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Castaway is a minimalist podcast app for playing and managing audio podcasts.

- Browse podcasts by what's popular, by podcast networks, or search for podcasts by name or author.
- Subscribe to your favorite podcasts or listen to individual episodes from the directory without the need to subscribe to the entire podcast.
- Supports streaming new episodes, as well as downloading episodes locally to your device.
- Utilizes background refresh to ensure that your podcasts are always up to date.
- Receive notifications when new episodes are available for listening.
- New episodes download automatically in the background for you. If you prefer to stream new episodes, you can disable automatic downloads.
- Save your favorite episodes, so that you'll always have them available for repeat listens.
- Adjustable playback rate that can be configured globally as well as per podcast.

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

- Added Siri shortcuts for showing Unplayed Episodes, showing Podcasts, and showing Discover
- Added support for grouped notifications
- Improved notifications on-boarding experience in iOS 12

- Added large titles visual style
- Discover section features larger podcast artwork

- Fixed an issue where downloaded episodes sometimes failed to be deleted after they’ve been played. Any leftover episodes that should have been deleted will be deleted the first time you launch the app with this update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

LA-SDbanker ,

Little sluggish but pretty solid

Update: very buggy after latest iOS updates. Mark Played button jumping around entire screen

Pretty awesome podcast player. Can get a little glitchy at time (iOS 11 on iPhone 8), but otherwise it’s my go to! Great job guys!

Ps: one podcast I love was missing on search list. Emailed them and the next day it was there! Talk about fast support!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. I made significant performance improvements all around the app in version 2.7, which was just released. Please give it a try, and get in touch with me at feedback@castaway.fm if you have additional concerns.

Hsudbdjsjsbsbx ,

Everything iOS podcast should have been

Ive tried every podcast app in the IOS store including the paid ones and i always come back to the iOS built in app until i found Castaway and its the most well designed and fluid. This is a top notch app. Try it and you wont ever need or want another one. And there is not adds! I cant believe this is a free app, the best podcast player is absolutely free!

jay-hola ,

please add a sleep timer

this app has everything i want in a podcast app except a sleep timer. if it had a sleep timer then 5/5

App Privacy

The developer, Philip Viso, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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