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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.
- 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.

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What's New in Version 2.6.1

Fixed CarPlay. Sorry about that.


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Customer Reviews

Worth Every Cent or Eye Scorching Ad View!

I use Overcast for literally more time each day than I end up using my own feet, so when I saw that it had added banner ads and the option to remove them for only $10/year, I jumped at the chance to upgrade to "Overcast Premium" as it's all too often that great apps disappear or stop working due to lack of funding.

Overcast is hands-down the best podcasting app available int he app store - it's designed well, runs well, and includes the amazing "Smart Speed" setting that turns every podcaster into a Gilmore Girl by removing some of the silence between words which is a much more pleasant speed bosting experience than just playing the audio faster as most podcasts do. Audible needs to license this technology so I can burn through audiobooks as fast as I do podcasts.

Seeing a banner ad is literally the worst thing that could happen to anybody anywhere and I can only assume that the folks who are complaining about them didn't see the option to upgrade to Overcast Premium which is a steal at twice the price.

Great App, Great Developer

I will continue paying for this app through patronage or in-app purchases if it means that the app and its processes are maintained and enhanced over time. No BIG update and changes need to be made to justify paying a small amount, of less than $1 a month, to continue using an app that is so important in my everyday activities. The developer does not have to be as honest as he has been in regards to the changes he makes every year to maintain a certain amount of revenue to continue running the app and make a living for himself but he does. Ads, in app purchases and patronage are all different avenues of making money in the App Store, and as long as people keep expecting to get apps for free we have to get use to all this. Like I said, this is a great app and worth the $9.99 a year if you don't want ads. It's even more worth it for free as is, if your willing to put up with ads. Let's all enjoy this app and, if you can, support the developers of apps you like so they continue providing apps that we all love and use everyday.

You all need to chill about the Ads

Update 2: Everyone take a deep breath, it will all be okay! Cut the man some slack, he has to make a living just like the rest of us. Interestingly had more of the users paid the patronage we wouldn't have ads in this at all. Alas the entitlement to free software that plagues the App Store; how do you expect him to pay the bills? What is his incentive to keep developing this awesome app if he isn't making any money from it? Think of it in different terms, by seeing (or tapping) on ads you are supporting the development of Overcast and keeping an indie developer employed. If you can't spend $10 a year to support this app, don't complain about the ads. This is nothing new and a lot of apps have this business model. Yes it is a business, he needs to make money, now shut up and hit that in app subscription!

Update: Still the best podcast app, highly recommend!

This guy is amazing, I am a long time Instapaper user and recently decided to give Overcast a try. Fantastic job! Keep up the good work, and I'll help pay the bills ;)

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: 2.6.1
  • Size: 11.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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