Podcast Player App - Castbox

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294K reviews
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About this app

Castbox is the best FREE Podcast Player & Podcast App on Android with over 35 million downloads, 289K reviews, 2 Billion episodes downloaded and Winner of Google Play Best App!

Our OPML Import feature makes it easy to transfer your subscribed podcasts from other apps to Castbox. This ensures that you don't miss a beat in your podcast listening and can continue enjoying your favorite shows without interruption. Try it out today and discover why Castbox is the ultimate podcast 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, 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 on your android devices. Discover popular podcasts on various topics:

- 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.
- 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
Nov 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

285K reviews
Krista Duston
November 21, 2023
Been using this app for a few years. To date, it's still the only one I can find that's PACKED with features and preferences even in the free version.❤️❤️❤️ I LOVE being able to make so many custom playlists in addition to the other ways to organize. I'm finally going premium to support the developer and grab the remaining features, most notably, the one to automatically skip a specified amount of minutes in the beginning of a podcast. (Some have VERY long intros and obnoxious intro music.😅)
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
November 24, 2023
Hi, thank you so much for your kind words. Your feedback or support means a lot to us. We always welcome any suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to reach us at contact@castbox.fm if you have any questions or feedback. Thanks again for your beloved support. :-) - Joey
Joe V
November 27, 2023
The most annoying, in your face, frustrating ads of any app I have ever used. I'm all for ad supported software, and I'm actually happy to pay a little money to get rid of ads, but I HATE how heavy handed the ads are in this software. They pop up constantly, covering the entire screen, and they hide the close buttons or put them on a timer! USE POCKET CASTS INSTEAD!!! No ads, clean interface, and a reasonable price for the paid version.
6 people found this review helpful
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
November 28, 2023
Hi, so sorry that the ads bother you. We are now under tremendous pressure from high development and operating costs, so we have to insert some ads to support the further development of this free app. Hope you could understand. We will also try to find a better solution. If anything else, please reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thanks! - Fiona
Korey Mendes
November 20, 2023
I've subscribed to CastBox for little over a year now, but no more. It has a lot of great features, but its primary function - playing podcasts - falls short, greatly, due to many instances where a podcast, any podcast, will either fast forward or rewind, randomly causing entire sections of an episode to completely disappear from playback. I also pay for Spotify, and this playback issue doesn't happen on that service for the same podcast episodes. I've reached out to support, but no resolution.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
November 21, 2023
Hi, sorry for such inconvenience. Next time when you have the same playback issue, could you please go to the app Personal page > About > Contact us > Submit report via email and send contact@castbox.fm a screen recording in this way? We will try our best to make Castbox right and better for you. Thanks for your kind support! :-) - Fiona