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Downcast

By Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

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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For support, please search our support site at http://support.downcastapp.com or email us at support@downcastapp.com!

For the latest information about Downcast, please follow @downcastapp on Twitter!

* Per iOS restrictions

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

What's New in Version 2.9.16

• Fixes issue with table section header indentation on iOS 10
• Fixes font weight issue on episode details view on iOS 10
• Ignoring enclosure URLs when they are youtube links

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Customer Reviews

Great for organization & customization. Poor sound quality.

Downcast is the best for customizing and organizing your feeds. It's always easy to know when you have new episodes waiting. Power user features like deciding which episodes to stream and which to download, starting episode later in to skip ads, and especially the ability to save an episode's audio file to the cloud make this my current choice for podcasts. It can be a little buggy at times, but my only two complaints are difficult to read screens (small text makes quick glances while driving difficult) and poor sound quality, especially at high-speed.

I just spent several months using Overcast and fell in love with its sound quality and easy to read screens. Unfortunately that app's organization is horrible. For example, you have to delete an episode in order for it to be considered "played". Because I listen to & save episodes from several Podcasts, this made it impossible to tell when a new episode was available without looking at each and every podcast episode list. This annoyance alone is what finally forced me to give up on Overcast and return to Downcast.

I wish I could have Overcast's sound quality merged with Downcast's organization & customization tools. I would gladly pay top price for that.

Best feature set for power users, but....

I've been using this app on and off for 2~3 years. Usually interchanged with Overcast. Overcast's polish has always been much better than anyone's else's but its feature set is weaker than Downcast. For a while feature set (queue for download vs queue for stream, chromecast) and better management interface has won over overcast's polish. Now however, particularly with the batter drain issue; which they claim to have fixed but clearly haven't, is making this app unusable. I can't play podcasts for too long without power connected to the phone, and if I need to be away from an outlet I better not use this app and it better not be on in the background or eat my battery alive. I'm on an iPhone 6 with a new battery, not that that was the issue in the first place because you could feel how hot the phone was getting even though it was locked and playing downcast in the background. I'm switching to overcast because I can't have this keep happening. Fix the issue downcast, or I'm staying with overcast.

It has some issues but we'll see how emailing them results them I'll keep you posted

The main issues I had with importing OP in the L files and that's mainly importing them from dropbox when I champ on the files the app does nothing so I emailed them to myself and that works fine however it doesn't import all my Podcasts it doesn't subscribe me to them so we'll see what happens if support emails me back other than that the app is great it synchronizes my Podcasts you know I don't have to use the web the main podcasts app it works fantastically as far as keeping me away from the main podcast app which didn't give me all the features I wanted now I have more control and everything I could go in with my computer subscribe to Podcasts with the more screen reader friendly app and iTunes export the OPL for export the file import it into Downcast and and I have all my podcasts so that's very handy

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  • Version: 2.9.16
  • Size: 31.1 MB
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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