By Overcast Radio, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
A powerful yet simple audio podcast player, with features such as Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smarter Playlists to help you listen to more podcasts in more places, try new shows, and completely control your experience.
Overcast is a modern, fully featured audio podcast player with many useful features in a simple, intuitive interface:
- Download podcasts for playing anytime, even when offline.
- Search and browse for new podcasts, plus get recommendations from Twitter.
- Create custom Playlists with smart filters and per-podcast priorities, and rearrange the list whenever you want.
- Receive optional push notifications when new episodes arrive.
- Subscribe to a podcast, or just add an episode: try new shows without committing.
- Download podcasts over cellular, set a sleep timer, or use Voice Boost to enhance and normalize speech volume.
- Adjust playback speed, and use Smart Speed to pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation.
- 3D Touch support
- Rich notifications
- Apple Watch app
- CarPlay support
Overcast is ad-supported. If you choose to purchase Overcast Premium to remove ads, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Current price for the Season Pass is $9.99 USD per year, and may vary from country to country.
What's New in Version 4.0.1
- New black theme option, in addition to the classic dark theme
- Can now choose either font with any theme
- Sleep timer "End of Episode" option
- Minor fixes and improvements
Great update to a great app
I’ve been using Overcast for a few years now, and I’ve racked up more than three hundred and fifty hours saved with smart speed across at least fifty different podcasts. Overcast has the best smart speed system of any podcast player I’ve tried, everything just sounds great on any setting. The 4.0 update brings a few quality of life features that I’m enjoying, plus the removal of the empty space at the top that I was not a fan of. One tap play streamlines my podcast playing, and some other gestures are easier as well. I will continue to pay for Overcast Premium for as long as I listen to podcasts. The dark theme and icon are really nice as well. I’ve been wanting fonts to be separate from themes for a while, and now I find I really like the black theme, even not on an iPhone 10, but a darker app icon to go with it would be nice.
What Apple’s Podcasts App should have been...
I finally had to look for an alternative when iOS 11’s re-designed Podcasts stopped playing podcasts sequentially and instead forced me to unlock my screen, select the next podcast to play and then select a tiny play button to start playing it, which is difficult when you’re running and downright dangerous when you’re driving.
Overcast solves that problem in a simple, logical manner. And it does a lot more with a far simpler and more intuitive interface than Apple’s version. What happened Apple?
The only complaint I have about Overcast is the payment mechanism for the ad-free version. I’d be happy to pay $4 or $5 for it, but I won’t enter into a monthly subscription.
GREAT for spoken word - especially at higher speeds
The best podcast app for sound quality when you want to listen at faster speeds.
But it drives me insane that it doesn’t separate out podcasts where all queued/downloaded episodes have been played. Yes, it has a “played podcasts” section but in reality it is an “all episodes deleted” section because it only considers a podcast episode "played" if you delete it.
Sometimes I want to keep a played episode in the main list so I can remember to play it for my wife or download the episode later so I can keep a copy (I have to use Downcast app for that).
Also, this makes no sense to me considering a played episode turns gray when in the list. Lemme get this straight: if all episodes are grayed out that means they have all been played... but it is still not enough to move the episode to the “played podcasts” section of the app.
This drives me nuts because I have several podcasts subscriptions and I want to see only the ones with I played episodes at the top of the list. Instead I have to open each individual podcast to find the ones that actually have unplayed contend.
I’m a paid subscriber and I BEG the developer to remedy this!
- Category: News
- Updated: Nov 22, 2017
- Version: 4.0.1
- Size: 12.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Overcast Radio, LLC
- © 2014–2017 Overcast Radio, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
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