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.
The applications Overcast was published
in the category News on 2014-07-16 and
was developed by Overcast Radio, LLC.
The file size is 11.88 MB.
The current version is 4.0.1 and works well on
11.0 and high ios versions.
- New black theme option, in addition to the classic dark theme
- Can now choose either font with any theme
- Sleep timer "End of Episode" option
- Minor fixes and improvements
As well as the swipe gesture to switch between themes. One great addition in this vein would be the ability to have the theme switch based on sunrise/sunset. (Twitterrific has a similar feature called “Dark at night”, as does the system UI of the latest Apple tvOS).
What I need in a podcast app is to have a feed of new episodes of subscribed podcasts and be able to listen to a podcast easily in order. This app provides a great feed service, but makes it so that you have to manually download episodes in order to listen to them in order. “The Podcast App” seems to work for this fine though so I’m going to use that. Too bad Apple just updated Podcasts to the worst podcast app conceivable, because the old app was exactly what I needed.
🙌🏽 Episode duration is back on the mini-player! 🙌🏽
The developer put an ungodly amount of work into every detail and it shows.
This is a great podcast app. The "dead space" skipping is brilliant. Everyone sounds like a professional speaker without any unnecessary pauses. You'll be surprised how much time this saves. It also has one of the best feature sets you'll find. Love the black theme on the iPhone X!!!
I've been patiently waiting ever since Marco teased this on a podcast. Very cool move putting links to a bunch of other popular podcast apps in the settings. Why no love for Apple's podcast app? 😀 Update: Works great on my iPhone 6 Plus! 2nd Update: And now my iPad too! 3.0 Update: I would give this 6 stars if I could. The polish and changes in this version removed the last bit of friction I had before when reordering podcasts in my playlist. 👍🏻 👍🏻 3.0.1 & 3.0.2 👍🏻 👍🏻 Black is really nice on iPhone X, but no new true black icon? 🙏🏻
Overcast is one of the top podcast apps for iOS, and there are many reasons to recommend it. Likewise, there are many reasons to not recommend the default iOS podcast app. However, the new UI for rearranging playlists in version 4 is still one place the default app is miles ahead. If you want to move a podcast from the bottom of the list to the top, it’s nearly impossible to drag it to the right spot so that the rest of the list scrolls down. It feels unfinished and buggy. In contrast the default app just uses the standard control. It’s fast and has nice satisfying haptic clicks as it scrolls.
Update after update Overcast keeps getting more and more incredible. The best Podcast App in the business !
I’ve been using this app for quite a while now. I love that I can listen through the app and also online. Great job.
The latest updates really makes Overcast the best podcast player on the market. Fixed my last complaints for this app.
Happily Overcast has been made better by a dedicated and excited group of TestFlight testers and the quality shows. Well done sir.
This is still the best podcast app. Thumbs up developer
Overcast is the best podcast app in the App Store smart speed has nearly saved me a week of time. However two small changes would be nice. Being able to choose continuous play or stop at the end of a podcast according to the playlist being used. API support for Sonos.
Good app, but where do the little progress bar go? When a podcasts is playing while ‘minimised’ down the bottom it used to show where in the podcast you were up to. Pretty handy but can’t see that anymore. Please fix?
Another iOS 11 podcast revoltee. Love that overcast has a great layout is simple and intuitive to use, auto plays episodes and is customisable to an extent. Thanks!!!
Really like the features. Works perfectly.
I like that you’re able to arrange podcasts into subject groups, it’s a great feature. I’ve also noticed that the iPhone podcast app doesn’t automatically play the next episode in a series anymore or if it does I can’t find a way so I like that Overcast is intuitive.
Overcast is the easiest podcast player I have used. I recommend it.
Then look no further. This is fantastic. Easy to use interface, easy to configure. A+++++
iOS 11 killed the default podcast app for me so I am trying alternatives. So far, Overcast is a big improvement even though some aspects of the interface could be more intuitive. Did I mention that it’s better than Apple’s effort? Update: Removed concerns about battery usage and upgraded to 5 stars
Been using this app for over a year and I love it!
Once I added my favorite podcasts, the program freezes after a few seconds upon launching the app. Couldn’t play or do anything once it freezes. Day 2 update: turned out it froze when trying to download 10+ episode at the same time. I set the download to all stream. So far okay. Will see the stability of the app. Huge improvement over podcast app in iOS 11 Week 3: one function I don’t think overcast has is the download individual episodes. Switching to pocket cast.
I downloaded this because iOS 11 Apple Podcast no longer auto-plays. This app will do it and it works with carplay👏 The only drawback (correct me if I’m wrong) is that it won’t play video podcasts. You get the audio but no video.
Overcast is feature-rich and yet dead simple to use. Ads are not intrusive and you’re not ever prompted to rate it. It feels like it was designed with the user in mind, rather than as a mechanism through which to deliver advertisements.
Overcast is currently better, generally and overall, than Apple’s podcast player.
For the longest time I used the podcast app after I started using podcasts on my phone. With their recent update I wanted decided to look for an alternative and I wish I had sooner. More control over speeds. No annoying menus and having to find small play buttons while driving. Will never use the podcast app again, thanks Overcast.
Fantastic auto integration with my new iPlus 8 Plus.
After wasting years on glitchy Apple podcast app, finally decided to try something new and have been so impressed. Didn’t think I️ was such a picky person but the customizations on this app are incredible. I️ haven’t found one issue that I️ wish it had. My podcast listening experience has been phenomenal. Every single preference is there for the taking and I️ honestly cannot think of one critique. Thank you so much for the painstaking attention to detail and making my life so much more less stressful. Highly recommend.
It’s mostly just for staying on top of new episodes. If that’s what you use it for it’s great. If you want to use it for older episodes you’ll be surprised to find that there’s no way to search the old episodes. If you discover a new podcast with 500 archived episodes you can’t mark them all as unplayed without them all being listed in the Download tab, so then it’s a choice between marking them all as Played or having them all appear in the Download Unplayed list, and if you don’t want to download them all then you can no longer batch-download the new episodes of all the other podcasts.
Overcast handles podcasts faster and more conveniently than Apple’s app, with a more sensible interface and one-click play.