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 aside from buggy drag and drop
Overcast is one of the top podcast apps for iOS, and there are many reasons to recommend it. Likewise, there are many reasons to not recommend the default iOS podcast app. However, the new UI for rearranging playlists in version 4 is still one place the default app is miles ahead. If you want to move a podcast from the bottom of the list to the top, it’s nearly impossible to drag it to the right spot so that the rest of the list scrolls down. It feels unfinished and buggy. In contrast the default app just uses the standard control. It’s fast and has nice satisfying haptic clicks as it scrolls.
Better than the unupdated Apple
So I had to find an alternative to the updated Apple Podcasts app because it wouldn’t play continuously anymore. Overcast does that and more! I love how you can keep certain numbers of unplayed episodes, because I am a season behind on one and don’t want to have tons of others to catch up on once that one’s caught up. I think Overcast has easier navigation all around too.
Has half of what a good podcast app needs
What I need in a podcast app is to have a feed of new episodes of subscribed podcasts and be able to listen to a podcast easily in order. This app provides a great feed service, but makes it so that you have to manually download episodes in order to listen to them in order. “The Podcast App” seems to work for this fine though so I’m going to use that. Too bad Apple just updated Podcasts to the worst podcast app conceivable, because the old app was exactly what I needed.
- 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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- Overcast Premium$9.99