Doesn’t play well with Google Maps 3/5
Love this app quite a lot, but it doesn’t work with Google Maps voice instructions. The podcast will stop playing, but there will be silence and no maps instructions will be played. So the experience is the podcast randomly stops into silence and that means I know a turn is coming. Have missed turns from this, so gotta go back to Podcasts. Would like to know how to fix this if possible!
Great app 5/5
Have been using podcast player for a while. My job calls for alot of time on my own. I can choose from literally 100's of genres or interests, or whatever I'm in the mood for. LOVE IT!!!
I love listening to podcast and have been using this app nearly a year. The most amazing part is that Castbox keeps improving and creating helpful feathers. I got excited so many times that my expected features being added. Also they were implemented so intuitive and thoughtful. Many thanks to Castbox!
We are addicted 5/5
By Billsters mom
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.
Nurse Crime Junkies
Amazing podcast app 5/5
This is the best podcast app I've used for iPhone! I was spoiled by the fantastic selection of podcast apps on that platform. This app rivals the best iOS offerings. This app makes it easy to manage downloads and customize playback. The show selection is very large. I've been able to find all the shows I've looked for. I would highly recommend this app to anyone.
Crash on CarPlay 3/5
I think the UI of this application is great, however, as you download more and more content it begins to slow down. My largest complaint is it does not work with CarPlay. I have reinstalled the app, as well as rebooted my phone and it continuously crashed after ~2 minutes of playing. This is a huge issue for those who listen in the car. Please fix! Will update review once resolved.
Best Podcast app! 4/5
Wow ! Best UI out of all the apps I’ve tried , the dark theme makes it all even better, the ability to add your shows to your library is easy and fast , only problem I see is the option to favorite podcasts not just episodes
Playback is clipped? 1/5
This app worked great for the first few days, but suddenly all of my podcasts, regardless of show, sounded like they were at 1.5x speed - words got clipped constantly to the point where I could listen anymore. Double triple checked all of my settings (including Playback Speed - set at 1x and Trim Silence - off). Super frustrating as I’d switched all my podcasts over to this app. Tried same episodes of the same shows play fine in Downcast & Apple app so it’s not the podcasts themselves.
By far my favorite podcast app 5/5
This is the first time I’ve ever rated an app, but I love Castbox so much I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating it. It’s by far my favorite podcast app — and believe me, I’ve tried them all. The way you can search, change speeds, et al is great. Plus I can access on my desktop and create playlist to listen while on my phone. Much love!
Great app — but there may be a bug 3/5
I like the app, tried others and found this one to be the best. I have one bug to report though. Sometimes I am listening to a podcast and for some reason need to stop and finish it later. I have one specific subscription that for some reason I can never continue it after I have paused it.
Fantastic podcasts! 5/5
By La Grande Maria Felix
I truly enjoy every podcast I listen. Thank you so much!
Dax Shepard Arm Chair Expert 5/5
Love! Brilliant, soulful and compassionate convos!! So nice to listen to real talk about real stuff.
Very refreshing to hear the human side of things!
Best of the lot 5/5
I have been using several apps for podcasts over the year or so. This stands out as for the ease to discover new contents and I came across many great podcasts. Whereas the other apps are good if you know what you want to hear, this is a major advantage with Castbox. Their UI is very efficient and thier car play is seemless too. May be they have it, but didn't come across the time heard feature that pocketcasts has and the fonts could be as cool as overcast
Download all 4/5
Could you add the function -download all. Thanks!
One of the best apps.!!
Not happy with updates 3/5
Not happy with updates half of my subscriptions are missing, I had just added news podcasts I wanted to try—- gone😭
I got stuck at log in page, pressed skip several times only would refresh page!!! Frustrating 😕😕
Had linked to car suddenly stop reading files, finding playlist.😟. #CarPlay. Playlist is GONE!!!
Also when I send a link— others can’t access on their phone— so they don’t listen to what I sent🧐
Can you fix
An ability to change skins would be great.
As well Siri ability to actually find a podcast any play it.
Background color change 4/5
The app is good. The major thing I would like see changed are colors used on the back ground. They just don’t stand out well and icons should be larger; -too hard they see.
Trying to get new episodes 2/5
It can take hours and even days (yes days) to get a new episode to show up. And that is after manually refreshing my list. I can see the episodes in the Apple Podcast app right away. So many great features in this app, it is sad I can’t get episodes to listen to.
What happened to Rush? 1/5
I signed up for the Rush Limbaugh show.. it was great for a week now no new episodes. As I write you’re 2 weeks behind on the show. If no new shows this week I’ll look elsewhere and delete.
i like the new update a lot. more user friendly and the layout is pretty smooth. overall more pleasing to the eye. nice!
Great user experience. 5/5
Great and easy to use 5/5
I don’t have too many needs for podcasting. I find topics I’m interested in, download the podcast, and then listen whenever I have time.
I find Castbox to be really intuitive and easy to use. I sometimes search for really obscure podcasts, and Castbox always seems to have them. And it’s really easy to manage my downloads and playlists.
Finally, I really like the similar to feature. I listen to a lot of business and market podcasts, and it’s easy to see what other similar podcasts are out there, instead of going onto Google and researching elsewhere.
Overall, really happy I downloaded this app, would recommend to anyone as a great podcast player.
Save your data 5/5
Castbox is perfect if you want to listen or view content without using high cost data. Download content into your library when you can access WiFi, then listen offline later.
Constantly restarts podcasts 2/5
iPhone 7, constantly restarts podcasts when I open the app and try to start from a previously left off spot. Any attempt to skip ahead with the scroll or 30 second forward button just restart the podcast.
The entire time, the time stamp says items playing normally.
The navigation is so much more intuitive than the Apple podcast platform. My one complaint is that the new font in the podcast episode descriptions is atrocious.
Needs ability to cast 4/5
Great app so far. However, 4 Stars because there is no ability to cast (Chromecast). Competitors do have this feature and it is very nice. Thanks
Best thing ever 5/5
I absolutely love this app. Best thing to podcasts ever
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 becomes terribly annoying.
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.
UPDATE: on the newest release I can go to .8 playback speed but not .9
This is ridiculous because nobody needs a wide a range rather a more incremental speed control.
I rolled back a few versions to get the ability to playback at .9
Still my favorite still the best in my book.
Skipping and incomprehensible 2/5
Over half of my subscriptions are now incomprehensible because the podcasts skip and miss words. It is so annoying j don’t want to listen any more. A recent update was likely the culprit. I’ve been using Castbox for over a year, but now im considering looking for another app to listen to podcasts.
برنامج رائع ولكن! Great program however! 3/5
يحتاج خيار متصفح حر
بتقدر من خلاله تنزيل اي محتوى صوتي من اي موقع!
وبعدها يستاهل خمس نجوم وأكثر
Needs a free browser option
By downloading any audio content from any site!
Then five stars and more
My favorite podcast player 5/5
By Tina SF
I didn’t know what I was missing til I transitioned from Apple to Castbox. Super useful features and organizes all my podcasts so I don’t miss a beat. Love love CB
The best podcast 5/5
By rebor liu
I Like this app，I can find all I need and furthermore, it improves fast!
A great podcast app 5/5
I listen to news, series and audio novel every day
Since latest update 1/5
Since the latest update yesterday it’s not working well at all. When I try and play a pre downloaded podcast it plays a few seconds with very poor quality then closes app. Not to mention the fact I recently had to download all my podcasts again. I opened the app the other day to find that all my downloaded podcast were gone. Before these issues started I loved this app and would give it five stars again when these issues are resolved.
Glitchy but one of the best by far 4/5
I enjoy the app, but I’ve had to restart the app (closing it and reopening) at times.
Satan’s buffering loop —> This occurs most often when getting new episodes or setting up a playlist. Sometimes it just cycles looking for the new podcast but does nothing.
Lists! —> Additionally, it would help to be able to set multiple playlists for trips/commutes. The current one playlist often will repeat show rather than moving to the next in line - despite both podcasts being new and unheard.
Searching —> please let me filter my results. Maybe I’m only looking for an episode with this keyword rather than every podcast related to that keyword. Maybe I’m looking for the official show rather than the 645 fancasts you show me first. What if I only want podcasts with Sharon stone in it released prior to 2017? I’m a writer/criminologist/comedian. I have NEEDS, Castbox Staff!
Unrequested selections —> lastly, shows will randomly change their status from Heard to Unheard whether in a playlist or not. This messes up my planned binges on shows. It’s like the app insists I hear this one show again. Can you make that stop? Thanks!
It’s better than Apple Podcasts by a mile and lets you search for episodes rather than entire channels. That’s very handy. Also the controls are pretty intuitive. It didn’t ask me to write this review 200 times until I grudgingly agree - a trait I really appreciate. 99% of the time, I’d say this should be your podcast app of choice. I have it on my android device too (I didn’t review that one and you guys can’t make me!).
Unless your needs are more complicated than mine (and if they are, I am so sorry), this is your future podcast app!
New UI FONT 1/5
By 🍷Tyrion Lannister 🍷
Why did you guys changed the UI Arabic/Persian font to the older iOS font? Please change it back to the current iOS San Francisco system font (SFArabic).
not likely to use this app 2/5
for starters i can tell as soon as i open the app i’m being delivered tailored content without logging in which means developers are subscribing to mined data for which i received nothing but this app which, like so many, i’m not going to use. please stop contributing to data mining. also it needs to be simplified.
By whiteKnight Jr
I love the app and everything and all the different types of podcasts but I would like it if the Castbox was able to landscape and not just be set in portrait mode. And be able to work with Google maps while I’m driving and be a lifesaver doing so. Google maps just had an update where I could use Spotify While using the app at the same time. It has all the same to all the same podcasts so you better get a step a head guys. I prefer this app more.
One of the better podcasting apps 4/5
A little buggy, but one of the more user friendly apps out there. Would definitely recommend.
Delete Episodes? 2/5
iOS app can’t even delete episodes, or at least not in an easy user friendly way.
Best quality and variety 5/5
I could capture my favorite podcasts while traveling through out the world, so you have no idea how amazing you guys are.
Best podcast in the industry. Thank you.
This app is good and but it can be better good luck next time ❤️
Love this app... but 4/5
I love this app. It’s awesome. But, for some reason it doesn’t seem to play downloaded podcasts. If I download one and play it, it stops every minute or so if I have low cell service, and if I turn off cell data, it will eventually stop completely. It’s like it’s streaming even though it shows that I’m playing a downloaded file. It’s not a huge problem, but every once in awhile, it’s kind of frustrating.
I'm really Hopping to make a few baby Rabbits.
Very useful application
Grateful first time podcasts listener. 5/5
By AWS 450
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.
Best app for improving english 5/5
You can choose between a variety of podcasts in every topic😍i loved it
Very Good - Gets Podcasts Others Don’t 5/5
By C L in MA
Very good app. I can’t remember whether it’s NPR or the BBC, but this app downloads podcasts from one of those that other apps don’t. One “con” for iPad users - it looks like the app was designed for a smaller phone screen (probably iPhone). You can blow it up so it reaches the top and bottom of the iPad screen, but it clearly wasn’t designed for an iPad.
Very Good Player 4/5
My only gripe is cleaning up old episodes.
Please make simpler.