A new fan of Castbox 5/5
I’m a longtime podcast listener with apple’s Podcast app. It has been working well but the same app is not available on Android, so I decide to look for alternatives. So far, I have tried Spotify, Sticher, and TuneIn. I have only used CastBox for a month and really like it. It’s my only podcast app on my phone now. It still has something to be desired for syncing playlist and track progress between iPhone and Android phone, but it is so far the most useful podcast app I have used. Works well on both platforms. Highly recommend!
Love the discovery. Playback options are not easily accessible. 3/5
I love the discovery part of the app and there are good playback options, however they are not very easily accessible. The three little dots in the righthand corner are difficult when you are trying to change on the fly. Overcast got that part right by swapping left and right to access playback options and overview of the episode.
Great for CarPlay 5/5
This was exactly what I was looking for to use as my podcast player for CarPlay. The CarPlay interface is simple, basic and easy to use. As is the app!
My new podcast app 5/5
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.
Great App 5/5
Though I haven’t tried many other podcast apps, I have no reason to. Castbox is perfect. With many great features on the free version, you’ll love it to. I use it every day on my old 2018 iPhone 6 Plus. Has zero bugs or glitches. Never fails. Try it out.
Entertainment with class 5/5
By knee elle
TV, for the majority of time, is un entertaining. My imagination opens up with all the varieties of free podcasts, I have at my disposal.
Premium is a Rip Off 1/5
I subscribed to premium and it won’t give me my premium features. What a rip off. Fix this bug.
Access in China 5/5
Could you guys provide access here in mainland China? Mainland users can only get access via some special methods like VPN. And will you provide an iPad version cause UI cannot be rendered properly on iPad.
Good podcast app 4/5
Good app, but don’t believe the web searches, only way I can find to interface it with my google mini is by casting from a chrome browser.
Note to programmers: Could be improved if it worked directly with google home (or if it does, instructions were published).
Only usable podcast app in iOS. 5/5
other apps are basically trash.
keep on the good work developers.
Significant Bug 2/5
Great selection of podcasts to listen to, which is why this doesn’t have one star.
But my podcasts are CONSTANTLY skipping forward or behind without me prompting it. I’ve had this problem consistently for the past few updates. I’ve made sure that the app is on the current version, and that I’ve taken care of all software updates on my phone, but no luck. I like to listen handsfree so it’s really frustrating having to put down whatever I’m doing to skip back to where I was before. I’ll have to move on to a new app, meaning I have to make sure I re-subscribe to all of the ones I’m currently following. Such a hassle.
Skip speed on iPhone 5/5
I’d like to be able to change the speed of the skip forward and back feature on an iPhone but I can’t seem to. There are instructions on how to do this on an Android but not on other phones like an iPhone. It doesn’t seem that such a simple function should be phone specific. Right now it defaults to 15 back/30 skip forward and I’d like to change this.
Subscriptions Gone Amok 1/5
Why would I pay a subscription fee for a pod catcher, when there are tons of them available for FREE or for a one-time purchase? This is nonsense.
So close... But lacks key features 3/5
By far the best looking Podcast app I’ve used. I’m a podcast addict and I’ve tried them all. However, it lacks key features that almost all of the other popular podcast apps have. Such as, auto archiving and “smart” playlists to filter your podcast episodes. The “playlist” feature this app is not enough. If these features were introduced, I would no doubt make this my primary podcast app and change my review.
Premium play page/tab ♥️ 5/5
The all new redesign play page/tab is extremely premium. After update my app when I go to the play page I feels like I am using a premium/paid podcast app. Thank you, thank you so much for availing this premium experience to the free users.
Mark All As Played! Finally! The one thing from the Android version that was missing that is the most useful function. Finally!
the best podcast app 5/5
Thank the castbox app developer. It's the best podcast app I have used. Now I subscribe all my podcasts on castbox, and keep sync w/ web.
Brilliant layout and design, great developers 5/5
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!
No Auto Rotation? 1/5
I wanted to use this app as a podcast player with a class, but since it only operates in the portrait orientation all hope is lost. It seems like a pretty critical piece to develop for iPad users!
السعودية - الظهران 5/5
By آل خالد
البرنامج ممتاز ورائع جداً
Love this app! 5/5
By Sleeping Chaser
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! 😁
Liking it so far 5/5
Really good podcast player. I do wish there was an option to hide played episodes from the podcast screen. It’s the only thing I miss from Apple podcast.
Not a Gamer 5/5
I have a long commute to and from
Work. I normally enjoy non-fiction and self help style audio books and podcasts. I was told by a friend to listen to these episodes. I can honestly say that I enjoy listening to this group of players. They have entertaining back and forth banter that entices the listener to be engaged but not to be frustrated that there is too much comedic relief. They have an amazing mixture of serious mystery story line tied in with the comedy. I like it!
Explore IT!! 5/5
Definitely helps me in any stress/boredom/creative/lost situation and stages in life I have been in, thank you !
Románticos de corazón 5/5
By la pisito palacios
One of my favorite apps 4/5
This is one of my favorite podcast apps to use I love that you guys have a comments section for all the podcasts. I have had some sporadic issues with certain ones where they won’t play any of the episodes and kick me out of the app and simply switch over to another app to use in the time being. I do wish you could make it so we can set up a listening que like they do on YouTube. I listen to multiple podcasts and would love to simply set up a list on which ones I want to listen to and in which order instead of going in and out of each one.
请支持ipad ，Please support ipad 5/5
请支持ipad ，Please support ipad
La Magia de Pensar en Grande. Es una buena audiolibro para el desarrollo personal.!👍 3/5
La Magia de Pensar en Grande. Es una buena audiolibro para el desarrollo personal.!👍
Love love love this app! It’s very user friendly and I love the layout of the podcasts pages!
I’m all in with this podcast app... 5/5
The biggest reason is this:
In other apps when I slow down (even to .9x)speed the sound horrible.
Castbox sounds so very normal at slower speed playback. This is a huge advantage over other podcast player apps.
I just had to get this out. There’s more reasons to switch to or choose this app but I’ll check bac later.
Best podcast app! 5/5
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!
Love Castbox!! 5/5
Thanks for all your great Podcasts -Unbelievable, Mormon Stories, Cold, Believed, Freakanomics, Stuff You Should Know... so much great stuff!!!
Almost perfect 4/5
This app has almost replaced my default Apple podcasts app. I just wish it had the following features so that I can delete my default app for good.
1. An option under the individual show’s setting to limit episodes to 1, 2, etc. so that my new episodes tab doesn’t get cluttered with shows that release an episode every hour (NPR hourly news, for instance). Apple app handles this perfectly.
2. A gesture-(may be swipe right?) on the episode to quickly add to play queue?
I love it sooooo much❤️
Mmm, My Favorite 5/5
By Gurt McDirt
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 fav.
Great podcast app! 5/5
It works really well but after the update it's now missing the X button for when you want to exit out of the current podcast you're listening to.
Castbox Rocks! 5/5
By Bodhi Phoenix
No issues on my iPhone 6. Easy to find what you’re looking for. Love the layout and sound quality. So yes, Castbox rocks!
New bug 5/5
For some reason I am seeing Chinese characters when I delete episodes. Maybe a coding error? Please fix 😎
By Mostafa Rezaei
Love listening to the Great One here!
Love Castbox! 5/5
Very easy to use. Lots of podcasts to choose from.
I love the fact it syncs across all my devices. No matter where I listen from, I pick right up where I left off.
Great for multi OS use 4/5
I really was happy to find Castbox, having a desktop Mac and an old school iPod, I used the Apple podcast by default. When I had to update my phone and I got a Moto G6- new world of apps! I love the interface, sleep timer, discovery options, etc. And it is usable across different OS, yay!
My only complaint is when using an iPad, the app does not rotate to landscape. It actually looks like the phone app is just copied for tablets. Not a deal breaker but a bummer.
It would be great 1/5
By Chris Kerry KSHS
If it allowed background podcast downloads. They claim they cannot do it like it is still 2011 or something. Funny because many other like pocket casts can download in background. Otherwise, it’s a great app.
Just found audiobooks! 5/5
I have enjoyed the app for a few months and like it way more than others I’ve tried! I just found the audiobooks section, this tipped the scales. I had to write a review. I spend more time on pods than anything else. Thanks
Better than the others 5/5
I was looking for a better podcast app than the apple one. I tried a couple but this has so far been the best. Well organized and intuitive
Always improving! 4/5
The app may have a few bugs here and there but the team is always dedicated to improving the experience and eliminating the problems! Great for those who want more then Apples podcast app can deliver.
New Dark Theme is 👌🏼👌🏼 5/5
I really like the new darker color for the UI. Please always continue to keep it as an option, it’s perfect.
Best app ever 5/5
My must need on any of my devices