What’s New

Version 2019.11

Automatic Night Mode & Watch Sync Beta

iOS 13 is here, and we’re ready to roll. Alongside some foundational compatibility support, we’re happy to announce that Night Mode can be set up to listen to Apple’s system night mode setting. Head on over to Settings (pause to enjoy some new icons) > Night Mode, and select Use System Appearance to enable this functionality.

We’d also like to let you know that as of today, night mode is available for free to everyone who updates to the latest version.

For all of you wonderful Castro Plus subscribers out there, we wanted to offer you a sneak peek into more iOS 13 features we’ve been working on, the first of which is Apple Watch Sync. If you’d like early access to this Castro Plus feature, download the latest update, sign up for Castro Plus, and then head on into settings where you’ll see the option to join our beta program.

Apple Watch Sync will be a Castro Plus Subscriber Exclusive. You’ll still however be able to use the remote control functionality of the watch app for free. If you're enjoying Castro but not yet a subscriber please consider joining Castro Plus to support our continued work on this app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K 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.

ChadAHall ,

I love this app

I love everything about this app. The design—I love how compact the episodes are in the queue. So many other podcast apps are bloated design-wise, where you can only see 3 or so episodes at a time. I hate that. I don’t want to be inundated with info. I just wanna see the titles. I love the drag and drop (in particular the ability to move multiple items at once.) The inbox is brilliant. There some podcasts with multiple formats of which I only like one. This allows me to archive the others without having them dumped in my queue and downloaded. But my hands down favorite features are the archive & history. There are some podcasts that I don’t listen to on a regular basis but like to check in on every so often. This allows me to follow them so that I don’t forget about them but to go find an episode when I want to. And of course history. I’m usually on the go when listening and don’t have time to note episodes I really enjoy. With the history I can do back and see what I heard. Sometimes the impact of an episode doesn’t hit for a week or more. With history I can still go find them. Simple but essential. And the dates they were listened to on is saved as well! —just an impressive level of care. Fingers crossed for smart speed/silence skipping, a speed between 2x & 3x and custom playback settings for individual shows — nobody should listen to Song Exploder at 2x.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words Chad! As you've probably seen by now, we now have silence skipping and per-podcast settings in Castro 3.

All the best,

🐙

mmccroskey ,

Clean, Simple, Fantastic, ONE complaint

I’m a picky guy, and to me this is the perfect podcast player. First of all, the mental model of an inbox is exactly what I was looking for. Simple to understand, and keeps you from being overwhelmed if you follow a lot of podcasts. Also, since you’re less likely to be overwhelmed, you end up following more podcasts, and getting exposed to great content you would not otherwise have listens to. The UI is gorgeous and is perfected down to the last detail. I happily pay The subscription for this app, and you should do the same.

Now, the one complaint. If I am trying to start a series of podcasts before going on a long road trip and I have poor connectivity, the user experience is very confusing. I’ll move a bunch of stuff into the playlist queue, but because the connectivity is poor, many things will start and then stop downloading and I’ll get spammed by a flurry of could not download alerts. This behavior surprises me, because as far as I can tell, my settings are such that these podcasts should already be downloaded. Other than this complaint, the app is great!

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
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Free Trial

Information

Seller
Supertop Software
Size
68.4 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 12.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 17+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© 2019 Tiny Podcasts
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Castro Plus $18.99
  2. Castro Plus $5.99
  3. Castro Plus $2.99

Supports

  • 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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