Podcast Player App - Castbox

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285K 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!

β˜… 🌟 Nominee of Google Play Fan Favorite App
β˜… πŸ† Winner of "Most Entertaining App" from Best Apps by Google Play
β˜… 🎊 Winner of "Top Trending Apps" from Global Best App by Google Play
β˜… ☝️ 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
May 26, 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
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

276K reviews
John Kinsky
May 14, 2023
I loved this app, and I used it for years. I've tried many others but kept coming back to this one. I've finally given up. The number and frequency of ads has made this impossible to use. I tried subscribing but that didn't work. The ads popups require that one spend as much time closing them as navigating to a podcast channel even an episode. I'm done. If you are considering this app for podcast listening, don't. Look elsewhere for a podcast app.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
May 15, 2023
Hi, sorry for such inconvenience. As a startup, we have to survive and support further development by integrating with ads. Generally, if you subscribed to our premium service, you'll remove all visual ads. In case of any misunderstanding, please feel free to reach us at contact@castbox.fm. Thanks for your understanding! - Fiona
May 23, 2023
This is super frustrating: ads (that used to only play without audio) in the app are now playing ON TOP OF podcast episodes, so that the ad audio is playing *while* the podcast episode is playing. How can this be turned off?! This seems to be a new thing, and it's making the app almost unusable. ETA: had to downgrade it by a star. Constant glitches (podcast skipping forward or backwards, portions missing, etc.) have made this almost totally unusable. A shame, because this was my favorite app.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
May 23, 2023
Hi, thanks for leaving a review and sorry for such inconvenience. The ads are provided by third-party advertisers like Google, Facebook, or Applovin. Also, could you please send contact@castbox.fm any video or screenshot regarding the Ads and Playback issues via the app Personal page > About > Contact us > Submit report via email? Thanks! - Fiona
Amelia Adele T.
May 18, 2023
I've been using Castbox for a few years now, and although I've tried a few other podcast apps before and during that time, this remains my favorite. Even the ad-supported version has a great array of features. I especially like the tools for managing your library and each podcast you subscribe to. One of the apps I make sure I have whenever I get a new phone.
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Castbox.FM - Radio & Podcast & AudioBooks
May 18, 2023
Hi, we are really glad that you like our product. Your support and voice are very important to us. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at contact@castbox.fm. We will continue to deliver you a better user experience. Thanks again for your kind support! :-) - Joey

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