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.
What's New in Version 3.1.2
Improved standalone Watch playback:
- Volume control with Digital Crown
- Speaker output if no headphones are connected
- More reliable in the background (Thanks, Steve Troughton-Smith!)
The Watch app also now has Previous/Next Episode by 3D Touch, and the Phone side can now browse all podcasts and playlists.
The main app also gets bug fixes and a fun new toy: two-finger up/down swipes to quickly toggle the dark theme, like a light switch, just like in Tweetbot. (Thanks, Paul Haddad!)
Recent convert from Apples stock app
There is no going back. Smart speed is fantastic and reports already saving me 2 hours of listening time. I'm happy to pay for the premium version for that alone. Also, configurable skip forward and back time amounts are a little thing, so helpful. The list goes on...
Only thing keeping it from being a five star review is that I often find the UI unintuitive. I'm getting used to it, but it's rare for me to find myself confused by iOS app interfaces and in my first several weeks of use now, it the UI has aggravated me as much as it's impressed me.
Not to end on a negative note, on the positive side, I like how some podcasts include images that relate to the current topic and that they appear prominently in the app and really like the option of the "dark" UI theme- and the extensive configurability in general.
A great app from a great developer
A must have!!! I know the other podcast apps, some of which are very good. This is the best and will continue to get better!!! Marco keeps you updated on Twitter with known bugs (if any) and updates he's working on. Features are best reason for using overcast though, smart speed is awesome. Rolling through podcasts like never before without altering audio quality. If anything overcast sounds better than others using voice boost. A must try for free, then give the man a patronage and you won't regret it!!!
Fancy but that's it!
Really would like to use this app, but still NO video podcast, still NO paid/subscription podcasts!!! On saying that I will stick with Apple & Downcast podcasts app!!
I mean the app is beautiful designed, great UI, awesome speed, swipe with 2 fingers up/down for light/dark etc.,,! But with the two big no's that I listed in the first paragraph, can't use this app! With spending a $10 in app purchase you should have the ability to have video podcasts & subscription podcasts to go along with the fancy app!! Last but not least why is there still NO Mac App! We have it for watch, car play, iPhone/iPad but not for Mac!
- Category: News
- Updated: Apr 27, 2017
- Version: 3.1.2
- Size: 20.0 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Overcast Radio, LLC
- © 2014–2017 Overcast Radio, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Overcast Premium$9.99