Castro Podcasts

Castro Podcasts

By Supertop Software

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Current Version: 3.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 51.72 MB
  • Developer: Supertop Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,106 Ratings


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:



  • Get it

    By iMation_
    It’s a good one.
  • Wow

    By Mcfreeak
    Best app I’ve tried in a year. Amazing support videos and instructions. Amazing
  • Simple Design, Easy to Use

    By callanic
    I really like this app for the easy-to-navigate and clean design. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this helps me keep track of them all. My only frustration is that it seems like there’s always some sort of bug or glitch popping up (cutting off at the end of a recording, skipping back or ahead a few seconds, etc.). These usually get fixed eventually, but it can be a bit annoying when it happens on almost every listen.
  • Playback Error

    By kljulius
    Love the app, yet after a recent update - When I switch podcast episodes, the app will freeze for a few seconds. When the second episode plays, the original episode starts playing + both audio streams overlap.
  • Love the attention to detail

    By aamana33
    They really spent time making each interaction intuitive and natural feeling. I really wish they had left the trim silence feature open to those who had paid for version 2, but I understand the motivation, especially after listening to their last podcast to see who is behind the app. Consider me subscribed and good luck hitting your goals and not working for someone else!
  • Not so intuitive

    By Garykhale
    I find this podcast app to be hard to navigate through. It feels unnatural and lacks intuition as you work through the menu. Breaker will be my go to for podcasting!
  • Copying iTunes URL doesn’t work

    By Whoo-hah
    I tried to copy URL to an iTunes podcast. This app was able to allow me to subscribe to this podcast but there were no episodes available. I tried another podcast app and it worked.
  • Better than Apple Podcasts

    By eliphoebus
    The user interface is much more convenient than Apple Podcasts with custom playlists as the entrance screen. I haven’t seen ads yet in the app. The app has never crashed on me like other podcast apps. Streaming podcasts is fast and has high fidelity. If you want a great alternative to apple podcasts, choose Castro.
  • Needs iPad Version

    By DarrenEP
    We’ll sacrifice the custom UI for the sake of an iPad version!
  • Digital Crown volume control

    By ChiTownDave
    Great app. Much more responsive than Apple’s podcast app. It’s unfortunate that the Watch app does not support using the watch to control volume.