CastCenter is a powerful podcast app for windows phone that is free to download and use. It looks and runs amazingly well on to my Microsoft Lumia 535. Since CastCenter can play audio in the background, you can use other applications while listening to your podcasts.
CastCenter can auto download new episodes at regular intervals, which means they are always there when you need them. Finding podcasts is easy thanks to a massive directory and artwork looks gorgeous. I like that it is easy to tell which podcast has new episodes because a number appears on the top corner.
Here is the list of its features:
Where other podcast players require to check every sites, CastCenter makes a single call to its server and updates all your podcasts in seconds.
Create custom playlists of your favorite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available.
Download new episodes automatically when they become available, even when the app is not open.
ADJUSTABLE PLAYBACK SPEED
Adjust the playback speed of your audio or video podcasts.
POWERED BY CORTANA
Ask Cortana to play specific shows by name, like “play TEDTaks”
Automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed.
However you will have to spend $2.49 to unlock these in app purchases. This includes ability to subscribe to unlimited number of podcasts. In the free version, you are limited to only three podcasts. You will also be able to create custom playlists of your favorite podcasts that update automatically when new episodes become available.