Castro Podcast Player

Castro Podcast Player

By Tiny Podcast Company Ltd.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 2021.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 61.52 MB
  • Developer: Tiny Podcast Company Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 13.0
Score: 4.67472
4.67472
From 7,615 Ratings

Description

Castro is a beautiful, full-featured podcast player that makes it easy to track and manage lots of podcasts at the same time. Only listen to the episodes you want and easily skip the rest, queue up hours of podcasts at a time and enjoy a seamless listening experience with carplay compatibility, chapter support, trim silence and much, much more! HOW IT WORKS 1. New episodes land in the NEW tab. Read their descriptions, add episodes you like to your QUEUE, and clear the rest. 2. Press play to listen to episodes from your QUEUE in order. Queued episodes are downloaded automatically. 3. Re-order your QUEUE to plan your next few hours of listening at any time. Browse your LIBRARY to review the back catalogue, quickly access starred shows, and see your listening history. Subscribing to a podcast is no longer a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to manage a huge list of subscriptions or choose a few shows and miss the rest. WHY OUR USERS LOVE CASTRO • Drag and drop podcasts to plan your listening with Castro’s unique queue • An elegant dark mode and thoughtfully designed sleep timer offer the best in night time podcast listening. • CarPlay support makes it easy to pick up where you left off while driving. • Apple Watch app to control playback and select another episode from your queue. • Episode notifications include a summary of the episode to help you decide if it interests you. Play, queue or clear the episode directly from the notification without opening the app. CASTRO PLUS Castro Plus is an optional paid subscription available for $18.99/year (includes a one-week trial). Plus unlocks a range of advanced features: • Trim Silence — With this option on, the app will analyze audio as it plays to detect silent parts and accelerate those parts. Get through more episodes faster. • Enhance Voices improves the listening experience for many podcasts and makes it easier to hear in loud environments. Under the hood, Enhance Voices applies a dynamic compressor to increase volume just where it’s needed. • Sideloading: Import audio files directly, just by dropping them in iCloud Drive • Mono-Mix — Mixes a stereo podcast to mono, which makes it easier to hear podcasts that pan some guests on left/right channels. • Chapter Support: Artwork, Skipping & Pre-selection. • Custom settings per-podcast: Episode Limit, Trim Silence, Enhance Voices, Mono Mix, Skip Intros, Playback Speed. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING “Castro 3 is an incredible app.” — The Sweet Setup “Castro 3 is everything Castro already was, but better.” — MacStories Castro 3 Is a Great Modern Podcast App” — Beautiful Pixels “Unlike other podcatchers, Castro's primary virtue is its simplicity and ease of use. The app combines sleek visual design with crystal clear audio.” — Tom’s Guide CASTRO PLUS SUBSCRIPTION TERMS Castro Plus costs $18.99 per year. Prices are in US dollars and may vary in countries other than the US. Castro Plus is charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. It will renew on the day before the current subscription period ends. You can cancel auto-renewal any time from the Castro settings screen. You can switch between the two subscription periods after you pick one, but your trial period will end immediately if you do, so it's best to wait till your free week is over before changing. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy & Terms of Use: https://castro.fm/privacy-policy

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Reviews

  • Disappointed with reliability

    3
    By pendolino
    This is absolutely my favourite podcast app and I’ve been a paying customer for a long time. Therefore it’s quite frustrating to have it hang and crash so often. I’ve tried to ignore it for years now hoping that the devs will eventually get to the issues but nothing so far! So I’m putting this out there with three stars hoping that others with issues will do the same.
  • Probably the best podcast app for power users

    5
    By capsun100
    If you subscribe to a ton of podcasts, the unique queuing features of this app could be very useful (some shows can be added directly to the front or back of queue, while others just directly show up in your inbox) The YouTube sideloader in the paid version is also super helpful to listen in the background I would just ask for a 2.5x speed option and a way to help organize the queue. For example maybe group by show and sort by which shows the user listens to the most. The top picks section is a great idea, but could maybe be improved by trying to include more recent episodes and focus on episodes in the queue Otherwise a near perfect app!
  • The podcast player I was looking for

    5
    By JbL53
    I should have looked for a podcast player like Castro long before now. I previously used the Apple Podcasts app, and it was a pain trying to select, queue and download new episodes I wanted to hear. With Castro this is very easy. All the new episodes show up in the inbox, where I can easily select and queue the episodes I want and remove the others. And the queued episodes are automatically downloaded. Plus the usability of the app is excellent, one of the best I've seen.
  • Needs sync

    5
    By Bowsertune
    Better than Overcast in the design department, and more choices for how you want to listen. The Inbox feature is stellar. Love you, Castro app, but we need iPad and sync and it's a hands down choice over the competition!
  • Best pod app!

    5
    By Nieley
    The queuing system is revolutionary.
  • Five stars

    5
    By Daleebz
    Best podcast app. Queue is amazing
  • Great podcast player/manager

    5
    By willdaddy1
    If you listen to podcasts enough to search out a better player than the one from Apple, Castro is a great purchase, easy to use, excellent features. There are some really great independently developed podcast apps out there, but none have been able to replace Castro for me. Get it now, and buy Castro Plus to support independent developers!
  • Takes way too much storage

    1
    By KellyThoreson
    Even on the lowest storage settings, this app is taking up 19.28 GB of storage on my phone. No way to contact customer service. Had to delete app.
  • Has issues streaming with cellular

    3
    By RustVel
    It only ever works again when I restart my phone. Imagine wanting to play your favorite podcast outside and always having to restart your phone to see if it can get the app to work again. I loved this app and was happy to pay the subscription but this is ridiculous.
  • Head and shoulders above Apple’s Podcast app...

    3
    By Happidayz17
    Absolutely love the interface. It’s so much more intuitive and easier to use than Apples’s app. I love that I can easily sort my queue and also separately view my library and pick and choose what I want to listen to. Also really like the history function—makes it easy to find something I listened to in the past. I’m overall very pleased. However. I wish there was a function to sort by episodes I haven’t heard. When I’m listening through a podcast’s archive, it gets really frustrating to scroll down through the entire catalogue to find an ep I haven’t heard yet. Please add this function.

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