Castbox Now Integrates with Waze

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, iOS, Mobile, Music + Videos with 4 Comments

Castbox announced today that it now integrates with Waze so that users listen to their favorite podcasts while navigating.

“The beauty of podcasts is that listeners can engage in other activities while fully immersing themselves in the content they love, which makes it the perfect medium for daily commutes and long drives,” Castbox founder and CEO Renee Wang says. “Our integration with Waze lets us keep our listeners continuously engaged in their favorite shows while ensuring a safer, more enjoyable journey.”

Users of both apps can now connect Waze to Castbox from within the Waze app. Once the apps are connected, users can access playback controls for play/pause, skip, and restart without leaving the Waze navigation screen. Likewise, listeners can receive turn-by-turn traffic directions while in the Castbox app. You can switch between the two apps using a single tap.

“Our partnership with Castbox expands on our mission to strengthen the Waze ecosystem by integrating with apps and services that complement and enhance the driver experience,” Waze’s Adam Fried says. “We’re pleased to be working with Castbox to give our users more ways to enjoy their favorite audio content while they’re on the road.”

If you’re not familiar with Castbox, this is the podcasting app I chose after Pocket Casts jumped the shark in early 2019. I recommend it.

You can download Castbox from the Apple App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Castbox Now Integrates with Waze”

  1. ben55124

    Seems redundant with Waze supporting android auto. Perhaps useful for ios?

  2. supermarkert

    Friendly reminder that Castbox requires a subscription to disable ads (some of them full screen), which is $2/month or $15/year.

    I'm still trying it out, but these ads may get to me soon.

  3. barryweston

    I tried Castbox for a time, last year, and again after the Pocket Casts debacle. But found that, after all the changes, Pocket Casts is still the top dog now that I am used to it. Now if Google would finally flip the auto download setting in their app, I may, just may, switch over.

  4. Michael Rivers

    I subscribe to CastBox, but it still occasionally shows ads by mistake (not too often.) It also regularly stops playing the current podcast for absolutely no reason. If Pocket Casts hadn't gotten so awful, I would dump CastBox in a heartbeat.

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