Description

Castro is a beautiful, full-featured podcast player that makes it easy to track and manage lots of podcasts at the same time. Only listen to the episodes you want and easily skip the rest, queue up hours of podcasts at a time and enjoy a seamless listening experience with carplay compatibility, chapter support, trim silence and much, much more!

HOW IT WORKS

1. New episodes land in the NEW tab. Read their descriptions, add episodes you like to your QUEUE, and clear the rest.

2. Press play to listen to episodes from your QUEUE in order. Queued episodes are downloaded automatically.

3. Re-order your QUEUE to plan your next few hours of listening at any time. Browse your LIBRARY to review the back catalogue, quickly access starred shows, and see your listening history.

Subscribing to a podcast is no longer a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to manage a huge list of subscriptions or choose a few shows and miss the rest.


WHY OUR USERS LOVE CASTRO

• Drag and drop podcasts to plan your listening with Castro’s unique queue
• An elegant dark mode and thoughtfully designed sleep timer offer the best in night time podcast listening.
• CarPlay support makes it easy to pick up where you left off while driving.
• Apple Watch app to control playback and select another episode from your queue.
• Episode notifications include a summary of the episode to help you decide if it interests you. Play, queue or clear the episode directly from the notification without opening the app.


CASTRO PLUS

Castro Plus is an optional paid subscription available for $18.99/year (includes a one-week trial). Plus unlocks a range of advanced features:

• 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 to increase volume just where it’s needed.
• Sideloading: Import audio files directly, just by dropping them in iCloud Drive
• Mono-Mix — Mixes a stereo podcast to mono, which makes it easier to hear podcasts that pan some guests on left/right channels.
• Chapter Support: Artwork, Skipping & Pre-selection.
• Custom settings per-podcast: Episode Limit, Trim Silence, Enhance Voices, Mono Mix, Skip Intros, Playback Speed.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Castro 3 is an incredible app.”
— The Sweet Setup

“Castro 3 is everything Castro already was, but better.”
— MacStories

Castro 3 Is a Great Modern Podcast App”
— Beautiful Pixels

“Unlike other podcatchers, Castro's primary virtue is its simplicity and ease of use. The app combines sleek visual design with crystal clear audio.”
— Tom’s Guide


CASTRO PLUS SUBSCRIPTION TERMS

Castro Plus costs $18.99 per year. 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: https://castro.fm/privacy-policy

What’s New

Version 2019.7

CLIP SHARING IMPROVEMENTS
- The button to make a clip is now white instead of red, slightly smaller, and fills in with the Castro gradient as you tap and hold.
- Tapping the clip button is more reliable.
- A link to the episode is now automatically copied to your clipboard when you share a clip.
- After sharing a clip you can now share it somewhere else without having to generate the video again.
- You can now zoom in further on clips for even finer adjustment of start and end times.
- Fixed inaccuracies with play progress when zoomed in really far on a clip.
- Fixed issue with dragging the play position when previewing short clips.
- Landscape layout now shows longer episode and podcast titles.
- Added haptics to the aspect ratio selector.
- Fixed issue where sharing a clip could go awry if it hit a chapter that you had preselected to be skipped.

ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS
- The Now Playing and Clip Sharing screens now fully support VoiceOver.
- Added support for the accessibility back gesture (drawing a Z with two fingers close together) throughout the app.
- On-boarding and Castro Plus screens have improved VoiceOver support.

OTHER FIXES
- Show notes in italics were accidentally in the wrong font in the last release.
- If day/night mode adjusted automatically when you were on the Now Playing screen before, the status bar wouldn’t update properly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Editors' Notes

The only issue we have with podcasts today? Keeping track of all of the good stuff. Castro acts as our podcast personal assistant. Once we’d rifled through the app’s vast (and we mean vast) offering, Castro helped us prioritize and organize what we wanted to hear—and clear our in-tray by deleting them once we’d listened.

drmkmk ,

Nice app can still be better

I purchased it and like it.
Everything is really good and reliable after months of continuous use.

I wished to have custom automation filters for each podcast show that allow you to filter downloading or archiving based on certain keywords in the title or episode duration etc.

Verticle scroll plz ,

Pay for the exact same thing you can get for free

I installed this because the store page heavily advertised dark UI in the photos. Well guess what, the night mode is locked behind a SUBSCRIPTION paywall. Basic features like cutting silence also paywalled. Does pretty much nothing that overcast can’t already do for free with a tad bit fancier UI design.
Made me realize how much I appreciate overcast.

Editors' Notes

The only issue we have with podcasts today? Keeping track of all of the good stuff. Castro acts as our podcast personal assistant. Once we’d rifled through the app’s vast (and we mean vast) offering, Castro helped us prioritize and organize what we wanted to hear—and clear our in-tray by deleting them once we’d listened.

Subscriptions

Castro Plus
Annual access to advanced player features
Free Trial

Information

Seller
Supertop Software
Size
76.5 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour
Copyright
© 2019 Tiny Podcasts
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Castro Plus 39,99 TL
  2. Castro Plus 124,99 TL

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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