Overcast 4+

A better podcast app

Overcast Radio, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


A powerful, simple, award-winning podcast player. Featured by the App Store as Editor's Choice and critically acclaimed by The Verge, TechCrunch, 9to5Mac, AppAdvice, and more.

No big company or VC funding here — Overcast is the only major podcast app written by a single person.

The Verge: “The best podcast app for the iPhone”
9to5Mac: "Overcast is the best podcast app that I’ve ever used”
AppAdvice: "Our favorite podcast client"
Six Colors: "My podcast player of choice"
The Sweet Setup: “Overcast is our favorite”
Cult of Mac: “It’s the best podcast app out there”
TIME: “Overcast lives up to its lofty claims”
iMore: "My personal favorite"
TechCrunch: “There is no reason why you should still be using the Podcasts app over Overcast”

Overcast is a modern, fully featured audio podcast app with many useful features in a simple, intuitive interface:

- Smart Speed saves time without distorting the audio or sounding unnatural.
- Voice Boost makes every podcast the same volume with a broadcast-quality remastering engine.
- Download podcasts for playing anytime, even 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.
- Sleep timer automatically stops playback after any time interval you set.
- Apple Watch app with standalone playback and cellular streaming.
- CarPlay support.

And Overcast has world-class privacy, with no third-party analytics, ad services, or tracking code.

Overcast is funded by ads that promote other podcasts. If you choose to purchase Overcast Premium to hide these 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.

Privacy policy: https://overcast.fm/privacy
Terms of use: https://overcast.fm/terms

Proudly made in New York.

What’s New

Version 2024.1

- Smart Speed now uses a perceptual filter for more accurate silence detection on shows with mastering errors.
- Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Overcast really loves podcasts. You can tell. Everything here has clearly been the result of a lot of podcast listening, and the result is an app that does everything you want to do without unnecessary features or unnecessary fuss.

dj_yasi ,

As good as it’s gets

This is probably the best podcast app on iOS. The controls are so intuitive and well designed. It’s clear a lot of thought has been put into it. It pretty much blows away the default podcast app (and other podcast app imo).

If you listen to a lot of podcast I’d highly recommend you get this instead over the default app. The UI is very well designed and much better than the default. It’ll take a really long time to explain it so I suggest just downloading it and using trying it out, you’ll see what I mean. It’s much more we’ll thought out than even apps like pocketcast imo.

The sound engine and AI is so well designed to shorten silences, speed up voices while they’re still understandable, and smart speed adjusting the speed to enable you get through a podcast as quickly as possible. Are all quality of life features that enable you to cover so much more content in the time available.

So if you’re a busy individual this podcast app will probably allow you to listen to more podcasts than you otherwise would’ve the time to.

And to top it all off the app is free with all the ads out of the way. It’s seriously on of the best implementation of ads I’ve seen in an app. You won’t even notice them. So it’s essentially a free extremely high quality app with a premium experience. You can ofc pay a very small yearly fee if you’re keen on getting rid of the ads and gaining some nice customise features like changing the app icon.

(a nickname that isn't taken) ,

Extremely intelligent design

The best podcast app: no contest. It dynamically adjusts speed and removes silences - not that you'll ever notice. It allows the user whatever level of fine control they want. It is absolutely perfect EXCEPT that recently a bug has arisen in which the sound cuts out (but the podcast is apparently still playing, according to the time counter) after about a minute of listening. Also, there's one more important matter: It is very disappointing when a great designer/engineer politicises his product (in this case by boycotting all users in a particular nation). That action is very unfair to those everyday people who almost certainly want peace, would never have initiated anything themselves and would probably benefit from having access to the rest of the world's podcasts and opinions through Overcast. Please consider reopening Overcast to the entire world. Amazing work. 👍

App Privacy

The developer, Overcast Radio, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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