What is it about?
Castro is a simple app that packs quite a punch. You can subscribe to your favorite shows and get them downloaded on to your device or stream them with one tap. The unique thing about Castro is the ability to have better audio than other podcast apps, and this can turn the tables when it comes to some shows. Castro brings a much more immersive experience when you listen to your podcasts.
For those who...
- It’s for anyone who finds Apple’s and every other podcast client cumbersome.
Not for those who...
- The app lacks deep customization options, but really, that’s just nitpicking. Give it a try.
Why we love it
If you’re addicted to podcasts, you need Castro installed. It makes downloading, managing, and listening so much easier. If you end up enjoying Castro, you can donate a little something to the developer via their patronage packages.
Castro is FREE but there are more add-ons
3-Month Optional Patronage
12-Month Optional Patronage
6-Month Optional Patronage
App Store Description
Castro is a revolutionary podcast client that's smart, focused, and exclusive to iOS.
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“New podcast listening app for iPhone, with an elegant, simple interface. I don’t recall ever seeing a playback/scrubbing interface quite like Castro’s, and it’s really good.”
— John Gruber, Daring Fireball
“Personally speaking, I've found my new podcast app of choice.”
— Richard Devine, iMore
The Financial Times crowned Castro the "Best Designed App for Listening to Serial".
“This app is great. It’s a new entrant into the iOS podcasting space, but it shouldn’t be seen that way. It’s a very functional app in a visually impressive package.”
— Benjamin Mayo, 9to5mac
“Castro's a fantastic podcast app”
“Podcast clients continue to be a modern UI design playground for an evolving medium, and Castro 1.1 is a solid exponent in this field.”
— Federico Viticci, Mac Stories
— Jim Dalrymple
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* Gesture-based interface that puts content front and center.
* Episodes timeline makes it easy to find the latest episodes of all your podcasts.
* Continuous play option to automatically play the next episode.
* Voice-optimized playback speed algorithm makes podcasts sound incredibly good when played at fast or slow speeds. No other podcast app sounds this good.
* Full screen themes make podcasts look as good as they sound.
* Innovative player controls, optimized for podcast listening.
* Takes advantage of iOS's background features to keep your podcasts fully updated, even when you're not in the app.
* Automatically downloads new episodes as they are published.
* Instant, clear, notifications when new episodes come out.
* Turn on News Mode to keep only the most recent episode of frequently updated podcasts.
* Exceptionally fast search.
* Simple, well thought out settings.
* Easy to manage cellular data usage.
* Sleep timer for listening in bed. Still awake when the episode pauses? Just tap play again on the lock screen or headphone remote to extend the sleep timer.
* Intelligent storage management — you set the size limit and Castro will delete old episodes as necessary to keep within it.
* Supports streaming and offline playback.
* Ability to play episodes without subscribing to the podcast.
* We keep Castro updated regularly, fixing any bugs you report and adding new features.
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