A powerful, complete, and easy to use podcast player that will help you manage and listen to podcasts the way you want to.

Now with CarPlay support!

"Downcast: Probably The Best Podcast Downloader for iPad and iPhone" - Wired Gadget Lab

Subscription Features
• Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size
• Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
• Download podcasts automatically
• Continue podcast downloads in the background*
• Browse and download older podcast episodes
• Auto-refresh podcast feeds
• Settings for auto-download and episode retention
• Import and export podcast feeds via OPML
• Import supported audio/video media files
• Support for password-protected podcasts
• Create and edit "smart" playlists
• View podcast details and episode show notes
• Rename podcast titles

iCloud Syncing with other iOS devices or Macs**
• Podcast subscriptions
• Playlists
• Settings
• Episode information

Playback Features
• Video and audio AirPlay support
• .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x and 3x speed playback
• Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
• Stream episodes without downloading
• Playback control from external devices
• Bluetooth devices
• Headphone remote controls
• Devices connected via Lightning/dock connector
• View embedded images in podcast episodes
• Gesture support
• Sleep timer
• Google Cast™ Ready

For support, please search our support site at or email us at [email protected]!

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* Per iOS restrictions

** iCloud syncing with Macs requires Downcast for Mac, which is a separate purchase from the Mac App Store

Downcast App Description & Overview

The applications Downcast was published in the category News on 2010-10-01 and was developed by Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC. The file size is 29.70 MB. The current version is 2.9.16 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

• Fixes issue with table section header indentation on iOS 10
• Fixes font weight issue on episode details view on iOS 10
• Ignoring enclosure URLs when they are youtube links

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Downcast Reviews


Great!  jmess3035  5 star

Only podcast app I've ever used and I love it. Been listening to pods for a decade and Downcast is the reason why!


Works great.  TerryL4211  5 star

My favorite podcast app.


Best podcast app!  Radioiogirl  5 star

I subscribe to 30+ podcasts and find this app to be the easiest to use and customize the way you want to listen to and manage podcasts. It also is not a battery hog and you can listen for hours with no problem.

Fred Sinder

Have Owed This App A Five Star Review for Years  Fred Sinder  5 star

It's about time. Years and years ago, I searched for an iPhone podcast app that was at least similar to, if not as good as, what I had on my old Palm PDAs. This is what I finally settled on and have found no reason to switch since. Maybe there are others out there now as good, or even better, but I have found no reason to even look since settling on this one years ago. Rarely, I'll sort of start to look at another app, but am so quickly dissuaded by missing or awkwardly implemented features, that I quickly stop. Thank you Mr. Jamawkinaw, or whoever you are. Fred


Use it everyday  C-rad  5 star

Just a great podcast manager, does more than I use it for but is my daily drive app and lives in my home row along with my to do list.


Terrible CarPlay experience  MarkyMark327  2 star

Select a specific podcast from the menu and random ones play. Sluggish app. Keeps your eyes off the road while trying to manipulate it to possibly play what you want.


One of the best podcast app  scotts1236  5 star

Great app


This gets me through life  eskadoni  5 star

I have a sizeable commute and travel quite a bit, and downcast is always there for me. The features work as advertised, and they are always looking to improve. Much love.


Great!  MassBirder  5 star

Have had this for years, and I love it. Never crashes. Well designed. Easy to use.


Crash Crash Crash  Aethervision  1 star

Can't really say this is my favorite podcast app due to the constant bloody crashing, but I do get a smile every time it crashes, which has become every time, and that little "Downcast has unexpectedly crashed." Unexpectedly? Oh, you kidders.


Voiced Asrai(声-あつらい) VoicedAsrai 3 star

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ProductGram ProductGrams 3 star

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DataGroup Asia DataGroupAsia 3 star

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Great app! I use it everyday.  amko139  5 star

The app works great and I use it everyday on my commute.


I wish I could rate it higher  Annie501  1 star

I've used this app for a long time, and in general, I love it. Unfortunately, however, recently it has stopped playing podcasts. A podcast player that won't play podcasts is sadly useless. I hope that they resolve these issues so that I can rate it 5 stars again. In the mean time I'll be trying out Spotify's ability to play podcasts.


My go-to podcast player  MissEllie123  5 star

I have used this one for a few years. Easy to navigate, good control options.


Has some Lag and Battery drain problems  Will82584  3 star

*** update 4/11/17. Everytime i leave the app to do something else, even if it is really quick, the Downcast app will reset itself and it makes me find my last played episode all over again. Please fix it soon Before your Most recent update i would have given you guys at Downcast 5 stars But since the last update Now the App has A Long Lag between screens and menus. Also i use it everyday at work and I've noticed a very noticeable Battery Drain than before. Please fix all this so i don't have to start over with a Brand New App. Thanks


Great for cross-device listening  medgno  5 star

I have to say, Downcast is great for listening to podcasts across my phone, iPad, and Mac, and I love that all of the features (including playback speed) are available across all of these devices. Previously, I used Apple's podcast-playing programs, and I was disappointed by the lack of features I considered essential.


my best podcast app.  KBrodecki  5 star

I love this app, it has everything I need. It is fully accessible. I have had no trouble using voice over. Many thanks to the developer.


Reliable, highly intuitive but overtakes battery  Ambiverbal  3 star

Continues to be the best option for avid podcast listeners. Playlists and fine tuned ways to manage each subscription make it indispensable. Unfortunately, it has become a battery hog on iOS 10.3


I live this app  Borda7  5 star

It allows me to organize and make playlists with various options. Gives me more control of my podcast listening !


No support lately  Docj  3 star

This used to be one of those apps were the support was phenomenal and the developer seem to care about it. There has not been an update since August if you look at the previous updates it used to be updated all the time. I'm starting to think he's letting this die.


Great App  lwb3  5 star

Easy to use and set up.

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