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.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,922 Ratings

Description

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: http://supertop.co/castro/privacy

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Reviews

  • Great app but ... pls fix bluetooth controls!

    1
    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

    4
    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

    4
    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.
  • Perfect

    5
    By Danlandrum
    It’s like this app anticipates what I want to do. It’s perfect. The queue system of downloading prevents bloat, and the methods available for managing podcasts past and future is highly intuitive. There has been very little time investment in deciphering out how the app works. It just does.
  • LOL

    1
    By davidreview
    All this time people wanted and other podcast players offered a “silence skip” option. It’s one of the reasons even after purchasing the app long ago I stopped using it. I knew once I seen they went to a freemium model and had a paid subscription that feature would now be available.
  • video podcast

    4
    By boyasparty
    cannot play
  • Castro encourages good podcast management

    5
    By theevolvedmonkey
    I came over from Overcast, where I constantly had episodes piling up, using up way too much of my storage space. Castro forces me to go through my subscribed podcasts in my inbox, consider whether or not I'm interested, and the best end up in my queue (where items are downloaded up to a certain amount of time, rather than an arbitrary or undefined number of episodes, keeping storage use predictable). Everything else is always available in the archives, ready to stream but not downloaded. It's a little more regular time investment in managing podcasts, but pays off with a constant overview of the good episodes I have to look forward to.
  • Trying to love it. Buggy

    3
    By PMarsh83
    Having trouble getting episodes to load sometimes. Also don’t understand how downloading episodes works. When I click episodes it will say streaming when I think I have downloaded it. ??? Also had a bug where I clicked to play an episode in my archive. Cover album and description were correct but audio was playing from the first episode in my queue. I’m a premium user. Gonna give it a little more time.
  • Doesn’t Work Bad Customer Support

    1
    By NathanC333
    Downloaded to be able to use on my Apple watch. Never showed up on my watch. Also saved about 12 podcasts. When I opened it again it only saved one. I tried to contact support got transferred 3 times the hung-up on. Tried e-mail and tweeting...no response. Don’t waste your time.
  • Just what I was looking for

    5
    By Nw of Eden
    I hated the apple podcast app this app was everything that I wanted from the apple podcast app. It’s easy to manage and I never have to spend time looking for new stuff to listen to.

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