Edit to Devs: What exactly do you want me to screen shot? I’d have to make a video with another phone or something. Also getting annoyed with my playlist just stopping whenever it feels like it. Original: Can we fix this playlist bug? It happens every time I use the playlist. One or two shows in, when it begins to play the third show a loud buzzing noise plays instead. I have to pause it and then hit play again to get it to stop.
No complaints.
by Drumface_420 on 2019/08/27 15:24
Amazing amazing app... I love this , i use this all day and definitely will be for a while.
A great deal
by ukfayooyay on 2019/08/27 02:23
Free! You can hear the Joe Organ Experience (a simple meathead that tries to fit in with smart people) or the king and the sting (with Brendan “the closet case” schaub and Theo van! Great service
Crash after crash after crash.
by Vlad289 on 2019/08/26 23:46
The app has a good UI and all but it crashes ALL of the time. I haven't had an app crash this much since 2011. And back then it was understandable because developers were actually working out the kinks.
Love it
by myra ann 😀 on 2019/08/24 12:53
Love this app!
Was great until recently
by Feldons65 on 2019/08/22 13:30
Castbox was pretty good when I started using it 8 months ago. However, since that time they have started using popup ads which are incredibly annoying, and the app crashes all the time. Adding to the frustration is the fact that the podcasts almost never download automatically, the way they are supposed to. So I always have to check and see what is current, and I *always* have to go to the downloads and watch them come in - a huge waste of time - if I don’t want to use cellular data and/or battery life in situations where I can stream wirelessly. That’s a total failure. I see now that there is a "premium" version being offered, so go figure. I'm sick of companies pulling this sort of bait and switch. Definitely gonna switch to another app once I get a free hour to laboriously transfer all my podcast subscriptions over yet again.
The one to replace Apple podcasts with
by alison_m9762 on 2019/08/22 13:03
I’ve used this app for 8 months now. Was switching between Apple podcasts and spotify. Neither of them could provide the structured display of listening history and playlist function. So glad I found Castbox. I was hooked right after started using this.
I like it so far, some small issues.
by CezzyBear on 2019/08/19 07:57
Dark mode is great, UI is easy to use. I don’t like that the Apple Watch controls are sluggish, I wish you could just use the watches “Now Playing” feature but it forces the app. All the podcasts I can think of are here. The live feature seems like a gimmick, but not a bad one. Overall the app is solid. My biggest issue is the ability to post and comment and talk to other people. At first this looked like a great feature. Pretty soon though the posts became pretty far/alt right and it seemed like half the posts turned into a screaming match. Not sure what can be done about this though. I also wish when you stopped using WiFi and went to mobile data, that the app didn’t interrupt you and tell you that you’re using mobile data, and then buffer for a bit.
Favorite App
by Trtbum on 2019/08/18 17:55
I enjoy this app so much. It has some amazing podcasts including my favorite, My Favorite Murder. I listen to the podcasts on this app on a daily. I enjoy being able to listen to it where ever I am this app has made my days much more enjoyable!!!
They don’t censor
by TLandC on 2019/08/18 01:02
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Not so good
by janfan50 on 2019/08/17 18:53
I find this podcast very difficult to use.
Thankful for so much information
by RS/ kingly on 2019/08/17 13:44
I’m collecting all the information that I was missing out on. Thanks very much.*****👍
C
by dufsubdugdyjfpppp on 2019/08/16 16:33
Amazing
Crime Junkies
by loudermilksk on 2019/08/14 02:03
I’m addicted to this show!! I love this podcast and I know all the shows on this app are great!
Was great, too many features cause it to constantly crash
by MrvlComicG33k19 on 2019/08/13 16:57
I loved this app at first, and see why the developers added all the bells and whistles for it to stand out. However it seems those bells and whistles now cause it to crash multiple times a day for me on my SE. I’m bummed but I may have to switch over to another app if this isn’t fixed
Overall good app
by 7Palms on 2019/08/11 18:57
The only thing I wished was the ability to play from earliest to lastest. I don’t listen daily so have to pick next one so they’ll run consecutively.
Easy to use
by Rsomwar2 on 2019/08/09 17:48
Great app. Sometimes buggy but still better then everything else out now.
MOST content. BEST, podcast app
by Crashy mc fly on 2019/08/09 14:44
Constantly updating and improving UI. Seemingly unlimited and noticeably growing selection of audio that I haven’t found in the 5+ other podcatcher apps on my devices (none of which I use anymore).
Problem
by nasi_kh on 2019/08/09 01:29
I updated the program but its problems are still not resolved and worse. It is constantly removed from the program, and we cannot clear downloaded episodes But i love this app
Buggy
by Meowy69 on 2019/08/07 15:33
I would give the app 5 stars if it didn't shut down every time I tried to delete a played episode...
What about the users?
by Tired & Sleepy on 2019/08/06 03:16
This player works fine, and has a large and diverse number of podcasts to choose from. Although I’ve only been using it for 3days, it seems they are focused on getting you to upgrade, and focusing you on content that I suspect they receive kickbacks for directing you to. Why do I want to livestream on this app— its a podcast player!! That said , it would still be a great app if the interface were only user friendly. The podcasts you download are accessed by hitting a small dim, miniature icon in the middle of several others at the bottom of the page. When driving - which is what a huge number of us choose to use podcasts for- it nearly impossible to access your content easily and safely. I can imagine the same is true for joggers hikers, treadmill users etc. Really misses the target audience in my opinion.
Buffering?
by JMBlackie on 2019/08/03 00:25
I really wanted this to be the one. I paid for a premium subscription based on the hope that it was perfect, based on use within my home. BUT as I took it out while walking the dog it frequently just stops playing. I’m forced to take it out, check the screen and repeatedly poke the play symbol. Equally frustrating, it shows ALL past episodes, including those that aren’t available for downloading. Still it allows me to press the download icon. The episode seems to download, shows the length but not matter how many times I press play, it will not. I just went back to the Overcast app. Wasted $14.99.
Okay
by review gets lower on 2019/08/02 04:41
Pretty good. It blocks alot of anything that leans to the right. Not everything yet. X22 won't download.
I just love the Steve Harvey show y’all makes me laugh I enjoy y’all
by peacheslovekids on 2019/07/31 16:28
I love y’all
Almost awesome
by ajh0921 on 2019/07/31 12:48
Sometimes when you tap a podcast it disappears and i can’t get it to come back no matter what I do. Other than that it’s pretty dang good.
Good app but
by Mikey4357 on 2019/07/30 15:37
Why is the app 3.25 gb?
Thanks
by amir tag on 2019/07/29 02:32
😍😘🥰
I love it
by Patriciobigcuban on 2019/07/23 23:21
The vest I will have to recommend to everyone I know it is that good
Not for me, I guess
by Ger000000000000 on 2019/07/21 21:22
This is supposed to be easy! I use a iPad Pro in landscape mode. Apps that do NOT rotate are really annoying. Is it so hard to add “auto rotate” to your code? I will not be using this app.
App has changed, now unresponsive
by whatever stop asking on 2019/07/20 23:34
Last few days this app has been a disaster. Freezes all the time, slow and unresponsive, crashes a lot, and chews up the entire battery in a couple of hours.. it worked fine for months before, but it is gradually becoming garbage on the iPhone
Recent update causing crashes
by Brandye on 2019/07/18 22:58
I loooove my Pandora. Have used it for several years and recently upgraded for the second time. However, it’s almost impossible for me to listen to it anymore on my iPhone. It keeps crashing, and restarting only helps on occasion. So frustrating!
App Great! Update Killed It
by Sandstrca on 2019/07/18 04:17
In addition to the audio adds they’ve now added constant video adds. I get it dudes gotta eat, right? But both audio during the podcast and video ads too?? But the WORST - now the podcasts LAG FOREVER!! Ads are likely taking processing/streaming power over podcasts?!! Really??? I don’t have issues streaming anything else audio or video, just Castbox :(
Crashing
by KG17257 on 2019/07/17 19:20
I did love this app but it has been continuously crashing.
Fantastic except for auto-downloads
by charlie21721 on 2019/07/16 12:08
Everything about this app is fantastic except for the fact that my podcasts don’t auto-download new episodes for playback when I’m offline. I’m not sure if it’s a bug or something I’m doing, but it’s a really frustrating issue.
Review Ted talk
by TulipMomma on 2019/07/15 17:19
Great variety of subjects
Was great until this latest update!
by moocoweyes on 2019/07/12 19:27
I was a diehard user of Overcast, and switched over to Castbox to try something new. And loved it! It was working great, and i even subscribed because i listen to way more than 100 podcasts. However, with this latest update, the app barely works! I’m so disappointed! It crashes constantly or freezes up as soon as i switch away from the app. Developers, i hope you can come up with a fix soon! I don’t want to have to leave my favorite app!
Laggy after latest update
by bobby0505baby0505 on 2019/07/12 18:23
Could you please fix this?
Don’t ruin your app
by NutterD on 2019/07/10 17:40
My old, 5-star review was titled, “love it.” I moved over to Castbox from Stitcher about a year ago, and at first I really loved it...even when it was often buggy. Unfortunately, you’re now ruining the app by making it not a podcast player, but a “community engagement tool.” I’m sure the marketing department has said engagement is how to keep people in the app, but what it’s really doing is creating yet another space for trolling, fighting, meanness and all out hatred. NO ONE WANTS THIS ON A PODCAST PLAYER. You don’t need to be Facebook. Pushing “community”, by placing user comment pop-ups over the listener controls means I can’t even ignore what Angry Bill has to say about politics (on non-political shows even!). Stop this! You are part of the problem by trying to push this user engagement crap. It’s not about free speech or banning users or deleting comments or even giving users the ability to block people - YOU’RE A PODCAST PLAYER SO KEEP OUT OF THIS WHOLE ARENA AND JUST MAKE YOUR PLAYER THE BEST PLATFORM FOR LISTENING TO PODCASTS!
I like it but....
by Datlylesboy on 2019/07/10 15:27
How come there’s not a iPad version??
Best third party app, but not good enough
by Whep89 on 2019/07/10 13:58
I want to like Castbox. I really do. It has pretty much all of the features I’d want, especially the ability to place episodes in the download queue to wait for WiFi, and the ability to search for specific episodes within a podcast. It’s the best of all the third party podcast players I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot. But at the end of the day, I don’t enjoy using the app, and I’m switching back to Apple. Here’s why: The UI is way too cluttered. I appreciate Apple’s clean layout and find it easier to navigate and look at. Zen mode only added to the problem. A cool idea in itself, but it should be moved away from the Library page to somewhere less intrusive. Speaking of Zen mode, it’s virtually useless to me as a stream-only feature. If I could download, I’d use it. The episode artwork for some podcasts is just nondescript, general photos of nature or whatever else. I have to tap on the episode to see what show it’s from and whether I want to download. Using the podcast’s main artwork instead would eliminate this problem for me. The app has crashed 3-4 times in the past week or so. I love Apple’s stations feature. No other player I’ve tried has it. Playlists are ok, but they require more manual sorting. The ability to automatically have new episodes from all my favorites in one list, downloaded and ready to go, is a huge plus for me. The ads on the now playing screen aren’t a big deal for me, but they do take away from the listening experience. Definitely better than having them take up static space on another page, but combined with the issues listed above, made me enjoy the app even less. I realize this review includes a lot of my personal preferences. Listening to podcasts can be a highly personal experience. I don’t envy the developer’s job in balancing these things. Castbox has a lot of great features, but I think the app would greatly benefit from design and stability improvements. I’d suggest taking a step back to focus on those things. In the meantime, I’ll keep Castbox on my phone and see what future updates may bring. Apple definitely isn’t perfect either, but I’d give it 4 stars. Can Castbox beat that?
There is hope...but needs improvements
by yayamo76 on 2019/07/09 21:48
I am unable to rewind 30 seconds via Bluetooth. I’m usually listening to podcasts in my car and sometimes I miss something or need to relisten to make sure I understood what I just heard. I try not to touch my phone while driving but sometimes I have to because of this issue. Other than that, I pay for the premium podcast player and am a fan. I have even recommended this app to friends and family. Please fix this bug! *****update 6/30 I was contacted by the developer and there will be a fix in the next update. I look forward to this fix! Thank you for reaching out Teresa, it does mean a lot. *****update 7/9 I updated the app as requested by the developers and glad to report that I am able to rewind and forward without any issues!! Thank you for following through on this issue and resolving!!
Never auto downloads episodes in background
by JMONEY550 on 2019/07/09 13:40
Now I remember why I stopped using this app a year ago. Every time I open Castbox, THEN it starts “auto” downloading episodes. Background app refresh is enabled so why doesn’t this app have episodes downloaded and ready to go every time I open the app?
Great
by CringeKast on 2019/07/07 02:33
It’s overall great I’ve had no issues and it’s a Maher plus that I can download podcasts for free and it’s just great
Better Than The Rest!!!
by Casey_EverNow on 2019/07/05 20:05
Simply thee best podcasting app I have ever used. Love how user friendly it is and the user interface is mind blowingly simple. Love everything about it. Love me some Castbox🙌🏾
Used to be great! Then Ads it broke
by eblman3 on 2019/07/04 18:57
I loved this app. 3 things I think would make it great again. 1. Fix the glitch where if I pull it up, after having my phone closed that it doesn't crash the app and need to restart 2. Ads, I get it money is good, but please allow the user to adjust the speed or see the podcast they are listening to for 5 seconds before making the ad come back. Currently as soon as I take my finger off the speed eg. 1.8x it pulls it back up. Just makes me upset - with the ad and with you guys. Which shouldn't be happening. 3.Allow for more options with saving the Playlists (more than 10)/and 'Favorite' (otherwise I love the way that it saves the fact that it's a favorite, but doesn't require me to have the episode saved on my phone).
Radio
by hesam de on 2019/07/04 10:21
Perfekt castbox 👍👍👍
Set the speed of playing
by aliabdari on 2019/07/04 04:20
Thank you for your very good application. All of the things is excellent Castbox is my best friend in my loneliness. Thank you very much
Great other than download management
by OperatorDirak on 2019/07/02 16:12
Having used various podcast apps extensively over the last decade, I can now say with certainly that this is my favorite one. Presentation, features, and organization are top tier. That said, I do have one suggestion. When it comes to deleting downloaded episodes, one cannot do it from the main podcast section, you have to go to the “downloads” section and delete everything from there. This obviously isn’t a deal-breaker, but it is inconvenient and the only area where Castbox doesn’t outdo the competition. I don’t have any other reason to go into “downloads”, so my stock builds up for a week or two until I run out of space and am forced to cull the herd en masse. If the app was updated such that you can delete downloads from the same area you can mark them as “played”, this would bump it up to 5 stars.
Task Center and location
by Armi.b on 2019/06/29 21:17
I can't access to task center and change my location to Iran. How can I do it?
Stories of Mahabharata
by harikeshkumar on 2019/06/29 12:14
Amazing story telling by Sudipta Bhaumik. I have watched Mahabharata on TV. But this was a totally different experience and unique. I like some of the stories which I haven't seen on TV. This is my everyday routine during walk.
What have you done?!!?
by angrylf on 2019/06/29 11:17
Has begun crashing constantly - frustrating, unpredictable - might have to switch - used to think it was great
Love the application
by Walden Fernandes on 2019/06/28 01:16
This application has all the podcasts I ever wanted and the paid podcasts are not bad for the price.
How do you get this to work?
by BRCampbell on 2019/06/27 13:54
One of the most confusing apps I’ve ever used. Your subscribed pods aren’t favorites. Your subscriptions are not easily available
It’s so cute 😍😍😍
by Majidhassani7 on 2019/06/23 08:21
I love this app
Is this the one?
by rpotter1000 on 2017/11/05 20:26
It might be the one. Like many people, from time to time I just get too frustrated with Apple’s Podcasts app and I go searching for something better. I think I’ve tried basically every alternative, and there’s always some reason why I go back to Apple. But Apple just can’t seem to get it right. I don’t understand. I really like Apple products and software design in general. Anyway, I’ve only just started using this one, but it appears it’s just perfect for me. It’s got the right balance of clean, attractive design, easy usability, and general features. It doesn’t have the fullest set of features out there, but I have found that the ones that do are just more complicated than what I want to deal with for podcast management. For me, I like a clean interface, intuitive management of downloads and playlists, and, most important, a great searching platform that makes it easy to find both podcasts to subscribe to but also individual episodes that feature people or subjects I’m interested in. This one seems to have it all—and no ads! (My other favorite, “Podcast App,” was just as good but had annoying full screen pop-up ads.)
Needs work
by ChadAHall on 2018/11/28 19:33
So much to like about this app but there are several key issues which need to be addressed especially for a premium app. The biggest and most important is that the app has trouble picking up new episodes and showing them in the new releases section. Maybe it’s because I have a lot of subscriptions but I went through my shows individually and found seven new episodes that the app had not surfaced. Of all the features a podcast app must get right, this is number one. Until this is fixed, I can’t recommend people trust the app. Secondly, if you share the link to an episode and the person opens it on a computer, they get a nice web interface to listen in. This is a great way to share and to get people curious about the app. Unfortunately, they’ve taken the opposite tactic on mobile. If some one open the link on their phone it forces then to download the app. This is just bad user experience. I can promise that no one ends up downloading the app from a tactic like this. This just click out of the link and never listen to the episode. And as almost 100% of what we share is opened on a phone not a desktop, this makes the user stop sharing. I have. Make the web app available on mobile browsers. More people will share and hence more people will know about castbox.
Mostly fixed, but still better than anything else!
by Industrialqueue on 2018/09/21 05:06
I've tried quite a few podcast options in the wake of Apple's "upgrades". My priorities are large volume queue management for about 40 podcasts that I am either caught up with or listening through their back-log. This app does that wonderfully. The tools are all there with common sense features to allow easy and safe handling of all your episodes. My queue is usually around the 200 episode mark and I have no issue organizing the episodes. Edit: Fixed I say mostly fixed as there's a few sequencing errors where returning to the app and hitting play won't actually start your queue, but these are easy to work around and don't get in the way too much. Edit: Fixed There's also one or two podcasts that I've found that turn up errors when trying to listen or load their pages, but I still have the Apple podcasts app and it had to be useful for something, right? I’ve moved to my backup app for a little after I lost my queue due to my own error, but I miss the navigability and the ease of use for the UI and especially queue management. The Devs have been really active in taking care of issues and even invited me to one of the recent betas. This is definitely a solid app. I just need to get back over here!
Wanted to replace Apple Podcasts but Nope
by hazelsydney on 2018/04/26 15:22
Really wanted to like this app. Mostly because some podcasts I listen to are partnered with Castbox, so it would benefit them to listen through Castbox instead of Apple Podcasts. Anyway, here is why I am going back to Apple podcast and deleting Castbox: 1.) If you’re in the car and listening to a podcast on Castbox, the podcast will not pause during the Maps instructions. So you can count on every 1-3 mins missing about 5 words of what your podcast is saying if you’re not on the highway. I looked through the settings and couldn’t find a way to pause the podcast during Map instructions. 2.) First two pages are “discover pages”. I like the “Subscribed” but it would be nice if the “Listen” page showed your recently updated podcasts. Also, “Subscribed” is not in order from most recent uploads, so it’s easy to miss a new podcast if you don’t scroll down and look for the tiny orange “1”. Also, if you want to change the discover page or anything you have to pay. Overall, good app but is not a replacement for Apple podcasts. You don’t have to pay for Apple Podcasts, and you don’t have to discover new podcasts unless you want to. In app purchases is a no-go considering podcasts are free
A recent update made the app a nuisance.
by spazision on 2019/08/30 13:17
Not sure when it started (less than a month ago), the app started to never continue playing episodes in my downloads. The app use to just continue on playing things in order in my downloads. Now it plays an episode, then stops or the sound freezes at the beginning of the next episode. Then if you press pause then play again, it starts playing the latest episode from the podcast, not the downloads. I can no longer just listen for hours on end, one podcast after another. I have to babysit the app between episodes and it’s super annoying. Another thing (this might have just been fixed the other day), when I finish in episode, the next episode would start playing at normal speed even though it said it was set to the 1.3 speed. I would have to toggle the speed to get it to continue playing at the correct 1.3 speed. I wish I could choose the order of the downloads to play in as well.
Could be the pod catcher I’ve been waiting for
by citizenkade on 2017/10/11 01:58
About once a year, I get fed up with the Apple Podcasts app and go in search of an alternative, only to come crawling back. I’m so glad to see the Downloads view. It is the one feature I’ve been craving all this time. The app is simple and straightforward. Could be a winner. It’s almost there! Here are the features I’ll be looking for in future releases that will get me to stay: Need the ability to customize the order of my subscriptions list so I can put my favorites at the top and have a consistent order that I get used to so I can quickly navigate to my favorite shows. Need to be able to quickly scan while scrolling my subscriptions to see which of my favorite podcasts have new episodes so I can decide between them which one I’d like to listen to right then. (I never use the running list of newly released episodes. I always start from my list of subscriptions.) Need the ability to mark episodes as played. Implementing this might be enough to solve the previous issue. This is useful primarily for my most listened to shows that I keep up with. Might even be useful, since you can’t know which shows people are caught up on, to offer a Mark All as Played option. That would allow users to get the app quickly customized, making it stickier. Need to be able to set the play order (I prefer oldest to newest in almost all cases, but there are exceptions).
Wayyyyy better than Apple...
by Meglet885 on 2019/01/26 17:08
I discovered podcasts back in 2005. I’ve been using and recommending Castbox for the last 2 years (premium subscription should also reduce advertisements during show). Totally understand at beginning and end, but plzzzzz edit the amount DURING the podcast). Castbox is my preferred podcast listening app. The boost sound and individualized speed are SUPER SEXY additions!!! I would have given a 5 star rating if there were limitless pods that could be saved (a recent and NEGATIVE adjustment-if I want to OD on podcasts, that is my decision). Also, about a 1/2-1/3 of my saved podcasts don’t automatically refresh/have notifications for new episodes- (the other half does). I will click on a podcast and there will be 1-3 new episodes. I would like to see a more diverse selections of podcasts added to the suggestions- overkill on the mainstream suggestions. Most are already on the ratings list. Mix it up!!!
We are addicted
by Billsters mom on 2019/03/13 15:11
One of my coworkers shared with us that she found your podcast on. Now there is three of us in the office that get together in the morning and we have our own crime junkie discussion to share our thoughts and questions. We shut the door sometimes and listen to the podcast as a group. So thankful for the two of you and for keeping it real. I honestly have tried to listen to another pod cast while waiting for yours to come out but I find myself not as interested for lack of better words or maybe it’s that I can’t relate to the podcasters. Thank you so much for putting on a show and sacrificing so much of your free time to bring us another episode. Absolutely love the updates. PS- I think genealogy is going to be the future to solving a lot of cases. Signed, Nurse Crime Junkies
Bug maybe?
by brolene413 on 2019/04/13 13:50
I love castbox and its definitely my prefered podcast app. Ive used it for years now, but Ive had an odd bug just in the last couple days. I made sure to update the app to make sure it wasnt that before writing this review, but since it just happened again Im not aure what it is. Anyway, every now and then when im listening to something but using another app, like playing a game or something while i listen, the sound becomes distorted. Im not sure how to really describe it, it sounds very distorted and static-y. Once i pause the episode it will be fine as long as im on castbox but as soon as i switch apps it starts again and i have to close the other app completely sometimes to get it to work right and then reopen the other app and itll be okay for a while again. Despite this i still prefer castbox to anything else, but if this were fixed it would be an easy 5 stars.
Mmm, My Favorite (request for dev.)
by Gurt McDirt on 2019/09/14 21:21
I’ve been using this app for about a year now after being frustrated with Apple’s version. I wanted something that looked a little sleeker and still functioned professionally. There have been several key updates since I started and now I keep this at the forefront while Apple’s has been lost to the sea of Apple apps I never use. Much better production and the darker interface is so much more appealing. Easy to sort your subscribed casts, multiple options for displaying your library, picks up the last episode you were listening to at the correct time upon reopening. Personal favorite. I really appreciate how tuned in to the community these devs are. They’re constantly fixing, updating, and adding things commented on. One request I have is if we can add a blocker to commenters. Not completely necessary, but I notice a couple frequent commenters on podcasts I regularly listen to that just really bug me. I’d love the option to mute their comments from my feed via blocking their handle. Still waiting for some solution to the toilet bowl every comment section has become.. I like using it for the odd legit convo with another poster but then the entire post is bombarded with off topic harassment and the report option doesn’t seem to address anything. At least I can meditate on it, I guess. 😉
Don’t ruin your app
by NutterD on 2019/07/10 17:40
My old, 5-star review was titled, “love it.” I moved over to Castbox from Stitcher about a year ago, and at first I really loved it...even when it was often buggy. Unfortunately, you’re now ruining the app by making it not a podcast player, but a “community engagement tool.” I’m sure the marketing department has said engagement is how to keep people in the app, but what it’s really doing is creating yet another space for trolling, fighting, meanness and all out hatred. NO ONE WANTS THIS ON A PODCAST PLAYER. You don’t need to be Facebook. Pushing “community”, by placing user comment pop-ups over the listener controls means I can’t even ignore what Angry Bill has to say about politics (on non-political shows even!). Stop this! You are part of the problem by trying to push this user engagement crap. It’s not about free speech or banning users or deleting comments or even giving users the ability to block people - YOU’RE A PODCAST PLAYER SO KEEP OUT OF THIS WHOLE ARENA AND JUST MAKE YOUR PLAYER THE BEST PLATFORM FOR LISTENING TO PODCASTS!
Great other than download management
by OperatorDirak on 2019/07/02 16:12
Having used various podcast apps extensively over the last decade, I can now say with certainly that this is my favorite one. Presentation, features, and organization are top tier. That said, I do have one suggestion. When it comes to deleting downloaded episodes, one cannot do it from the main podcast section, you have to go to the “downloads” section and delete everything from there. This obviously isn’t a deal-breaker, but it is inconvenient and the only area where Castbox doesn’t outdo the competition. I don’t have any other reason to go into “downloads”, so my stock builds up for a week or two until I run out of space and am forced to cull the herd en masse. If the app was updated such that you can delete downloads from the same area you can mark them as “played”, this would bump it up to 5 stars.
What about the users?
by Tired & Sleepy on 2019/08/06 03:16
This player works fine, and has a large and diverse number of podcasts to choose from. Although I’ve only been using it for 3days, it seems they are focused on getting you to upgrade, and focusing you on content that I suspect they receive kickbacks for directing you to. Why do I want to livestream on this app— its a podcast player!! That said , it would still be a great app if the interface were only user friendly. The podcasts you download are accessed by hitting a small dim, miniature icon in the middle of several others at the bottom of the page. When driving - which is what a huge number of us choose to use podcasts for- it nearly impossible to access your content easily and safely. I can imagine the same is true for joggers hikers, treadmill users etc. Really misses the target audience in my opinion.
Better than most but missing obvious features
by ALavende on 2018/04/18 13:31
I’ve searched for a good podcast platform and so far this is my favorite However, it’s missing obvious features that may push me to continue my search. For example: there are no settings to be able to change the play settings. No option to choose skip forward or backward time. Most apps let me choose between 15 and 30 seconds. It also has no option for me to turn off the auto play next episode. This one drives me crazy It also does something super funky when you share an episode with others - it shares the image of the podcast, then the title, then the link so it looks like I’ve just sent 3 separate obnoxious texts to someone instead of just the link which includes all of that data anyway Finally, I wish that when I click on listen, the page below my options for downloaded, playlist, and new releases that it listed my subscriptions there instead of a separate tab. It feels counter intuitive and I’m still getting used to the strange navigation. Why I’m using this one over other apps - it’s a cleaner design, has the sleep timer, playlist etc. The main game changer - this is the only app I could find that let me mark something as played without downloading the episode first or playing it and skipping it to the end and letting it play out.
Need simple update
by عربيٌ أنا on 2018/06/26 14:36
Hello guys your app is perfect and better than all the podcast apps in Apple store believe me I tried all the other apps to get the best one but I didn't find any app like this one 👍🏻 But it seems like I can't use all the features of Airpods with it!!! you know the airpods has the most useful feature at all which is tap twice on the airpod to move to the next audio or get back to the previous audio but it doesn't work very well!!! I mean next audio ok but previous audio didn't work what makes me go to the phone to replay the audio that I need even if I being away from the phone doing any work or exercise or whatever.. Otherwise this app is the best one I tried 👍🏻 So please try to fix this thing soon.. Thank you so much
I like it so far, some small issues.
by CezzyBear on 2019/08/19 07:57
Dark mode is great, UI is easy to use. I don’t like that the Apple Watch controls are sluggish, I wish you could just use the watches “Now Playing” feature but it forces the app. All the podcasts I can think of are here. The live feature seems like a gimmick, but not a bad one. Overall the app is solid. My biggest issue is the ability to post and comment and talk to other people. At first this looked like a great feature. Pretty soon though the posts became pretty far/alt right and it seemed like half the posts turned into a screaming match. Not sure what can be done about this though. I also wish when you stopped using WiFi and went to mobile data, that the app didn’t interrupt you and tell you that you’re using mobile data, and then buffer for a bit.
Small problem
by MerakiChan on 2018/07/08 21:13
I love the app, it’s great, one small problem that has occurred for me, fairly recently, it wasn’t like this when I first got the app, but uh, when I am listening to a podcast the three lines and kind of a half arrow icon that you tap on to switch the direction of which the podcast plays, (ex. 1-20 or 20-1) It is stuck on backwards, so I can’t just listen to the episodes in order, after an ep is at its end I have to open the app, scroll down to the next episode, and manually play it, now I do not know if my settings are messed up or this is a bug but if someone could point me in the direction of fixing this that’d be greaaat (and yes I have deleted then reinstalled the app and turned my phone off and on) Thanks!!
Great for Apple Watch Users
by Slumgullions on 2018/11/14 01:45
After trying what felt like hundreds of different podcast streaming apps, I feel like I’ve finally found an app that will occupy a permanent place on my phone. The kicker, for me, is the Apple Watch app. When I’m out and about, trekking the mile or so between buildings at my university, it’s nice to have the ability to control my listening from my wrist. I do wish there were a more intuitive way to add specific episodes of podcasts to the playlist without having to click on each episode and then click the “add” icon, but it’s not annoying enough to deny the developers a well-deserved rating. The development is solid and I’m sure the app will only improve over time.
Cool discovery but confusing UI
by manu.08 on 2018/06/01 22:47
Definitely one of the better apps that has a relatable feed to help you discover new/interesting Podcasts. What I like: 1. Easy to discover new podcasts 2. UI/UX in some ways is better than Stitcher and the Apple podcasts app 3. Episode and podcast descriptions are easy to read through 4. The user comments for episodes and podcasts are useful Current gripes with the app: 1. I can’t figure out how to set it to auto download x number of episodes for each podcast I subscribe to. Super useful feature I love on Stitcher since it auto downloads on WiFi 2. The UI is confusing. I get that you’re trying to focus on discovery but more often I am opening the app to simply listen to a few new episodes of what I’m already subscribed to vs looking for new podcasts. Way too many taps to figure out what new episodes have been released. Why can’t I simply see a feed of all episodes from my subscriptions sorted by newest up top. I should be able to more easily go to the “new releases” button in the Listen tab 3. Unsure of the benefits of the paid subscription, I’m on the 7 day free trial but see basically no value lol. Feels extremely forced by fixing users onto the “discover” tab 5. No way to access my subscriptions via the desktop
My new podcast app
by cmhall8 on 2019/01/18 21:30
I used another popular player for 4-5 years, but found the menus less and less intuitive, with commands being in different parts of the screen and/or being hidden and requiring a swipe to view. Castbox is a breath of fresh air. It has all the main commands easy to see (share, star/favorite, download, etc) easy to see and consistently in the same place together. Really, a dream to navigate, and a very clean interface. And this to me is the mark of a great podcast app, because all of them have basically the same features. The key is being able to find and use the ones you use the most. Been awhile since I’ve rated an app 5 starts, but Castbox is worthy.
nightmarish lack of organization
by feathered on 2018/04/28 06:02
I am a serious podcast listener and when I imported in just a fraction of the shows I subscribe to, I knew immediately that this app was not built for me. The podcasts display with no discernible organizational scheme, and after having to google organization (because it’s not intuitive) it seems that podcasts can only be sorted by last update—even alphabetical is not available. There is also not way to organize playlists by category, which is a vital option when you have well over a hundred podcasts that you listen to. At the very least, having the option to sort podcasts alphabetically is essential when you like to listen to backlogs, or prefer to save podcasts for a certain mood or task. This seems like it was built for algorithms, not practical human use. Maybe its suggestion algorithm and search are great, but the UI is unusable for me.
EDIT: Problematic update
by random app reviewer guy on 2018/09/22 10:37
EDIT: Download issues were fixed, app is back to being my favorite podcast app by a mile (and I’ve tried pretty much every one at one point or another). Bonus was remarkably responsive customer service from the developer, who really cares about a good app experience. (Here was my original comment: App no longer allows for podcast downloads (freezes app completely) and podcast downloads are now weirdly ordered, where once it was logical (most recently downloaded podcast at the top). A few updates have been posted since this has happened, still an issue. Really liked the app before, very disappointed.)
Was great until recently
by Feldons65 on 2019/08/22 13:30
Castbox was pretty good when I started using it 8 months ago. However, since that time they have started using popup ads which are incredibly annoying, and the app crashes all the time. Adding to the frustration is the fact that the podcasts almost never download automatically, the way they are supposed to. So I always have to check and see what is current, and I *always* have to go to the downloads and watch them come in - a huge waste of time - if I don’t want to use cellular data and/or battery life in situations where I can stream wirelessly. That’s a total failure. I see now that there is a "premium" version being offered, so go figure. I'm sick of companies pulling this sort of bait and switch. Definitely gonna switch to another app once I get a free hour to laboriously transfer all my podcast subscriptions over yet again.
Best Podcast App
by Big T_____ on 2018/01/30 18:53
After growing fed up with the UI of the Apple Podcasts app after a few years of use, I began exploring other Podcasts apps but none were able to woo me away from the continuity of Apple’s. This app, however, is worth the diminished continuity between phone and computer because of the far superior UI it offers. I was hesitant to recommend this app a few weeks ago because it lacked a “Recently Released” section for your subscriptions, but now that feature has been added and this app now can receive my full recommendation. Next feature needed: App for Windows and OSX with seamless handoff between devices. Great app!!
Almost 5 stars except it falls short with this
by gideon625 on 2017/11/02 15:12
I got tired of the Apple podcast player for reasons that I won't go into now. Overall, I have really enjoyed and appreciated CastBox. My favorite feature is that I can sync between different devices, even if some of those devices are not an Apple device. Best thing ever! I've been listening to podcasts at 2x speed for a few years now. I am disappointed in the sound quality when listening at any speed faster than 1x. I don't know how to describe what happens other than that it sounds like there is an echo in the background. This happens across all podcasts, but the same thing does not happen when I listen to the same podcasts on the Apple podcast player.
Good, but not great
by Chris R! on 2019/10/04 22:04
A podcast app’s only job is to be a good and reliable media player. Most of the time, the app works great. But far too often, the app exits when I have it playing in the background and buffers more than usual (my Internet connection is fine, it is only while using the app that I experience issues). It makes the app pretty unreliable sometimes. In addition, I find that the queue of episodes is not very user-friendly. I have been listening to the same podcast in reverse order and I find that if I listen all the way through Episode 112, for example, the queue will play Episode 455 afterwards instead of continuing down the list. Overall, however, the app works well enough that I still use it to listen to certain podcasts.
Update is awful
by JFlynn64 on 2018/10/01 20:37
The last few updates have changed the layout and functionality so much each time it’s impossible to keep up. There’s no rhyme or reason i can see as to how these podcasts are organized. All my subscriptions are is no order what so ever. All my most listened to are at the bottom. Downloads are stuck and can’t be downloaded again without exiting out completely and going back in. Downloads are now listed in the most useless order ever. Not even grouped together by podcast just a list of random foolery. I can’t list them as I’d like without the app completely freezing and shutting down. The layout before the last few updates was fine. Now it’s an impossible to use mess that is literally a nightmare to use while in the car. What happened to this apps functionality?!??
Love this app!
by Sleeping Chaser on 2019/01/06 10:15
I tried out every free podcast app I could find, and they’re all absolute garbage (Especially iTunes). When I was trying this one out I gave it the usual 2-week trial, and decided it wasn’t any better than the others. I was about to undownload it, when I noticed it had an update available. I decided to give it one last go, and I’m so glad I did! You guys have made some spectacular changes with the last two updates! There are still some things I think could be improved, but out of the maybe ten or so apps I tried it’s still the most user-friendly of them all! Keep up the great work! 😁
Grateful first time podcasts listener.
by AWS 450 on 2019/02/04 10:54
I initially chose Castbox because of the numerical ratings. And I am grateful that I did. At first I sought a podcast app to get to hear a specific podcast. Now I am enjoying many others and audio books. Thank you for developing the app and making it relatively easy to navigate. Without going into detail about the things that I would appreciate seeing in the app, I am confident you folks will get around to including and or making modifications to enhance the user experience. In the meantime, I will encourage others to use this app to listen to all that Castbox has to offer. Thanks again.
Very nice app
by ben8272@ on 2018/08/09 04:09
I am enjoying the app quite a bit, I have bounced from app to app trying to find one that works. And I have to say so far this has been great. There is one thing I miss when I compare it to similar apps though , the ability to skip forward from a steering wheel button, the button forward seems to only go to the next podcast in the queue, but sometimes I just want to skip the pesky advertisements. It would be nice if one press if the button would skip 30 seconds, while 2 pushes would skip to the next episode, or something like that. If this is already a thing, please let me know, since I clearly couldn’t figure it out by myself.
Best podcast app!
by Sherriequilts on 2018/12/23 23:43
About a year ago I started really delving into the podcast world. As I started listening to more and more podcasts, I realized the iOS app wasn’t cutting it. So the big hunt began. I’ve tried several different apps ... and they worked fine but not perfect. Then I discovered Castbox. For me, this is the perfect app ... easy to organize, easy to discover new podcasts and easy to delete the ones I didn’t like. The ability to customize without needing a manual is what pushed my decision to move to the premium version. I also appreciate that the app works for my iPhone and iPad. Great app!
Used to be great! Then Ads it broke
by eblman3 on 2019/07/04 18:57
I loved this app. 3 things I think would make it great again. 1. Fix the glitch where if I pull it up, after having my phone closed that it doesn't crash the app and need to restart 2. Ads, I get it money is good, but please allow the user to adjust the speed or see the podcast they are listening to for 5 seconds before making the ad come back. Currently as soon as I take my finger off the speed eg. 1.8x it pulls it back up. Just makes me upset - with the ad and with you guys. Which shouldn't be happening. 3.Allow for more options with saving the Playlists (more than 10)/and 'Favorite' (otherwise I love the way that it saves the fact that it's a favorite, but doesn't require me to have the episode saved on my phone).
Love the app
by Vespuria on 2018/09/28 15:31
This is my favorite podcast app since it has a great selection and great design, love the dark theme and the overall organization. It does not, however, have many extra functions in the part of playing podcast. I would love to see so..e thing like voice boost which boost only human voices and smooths them a little so they are clear and pleasing to hear. Also smart speed would be nice which cuts out silences in each podcast while keeping the voices normal speed and over time it saves lots of time while the speaking is clear. One podcast that uses this is Overcast but I prefer this so it would be amazing if these smart, innovative features could be implemented.
Sooo good - but
by Auter2000 on 2018/10/01 15:15
Why is it slow? Takes a while to open the app and for it to become responsive. I still think that it is probably the best podcast player out there but it’s not there yet. It looks like it downloads all the icons and info of the subscribed podcasts every time I open it. Instead of keeping the info on the phone - and that makes it freeze for a couple of minutes and sometimes to freeze. The new update that doesn’t allow for over 100 subscriptions (I’m a heavy user..) is a shame but I get it, the developers should get paid for the amazing work they’ve done. In short, the best player by far but not perfect yet
Der größte
by yobzobbler on 2019/09/02 13:02
Here's how much I like the app: This review will consist of a complaint, but I'm giving it a well deserved five stars. The complaint: Since the latest update does the app continually suicide mid-playthrough. Playback does not just stop, but the app's presence disappears outright. The rating: I've tried them all. This is the best. The UI is clean, playback options most intuitive, the ads unobtrusive, the search function and system of organization premium. There even exists an unexpected community of commentators. My favorite feature and the only one that exists on this podcast alone is the chronological list view of episodes before and after that which you're listening to. It's a one button push, and allows you to queue up the next episode - especially if you listen to anything that relies on narrative semblance. But please curb the suicidal tendencies of this app. It's not a game breaker yet, but you know you all are capable of better. Thank you!
It looks very good, just missing the elusive feature I am searching for in a podcast app
by Harryw2434 on 2018/11/18 07:27
The app looks good and I could see myself switching to it if the app could add the ability for the listener to categorize the podcast feeds. For instance ideally one could create a “folder/station/playlist” for all news podcasts and another group for the history podcasts that they are subscribed to. Possibly similar to how iOS uses folders. I am probably subscribed to over 75 feeds and find the current set up used by most podcast apps to overwhelming. I know I am not the only one that is looking for this feature as a way to organize the chaos. Thank you.
Love it already!
by OllieT1000 on 2019/05/22 03:01
Only had it for a couple of hours and I like the layout, the ease with which I found my favorite podcasts, and I LOVE the Favorites option, something I wish the Apple Podcasts app had instead of the add to/remove from library thing. Most of the items in my podcast library don’t sync to the desktop app lately anyway. Just add the ability to read the complete title of the episode and it’s perfect to me. One bug: lack of background updating with the notifications when new episodes come in. I’ll take a look at my settings, but if I hadn’t opened the app I wouldn’t have known I had 11 new episodes instead of 2.
My 2 cents
by Anthony_Harlow2000 on 2018/10/09 15:40
I want to put more stars , but the free features are just so limited, plus since the most recent update ive had more crashes then i like. Tends to kick out of the app mid stream, has trouble initiating the app. I think one of the features i would prefer over everything is a full download of the podcast episodes available. One by one is so tedious especially if you have 2500 episodes to a podcast. Obviously im not going to sit there and try to click every episode but select all would be great. Still love the app with its hiccups, the selection is massive and up to date episodes versus other apps i have tried in the past. Thanks for the hard work and the creation of this app.
SO much better than the podcast app
by anayar2 on 2018/04/28 06:42
Tl;dr- 100x better than iTunes podcast app I’m in love. So much better than the Apple podcast app. Multiple speed options that Apple doesn’t have. I don’t know- there’s a lot of features I don’t really use/care about- I just want to listen to podcasts and find cool new ones from time to time. As far as that core functionality goes these guys have crushed it. Heard about the app from when they got more funding but I totally see why it’s funded and hopefully y’all can figure out a business model that works because the app is dope.
Brilliant layout and design, great developers
by Turbanov on 2019/01/09 03:40
I tried out a variety of podcast apps and Castbox fit my needs the most, so I decided to subscribe to them. They have proved that that decision was the correct one with their amazing response time. Yesterday (1/7/19) they released update 4.21 and there were slight issues with the updated UI. I sent them a tweet with a screenshot and in less than 24 hours they turned around and released a patch that fixed the issue (1/8/19). I will continue to support them because the app is great and the people behind the app are great too!
Great
by 1923BBQ on 2018/09/24 22:22
I previously rated this app as a one star because there was bugs in it. Within one day that developers fixed the issue and now I am a happy user. As promised, this is a five star app. Here was my original post: Like some of the other reviews, this was my favorite app until a few days ago. Now it freezes up. It has been such a good app that I'm sure they will work out the bugs. But I hope they do it quickly because I miss listening to my podcasts. My 1star review will go back to 5 stars when problems are resolved.
Bad playlist functionality
by Paulgn88 on 2018/01/19 19:49
After reading what some of the other reviewers wrote, I was really hoping this would be the one that would let me delete the Apple podcast app. The interface is great, but the playlist functionality doesn’t work, or only works sometimes. You’ll add a podcast to your playlist, click on the queue, and it’s nowhere to be found. If you like to listen to episodes one at a time, without an ongoing queue, or if you like to binge-listen to multiple episodes of a show at once, then this is the podcast app for you. However, if you’re like me and want to add episodes from your feed to your queue, then back to Apple podcasts it is.
Good, but still missing a key feature.
by JaycesWild on 2019/09/24 06:27
NEED an option to add single episodes to the “next up” queue. Maybe the add to playlist button can also give the option to add to Next Up. Also, I’m not a huge fan of the Next Up queue automatically adding every single episode of a podcast when I pick a single episode to play. Or maybe at least add a “clear all” button. As someone who uses Next Up way more than playlists, and likes to add/remove single episodes from many podcasts, I’d love to see this added in an update. Pocket Casts does this really well which is why it’s my main player right now, but I’m willing to switch if you guys can add it!
pretty UI!complete functions!my favorite podcast app!!
by yomi_fu on 2019/04/10 09:57
I love this podcast app so much and I'm using it every day on my way to work. It is super intuitive and easy to manage my favorite podcasts. I've tried Apple podcasts, Stitcher and Overcast, but I switch to Castbox because the UI style is my favorite. They also have a functionality to recommend popular podcasts like the dropout, Phil in the blank, both are my favorite shows now. It's so great considering the convenience to discover and download the hot new podcast. Perfect podcast experience!
Generally the best I have found but some problems
by Writer single mom on 2018/08/13 12:00
I have been using Castbox about a year and as a heavy podcast user I find it works pretty well - more flexible than the other options - easy to curate and order the playlist and to adjust auto-download settings. I am bummed because yesterday my playlist disappeared and it had a lot of carefully ordered things on it from about 50 subscriptions. Roadtrip fail. Gnashing of teeth. A couple suggestions. The pale gray text in descriptions is hard on my 49-eyes. It would be great to have an auto-add-to-playlist option. Thanks for putting a good option out there.
Busy, not worth the upgrade
by burkoJames359 on 2018/04/12 16:11
After a pitch from my favorite podcast, Going in Raw, I tried this podcast out. It has a very functional watch app, and it is fast and responsive. It gets 3 stars for doing what it needs to do in a fast, responsive manner. But...it is focused on discovery, opening to a feed of new podcasts to listen to. Playlists have to be built manually. It just lacks features i have gotten used to on other apps. Smart playlists, smart audio boost, auto download new episodes, custom number of episodes to do so. Overall, i might have even given this 4 stars if the app prioritized me listening to my podcasts over discovery. But it’s not the best.
I love everything but
by czphili831 on 2017/12/16 18:29
the lack of an option to add a different podcast episode to play next. I, like much of the people here, am over using Apple’s podcast app. However, I do appreciate the option to just add an episode of a different podcast to play next instead because I don’t typically listen to podcast episodes in succession; I like to piece them all out at different times, depending on my mood of what I want to listen to. So adding a queue option would make this app MY APP for podcasts officially, making me delete the Apple podcast app off my phone forever. PLEASE DEVELOPERS! HELP ME DELETE THAT CURSED APP! Thanks in advance.
Finally a podcast app that does everything!
by eoqiuachowa on 2018/05/18 22:01
Thank you for making this app! I have used a bunch of podcast apps and CastBox is by far the best I’ve tried. The UI is excellent and the options/settings are just right. It gives you control over everything you’d want control of, which is rare these days. Too many other developers assume you don’t want to be “bothered” by options but CastBox lets you decide just how you want it to function. Thank you! To the developers: It’s perfect, please don’t update this into mediocrity.
There is hope...but needs improvements
by yayamo76 on 2019/07/09 21:48
I am unable to rewind 30 seconds via Bluetooth. I’m usually listening to podcasts in my car and sometimes I miss something or need to relisten to make sure I understood what I just heard. I try not to touch my phone while driving but sometimes I have to because of this issue. Other than that, I pay for the premium podcast player and am a fan. I have even recommended this app to friends and family. Please fix this bug! *****update 6/30 I was contacted by the developer and there will be a fix in the next update. I look forward to this fix! Thank you for reaching out Teresa, it does mean a lot. *****update 7/9 I updated the app as requested by the developers and glad to report that I am able to rewind and forward without any issues!! Thank you for following through on this issue and resolving!!
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