A powerful, complete, and easy to use podcast player that will help you manage and listen to podcasts the way you want to.

Now with CarPlay support!

"Downcast: Probably The Best Podcast Downloader for iPad and iPhone" - Wired Gadget Lab

Subscription Features
• Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size
• Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
• Download podcasts automatically
• Continue podcast downloads in the background*
• Browse and download older podcast episodes
• Auto-refresh podcast feeds
• Settings for auto-download and episode retention
• Import and export podcast feeds via OPML
• Import supported audio/video media files
• Support for password-protected podcasts
• Create and edit "smart" playlists
• View podcast details and episode show notes
• Rename podcast titles

iCloud Syncing with other iOS devices or Macs**
• Podcast subscriptions
• Playlists
• Settings
• Episode information

Playback Features
• Video and audio AirPlay support
• .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x and 3x speed playback
• Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
• Stream episodes without downloading
• Playback control from external devices
• Bluetooth devices
• Headphone remote controls
• Devices connected via Lightning/dock connector
• View embedded images in podcast episodes
• Gesture support
• Sleep timer
• Google Cast™ Ready

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* Per iOS restrictions

** iCloud syncing with Macs requires Downcast for Mac, which is a separate purchase from the Mac App Store

What’s New

Version 2.9.37

• Fixes large number of crashes caused by Google's casting framework
• Fixes issue with now playing info getting out of sync
• Fixes issue sometimes preventing deletion of last episode a podcast's episode list.

Ratings and Reviews

KBrodecki ,

Great program.

why do I like using Downcast? Because it’s easy to use. There is no rocket science in using this program. You push a button and it works. Other things I like about it, the program is stable and is reliable. I would recommend this to anybody. lastly, it’s most notable feature for me is, it’s fully accessible to me as a blind person. I like this and thank the developer for including it.

Schef ,

No longer functional

Doesn’t work over Bluetooth following latest update. Would be a five star rating if functionality restored.

Music Freak_11 ,

Best podcast app

I have tried many podcast apps and I find myself coming back to downcast. I love the fact you can swipe the screen and jump forward/backward in increments you can set in the preferences. That is huge when driving and can you easily swipe instead of trying to push a button on your smart phone. Another feature I like is you can set the app to force landscape mode when viewing video podcasts regardless if the phone is locked to not tilt.

My only gripe is the podcasts don’t download automatically when on WiFi. I don’t know if there is a setting I’m missing. I also wish they would allow you to list the podcasts in a tile form to make it more modern looking.


Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
41.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2018 Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Encouraging Tip $2.99
  2. Motivating Tip $5.99
  3. Inspiring Tip $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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