This app does exactly what you want it to do--play podcasts. It loads them quickly, it's easy to queue up, and equally easy to search for a podcast you'll be looking for. Definitely worth the price for ad removal. The only feature so far I'd like to see improved upon is the explore feature. I'll see duplicates or it doesn't seem too extensive, but hey, all the podcasts I listen to are on there so it's a small critique considering everything else.
I liked the interface. It was clean and easier to navigate than some of its free competitors. However, I use psst tense because I have uninstalled out of frustration. Every time I get in the car and load it up, the ad at the beginning is a deal killer. I can't sit and wait when I need to get on the road. Also, for some reason this app wouldn't work with my smart watch, which was my safety way to fast forward and rewind while driving. So I have to go back to one of the alternatives unfortunately.
I hate thr advertise pops up always right before I click my podcast. Just use a banner ad, you get four stars for now because of this. Edit: I purchased the full version, changed it to purple icon, now I get pushed notifications every half hour when something new comes out, doesn't matter if I downloaded it or not. I also would love a mass download or delete button for some podcasts I'm trying to catch up on.
The app seems really good but is riddled with ads that are invasive and can't be skipped. Castbox responded to me explaining that you can remove ads by inviting friends or paying $1.99. However when trying to invite friends, no matter how many emails I add to the list, the "send" button is permanently greyed out and can't be pressed. Extremely frustrating. I also get stuck in loops trying to go "back" from a screen, when I press back it goes to an ad (and you have to wait 7 seconds) and after the ad it goes back to the screen I was on. Then repeat, back, ad, back to that screen, over and over. Also very frustrating.
Several of my subscriptions are reflecting duplicate copies of each new episode... i.e., my "new" notifications are inflated, so I have to download every other one. This appeared to have been fixed with a previous update, so I'm unsure why this big has returned.
Would say I've used it, BUT, I've tried to use it so two stars. Hoping that at some point I'll be able to play episodes and not lose my place in the recording when I try to get back to them. It is greatly organized and easy to search and browse through different podcast and episodes. Other than that, t-t-t-terrible
- Fixed some bugs
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