What's New

- Improvements to search.
- Fixes a crash that happened for iPhone 4 and 4s users running iOS 7.1 when swiping down on an episode to return to the podcast.

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App 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”
— Lifehacker

“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

“Nice app.”
— Jim Dalrymple

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HIGHLIGHTS

* 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.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 10, 2013 Initial release
  • December 16, 2013 New version 1.0.1
  • December 24, 2013 New version 1.0.2
  • January 02, 2014 New version 1.0.3
  • January 08, 2014 New version 1.0.4
  • January 24, 2014 New version 1.0.5
  • January 28, 2014 New version 1.0.6
  • February 19, 2014 New version 1.0.7
  • May 15, 2014 New version 1.1
  • May 15, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • May 21, 2014 New version 1.1.1
  • June 03, 2014 New version 1.1.2
  • July 15, 2014 New version 1.1.3
  • August 27, 2014 New version 1.1.4
  • September 25, 2014 New version 1.2
  • October 19, 2014 New version 1.2.1
  • December 17, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • December 27, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • January 28, 2015 New version 1.2.2
  • February 22, 2015 New version 1.2.3
  • June 25, 2015 New version 1.2.4
  • August 09, 2015 New version 1.2.5

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