Podcast Player App - Castbox

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.6
290K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Editors' Choice
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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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
Aug 15, 2022

Data safety

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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
You can request that data be deleted
4.6
290K reviews
Kevin K.
July 28, 2022
Great player, but a lot of ads. They have an excellent variety of most podcasts except the Spotify exclusives, of course. The interface is relatively simple, intuitive, & uncluttered, and I like that you can hide episodes that you've already listened to so you can easily see where you are relative to the whole library. I understand people's frustration with the volume of ads, there are a lot when you navigate the app. Wish the premium subscription was a little cheaper or a one-time fee.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
July 28, 2022
Hi, thank you very much for your kind support! If it's not too much trouble, could you please share your idea with us regarding the subscription mode? We could provide other workarounds for you. Hopefully, you could reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thank you very much for the kind support! :-) - Liz
Scott Stenman
August 3, 2022
First, I like to be able to see only my unplayed episodes, to make it easy to find the next one to play. Castbox does this, except when there's an update - you lose that benefit. It wouldn't too bad if you could select a bunch to 'mark as played', but you can't - you have to select each one ( I'm into podcasts with hundreds). Second, I chose to ad version. I'm not against ads, but recently they have started putting full-page ads up where the close button is hard to find. Imagine driving down th
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
August 4, 2022
Hi. Could you please go to app Settings - Playback - Auto remove - turn it on? Also, you can long press any episode in playlists to choose several ones and then tap the first button on the top right corner to mark as played or the second one to remove them. For more info, please reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thanks for your support! :-) - Liz
Tod Trexler
August 2, 2022
I've been enjoying this app for years, but I'm going to find a replacement now due to the invasive ads. They are unstoppable now, they are loud, and they prevent easy browsing of episode details. All if this has made it dangerous for use while driving, and annoying in all cases. It's a good app otherwise, and if I could pay a reasonable one time cost for the add free version I would. I'm not going to subscribe to an app like this though.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
August 2, 2022
Hi, we are very sorry for such an inconvenience. We will continue to update our app to make it better and better. Could you please share your idea with us regarding the subscription mode? We could provide other workarounds for you. Hopefully, you could reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thank you very much for the kind support! :-) - Liz

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