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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.
- 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.

Overcast's privacy policy:

What's New in Version 3.1.1

Fixed podcasts not playing under certain circumstances. Podcasts may require redownloading if this hit you — if so, I apologize.


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Customer Reviews

Great for iPhone; Apple Watch app improving

I have used Overcast as my podcast player since it came out, and it has been great, I barely remember what app I was using before this. On the phone I can't think of any additional feature I would want.

Re: the Apple Watch app, the recent addition of local storage is awesome! It has been crashing for me, though, whenever I have the Workout app running at the same time (the audio will play for a minute or so and then fade out; when I go back to the app, it crashes and restarts; it seems likely that it has to do with the fact that the Workout "takes over" the screen when active).

In any case I am very excited about being able to go running without the iPhone. Apple definitely needs to improve the capabilities of the Watch for better transfer and syncing of information so that apps like Overcast can get even better.

Best podcast app

I listen to a LOT of podcasts. And this app makes it an even better experience. SmartSpeed has saved me more than 18 hours of time by eliminating unnecessary silence. Voice Boost means I don't have to crank my car radio up when I listen to podcasts anymore. The Discover area means I always find the best new Podcasts. Playlists, the ability to program my skip durations, and the simple interface means I will never need another podcast app.

My Premium did not have the problems others have complained about. There are a few options in the menu, and I could pick my icon and turn off the ads in the directory. I remain a very happy customer!

The negative reviews are lame...

Sorry guys, I paid for the 1.0 unlock too, and I think you have to be nuts to consider how this app has progressed over the years, yet still throw a fit over an unobtrusive ad in the directory.

I mean - pocketcast doesn't even have an Apple Watch app, Castro doesn't have one either (or an iPad app..), yet Overcast not only has some of the best implementation of some features (such as smart speed, voice boost, and variable speed playback) - but it's also the most stable on the Apple Watch (vs hardcast and rssradio), and has a complication and new "send to watch" feature.

..and people are throwing fits over an unobtrusive ad in a directory..? That's pretty lame..

Overcast: Podcast Player
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 19.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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