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

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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

What’s New

Version 2.9.51

• Dynamic Type now supported throughout the app
• Publication date and episode summary now appears a single label on the podcast list rows. This allows for a more flexible layout that.
better supports Dynamic Type.
• Some of the labels on the player view ignore Dynamic Type due to the size constraints in this view.
• A new global setting was added called 'Font Size' that allows you to match the font size configured in the Settings app or to specify
the specific size category you'd like to use.
• The largest two accessibility font sizes are ignored by the app.
• The 'Info' button was removed from the download queue's rows. You can now use haptic/3D/force touch to get to the details view, or swipe right to reveal a leading action that will present the details view.
• Adds 1.75x playback speed option.
• Please note that this change prevents syncing playback speed with versions of Downcast *prior* to
• Accessibility label for episode rows now includes the full episode description.
• Show notes now allow optional loading of images
• Performance improvement related to maintenance of podcast/playlist episode statistics.
• Minimum supported iOS version is now iOS 12.4

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings


Been using for years. Love it - couple of improvements.

iPhone. Scrubbing bar red and small. Difficult to see.

Ux can be improved by analyzing workflow and placing buttons more logically.

Have problems with continuous play. Sometimes if activated in a playlist, regular podcasts also play continuously. Don’t want that.

Be good if continuous play can be activated solely in a podcast group and not flow into other groups.

Recon447 ,

Should have been Apple's podcast app

I just love it- it's the only podcasting app I use (and have used for many many mths).

A Canuck ,

Downcast and I are best friends.

We spend hours together. My favourite is that you can set global options like 1.25 speed, and save 2 unplayed episodes, but override that per podcast, so you can listen to your music podcasts at normal speed, or grab all podcasts for the title you are binging on, and reset it later. Love it.


Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
47.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.4 and watchOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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