CastBox is a powerful podcast player with a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface.

Listening to over 50 million episodes of podcasts from 27 different countries, you can stream or download your favorite podcasts anywhere, anytime with just one tap.

Brand New: In-Audio Search

- CastBox’s brand new In-Audio Search function uncovers more relevant audio content based upon keywords and phrases found within audio files
- By highlighting keywords in each search result, we’ve made it easier for you to find audio content that best matches your search queries
- This expanded search function locates the time a word is used within a piece of audio content and brings the user to that precise moment just by tapping on the search result
- The In-Audio Search function is combined with machine learning to surface personalized podcast results
- The more you use CastBox, the smarter your search results will be

CarPlay Support

Once the latest version of CastBox is installed, it will appear on any CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver when connected, making the playback more quickly and easily.

Powerfully Easy:

- Personalized recommendations based on your listening history and channel subscriptions
- Powerful search engine that allows you to find your favorite podcast shows and episodes with efficiency and ease
- Effortless streaming and downloading of all audio content
- Fully supported cross-device syncing
- Discover new and top podcasts from CastBox’s daily popular lists
- Subscribe to your favorite channels with one click and never miss an episode
- Use CastBox’s sleep timer to fall asleep soundly
- Adjust playback speed to accommodate your listening habits

Download CastBox as your podcast player:

- Accelerate your professional and personal growth
- Laugh out loud with your favorite comedians when you’re on the road
- Grow smarter with science and life advice programs
- Learn Spanish, French, and other languages. Get fluent much faster!
- Stay updated with the latest news
- Explore thousands of audiobooks, e.g: Harry Potter
- Amazon Echo support! Say “Alexa, play my podcasts on CastBox”, then your podcasts will start playing.

[CastBox Subscription]
1. Length of subscription: 1 month
2. Price of subscription:
CastBox Premium -- $0.99/month;
Future Shock Premium -- $4.99/month;
The Paracast Premium--$4.99/month;
The Tech Night Owl LIVE Premium--$4.99/month.
3. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
4. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
5. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
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Topics you can listen to on CastBox:
Arts, Business, Comedy, Humor & Satire, Education, Games & Hobbies, Government & Organizations, Health & Medicine, Kids & Family, Literature, Music, News & Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation, Society & Culture, TV & Film

What's New

Version 3.4.1

1. Now you can sign in with your email.
2. Added “Dark Theme”.
3. You can search episodes within the channel by keywords.
4. Optimized Playlist.
5. Improved UX of the playback bar.
6. Stability performance improvements and bug fixes.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

Is this the one?


It might be the one. Like many people, from time to time I just get too frustrated with Apple’s Podcasts app and I go searching for something better. I think I’ve tried basically every alternative, and there’s always some reason why I go back to Apple. But Apple just can’t seem to get it right. I don’t understand. I really like Apple products and software design in general.
Anyway, I’ve only just started using this one, but it appears it’s just perfect for me. It’s got the right balance of clean, attractive design, easy usability, and general features. It doesn’t have the fullest set of features out there, but I have found that the ones that do are just more complicated than what I want to deal with for podcast management.
For me, I like a clean interface, intuitive management of downloads and playlists, and, most important, a great searching platform that makes it easy to find both podcasts to subscribe to but also individual episodes that feature people or subjects I’m interested in. This one seems to have it all—and no ads! (My other favorite, “Podcast App,” was just as good but had annoying full screen pop-up ads.)

Developer Response

Hi, we really appreciate your kind words. Your support means so much to us, and we always welcome any future feedback or comments you may have. We will continue to update our app, add more features, make CastBox better and better for you, and strive to deliver the best user experience around. Thank you very much for your kind support! :-) - Sarah

Mostly fixed, but still better than anything else!


I've tried quite a few podcast options in the wake of Apple's "upgrades". My priorities are large volume queue management for about 40 podcasts that I am either caught up with or listening through their back-log. This app does that wonderfully. The tools are all there with common sense features to allow easy and safe handling of all your episodes. My queue is usually around the 200 episode mark and I have no issue organizing the episodes.

I say mostly fixed as there's a few sequencing errors where returning to the app and hitting play won't actually start your queue, but these are easy to work around and don't get in the way too much.

There's also one or two podcasts that I've found that turn up errors when trying to listen or load their pages, but I still have the Apple podcasts app and it had to be useful for something, right?

Could be the pod catcher I’ve been waiting for


About once a year, I get fed up with the Apple Podcasts app and go in search of an alternative, only to come crawling back. I’m so glad to see the Downloads view. It is the one feature I’ve been craving all this time. The app is simple and straightforward. Could be a winner. It’s almost there!

Here are the features I’ll be looking for in future releases that will get me to stay:

Need the ability to customize the order of my subscriptions list so I can put my favorites at the top and have a consistent order that I get used to so I can quickly navigate to my favorite shows.

Need to be able to quickly scan while scrolling my subscriptions to see which of my favorite podcasts have new episodes so I can decide between them which one I’d like to listen to right then. (I never use the running list of newly released episodes. I always start from my list of subscriptions.)

Need the ability to mark episodes as played. Implementing this might be enough to solve the previous issue. This is useful primarily for my most listened to shows that I keep up with. Might even be useful, since you can’t know which shows people are caught up on, to offer a Mark All as Played option. That would allow users to get the app quickly customized, making it stickier.

Need to be able to set the play order (I prefer oldest to newest in almost all cases, but there are exceptions).

Developer Response

Hello, thank you very much for your kind support and honest feedback! We really appreciate your suggestions. We have forwarded all your requests to our product team and development team, and added them into our feature list. We will continue to update our app to make it better and better, and strive to deliver the best user user experience around. You can reach us at for any other feedback. We highly value your feedback, which is really very important to us. Thanks again for your support, patience and understanding! :-) - Sarah


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71 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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