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Download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device without the need to sync with iTunes.

"Downcast Is the Best Podcast Downloader and Player for iPhone" - Lifehacker

"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 (including resuming downloads)
+ Continue podcast downloads in background (per iOS restrictions)
+ Browse and download older podcast episodes
+ Auto-update podcast feeds based on schedule or location
+ Settings for auto-download and episode retention (globally and per-podcast)
+ Import and export podcast feeds via OMPL
+ Import supported audio/video media files
+ Support for password-protected feeds
+ Create and edit "smart" playlists
+ View podcast details and episode show notes
+ Rename podcasts with long or unwieldy names

iCloud Syncing
+ Sync podcast subscriptions, playlists, settings and episode information with other iOS devices via iCloud

Playback Features
+ Video and audio AirPlay support
+ Play audio in the background (for supported devices)
+ .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x and 3x speed playback*
+ Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
+ Stream episodes without downloading
+ Control audio with Bluetooth or other headphone remote controls
+ View embedded images in podcast episodes
+ Gesture support
+ Sleep timer
+ Google Cast™ Ready

If you encounter a bug or have a feature request please send an email to or contact us on Twitter @DowncastApp. Thanks!

* See the following Help article for an explanation of play speeds:

What's New in Version 2.8.18

+ Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Powerful App

Once you get past 10 or 15 podcasts, trying to manage them in Apple's Podcasts app gets unwieldy, then frustrating, and finally pointless. That's where Downcast comes in. So far I haven't found something I wanted to do that I couldn't accomplish with this app.

Here's an example: I set up a smart list that contains all of the episodes that have been played. One tap to select them all, one tap to delete, and now I've cleared up a few hundred MBs. That's something that would have taken minutes and over a hundred taps and swipes in Podcasts.

Another feature I just discovered is that you can directly download files, for those shows that might not have a feed.

If you're frustrated with Podcasts, buy this app, spend some time with it, and you'll be able fix all the problems you've found with Podcasts.

Finely Tuned Machine

After iPodcast deleted a years worth of saved podcasts on my iMac from my iPhone, I went bonkers and went on a hunt for a podcast app on my iPhone. This was highly recommended by LifeHacker. I bought and now I have peace of mind that I won’t get screwed by Apple again.

The only stupid thing about this app is that it is way underpriced. Get it now before the developer sobers up!

Keeps podcasts up to date and organized

I've been using Downcast since Apple made their useless app and this is one of the first things I redownload when I upgrade.

If you listen to a lot of podcasts then you're not going to find a better app then this to keep your podcasts updated and clean.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2014
  • Version: 2.8.18
  • Size: 18.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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