Quality degradation at Podcast Player - Castbox  
Users report higher volume of Quality Issues than usual

Podcast Player - Castbox | unitQ Score

The unitQ score is the fraction of public feedback data (iOS & Android) that mentions quality issues.
100 = No Issues. 50 = Some Issues. 0 = All Issues
-9 Points Past 7 Days
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Android unitQ Score
Android User Feedback
261 Reports
iOS unitQ Score
iOS User Feedback
26 Reports
User Feedback
26 Reports
261 Reports
Podcast Player - Castbox - Latest Quality Issues
Jan 21, 2022
Used to like this app but no matter what settings I change, it keeps using my mobile data when I have specifically set it not to. Even though I have it set to only use Wi-Fi, it used 1 gig of mobile data in 7 days. If you pay for your data, watch out because this thing eats it up even if you tell it not to.
Jan 20, 2022
Yet another podcast app that fails the basics.
I ran into a problem with this app: it decided not to allow me to download particular episodes of a podcast. Evidently the stars were misaligned when I first tapped that button. The official fix from the developer is to delete the app, including all its data. Then you have to redownload the app and start from scratch. This includes subscribing to the same podcasts again, downloading the episodes you still want to listen to, et cetera. I did this and it worked like a charm. Then the problem happened a second time. So I deleted the app, including all its data. But this time I'm not reinstalling.
Jan 19, 2022
I love this app.
I love this app. It has so many functions I want to use. The reason why it does not get five stars are the following: The UI is not user friendly. It can be confusing to navigate to certain parts of the app. The playlist function is just downright broken. Does not work. It does not matter if you queue your episodes, it will do its own thing for some reason and play you the most recent episode released from a podcast. So if you are a new listener and you want to experience a podcast from the beginning, good luck. If I pay for premium I do not think I should have ads in my podcast player. It is poor taste. The app randomly crashes if you open it up and play an episode.
Jan 19, 2022
I used to adore this app. Many hours have been spent listening and learning at work. But recently I'm noticing my cellular data disappearing, like 10% gone. Apparently even shutting off permissions it still drains data. Well, instead of shutting off permissions, I'm shutting off Castbox, especially when it seems to be ads eating data, even in the background, screen off, permissions denied.
Jan 19, 2022
I really like the app, clear, rich in content. However, I do not understand why "magically" I found myself subscribed to some podcasts, which are not of my interest, without me having subscribed! You explain to me the arcane, because something does not come back to me.
Jan 18, 2022
Comments section
Perfect system, unnecessary comments section. Why would I want to read viscous comments and political squabbling? At least let there be a feature to disable the comments section.
Jan 17, 2022
Has been stopping randomly multiple times lately.
Jan 16, 2022
In 75 minutes of playback 9 advertising cuts. Of these, 2 of 1 ad, 5 of two ads and 2 of 4 ads. After this when unlocking the phone comes a screen with advertising that is not possible to close unless you wait 5 seconds ... Unbearable. Uninstalled.
Jan 16, 2022
Been a long time Castbox app user and may have to install because the app made my phone overheat to the point where it burned me while I was asleep. Luckily my phone my shut off the app. Very scared from the experience. May need to switch to another podcast provider due to this very alarming issue. Can anyone please help me with this? Thank you
Podcast Player - Castbox - Product Description
The best podcast app & podcast player to find, save, download, and listen to your favorite podcasts, FM, and audiobooks.

Access over 95 million audio content including podcasts, audiobooks, FM radio, white noise/fan noise, guided meditation podcasts from 27 different countries.

[New Feature] The Widget is available for all iOS 14 users now. Click it, and you can continue enjoying the podcasts easily.

Download Castbox and turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functional podcast player. You would be able to control the playback on your apple watch, switch to the next episodes using CarPlay, or meditate to the guided meditation podcasts with your Apple HomePod, Amazon Alexa.

Discover popular podcasts on various topics, including:

- TV Series podcasts: Binge Mode: Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones The Podcast, History of Westeros (Game of Thrones), Game of Thrones LIVE;
- News & Politics podcasts: CNN 10, NPR News Now, Fox News Radio Newscast, The Overcast by The Seattle Times;
- Music-related podcasts: Dissect from Cole Cuchna & Spotify Studios, Defected Radio, Capital FM;
- Games & Hobbies podcasts: Wolverine: The Lost Trail from Stitcher;
- Sports podcasts: The Ringer MLB Show, MLB Network, The Chicago Audible;
- Technology podcasts: The Overcast Podcast, This Week in Google, Google Cloud Platform Podcasts;
- Talk Shows: Sincerely, X from TED and Audible, By The Book from Stitcher, Luminary from Luminary.fm;
- Business podcast:s Youpreneur FM Podcast;
- Sleep: Sleep With Me, Guided Sleep Meditations, Sleep and Relax ASMR
- Popular shows: SiriusXM Entertainment, Waze, WazeOut Radio

Super intuitive and easy-to-use podcast app & podcast player for iPhone with:

- Personalized podcast recommendations according to your podcast list
- A powerful search engine that allows you to find your favorite podcasts effortlessly
- Smooth streaming and downloading of podcasts, radio, FM, and audiobooks
- Smart speakers supported, including Apple HomePod, Amazon Alexa
- Fully support cross-device syncing for iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch/Google Devices
- Daily top podcasts list
- One-click subscription and never miss an episode for every podcast
- Sleep timer to fall asleep soundly
- Adjust playback speed during the podcast to accommodate your listening habits
- Volume Boost
- Trim Silence
- CarPlay Support
- Podcast Community
- Livecast: live audio streaming service
- Import your favorite podcasts with OPML from Google podcast, Overcast, iHeartradio, Pocket Casts, Podbean, Podcast Addict, Spotify, Stitcher, the Podcast app, Tunein, and apple podcast app!
- Join the millions experiencing better bedtime, lower stress, and less anxiety with Zen mode!

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