Downcast, the popular iOS podcast app is now available for OS X! Download, play and sync** your favorite podcasts with an intuitive interface built specifically for podcasts.
• Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts
• Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
• Download podcasts automatically (including resuming downloads)
• Browse and download older podcast episodes
• Auto-update podcast feeds based on schedule
• Settings for auto-download and episode retention (globally and per-podcast)
• Import and export podcast feeds via OPML
• Import supported audio/video media files
• Support for password-protected feeds
• Create and edit "smart" playlists
• View podcast details and episode show notes
• Rename podcast subscription names
• Sync podcast subscriptions, playlists, settings and episode information with other Macs and iOS devices** via iCloud
• .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x, 2.75x and 3x speed playback*
• Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
• Stream episodes without downloading
For support, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* See the following Help article for an explanation of play speeds: http://support.downcastapp.com/customer/portal/articles/476114-playback-speeds
** Downcast for iOS is required for syncing to iOS devices
• Machine sleep prevention feature, when enabled, now works for audio playback as well.
• Fixes issue preventing the machine/display sleep prevention feature from working consistently.
• Fixes issue preventing refreshing of certain feeds
Ratings and Reviews
Decent up, but syncing breaks everything
Interface is good. Similar to the iOS version. Points here.
Syncing on the app is broken though. Unsubscribes podcasts and edits playlists on the iOS version, rendering using both together untenable. I would not recommended trying to use the two together to anyone.
Terrible app, slow, full of memory leaks
There’s no reason a podcast app should be eating 15gb of ram or 90% cpu. And for all that, it’s not even using it to my advantage. The UI is slow, barely functional and has settings that are simply ignored
It’s basic, utilitarian in nature, and lacking refinements expected in a good macOS app.
The interface is pretty rough and needs an overhaul.
No Touchbar support.
Sync features seem nice, but other reviews say there are issues. Will have to use and confirm...
Going to try it out, but don’t see how it can supplant iTunes at this point.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.