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
What's New in Version 2.5.7
Fixed duration estimates for low-fidelity podcasts.
My new favorite podcast app!
So when I wrote this review I wasn't sure if I would take away a star for no streaming? Well I didn't because I've come to find that it's still my favorite app without it. Although I would like a streaming option in the future if for nothing else just to try out a podcast without downloading it first. The smart speed & voice boost are what make this the best podcast app! The simplicity of the options in the app are really great, it puts your podcasts front & center the way they should be. Also love the playlist option, it's ahead of the competition & also letting u download single episodes without subscribing. Great job!
Still using this app everyday! Since Marco added streaming it's even more awesome. I'm a patron, have tried all the other podcasting apps just to give them a try but the smart speed and voice boost on overcast can't be beat! The voice boost just sounds sooo much better than anything else I've tried! Great Job!
Moved from Downcast and never looked back
I've been using Downcast for years. It's usability has gotten worse and worse over the last few releases, so I decided to give Overcast a try, and I never looked back. It's not quite as customizable as Downcast, but it has all the features that are most important to me (playlist organization, remote control next/prev programmability, etc.), and the UX and fit-n-finish are top-notch. I happily signed up for 12 months of patronage.
I'm witholding a star because of bugs with the BMW iDrive integration. In particular, when one podcast finishes playing and the next one begins, the iDrive display doesn't display the new podcast's information. Instead, the previous podcast remains on the screen and the time-remaining indicator disappears. (I would've assumed this was a BMW bug, but neither Downcast nor the Apple Podcasts app has this problem. (Given how much time they spend talking about BMWs on ATP, this surprised me. Hope it gets fixed soon, because this is my only real complaint about Overcast.)
The best podcast app
I was told to download Overcast by my brother. I asked him why I should get something other than what my phone already has installed on it. "Don't they all do the same thing? You subscribe to stuff, you listen to it.. What could make one better than the other?"
He simply told me that it's better. So, I download it, I use it.. And wow. The variety of settings alone is incredible. I never thought about sound quality settings for podcasts, but it's a thing. The option to create playlists and how nit picky you can get over it; The overall look of it. Perfect. This app is for podcast lovers. Done.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jul 07, 2016
- Version: 2.5.7
- Size: 5.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Overcast Radio, LLC
- © 2014–2016 Overcast Radio, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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