Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 37.25 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 2,955 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Castro Podcasts App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 2,955 App Reviews

Castro Podcasts App Details

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed. Here’s how it works: 1) Newly published episodes land in the INBOX. Read the descriptions, queue the good ones and archive the rest. 2) The QUEUE is a central playlist where you organize your next few hours of listening. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded. 3) Press Play. Castro plays your queue in order from top to bottom. Reorder or archive queued episodes anytime. 4) In the ARCHIVE you can find the back catalogue of all shows you subscribe to, browse your listening history, and easily access your starred episodes This triage flow lets you expand your listening habits without getting overwhelmed. With Castro, subscribing to a podcast doesn’t mean making a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a few shows and miss out on the rest. OTHER FEATURES * Drag and drop support helps you triage and reorder your queue. * Castro sports an elegant dark mode (requires Castro Plus) and well-thought out sleep timer, offering the best in night time podcast listening. * Our servers constantly scan for new episodes across every podcast, so your phone doesn’t have to, saving battery life and data usage. * Queued episodes are automatically downloaded, so you can focus on deciding what you want to hear and let Castro manage the details. * Beautifully rendered full screen show notes. * Episode notifications include a short summary of the episode to help you decide if it interests you. You can play, queue or archive the episode directly from the notification without opening the app. * CarPlay support. * Watch app to control playback and select another episode from your queue. * Full play history. * Star episodes to easily find your favorite episodes later. CASTRO PLUS Castro Plus is an optional subscription to unlock a range of advanced features. There are quarterly and yearly payment options, and both include a one week trial. + 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 and a peak limiter to increase volume just where it’s needed. + Mono-Mix — Mixes a stereo podcast to mono, which makes it easier to hear podcasts that pan some guests on left/right channels. + Chapter skipping and selection. + Chapter and episode artwork. + Episode Limit lets users specify what number of episodes of each podcast to keep. + Set a start position for episodes of each podcast. + Customize settings per-podcast: Episode Limit, Trim Silence, Enhance Voices, Mono Mix, Skip Intros, Playback Speed. Castro Plus costs $8.99 per year or $2.99 per quarter. 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:


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App Reviews

  • Great UI, has major problems via car Bluetooth

    By natenrb9
    Great UI, much better than apple’s stock podcast app. But major problem when playing through car Bluetooth, when a new podcast starts the app starts skipping and not playing, won’t even allow you to pause it. Closing app and restarting fixes, but you have to do this after every single podcast. I play all sorts of apps through my car Bluetooth and never have had this problem. For devs to troubleshoot: I have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee. Will update review when this is fixed, thanks.
  • A Pleasure

    By 167-563-673
    Why do podcast apps find it frequently difficult to treat podcast audio files like audio files. Apple podcasts scratched the itch well enough but started adding oddities like ignoring my playlist to download files I’d purposefully skipped or marking episodes as new because I stopped at the end credits. Glad I decided to switch. Castro has been sleek, simple, and a pleasure to use. Turn it on, and it plays uninterrupted as long as I want, even without WiFi or data. So simple a purpose but Castro seems to be the only one willing to do that for me. My only criticism is it does it too well. Would love to see an option where I can have it play my queue sequentially instead of jumping back to the top of the stack. I’ve got an extensive list of podcasts of different types and sometimes I need to switch it up if the mood takes me but at work or in the car I can’t reorder my queue on a whim.
  • Great update to an already great podcast app

    By Mumbles
    I looked at tons of podcasts apps and this is the only one that really appealed to me. It’s so well designed and I really dig the triage system. The new features like Trim Silence and chapter support made it an easy decision for me to gladly pay for the annual subscription and support this developer. Keep up the great work.
  • Wow

    By Mcshutthehellup
    This app does not work at all. Just look at what they had to fix in the last update. They have the audacity to ask you for money for this? Download any of the other numerous podcasting apps out there and don’t waste your time on Castro. When I say it doesn’t work I mean no podcast episode will play on it. There is just an infinite loading circle that never stops. Nothing plays. Then, if it does start playing, it’s audio from a different podcast then the one that’s pulled up on your screen. This is unacceptable from an app that seems to have a good reputation for some reason. It’s a simple audio playing app so I’m not sure how you can muck it up but Castro did. Christ on a cracker!
  • I want this to be my new go-to podcast app, but...

    By raved
    This app is 90% of the way there to being the perfect podcast app, but it needs to add 2 features and fix one bug: Feature 1. The watch app needs to show the time remaining on the currently playing select. It is a *watch* app, after all. Surprised it doesn’t already have this Feature 2: I like the “add to top” and “add to bottom” of the queue feature in the inbox, but it would be nice to have these controls in the queue screen as well, for easy reordering of items once they’re already added. This feature is especially needed, because of the bug: Bug 1: reordering items in the queue from last to first (bottom to top) is a terrible experience. Dragging an item from the bottom of the list to the top is horribly jerky and it’s just difficult to move an item up past the top of what’s showing on the screen. Don’t know why it does this, going downward is definitely not as problematic. Perhaps it’s because of the fance ‘reordering’ animation when items swap places, but in any case it makes moving stuff to the front of the queue really painful (hence the request for Feature 2).
  • Awesome podcast app

    By Yorkie Mom
    Castro lets me build the playlist any way I want and lets me delete episodes I'm not interested in before they download. Very sleek and clean. The latest version makes this app the most flexible podcast aggregator/player around. I love that force touch allows me to start the sleep timer. I have a bad habit of falling asleep while listening at night.
  • Best podcast app for iOS

    By HotFreaks
    I know the trendy choice is Overcast, but Castro is a much cleaner app and very reliable. I only wish there was a native iPad version!
  • Great app but ... pls fix bluetooth controls!

    By Hans Kohlmeyer
    Firstly thank you for a great podcast app. The Inbox sorting method is great. ... but in the latest update my AirPods pause and back/rewind (double tap on right and left AirPods) does not work anymore! Same with my bluetooth speaker controls. This is a killer, pls fix it asap.
  • Needs Apple Watch volume control

    By ducks2424
    This is a great app for its approach for filtering podcasts from your inbox into your queue of episodes you actually want to listen to, HOWEVER the Apple Watch app lacks the ability to control the volume with the Digital Crown. This is a HUGE annoyance. Please please please fix.
  • Great overall except for AirPlay 2 support

    By Dystopia1984
    This is my favorite app for podcasts as features like enhance voices are really useful. However, comparing to built-in Podcasts, it lacks the support for AirPlay 2. And as a result, there is a noticeable latency for both control and playback when streaming to AirPlay 2 devices like HomePod. I hope there is plan for adding AirPlay 2 support so that I can completely replace Podcasts with it.