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.
- 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
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!
Had been searching for a long time before finding this one. simple to use and this is what I need
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional concerns.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.