Castro Announced Integration with Siri

Castro announced a deep integration between Siri and Castro that shortens the distance between you and your podcasts.

What’s your favorite show? Ask Siri to play it in Castro, and we’ll do all the thinking for you. If the show is already in your queue, we’ll play the episode closest to the top of the list. If we can’t find an episode in the queue, we’ll check the inbox. Even if you’re not subscribed to the show, we’ll go find it and play the latest episode for you. You can even ask Siri to play the first, or the newest episode and Castro will skip episodes you’ve already listened to.

There are a total of 30 requests that you can make of Castro through Siri. Casto knows that it can be hard to remember them all, so they made a hand reference guide in Settings → Siri where you can find what you’re looking for to make your day a little easier.

Castro also added shortcuts for Castro that were built to connect Castro to other apps. Search Castro’s directory to get access to data from any show or episode. You can also add items to your queue.

9to5Mac reported that the Castro Podcast Player of iPhone and Apple Watch now offers support for a variety of Siri commands to play shows, play a certain genre, or even the news. You can also use Siri to control playback controls including Chapter skipping and Trim Silence.