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By Overcast Radio, LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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.

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What's New in Version 3.1.7

- Small fixes and improvements
- Added chapter navigation to Watch app and sped up the interface
- Sorry, I had to remove "Send to Watch" due to watchOS changes. Details at:


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Customer Reviews

Back to Awesome!!!!

That worked, thank God! Life is SO MUCH BETTER!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I loved this app, and still do the parts that drew me to it in the first place. It is easy to use. It has a streamlined interface that works great in the car. It works great period. It is the only app I have ever recommended to people without solicitation.
Now the sucky part. When I first got the app you could pay about 5 bucks one time and get the pro version without ads. It was so nice. Something I turned on and saw only the app interface. In the latest version, because I paid my 5 bucks, I now have "limited ads" that showed up at the bottom of the screen when I play an episode. To get rid of those would cost 10 bucks A YEAR! It's because of this kind of thing I got rid of Stitcher. Guess I'll be getting rid of Overcast soon as well.

A player that "Just Works"

Update: Slight change in monetization model, now has ad version or ad free for 10 dollars a year (people who gave money to Overcast before v2.5 don't have to pay to remove ads but do have to pay to unlock file uploads). Original review stands, if you want something that you never have to think about because it just works, this is the app for you. Want tons of custome options, probably won't suit your needs. Fits my needs perfectly so I'm happy with a 5/5.

Original: Not complicated at all, the smart playlist option combined with a few preferences makes it so what I want to listen to most is at the top. I wouldn't mind a few hidden options for advanced users, but if you want something that just works, this is it.


Someone recommended this app to me a little while back and I have been using it religiously ever since. I love all the speed control features, and can't fathom going back to the glacial pace of normal speed. There are some minor usability issues, but overall it's a really brilliant and reliable app.

Something I would LOVE to see, but may be asking too much, is a way to set my podcast to go off at a certain time in the morning. Alarms don't wake me up, but podcasts do! I can't find a single podcast alarm app anywhere, and as this is already my podcasting app of choice, it would be amazing for it to also have this. I would certainly be happy paying for premium for that functionality alone, and there's a clear gap in the market.

Keep up the great work!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.7
  • Size: 19.5 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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