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Podcast Player

Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks

The best Free & Popular Podcast Radio App - Education/News/Music/Comedy/Kids

4.8 Ratings 85K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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    1. Winner of the Most Entertaining/Best Apps Award in 2016 by Google Play
    2. Only the best audio and podcast content: Education, News, Music, Comedy, Special Interests, Religion/Spirituality, and Kids/Family
    3. Features podcasts from over 70 countries and dozens of languages, including The Nerdist, The New Yorker, Welcome to Night Vale, NPR, & others

    Reviewed by Kaylin on March 7, 2018

  • May 6, 2021

    By Adam Gauley
    Its fantastic and I have been a long time user. However, recently an ad plays as soon as you start a podcast preventing you from pausing the podcast. This is extremely annoying and will be enough of a reason for me to shift to another provider, it markedly reduces the quality of the product. To be clear I don't mind the ads and until now i thought they were integrated very well.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Ahnaf Ahmed
    Works decently well, has the podcasts I couldn't find on other apps and downloading is fairly easy. The UI isn't the best (not easy to go to the next episode of a podcast you're currently listening to) but the major issue is that skipping does not work well at all. Skipping by ahead or behind 30 seconds rarely works as it'll freeze and just continue on as if you didn't press the button or it will restart from the beginning. Manually moving the slider also does not work as it just goes back
  • May 8, 2021

    By Daniel Whelan
    Hands down the best podcast player out there, has all the features I want / need. It's stable, remembers your place even if you switch to a different podcast, has variable playback speed, everything! It does tend to recommend more conservative leaning podcasts than I'm interested in (Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, stuff like that) but that's easy enough to ignore.
  • May 14, 2021

    By Laurie Ricketts
    pretty decent app for listening to podcasts...like that I can pause ...rewind or fast forward anytime if I need to...it does crash a lot but I dont think that's the fault of the app I think its my phone battery...podcasts burn a lot of data & battery usage ...all things considered would recommend podcast player app
  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Dani Jackson
    You can predownload podcasts and place them in any order you'd like, great for longer drives as it seamlessly changes. Overall not a ton of ads, obviously it has some. Auto removes downloads that you have listened to and can autodownload episodes of your favourite shows. The only issue I have with the app is that it is glitchy (sometimes won't open) and it doesn't seem to sync up with my device interface - the only way to pause an episode, or go forward/back is to open the open.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Kiran Rao
    Great App. Simple, well designed and has all the features I need from a podcast app. Edit: Unfortunately this app doesn't work with Android Auto. Still a great app but I have to downgrade to 4 starts.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Palesa Dube
    This app is great. It has helped me very much. The content is innovative and helpful. I have experienced no queries or altercations in the time that i have used it and i am overall very happy about it.
  • May 2, 2021

    By DK Will
    Recently there has been an marked increase in the number of on-screen ads, which is frustrating. I understand the need for advertising revenue, but when it starts to spoil the experience of using the app, I may have to consider other podcast players.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Antonio D
    After the last update I had some freezing problems. However, disabling the battery optmization (as suggested by Customer Support) for the app have solved the issue. Thank you so much.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Adam Gauley
    Its fantastic and I have been a long time user. However, recently an ad plays as soon as you start a podcast preventing you from pausing the podcast. This is extremely annoying and will be enough of a reason for me to shift to another provider, it markedly reduces the quality of the product. To be clear I don't mind the ads and until now i thought they were integrated very well.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Ahnaf Ahmed
    Works decently well, has the podcasts I couldn't find on other apps and downloading is fairly easy. The UI isn't the best (not easy to go to the next episode of a podcast you're currently listening to) but the major issue is that skipping does not work well at all. Skipping by ahead or behind 30 seconds rarely works as it'll freeze and just continue on as if you didn't press the button or it will restart from the beginning. Manually moving the slider also does not work as it just goes back
  • May 8, 2021

    By Daniel Whelan
    Hands down the best podcast player out there, has all the features I want / need. It's stable, remembers your place even if you switch to a different podcast, has variable playback speed, everything! It does tend to recommend more conservative leaning podcasts than I'm interested in (Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, stuff like that) but that's easy enough to ignore.
  • May 14, 2021

    By Laurie Ricketts
    pretty decent app for listening to podcasts...like that I can pause ...rewind or fast forward anytime if I need to...it does crash a lot but I dont think that's the fault of the app I think its my phone battery...podcasts burn a lot of data & battery usage ...all things considered would recommend podcast player app
  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Dani Jackson
    You can predownload podcasts and place them in any order you'd like, great for longer drives as it seamlessly changes. Overall not a ton of ads, obviously it has some. Auto removes downloads that you have listened to and can autodownload episodes of your favourite shows. The only issue I have with the app is that it is glitchy (sometimes won't open) and it doesn't seem to sync up with my device interface - the only way to pause an episode, or go forward/back is to open the open.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Kiran Rao
    Great App. Simple, well designed and has all the features I need from a podcast app. Edit: Unfortunately this app doesn't work with Android Auto. Still a great app but I have to downgrade to 4 starts.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Palesa Dube
    This app is great. It has helped me very much. The content is innovative and helpful. I have experienced no queries or altercations in the time that i have used it and i am overall very happy about it.
  • May 2, 2021

    By DK Will
    Recently there has been an marked increase in the number of on-screen ads, which is frustrating. I understand the need for advertising revenue, but when it starts to spoil the experience of using the app, I may have to consider other podcast players.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Antonio D
    After the last update I had some freezing problems. However, disabling the battery optmization (as suggested by Customer Support) for the app have solved the issue. Thank you so much.
  • May 13, 2021

    By Audrey Bauer
    Every single time I'm listening it just suddenly stops or I get an error. Very frustrating. The content is great, but the errors are not.
  • May 11, 2021

    By Kendra Davis
    Continues to freeze then jump to next the next episode. I can not record to show what it does because it is at random. Sometimes I wonder of the constant ads cause it to happen. Completely frustrating when this happen because I have to figure out where I was and get back there. Time to find another way to listen tonmy podcasts.
  • May 8, 2021

    By andrew baker
    I frequently get "unknown error" that stops everything. No real way to use this app while driving because it is illegal to touch my phone while driving. Very frustrating. I'd pay to eliminate the ads if I had confidence I would never have to touch the phone while playing a podcast.
  • May 10, 2021

    By Liam Sergeant
    Five Star Podcast player that I've used for several years now. However... Beware, recently the ads have become more intrusive and I'll be looking for an alternative if I get another pop up that is twice the podcast volume and not able to be paused, skipped, or muted.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Sajda majeed
    The app keeps freezing on my andriod. The podcast will start playing. When I try to pause it just continues to play. It continues to play even if I close the app. The only why to close it is to restart my phone. I have even tried to uninstall and reinstall. Soo frustrating!!!
  • May 13, 2021

    By DaMaleRogue 7
    I would give more but why does it randomly stop whenever it wants to, it's not my connection or phone bc I got strong wifi & data connection & phone is up to date. Y'all seriously need to fix this issue bc I'm fixing to look for a new podcast player that won't stop when I get into my favorite podcast
  • May 7, 2021

    By Gregory Corn
    Lately WAY to many ads and pop ups. Almost unusable, will be changing to different app. Also recently installed app on my phone. Do NOT recommend this app anymore!

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  • img Expert
    1. Winner of the Most Entertaining/Best Apps Award in 2016 by Google Play
    2. Only the best audio and podcast content: Education, News, Music, Comedy, Special Interests, Religion/Spirituality, and Kids/Family
    3. Features podcasts from over 70 countries and dozens of languages, including The Nerdist, The New Yorker, Welcome to Night Vale, NPR, & others

    Reviewed by Kaylin on March 7, 2018

  • May 6, 2021

    By Adam Gauley
    Its fantastic and I have been a long time user. However, recently an ad plays as soon as you start a podcast preventing you from pausing the podcast. This is extremely annoying and will be enough of a reason for me to shift to another provider, it markedly reduces the quality of the product. To be clear I don't mind the ads and until now i thought they were integrated very well.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Daniel Whelan
    Hands down the best podcast player out there, has all the features I want / need. It's stable, remembers your place even if you switch to a different podcast, has variable playback speed, everything! It does tend to recommend more conservative leaning podcasts than I'm interested in (Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, stuff like that) but that's easy enough to ignore.
  • May 14, 2021

    By Laurie Ricketts
    pretty decent app for listening to podcasts...like that I can pause ...rewind or fast forward anytime if I need to...it does crash a lot but I dont think that's the fault of the app I think its my phone battery...podcasts burn a lot of data & battery usage ...all things considered would recommend podcast player app
  • May 8, 2021

    By Palesa Dube
    This app is great. It has helped me very much. The content is innovative and helpful. I have experienced no queries or altercations in the time that i have used it and i am overall very happy about it.
  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Dani Jackson
    You can predownload podcasts and place them in any order you'd like, great for longer drives as it seamlessly changes. Overall not a ton of ads, obviously it has some. Auto removes downloads that you have listened to and can autodownload episodes of your favourite shows. The only issue I have with the app is that it is glitchy (sometimes won't open) and it doesn't seem to sync up with my device interface - the only way to pause an episode, or go forward/back is to open the open.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Kiran Rao
    Great App. Simple, well designed and has all the features I need from a podcast app. Edit: Unfortunately this app doesn't work with Android Auto. Still a great app but I have to downgrade to 4 starts.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Antonio D
    After the last update I had some freezing problems. However, disabling the battery optmization (as suggested by Customer Support) for the app have solved the issue. Thank you so much.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Ahnaf Ahmed
    Works decently well, has the podcasts I couldn't find on other apps and downloading is fairly easy. The UI isn't the best (not easy to go to the next episode of a podcast you're currently listening to) but the major issue is that skipping does not work well at all. Skipping by ahead or behind 30 seconds rarely works as it'll freeze and just continue on as if you didn't press the button or it will restart from the beginning. Manually moving the slider also does not work as it just goes back
  • May 2, 2021

    By DK Will
    Recently there has been an marked increase in the number of on-screen ads, which is frustrating. I understand the need for advertising revenue, but when it starts to spoil the experience of using the app, I may have to consider other podcast players.
  • May 13, 2021

    By Audrey Bauer
    Every single time I'm listening it just suddenly stops or I get an error. Very frustrating. The content is great, but the errors are not.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Ms Cocopiyal
    This slapp freezes a lot now. If I pause, it freezes when I try to press play. That's super annoying. Sometimes I'd have to restart my phone. Smh
  • May 2, 2021

    By Anjie Scott
    Love the podcast choices but the app just stops or shuts down and restarts. It's quite annoying when your working out and you have to stop what you're doing to start it again. Android
  • May 11, 2021

    By Kendra Davis
    Continues to freeze then jump to next the next episode. I can not record to show what it does because it is at random. Sometimes I wonder of the constant ads cause it to happen. Completely frustrating when this happen because I have to figure out where I was and get back there. Time to find another way to listen tonmy podcasts.
  • May 8, 2021

    By andrew baker
    I frequently get "unknown error" that stops everything. No real way to use this app while driving because it is illegal to touch my phone while driving. Very frustrating. I'd pay to eliminate the ads if I had confidence I would never have to touch the phone while playing a podcast.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Sajda majeed
    The app keeps freezing on my andriod. The podcast will start playing. When I try to pause it just continues to play. It continues to play even if I close the app. The only why to close it is to restart my phone. I have even tried to uninstall and reinstall. Soo frustrating!!!
  • May 10, 2021

    By Liam Sergeant
    Five Star Podcast player that I've used for several years now. However... Beware, recently the ads have become more intrusive and I'll be looking for an alternative if I get another pop up that is twice the podcast volume and not able to be paused, skipped, or muted.
  • May 13, 2021

    By DaMaleRogue 7
    I would give more but why does it randomly stop whenever it wants to, it's not my connection or phone bc I got strong wifi & data connection & phone is up to date. Y'all seriously need to fix this issue bc I'm fixing to look for a new podcast player that won't stop when I get into my favorite podcast
  • May 7, 2021

    By Gregory Corn
    Lately WAY to many ads and pop ups. Almost unusable, will be changing to different app. Also recently installed app on my phone. Do NOT recommend this app anymore!

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