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 4.0.2
Loved it, had to delete it
Loved the app, and it deserved all the high ratings, but when I got my new iPhone X I noticed battery drain issues, and Overcast was the culprit. Even if I hadn’t used overcast that day, it would always show as having used over 50% of my battery for the day. Hopefully there will be an update soon. Until then I have to knock a couple stars off.
After the recent iOS update, I decided to download and try overcast again. I listened to about five minutes of a podcast and then turn the app off came back later and overcast app was already at the number one position of my battery usage, and the phone was very warm.
I think I have figured out the battery drain. For some reason, it was trying to download every episode of every podcast that I was subscribed to. After deleting the entire download queue, it’s back to normal.
The ideal podcast app
Apple’s new podcast app confused and frustrated me. Thankfully there’s a superior option, Overcast! It has every podcast show I’m used to, and improves upon the (good) Apple podcasts app before it’s unexplainably flawed update. Anything I expected—from sleep timers to scrubbing forwards/backwards or “continuous play” options are all there.
Bonus points for the speed-up feature where it eliminates blank space in real time.
A few requests
This is my new favorite podcast app. It makes my daily commute bareable! Among all the great feature, why not included:
1. A search feature for podcast you are subscribed to - currently the podcasts you are subscribed to are listed by alphabetical order. Why not include a search bar and the ability to edit the sort order? Also maybe a tile view of podcast cover art.
2. Shortcut to all episodes for a podcast - included a button to dive users into all episodes of a podcast. This is super helpful when listening to episodes in a playlist and you want to listen to other episodes. The current way to view all episodes for a podcast us rather clunky.
3. Expand smart filters to included episodes in progress. Helpful if you skip around podcast.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 11, 2018
- Version: 4.0.2
- Size: 12.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Overcast Radio, LLC
- © 2014–2018 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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