Overcast

Overcast

By Overcast Radio, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Current Version: 2019.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 14.29 MB
  • Developer: Overcast Radio, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.0+
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 30,443 Ratings

Description

A powerful yet simple podcast player, with Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smart 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 personalized recommendations. - Create custom Playlists with smart filters and per-podcast priorities, and rearrange the list whenever you want. - Receive optional 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 shrink silences and pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation. - Apple Watch app with standalone podcast playback - 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 Overcast Premium is $9.99 USD per year, and may vary from country to country. Overcast's privacy policy: https://overcast.fm/privacy

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Reviews

Much better than others

4
This is much better than other podcasting apps I’ve tried. I’m just getting into using the advanced settings and maybe they will bring me up to 5 stars. We’ll see!
By kaysten77

Better than Apples App but....

4
The play / pause on lock screen really needs to be fixed.
By ABR65

It’s on tha tin

5
And it does it, dunnit?
By Jakeinfactsaid

Very good, but terribly slow on a 5s

4
I like the app a lot, but it’s very slow on a 5s. Scrolling is choppy and tapping is delayed for about 10 seconds after launching the app. Don’t know if it’s my old phone or a process in the app (like fetching new episodes) that slows it down so much.
By Zachcb

Great app

5
Smart speed and speed controls are great
By thriller 13

Just fades into the background allowing podcasts to shine

4
I don’t typically write reviews, but while digging into some of the app’s settings, I saw the rating prompt and enthusiastically plowed ahead. And that is probably what my review will boil down to: I enjoy the experience of this app enough to where I almost automatically wanted to write a supportive review without having identified why I like the experience so well. I can’t enumerate the reasons why I like this app so well, just praise the overall experience. In thinking about it, I have concluded (at least preliminarily) that this app just gets out of the way and lets me listen to podcasts, which is the point. Like utilities: Nobody thinks about electricity until it goes out. Also, smart speed, the cutting out of pauses without having to speed up the playback is awesome, saving me time without forcing me to listen to fly people. It’s super-reliable, too. It doesn’t crash; doesn’t spend five minutes pretending to download a podcast only to flash the cloud icon again; doesn’t re-download podcasts I have already listened to; synchs between devices; plays back on one device exactly where it left off on the previous device. Huh, I did have some reasons.
By Rjpfay

Great App

5
Why would you use Itune’s clunky podcast app when you can use one that works...all the time. Settings are easy to customize like episode limits, rewind and forward skipping, and oldest to newest orientation (if you’re behind on a pod). You won’t regret changing to a better app as this one certainly is.
By kevinontheplanet

Awesome!

5
Worth it for speed step alone! Makes every podcast sound better. Awesome and efficient design. Worth every penny.
By ACMatos

Great org + playback, garbage search

4
I’ve been using Overcast as my primary player since release day. I try other players constantly. Nothing has beaten its organization with smart playlists and user-first playback features like sound normalizing & basically inventing smart speed to decrease silences in playback. The one glaring weakness has always been search. I constantly have to open Apple podcasts to discover casts outside my bubble. If the developer can ever figure out a better discovery engine, this app will be unstoppable.
By jeffc76

in Watch app sound stops after timer/alarm

4
The apple watch app stops playing after timer or alarm and doesnt restart by itself even when I stop the timer. I have to start the podcast manually each time.
By ozgur2017

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