Overcast

Overcast

By Overcast Radio, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Current Version: 4.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.26 MB
  • Developer: Overcast Radio, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 21,581 Ratings

Description

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 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

  • So much better than the Apple app

    5
    By Pjp2016
    This is the best podcast app! Continuous play is easy-peasy! I can now binge listen to my heart’s content with no stopping.
  • Hoping for better search capabilities

    4
    By Lineman 2000
    This app allows you to search show titles, but I’m hoping that the search capabilities will get better soon. It would be nice to search topic keywords and or names of hosts and guests.
  • So much better than Apple’s Podcast App

    5
    By AJPants
    Thankful for this simple design with robust options on how my content is organized, downloaded, and purged from my phone.
  • Great Podcast App for FREE

    5
    By Toughlife22
    Overcast is an amazing app that provides almost all the content I could possibly ask for, entirely for FREE! They also have great customization options, that allow you to make the app and listening experience feel like your own. Highly recommended for anyone looking to explore the world of podcasting at no cost
  • Great podcast player

    5
    By amp18284$43
    Great app user friendly. Has a great selection of podcasts. Over all a awesome, and brilliant podcast player.
  • Switched from Apple Podcast

    5
    By Wasmadd
    All the same features as Apple, but what I like better is the refinement and better options of the ability to speed up the playback.
  • Awesome podcast app!!

    5
    By Anna-Marie S.
    This app has everything I want in a podcast app—an organizational system that makes sense, a lot of ways to customize playback, and a sleek design (with the option to turn it to night mode!!). I am so glad I made the switch to this app from the one that comes pre-loaded on the iPhone. It’s far superior in design and usability.
  • Since apple destroyed their podcast app.

    5
    By mmmkayultra
    So far so good. It seems to be similar to the old apple app. Which is what I want. If I tried on purpose to ruin a podcast app with a magic wand, I couldn’t do a better job than what apple did. What is going on over there? Shame🔔
  • Junk

    1
    By CMarkham1
    This app is just as bad as the built in podcast app. When you turn on continuous play you expect exactly that. Nope! If you build a custom playlist and want continuous you turn continuous play on but continuous play it won’t happen. You’re stuck with 1 episode play and that’s it. What junk.
  • I like Overcast

    5
    By suzieXoh
    The ads are mostly ads for podcasts you might like anyway and not noticeable or obtrusive. The layout is pared down and useful while giving basic info about each episode and links to the website page of the podcast so you can find out more (most of the time). I don't know who is the Overcast demographic but the selects Overcast features for each category of interest is helpful. The previous apps I've used didn't have this quality of selection. I actually bothered to click on "write a review" b/c they promise not to auto-ask. Nice honor system they deserve recognition for. A few things that could make the interface even more friendly -- --It would be cool to have an option to search for topics within podcasts, not limited to podcast titles or ones that have been keyworded(I don't know if that's a thing, I'm assuming). If searching for a specific book, or topic of controversy, I go through all the podcasts I subscribe to and scroll though to around when I think they might cover the topic and it ends up being pretty ad-hoc and concentrated to the beginning of the alphabet. I might be missing something, but maybe there's a way to search within podcast episodes. --when I pin something, which I do for reference, the icon is always an Overcast icon. I realize that is good for the company but it would be nice to have some distinguishing feature to the link like with normal links. --how to navigate from current episode to the podcast 'home' page within Overcast so I can see the other ones easily. Maybe there's a shortcut I don't know about. What I love about this is you can share the episode at a current time. I can take notes by sharing the Overcast timestamped link to my Drafts app and write while I'm listening or save certain points I want to revisit. Maybe other apps have this now but the previous app. which was the premium version, didn't, and Overcast does at a basic level. (This is not to discourage anyone from the premium option. I returned to podcasts recently so I'm figuring out the lay of the land on a basic level. I've had Overcast for a year though and am happy with it enough to write this!)

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