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!

For the latest information about Downcast, please follow @downcastapp on Twitter!

* Per iOS restrictions

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

What’s New

Version 2.9.41

• Fixes sound effects
• Improved sorting by title when the title starts with a number
• Minor performance improvement
• Improves error message when episode fails to download due to an authentication failure
• Fixes issue with 'Show Password' button on the podcast settings view

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

ajsnook ,

Best podcast app there is

This is the best podcast app there is! Syncs with my laptop iPad or phone! Video or audio play back! There is just not enough words to say it is my most used app in my phone! Comes with Apple CarPlay to in two weeks time (when new car comes) that will add another string to the bow! If it had an Apple TV app my life would be complete! Be happy to pay for it again to have it there!

Googlenn ,

My favourite non Apple app

I have been using this app for years and love it
It’s so customisable
Some tech podcasters I listen to keep recommending Overcast so I downloaded it and tried for a while but went back to Downcast
The only thing I could think of is som e indication in the player that you tap on the episode to start playing, line a play button, fo new users

Miguel_Sanchez ,

Last update is excellent!

I’ve been using Downcast for MANY years and it’s always been great but with a few foibles that have annoyed. This latest update (2.9.21) fixes a bunch of small annoyances plus adds some cool stuff.

I’ve never reviewed before but wanted to give some kudos for making my favourite podcast player cooler!


Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
41.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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  2. Motivating Tip $9.99
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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