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
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.
It just does.
Great podcasting app!!!
This app makes it easy to pick and consume podcasts at your own pace. I recommend it to friends regularly because it has intuitive features and forgoes needless bells and whistles.
- 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.
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- Overcast Premium$9.99