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

Listen to over 50 million podcasts episodes from over 70 different countries and languages. Stream or download your favorite podcasts anywhere and anytime with just one tap.

Powerfully Easy:
- Powerful search engine to help you find your favorite podcasts easily
- Personalized recommendations based on your listening and subscription history
- Effortless streaming and downloading audio content
- Full support for cross-device syncing
- Discover new and top podcasts from Castbox’s daily popular lists
- Subscribe to your favorite channels with one tap and never miss an episode
- Use Castbox’s sleep timer to fall asleep
- Adjust playback speed to accommodate your listening habits

Brand New: In-Audio Search
- Our brand new In-Audio Search function can help you identify more relevant audio based on keywords and phrases within audio files
- To make finding audio content that best matches your search queries easier, your search keywords will be highlighted in each search result,
- The advanced search function can locate the time when a word is used within the audio and bring you to that exact sentence
- 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
With the latest version installed, Castbox will appear on any CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver when connected, allowing for a faster and easier playback control.

Download Castbox for all your podcast, radio, audiobook and audio needs:

- Accelerate your professional and personal growth
- Laugh and be entertained by your favorite comedians when you’re on the road
- Learn new things with science and life advice programs
- Get fluent in Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, and other languages
- Stay updated with the latest news
- Explore thousands of audiobooks like 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 4.18

To make our app better for you, we make ongoing updates to improve your listening experience. Thank you for choosing Castbox.

1. Optimized UI.
2. Stability performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.9K Ratings
12.9K 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


Wanted to replace Apple Podcasts but Nope

Really wanted to like this app. Mostly because some podcasts I listen to are partnered with Castbox, so it would benefit them to listen through Castbox instead of Apple Podcasts. Anyway, here is why I am going back to Apple podcast and deleting Castbox:
1.) If you’re in the car and listening to a podcast on Castbox, the podcast will not pause during the Maps instructions. So you can count on every 1-3 mins missing about 5 words of what your podcast is saying if you’re not on the highway. I looked through the settings and couldn’t find a way to pause the podcast during Map instructions.
2.) First two pages are “discover pages”. I like the “Subscribed” but it would be nice if the “Listen” page showed your recently updated podcasts. Also, “Subscribed” is not in order from most recent uploads, so it’s easy to miss a new podcast if you don’t scroll down and look for the tiny orange “1”. Also, if you want to change the discover page or anything you have to pay.

Overall, good app but is not a replacement for Apple podcasts. You don’t have to pay for Apple Podcasts, and you don’t have to discover new podcasts unless you want to. In app purchases is a no-go considering podcasts are free

Developer Response

Hi, we are very sorry for such inconvenience. We have forwarded your requests to our product team and development team, and will continue to update our app to deliver better user experience. You may find recently updated episodes in "Listen" - "New Releases". If you are using iPhone 6s and later models, 3D Touch is supported by long pressing the app icon on your phone home screen, five shortcuts will come out - "Downloaded", "New Releases", "Playlist", "Subscribed" and "Share Castbox". For more info, please feel free to reach us at We will try our best to make the app better for you. Hopefully you could give us another chance. Thank you very much for the support and understanding! :-) - Teresa


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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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 Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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