Castro Podcast Player

Castro Podcast Player

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 2019.7
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 72.95 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 5,077 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Castro Podcast Player App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Total 5,077 Reviews

Castro Podcast Player App 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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Castro Podcast Player App Reviews

  • Very, very clever and useful

    5
    By Joe175
    By far the best podcast app I’ve used.
  • Concerned About Copying

    1
    By davidreview
    I have always went back and forth trying this and other podcast players. Even subscribing or purchasing those that had it. I’ve been using this app a lot lately even with it not having or doing some things other players do/offer. But numerous features have been copied from Overcast and I can’t help but think maybe it’s best to just keep Overcast since features from it are what’s being copied. I know being a older customer the newer more expensive prices don’t apply to me but with what I said above and Overcast costing half of what Castro is now charging for a subscription I hope Castro will be able to stay around. I don’t know if enough people will pay double the subscription rate over a podcast player that Castro copies/follows. Let alone the one time charge of the other good player, Pocket Casts. Time will tell. If you like listening to podcasts it’s worth trying. But unless some things change or are added I would recommend Pocket Casts (bonus of supporting video podcasts) or Overcast.
  • A bit glitchy.

    4
    By tom5304
    I love Castro for the great workflow. It’s the best app I’ve found for managing podcasts. But lately Castro has gotten buggy. Whenever I plug or unplug headphones or the charging cord into my iPhone 7, a glitch comes up where to get a podcast to play again, I have to press Play/Pause/Play to get it going. Another big issue with Castro is the new clip feature. First off, I’ll never use it, so I wish it was hidden. But since the clip record button is sitting right there at the bottom of the screen, I’ve accidentally hit it now several times when pulling up the Control Center. That happened this morning, and I was unable to escape the clip interface without closing the app via the switcher. This is how Pocket Casts started down its disastrous road, adding “features“ that nobody asked for. Please hide the clip interface in the share menu, like Overcast does. I’ve switched over to Overcast until Castro comes out with an update that deals with that big record button that I don’t want to use.
  • Castro

    5
    By RCSweeney
    Love the app and the support is excellent
  • Finally a powerful but simple podcast app

    5
    By fifeleee
    Tried many podcast apps and they were all complicated and confusing. This is so simple but powerful. New episodes all show up in a “new” page. You quickly get to place in que or delete. That’s all I need every morning to pick my days listening
  • Love it!

    5
    By Ash1588
    Awesome, user friendly interface. Really recommend it!
  • Make the switch!

    5
    By Anonyhouse
    Awesome app with a fresh take on the podcast player model! You can import your podcasts from your previous player and it subscribes automatically. Great layout for listening to your favorites and discovering new podcasts. Highly recommend!
  • Yearly subscription? Seriously?

    1
    By swishsd
    The move to subscription fees that many developers are pulling is terrible. Sell the app, and sell the premium upgrade as a one-time charge. $19 a year for features that Overcast gives you for free? Give me a break. Don’t get hoodwinked.
  • Great app; slightly glitchy

    4
    By SuzieQuarks
    This app is the best podcast app I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried a lot of (free) apps. It’s easy to start using, easy to add podcasts to the playlist, and keeps well enough up to date that I don’t have to worry I’m going to miss an episode of a favorite. It is only a little glitchy when first getting the current episode to play after the app has already been opened. I usually just have to hit play/pause more than once. And for all the features I love, that’s a glitch I can live with.
  • Beautiful Design

    5
    By mstiggle
    Love this app. The free version fits my needs but I’m not against upgrading to paid at some point because, again, I love this app. Thoughtful design, easy to use, quick to update.

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