Podcast Player App - Castbox

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305K reviews
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About this app

Castbox is the best FREE Podcast Player & Podcast App on Android with over 24 million downloads, 280K reviews, 2 Billion episodes downloaded and Winner of Google Play Best App!

The best free podcast player and podcast app to find, save, download, and listen to your favorite podcasts (such as Crime Junkie, Stuff You Should Know, The Daily), FM, radio and audiobooks.

The podcast player Castbox is a Winner of Google Play Best App! (Best Daily Helper and Best Hidden Gem)
Castbox is an Android Excellence App!

★ 🌟 Nominee of Google Play Fan Favorite App
★ 🏆 Winner of "Most Entertaining App" from Best Apps by Google Play
★ 🎊 Winner of "Top Trending Apps" from Global Best App by Google Play
★ ☝️ Winner of the Best Music + Audio App by TabbyAwards

Castbox is an easy to use free podcast player for podcast lovers, offering a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface. With a wide category of podcasts to choose from, you can stream or download your favorite podcasts anywhere, anytime for free.

Access over 95 million audio content including podcasts, audiobooks, FM radio and more in 27 different countries on your android devices. Discover popular podcasts on various topics including:

- 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 podcasts: Youpreneur FM Podcast;
- Sleep: Sleep With Me, Guided Sleep Meditations, Sleep and Relax ASMR

Castbox is perfect for a variety of situations, and if you love to listen, learn, or be entertained, you can find the best time to do so.
- Listen to daily news updates from your favorite commentators as you drink your morning coffee.
- Flip to your favorite channel during your daily commute or drive with Waze and listen on your way to work or school.
- Plug in while you are running, at the gym, or just walking your dog and make the most out of every minute.
- Unwind at the end of the day and relax before bed with a story or meditation to ensure a good night’s sleep.
- 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!

Castbox is proud to present you all of the popular podcasts:
Fox News, Freakonomics Radio from Stitcher, Call Her Daddy, Phil in the Blanks by Dr. Phil, Bill O'Reilly, Today, Explained from Vox and Stitcher, S Town, The Luminary Agent Podcast, BBC iPlayer Radio, Criminal, Heaven's Gate from Stitcher, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, ESPN Radio, My Favorite Murder, NPR, Radiolab, Serial, Sleep with Me, Stuff You Should Know, Sword and Scale, TED Radio Hour, TEDTalks, The Dave Ramsey Show, LeVar Burton Reads from Stitcher, The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, Wolverine from Marvel and Stitcher, Luminary podcast from Luminary.fm, Luminary Business with Todd Staples, Olympik iPlayer Podcasts, You are dead to me by BBC Sounds, Friday Night Comedy from BBC iPlayer Radio, Brexitcast by BBC Sounds and iPlayer Radio, Comedy of the Week by BBC iPlayer Radio, the Doorstep Murder by BBC iPlayer Radio, Fall of the Shah by BBC Sounds, Waze by davchti, Waze Out Radio by Waze Out Radio, KVR Music Tracker, Tracker, VGM Tracker, The Christie Tracker, TV Tuners, Sales Tuners, Is The Tuner On?, Tuner, Life Tuner
Updated on
Jan 17, 2023

Data safety

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Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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305K reviews
Mark Ellis
January 21, 2023
Been using this app for years. However it seems after the most recent update I am having problems with automatic downloads from my subscriptions. The podcasts will either fail to download or the file is corrupted cutting off the podcast midway thru or getting 10 minutes I to the podcast and then the podcast will start over from the beginning. This happens several times. Irritating.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
January 21, 2023
Hi Mark, our development team has fixed the "Download" issue! Please update to our latest version 10.2.2 to see if it helps. If you can't get this version on Google Play, please reach us at contact@castbox.fm and we'll help you then. Hope our hard work can win more star from you! Thanks for your kind understanding and support! - Fiona
Roger King
January 18, 2023
I have been paying for Castbox for the last several years and it was super reliable. Now I cannot get it to download shows in order when there's multiple episodes per day. The day and Patrick show always shows up backwards in my playlist. But worse than that, it keeps not allowing shows to download and shutting off randomly. I've got Spotify and have not tried it as a podcast player, it may be time to switch.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
January 27, 2023
Hello Roger, could you please kindly update to the newest version and check if the same download issue still happens? Please feel free to reach us at contact@castbox.fm. We will try our best to make the app right and better for you. Thanks a lot for your long-term support and patience! :-) - Sarah
A Google user
January 16, 2023
Podcast player works the majority of the time. There seems to be some kind of time limit on how long the app can be in use before it closes itself mid-episode and can't be reopened with headphone controls. As for the new community update, I'd like there to be an option to hide this tab or at least a way to make it so I don't accidentally tap it. I updated and went to look, and the entire page was negative, hateful comments on podcasts I don't even subscribe to.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
January 27, 2023
Hi, sorry about the playback issue. Could you please go to your phone Settings and turn off the battery optimization option for Castbox? Also, we have added your feedback about Community as the feature request and will continue improving. If anything else, please reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thank you very much for the support! :-) - Sarah

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