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i love this application but lately it has this error. it will play my podcast, then a box saying "error occurred" will appear on which i ok, then the podcast keeps playing but doesn't present its play progress, or any visual indicator thay it's playing at all, and i can't pause it. i can only wait for it to suddenly stop at a random point - sometimes a min afterwards, sometimes several minutes. even when i force stop the application via settings, it doesn't pause/stop. please fix this!
I really like the fact that I can listen to my favourite podcast and search them easily. Also when I pause and close the application and go back to the podcasts it will begin where I left off. Only thing is there might be bug in this app. Sometimes when I pause the podcast it wouldn't stop at all. Even if I close the application it is still playing. I have to reset my phone to create it completely stop. It occurs when I obtain a call in the middle of listening to a postcast. Please could you fix it. Thanks
It's simple to use, but it's not very streamlined. It takes more clicks to do things in this application than other podcast apps I've used in the past. The recent modernize reintroduced a re curing problem where the application pauses the podcasts repeatedly, forcing you to pull out your phone and begin it again.
Amazing app. Does the job. Only negatives are you can't rate and review podcasts and the find doesn't search as a lot of results as other podcast apps. Recent modernize is a disgrace! Adverts can play with sound even when you arent trying to play a podcast! Could be embarrassing if you are just opening the application or tapping somewhere where you need to be quiet. And the adds play for 5 seconds before you can stop them. A very poorly thought through update.
Running this application on a pixel 2XL. Podcasts will randomly stop but still says it is playing. have to shut down the application and reload it to continue playing. sometimes it will not stop with the pause button or when i exit the application and close out of the application eith my tabs. if i test to begin a various episode it will play both at a time. only method to fix this is to restart my phone. ive always had the first problem of it ahutting off but not being able to stop podcasts is fresh in the latest few months.
Im sure this used to be better, a lot of spammy ads now, and it has problems when stopping casting, player forgets where you were upto, and locks up, often needs restarting to obtain back into the podcast. occasionally wont allow me play the next podcast at all, found a full phone reboot then allow me continue. bit of a pain to with.
Hello! i usually love this application (and hope whatever bug is giving me problems resolves so I can continue to), but every time I test to play any podcast (downloaded or not) it'll play for about 30 seconds and then pause itself every time i press play. i've checked wireless connection and data and tried it in a lot of various locations to check if it's on my end and I don't think it is. it makes it really hard to listen to podcasts and I hope this problem is resolved so i can continue to use your app!
functional & uses low battery/data, but if you allow a podcast run past the end of an episode, it goes to the previous episode, rather than the next one. I haven't found a method yet to quickly jump to the next episode. Given how often I listen while driving, that would be really great.
overall amazing but ads play in the background intermittently. Since I latest gave this review 2 weeks ago I came back to update. the ads in the podcast player aye playing every 3-5 mins directly over the podcast. no method to listen to a podcast without 15-30 seconds of interrupted ads, over and over. never used to be this method until the latest update. going to delete and use a various app. so disappointed
Five stars at the start. But now it freezes in a podcast, as if on pause, and won't go back or forward. Won't switch to another podcast, even if I power off the device. 2019 January edit: subscribed podcasts not downloading. Fresh podcasts not even showing up. I can search them with other players, but nothing latest is showing up here. What is going on?
its okay, i used it for a year now and it has been running smoothly until a few weeks ago. It currently has problems with refreshing my subscribed podcasts, they just doesn't refresh with the refresh hanging. Prior to this it was working but when i played my podcast it would throw an error but continue to play. There was no method to stop it apart from restarting the phone.
For the most part, a unbelievable and handy application that allows me to listen to all the podcasts I love with small interruption from ads, none of which are audio. However, if you pause the podcast sometimes the application will forget what you've been listening (i.e. you can't unpause outside of the application if you've paused it for long enough). In addition, sometimes the application will crash midway through a podcast and forget what you were listening to entirely. Luckily, it does remember where you were in that episode
this is a beautiful crappy podcast app. Everytime im in the middle of a podcast enjoying it, it wants to shut off and stop playing out of nowhere. Im at home on wifi... obtain it right people! we left apple to come to android device and the only thing that bums me out are these apps and how much better they all are on apple. FIX THE BUGS
It's basically what I was looking for. 2 features I'm missing desperately. It is not possible to hide content based on the age of them and it is not possible to tag all entries in the list with one tick. Both lead into a hell of a lot of ticking work to tag all old entries which has not been played to tag them played and than to hide them.
I used to love it but there are too a lot of instances on it giving 'unknown error's, whilst still playing. This error means you cannot stop/pause the ep and it will randomly stop by itself. If you test to play another ep, two podcasts play simultaneously. It was frustrating enough to the point where I had no choice but to uninstall.
This application used to be my go to podcast app. Latest changes have added more ads and more glitches. Full screen ads pop up regularly now. The audio likes to chop out every 15-30 seconds also. I have to reset my phone to obtain it to play normal for an hour or so. I dont have that problem when I listen to stitcher or google play. It is extremely inconvenient when you are trying to listen to a podcast and drive.
This worked amazing until about 6 weeks ago and it has continually gotten worse because of ADS. It keeps stopping podcast im listening to every 20 seconds to 1 minute. Was a 5 star application but has become very frustrating to the point of wanting to uninstall.
Castbox is amazing for streaming podcasts. However on a few occasions now whenever I a podcast to listen to when I am not connected to the internet. It doesn't use the downloaded file. It tries to stream instead. This is very frustrating.
Finding podcasts works nicely. I haven't seen had as a lot of flights with my latest podcast application (and I for that one. sorry, castbox. I need 3 years of trust first, I guess). 4 starts instead of 5 because it took me too long to search where to obtain playlists to play one episode after another and whenever i as a fresh episode to the playlist, it adds to the front, not the end. if it was just one complaint, I would rate 5 stars.
It has a couple of poor bugs. I have disabled all data consuming features such as auto or using data for streaming episodes, but today I noticed a sudden surge in data usage (20MB) when I was listening. It jumped over to an episode that I hadn't downloaded, wheras in the past it would just stop playing. The 2nd issue is auto deleting downloaded episodes an hour after they were played. This used to work too, but not anymore.
sorry, I'm here to agree with other users on the video ads in this update. they are VERY distracting/dangerous when driving. I am fine with ads because I know you need to create but a podcast application is the wrong put for video ads. I can't be tapping like 50 times each use to maneuver through the interface, either. oh and when subscribing to a fresh podcast STOP AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOADING! I switch both options off and they immediately swipe back on. omg that drives me nuts.
i love using this app. the layout is nice, i can create a playlist to listen to later, or save ones. downloading a podcast for later is free. all amazing things... but somehow the application is not optimized correctly and it will sometimes just completely brick my phone. [email protected]#$%! so hard that first just the application is not responding but then trying to close or pause the application it will just render the whole phone unresponsive.. never had this with any other app.
Podbean has changed a bit, i like it but now it includes ads. After listening for so long, ads kick in. For someone who pays a month to have a podcast up, shouldn't have them. I do recommend podbean for listening purposes. Maybe one day, they can make a horror type theme for Podcasts.
beautiful bad. podcasts freeze and stop playing all the time. Once one podcast freezes, the application becomes worthless. Every other podcast will then not load, displaying 00:00 (line) 00:00. It will load the picture for the podcast, if that's any consolation. 🤷♂️ Force stopping the application does not fix the problem. Only resetting the phone seems to (sometimes) work. This podcast application is very very not good at playing podcasts.
Amazing application for finding and listening to podcasts. Player is beautiful amazing and ability to control from lock screen very handy. Freezes up on me every now and again but not often and still a very amazing app. Edit: Has not had problems woth freezing since latest update. Rating changed from 4 to 5 stars. Amazing work Podbean team.
I've had this application on my phone for a while and I couldn't search the time to use it but i kept it anyway. Now that I'm back to using it, suddenly it stopped working. I was listening to TTMIK and no episodes will play now. Such a shame since I know this is a amazing app... Edit: Thank you for the fast reply! The application is working perfectly now. I can listen to my favorite podcasts. :)
I absolutely loved this podcast app, and the fresh modernize was amazing until they updated again. Its super slow, I can't listen to the podcasts I've downloaded, the ads are super annoying (didn't mind them before), it suddenly stops playing and I can't even begin fresh episodes that's not downloaded when I have Internet. So please fix this because this used to be my favourite and use it daily Giving it a 1 star until I can listen to my podcasts
The application is starting to obtain riddled with ads, even the "Now Playing" screen where ads present up quite frequently instead of the artwork. EDIT: To add a bit more context, I don't mind ads as I understand that companies need to survive and up to the latest update, it was fine, they weren't intrusive. But now, they're starting to present ads wherever they can which gets in the method of the experience, mainly on the Now Playing screen.
Ever since the most latest update, podcasts autopause after a few seconds for no discernable reason. The application is unusable at present. It's definitely an problem with the application (since update) as I do not experience any autopause problems with other podcast/music apps. EDIT feb 15: Thank you for your swift response. I have updated the application (again) and the same problem persists, so it remains unusable for now. It is definitely the fault of the app
Have noticed that only certain podcasts' recent episodes will automatically and one in my library won't. Not sure why since I have checked the settings on that podcast a lot of timesand is set accordingly yet it is the only one out of about 4 others that consistently has an issue.
I love this app. I've had it for a few months now, and it works beautiful great. I use it to listen to podcasts while I'm driving, cleaning, or just relaxing. it let's you episodes so you can listen to them without using mobile data or wifi.
Dev's added functionality for me which is beautiful [email protected]#$%. Love the dark interface and the a lot of setting options. I can change them up for wherever I am. Sad to see popup ads now but the application is so... Amazing app, looking forward to smoother performance. *Update: pop up ads have been replaced with options to help podcasts by linking to the caster's content/subscription/sponsor options. Very nice work around and application is working smoothly. Love Podbean!
amazing platform! simple to search the podcasts I wish to listen to... however, before you change from podcast to melody or some other media form be sure to pause the podcast. I've had the experience of not pausing and just moving on to spotify and then later the podcast would play on it's own in my pocket. One can imagine all kinds of awkward scenarios due to this issue.
i really really loved Castbox until the fresh update. now i cant tell how much of the podcast im listening to has loaded because of the fresh Now playing screen which really upsets me. Update: they totally fixed it! hurray now i can come back to Castbox and present it some love! ive missed y'all! thanks for fixing it!
I have installed and experimented with every single podcast application (even the $ apps) in the google play store. This application is by far the best for my needs out of all the other podcast apps. The only feature missing is the ability to make more than one playlist. Otherwise, these are my fav features: - keyword find for channels AND episodes - categorize your channels by custom tags - ability to stream versus episodes - adjust listening speed - several sleep timer options
I never review applications but actually have fun Castbox. Castbox is a amazing application reallly have fun listening to podcasts, never any audio problems I obtain them straight from the source. The only downside is sometimes while listening the application will crash or loose what podcast I am listening to and begin blank black boxes. With that said love this app and I understand there will be issues/fixes that are out of there control with updates and/or android device issues/updates/fixes. Thanx fot the a lot of listens🤯
Video ads playing over the now playing screen? Nope. This was my go to application for podcasts, but since the 2/7/19 update, video ads play over the "Now Playing" podcast album cover which create this application unusable in my vehicle. Not only is it distracting while my phone is mounted to the dash, but it keeps the phone awake while playing. Horrible, horrible decision.
I love listening to this. my only bug would be that every time the episode finishes it doesn't automatically go to the next one in the series, sometimes it starts one I've listened to before or sometimes I have to search it. Other then that it's a amazing application listen to it all the time.
Tries to shove a lot of ads/"promoted" content, beautiful annoying. If you leave your screen on they constantly play video ads, and I have had at least one full screen possibly unskippable ad. Very greedy. Goood content choices, but annoying. Slow load times between screen changes... Probably due to ads. Amazing selection of
beautiful intuitive and simple to use -- just two little issues/suggestions. 1. Create it easier to explore fresh podcasts by adding more specific/narrow find categories, and by improving recommendations based on current subscriptions. 2. It doesn't work well with Android device Auto -- very limited functionality.
Has an simple to use easy interface. Podcasts in general (and a amazing application like Castbox) really support me in falling asleep and helps me stay asleep. I've tried a few apps, and so glad I've found Castbox. I love the dark theme for use at night time. And the sleep timer works reliably, like a charm! One tweak I would love to see: have the audio fade out in the latest 5 seconds of the sleep timer... that would be so great, as it wouldn't be jarring when the timer ends.
I've uswd Castbox for a while, nearly a year. I wont be using it any more. The application constantly crashes. It just shuts off without warning, and you have to reopen the whole application to begin it again! the widget is a hit or miss in functionality. And now it's been draining my battery in an wonderful rate, probably from the fresh video ads which im assuming are constantly running. Its become unbearable. Sorry castbox but you gotta go.
I draw the line at visual ads on espidoes, uninstalling after this update. Its not like its even cast boxes content they are monetizing so I feel this is unfair. Application also has problems on my s9+ locks screen, always have to unblock to skip or pause.
The podcast application that helped me obtain into podcasts. It's amazing stuff; you're listening experience is only interuppted by the podcast's sponsers, they have a wide selection, and you can them for free. HOWEVER, it is difficult to explore fresh podcasts using the application alone, escpcially if you like real crime podcasts. It will only occationally reccomend you podcasts based off of what you like, and the catorgories they have aren't really useful to search amazing podcasts. Maybe it's just because of my weird taste though.
my one huge problem with this application is How do you delete a podcast that you started for a few mins and then decided you no longer are interested? Ive tried evrrything but the damn thing keeps following me around like a lost puppy and eating up my battery.