Castbox: Podcast Player

Castbox: Podcast Player for Pc


  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-16
  • Current version: 4.15
  • File size: 101.73 MB
  • Developer: Guru Network Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Castbox: Podcast Player on your Windows PC

Download Castbox: Podcast Player for Windows: Castbox: Podcast Player is an News App, developed by Guru Network Limited. The News App was officially released 2017-06-15. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Guru Network Limited, with the latest current version being 4.15 which was officially released on 2018-10-16. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 11,870 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.


Using Castbox: Podcast Player on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Castbox: Podcast Player on your computer in 4 simple steps below:


1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 


2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.


3: How to Use Castbox: Podcast Player for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Castbox: Podcast Player in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Castbox: Podcast Player application icon. A window of Castbox: Podcast Player will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Castbox: Podcast Player icon. Click on it and start using the application.



Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Castbox: Podcast Player

Developer Description

Castbox is a powerful podcast player with a super clean layout and easy to navigate interface. Listen to over 50 million podcasts episodes from over 70 different countries and languages. Stream or download your favorite podcasts anywhere and anytime with just one tap. Powerfully Easy: - Powerful search engine to help you find your favorite podcasts easily - Personalized recommendations based on your listening and subscription history - Effortless streaming and downloading audio content - Full support for cross-device syncing - Discover new and top podcasts from Castbox’s daily popular lists - Subscribe to your favorite channels with one tap and never miss an episode - Use Castbox’s sleep timer to fall asleep - Adjust playback speed to accommodate your listening habits Brand New: In-Audio Search - Our brand new In-Audio Search function can help you identify more relevant audio based on keywords and phrases within audio files - To make finding audio content that best matches your search queries easier, your search keywords will be highlighted in each search result, - The advanced search function can locate the time when a word is used within the audio and bring you to that exact sentence - The In-Audio Search function is combined with machine learning to surface personalized podcast results - The more you use Castbox, the smarter your search results will be CarPlay Support With the latest version installed, Castbox will appear on any CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver when connected, allowing for a faster and easier playback control. Download Castbox for all your podcast, radio, audiobook and audio needs: - Accelerate your professional and personal growth - Laugh and be entertained by your favorite comedians when you’re on the road - Learn new things with science and life advice programs - Get fluent in Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, and other languages - Stay updated with the latest news - Explore thousands of audiobooks like Harry Potter - Amazon Echo support! Say “Alexa, play my podcasts on Castbox”, then your podcasts will start playing. [Castbox Subscription] 1. Length of subscription: 1 month 2. Price of subscription: Castbox Premium -- $0.99/month; Future Shock Premium -- $4.99/month; The Paracast Premium--$4.99/month; The Tech Night Owl LIVE Premium--$4.99/month. 3. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. 4. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. 5. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. 6. Terms of use: http://castbox.fm/termsofservice.html. 7. Privacy policy: http://castbox.fm/policy.html. Get in touch: Let us know what you’re listening to and share your feedback with us. Visit our website: www.castbox.fm Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/castbox.fm Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Castbox_FM Contact us: contact+ios@castbox.fm Topics you can listen to on Castbox: Arts, Business, Comedy, Humor & Satire, Education, Games & Hobbies, Government & Organizations, Health & Medicine, Kids & Family, Literature, Music, News & Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation, Society & Culture, TV & Film

App Reviews

  • Wanted to replace Apple Podcasts but Nope

    3
    By hazelsydney
    Really wanted to like this app. Mostly because some podcasts I listen to are partnered with Castbox, so it would benefit them to listen through Castbox instead of Apple Podcasts. Anyway, here is why I am going back to Apple podcast and deleting Castbox: 1.) If you’re in the car and listening to a podcast on Castbox, the podcast will not pause during the Maps instructions. So you can count on every 1-3 mins missing about 5 words of what your podcast is saying if you’re not on the highway. I looked through the settings and couldn’t find a way to pause the podcast during Map instructions. 2.) First two pages are “discover pages”. I like the “Subscribed” but it would be nice if the “Listen” page showed your recently updated podcasts. Also, “Subscribed” is not in order from most recent uploads, so it’s easy to miss a new podcast if you don’t scroll down and look for the tiny orange “1”. Also, if you want to change the discover page or anything you have to pay. Overall, good app but is not a replacement for Apple podcasts. You don’t have to pay for Apple Podcasts, and you don’t have to discover new podcasts unless you want to. In app purchases is a no-go considering podcasts are free
  • Could be the pod catcher I’ve been waiting for

    4
    By citizenkade
    About once a year, I get fed up with the Apple Podcasts app and go in search of an alternative, only to come crawling back. I’m so glad to see the Downloads view. It is the one feature I’ve been craving all this time. The app is simple and straightforward. Could be a winner. It’s almost there! Here are the features I’ll be looking for in future releases that will get me to stay: Need the ability to customize the order of my subscriptions list so I can put my favorites at the top and have a consistent order that I get used to so I can quickly navigate to my favorite shows. Need to be able to quickly scan while scrolling my subscriptions to see which of my favorite podcasts have new episodes so I can decide between them which one I’d like to listen to right then. (I never use the running list of newly released episodes. I always start from my list of subscriptions.) Need the ability to mark episodes as played. Implementing this might be enough to solve the previous issue. This is useful primarily for my most listened to shows that I keep up with. Might even be useful, since you can’t know which shows people are caught up on, to offer a Mark All as Played option. That would allow users to get the app quickly customized, making it stickier. Need to be able to set the play order (I prefer oldest to newest in almost all cases, but there are exceptions).
  • Mostly fixed, but still better than anything else!

    5
    By Industrialqueue
    I've tried quite a few podcast options in the wake of Apple's "upgrades". My priorities are large volume queue management for about 40 podcasts that I am either caught up with or listening through their back-log. This app does that wonderfully. The tools are all there with common sense features to allow easy and safe handling of all your episodes. My queue is usually around the 200 episode mark and I have no issue organizing the episodes. Edit: Fixed I say mostly fixed as there's a few sequencing errors where returning to the app and hitting play won't actually start your queue, but these are easy to work around and don't get in the way too much. Edit: Fixed There's also one or two podcasts that I've found that turn up errors when trying to listen or load their pages, but I still have the Apple podcasts app and it had to be useful for something, right? I’ve moved to my backup app for a little after I lost my queue due to my own error, but I miss the navigability and the ease of use for the UI and especially queue management. The Devs have been really active in taking care of issues and even invited me to one of the recent betas. This is definitely a solid app. I just need to get back over here!
  • Better than most but missing obvious features

    3
    By ALavende
    I’ve searched for a good podcast platform and so far this is my favorite However, it’s missing obvious features that may push me to continue my search. For example: there are no settings to be able to change the play settings. No option to choose skip forward or backward time. Most apps let me choose between 15 and 30 seconds. It also has no option for me to turn off the auto play next episode. This one drives me crazy It also does something super funky when you share an episode with others - it shares the image of the podcast, then the title, then the link so it looks like I’ve just sent 3 separate obnoxious texts to someone instead of just the link which includes all of that data anyway Finally, I wish that when I click on listen, the page below my options for downloaded, playlist, and new releases that it listed my subscriptions there instead of a separate tab. It feels counter intuitive and I’m still getting used to the strange navigation. Why I’m using this one over other apps - it’s a cleaner design, has the sleep timer, playlist etc. The main game changer - this is the only app I could find that let me mark something as played without downloading the episode first or playing it and skipping it to the end and letting it play out.
  • Need simple update

    5
    By عربيٌ أنا
    Hello guys your app is perfect and better than all the podcast apps in Apple store believe me I tried all the other apps to get the best one but I didn't find any app like this one 👍🏻 But it seems like I can't use all the features of Airpods with it!!! you know the airpods has the most useful feature at all which is tap twice on the airpod to move to the next audio or get back to the previous audio but it doesn't work very well!!! I mean next audio ok but previous audio didn't work what makes me go to the phone to replay the audio that I need even if I being away from the phone doing any work or exercise or whatever.. Otherwise this app is the best one I tried 👍🏻 So please try to fix this thing soon.. Thank you so much
  • It’s great! Except one thing...

    3
    By amberblahblah591
    I’m really enjoying this as an alternative to the Apple podcast app. Castbox doesn’t automatically start downloading all of the new episodes you’re subscribed to. [There have been times when I needed to delete my podcast app and re-download it. Each time I’ve had to go to every subscription and set it to not download automatically.] Which I think is great!! And I enjoy the layout too! The only issue that I’ve come across is that when I do download episodes, after initially listening and then having to pause in the middle of an episode because I have something else I need to do, I’ll come back to the app an hour or more later and they have disappeared from my downloads. Even the ones I haven’t listened to yet but still have downloaded - they disappear. As if I had not downloaded them. Help? :)
  • Small problem

    5
    By MerakiChan
    I love the app, it’s great, one small problem that has occurred for me, fairly recently, it wasn’t like this when I first got the app, but uh, when I am listening to a podcast the three lines and kind of a half arrow icon that you tap on to switch the direction of which the podcast plays, (ex. 1-20 or 20-1) It is stuck on backwards, so I can’t just listen to the episodes in order, after an ep is at its end I have to open the app, scroll down to the next episode, and manually play it, now I do not know if my settings are messed up or this is a bug but if someone could point me in the direction of fixing this that’d be greaaat (and yes I have deleted then reinstalled the app and turned my phone off and on) Thanks!!
  • nightmarish lack of organization

    2
    By feathered
    I am a serious podcast listener and when I imported in just a fraction of the shows I subscribe to, I knew immediately that this app was not built for me. The podcasts display with no discernible organizational scheme, and after having to google organization (because it’s not intuitive) it seems that podcasts can only be sorted by last update—even alphabetical is not available. There is also not way to organize playlists by category, which is a vital option when you have well over a hundred podcasts that you listen to. At the very least, having the option to sort podcasts alphabetically is essential when you like to listen to backlogs, or prefer to save podcasts for a certain mood or task. This seems like it was built for algorithms, not practical human use. Maybe its suggestion algorithm and search are great, but the UI is unusable for me.
  • Cool discovery but confusing UI

    3
    By manu.08
    Definitely one of the better apps that has a relatable feed to help you discover new/interesting Podcasts. What I like: 1. Easy to discover new podcasts 2. UI/UX in some ways is better than Stitcher and the Apple podcasts app 3. Episode and podcast descriptions are easy to read through 4. The user comments for episodes and podcasts are useful Current gripes with the app: 1. I can’t figure out how to set it to auto download x number of episodes for each podcast I subscribe to. Super useful feature I love on Stitcher since it auto downloads on WiFi 2. The UI is confusing. I get that you’re trying to focus on discovery but more often I am opening the app to simply listen to a few new episodes of what I’m already subscribed to vs looking for new podcasts. Way too many taps to figure out what new episodes have been released. Why can’t I simply see a feed of all episodes from my subscriptions sorted by newest up top. I should be able to more easily go to the “new releases” button in the Listen tab 3. Unsure of the benefits of the paid subscription, I’m on the 7 day free trial but see basically no value lol. Feels extremely forced by fixing users onto the “discover” tab 5. No way to access my subscriptions via the desktop
  • Almost 5 stars except it falls short with this

    4
    By gideon625
    I got tired of the Apple podcast player for reasons that I won't go into now. Overall, I have really enjoyed and appreciated CastBox. My favorite feature is that I can sync between different devices, even if some of those devices are not an Apple device. Best thing ever! I've been listening to podcasts at 2x speed for a few years now. I am disappointed in the sound quality when listening at any speed faster than 1x. I don't know how to describe what happens other than that it sounds like there is an echo in the background. This happens across all podcasts, but the same thing does not happen when I listen to the same podcasts on the Apple podcast player.

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