Podcast Player App - Castbox

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.6
287K 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
Jun 1, 2022

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.6
287K reviews
Hannah Zitzer
June 19, 2022
Downloads podcasts that I don't listen to automatically without me trying to. Have to go into app to restart podcast after pausing outside of the app like 5 minutes after pausing, which when you go in to resume, the app restarts and you have to search for the episode. I use it because it has episodes that aren't on other platforms. Good app other than those issues.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
June 20, 2022
Hi, sorry about this playback issue. To fully disable the auto-download feature, please go to the app Personal tab- Settings- Auto download- New Episodes- turn it off. Also, could you please go to your phone Settings and turn off the battery optimization option for Castbox? If anything else, please reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thanks! :-) - Liz
Matt P
May 28, 2022
Castbox has been my primary podcast Ap for years. The layout is uncluttered and simple, unlike Spotify. However, the pop up ads have increased exponentially. Castbox is using video ads that run before you can navigate to a new episode. I fully recognize the need to maximize advertising revenue, but not at the expense of subscibers. I will be exploring other platforms that do not utilize incessant, time consuming ads. Other than that, thanks for years of a ( formerly) great product.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
May 30, 2022
Hi, we are very sorry for such an inconvenience. We will continue to update our app to make it better and better. You can reach us at contact@castbox.fm with any other feedback. Thank you very much for your kind support! :-) - Liz
Luke
June 15, 2022
The first and most significant issue is getting it to sync between multiple devices. With Spotify, syncing is almost instantaneous, but with this, it takes way too long, and, if two devices aren't synced properly, it often shows episodes as unplayed on all devices, even if I just listened to them. The second is the audio ads that are added by the app. I'm less upset that they exist than the fact that there's no subscription tier that gets rid of them as far as I can tell.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
June 16, 2022
Hi! Normally, the sync feature will work every 20-30 minutes. To sync instantly, please check this article: https://helpcenter.castbox.fm/portal/en/kb/articles/sync-across-devices. I hope it helps! Could you please share your idea with us at contact@castbox.fm regarding the subscription mode? Thanks again! :-)- Liz

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