Overcast: Podcast Player
By Overcast Radio, LLC
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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.
- Navigate with CarPlay. (On supported car radios.)
- Apple Watch app, Glance, and notifications
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 2.6.3
- Fix for iOS 9 users
So far so good (wish search were better)
Great app and decent to look at. You'd think that wouldn't be important when listening to audio podcasts, but interface counts for so much. This is a simple but powerful podast player and organizer. Not too many of those unnecessary bells and whistles. But it's not just ugly and bare like the native iOS app, which offers too little (yes, I'm one of those who actually liked the "reel to reel" skeumorph of the old podcasts app. I won't ask for that here.) Love that you can arrange your own playlists.
My only wish is that it had a better search function and recommendations. While I doubt the developer will ever have the power to mine my preferences for better recommendations, I do wish I could at least manually find my way around the world of podcasts more efficiently. I do like the ITunes Store version, so I use that to browse then add the podcasts here. But there is no way to search for individual episodes on Overcast! If I look up specific names to find interviews with authors, artists , scientists or other personalities, the iOS podcast app finds them for me based on the episode description. No need to subscribe to an entire podcast or scan an endless list of episodes (sans episode descriptions) just to find the right one where the interview takes place or the book is reviewed. Searching and browsing with Overcast can be a real headache.
Also, the ad is rather discreet. I appreciate that.
FAKE RANKING//UGLY AD BANNER
If he says his (this app) is the most recommended to be up front I can't say for sure its not. But I find it funny that when you go to technology field he also has his app at the top. What's funny is no other podcast app I have has his listed anywhere near the top. In fact, I have to input the name to get it to come up in other podcast apps. He put this app out and if he wants to put his app up front it's not so much that that is bs. It's that he does it and some will think it's supposed to be ranked that high. It's not. Be honest. You want the app you made to be above and higher than other podcasts so be it. Even if it's not popular enough to be that high compared to more popular podcasts.
Not surprised the ugly AD-BANNER made it's way here. Just keep paying and you don't have to see that ugly thing. I'll pay. Just not this never ending type. Not missing out by using some of other great high quality apps you only have to pay once for.
I was initially skeptical I could get into an app since I've enjoyed Apple's Podcasts app and have had a pretty carefully managed queue and backlog of many podcasts there.
Now I'm keeping up with a few dozen priority podcasts and cruising through a sizable backlog of others, usually at 1.2x, and always enjoying the Smart Speed feature. (165 hours of listening saved and counting. I'll use that time to, well, listen to more podcasts.)
The playlist and queuing features really won me over, and Smart Speed and vocal boost are almost always helpful, particularly in the car on road trips.
It also REALLY shows that Marco loves podcasts, both in his care and attention in the app, and the directory and other apps listed in the settings. This makes me very happy to support this app.
The sync and notifications are unsung heroes: since the server is checking for updates and pushing out notifications, Overcast has new episodes very quickly. Apple's Podcasts app still often take a day, let alone its sync problems.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 19, 2017
- Version: 2.6.3
- Size: 11.4 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Overcast Radio, LLC
- © 2014–2017 Overcast Radio, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Overcast Premium$9.99