Castamatic is the best app to listen to podcasts on any iOS device. Quickly assemble a custom sequence of shows to listen to or create a smart playlist, and listen to your favorite shows with enhanced audio quality, thanks to Castamatic's machine learning enhanced Auto-leveler DSP algorithm.

The "On the Go" playlist lets you pick the episodes you want to listen to in your next listening session and assemble them in a playlist just before leaving. The On the Go playlist will mantain the same order in which the episodes were added. You can then move and rearrange them manually. As soon as an episode has been completely listened to it will be automatically removed from the On the Go playlist. You will always find your On the Go playlist synced on all your devices.

Key Features
-Smart playlists with priority shows.

-Manual "On the Go" Playlist
quickly pick shows for the next listening session.

-Automatic or manual playlist reordering:
sort playlists by date, or arrange them in a custom sequence.

-Full support for Siri shortcuts

-Program dependent Automatic Leveler:
increase audio level consistency between different parts/voices of each show, without altering original audio character.

-Adaptive Gap-Zapper:
increase play speed without losing intellegibility by shortening silent parts. Available in three levels for maximum customization.

-Streaming support:
spare network traffic downloading only the parts you want to play, when you want to play them. (Or automatically download the whole thing as soon as it is published).

quickly jump to favorite topics (available for podcasts that support ID3 chapter marks).

-Apple Watch support:
control playing, volume, pick episodes, control audio effects directly from the watch app.

-CarPlay support:
take your favorite shows with you in your car.

-3D-touch support:
preview shownotes without interrupting currently playing show (on older devices the same feature is available by long press).

-iCloud sync:
sync subscriptions and playhead position. Pick subscribed shows on any of her iOS devices and resume playing from the point you left.

-AudioUnit API based custom player
for maximum performance and minimal battery drain.

-Serverless design:
our studio can go out of business but Castamatic will keep on working until there are podcasts to listen to on planet Earth.

-Future proof:
Castamatic was coded using Swift from the ground up.

Subscription (in app purchase)
Castamatic is supported by advertising. A subscription is available to remove all ads.

Subscription title is "One Year Premium Subscription"

The duration of subscription is one year.

The price of subscription is 8.99 US dollars for one year of subscription, and can vary for different countries and currencies.

Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end
of the current period

Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and
identify the cost of the renewal

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the
user’s Account Settings after purchase

Privacy policy:

Terms of Use:

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

We don't feel confortable interrupting your listening experience to ask for reviews, but if you are feeling generous with your time please take a minute to leave a nice review. Thank you very much for your support.

What’s New

Version 5.1.5

Version 5.1.5

- Removed unused option in settings panel

Version 5.1.4

- New sleep timer UI

- Fix for wobbly context preview panel

- Fix for wrong onboarding appearance on dark theme

- Fix for chapter images not being displayed

- Improved copy for automatic download / cleanup settings

Version 5.1.3

- Fixed opml import

- VoiceOver fixes and improvements

Version 5.1.2

- Playlist icons are now customizable

- Fixed bug preventing the dismissal of the onboarding panel

Version 5.1.1

- Fixed wrong application shortcut icons

Version 5.1

- Full support for iOS13

- Improved Siri functionality

- Switches light/dark theme according to system preferences

Version 5.0.5

- Fixed invisible mini player preventing touches

Version 5.0.4

- Fixed preferences reporting wrong archive size

Version 5.0.3

- Fixed italian localization for onboarding

- Small layout fixes

Version 5.0.2

- Fix for streaming returning to beginning of episode after pause when servers don't signal support for range requests in the http header.

Version 5.0.1

- Minor improvements to onboarding page

Version 5.0

- New modern UI

- Favorite episodes

- Italian localization

- Improved Carplay stability

Version 4.5.14

- Fix for crash while doing background updates

Version 4.5.12

- Fix for rare crash when launched in the background

Version 4.5.11

- Fix for CarPlay navigation voice interruption causing multiple repeated rewinds

Version 4.5.10

- Fix for reporting wrong duration of last chapter

Version 4.5.9

- CarPlay improvements

- Open universal links in relative apps

- Minor bug fixes

Version 4.5.8

- Fixed dark theme color issues

Version 4.5.7

- Expandable podcast descriptions

- Minor bug fixes

Version 4.5.6

- Improved episode descriptions

- Minor bug fixes

Version 4.5.5

- Fix for downloads playlist persisting after downloads are finished

- Improved Siri shortcuts

- Improved watch complications

Version 4.5.4

- Improved complications for new watches

- Improved transport UI

- Improved iCloud sync speed

Version 4.5.3

- Fix for Siri shortcuts bug

Version 4.5.2

- Fixed: Castamatic did download artwork disregarding podcast settings

- Current chapter's duration and remaining time in chapter list

- Minor bug fixes

Version 4.5.1

- Improved UI for new watch models

- Added pause voice shortcut for Siri

Version 4.5

- Support for Siri shortcuts

- New watchOS player UI with volume control

- Renewed player UI

Version 4.0

- New Auto-leveler effect, with machine learning assisted voice/music detector and dynamic range optimizer.

- Improved sync: both contents and sort order of the OnTheGo playlist are synced between devices and restored when app is reinstalled.

- Improved UI better integrated with iOS 11 look and feel

- Multiple item drag’n drop

- Improved speed and stability

- Improved dark theme

- Improved podcast chapter support

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kenijo ,

A great app with non intrusion email ads

I live this app, it a great podcast player and yes it has ads but they are not that intrusive. Where others put their ads at the bottom of the app, reducing the app screen real estate and making you touch the ad everytime you want to press play / back / forward, this app inserts its ads in the flow of podcasts. Good design!

Thanks for your work.

Developer Response ,

Hello Kenijo. We are glad you appreciate Castamatic. I can confirm the app can play episodes in the background and play while silent mode is active. If you continue to experience this problems it's possible you need to reinstall Castamatic or reboot your device. You can contact our support at info at castamatic dot com.

m.t.majeski ,

Found a new favorite!

This might be the perfect podcast app - modern, simple to use UI, all the features I want (trim silence, playlists, audio enhancements, Apple Watch App, Siri Shortcuts). Kudos on the Apple Watch app btw - works with the new modular watch faces and the app itself is beautiful on the watch.
This app should be much more popular and should be included on the same lists as Overcast, Castro and Pocketcasts.

Mickeyi04 ,

Loved the app and issue fixed

I had to stop using the app because it downloads episode art and there is no way to prevent this. While you can stop the display of episode artwork, it still downloads the artwork in the background. Add Joe Rogan and watch the storage use rise.

Edit: The developers have apparently fixed this issue. 5 stars

Developer Response ,

Hello Mickeyi04, thank you for your review.
You are right, there is no way at this time to globally disable showing episode specific artwork. If you like you can disable it on a per podcast basis, in every podcast's settings unchecking the last option "Show episode artwork".

A bug that caused the download of episode artwork even when disabled in the single podcast preferences should be now fixed as of 4.5.2

We are considering adding options to globally disable both episode artwork and chapter artwork in a future version of the app.
Thanks again for taking the time to review Castamatic!


Franco Solerio
34 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Italian

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock everything $3.99
  2. Premium Subscription $8.49


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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