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.

And there's 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. Current price for Overcast Premium is $9.99 USD per year, and may vary from country to country.

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What’s New

Version 2021.5

- URLs in episode-info text now become tappable links
- Duration and timing fixes when using AirPlay or playing very-low-quality MP3s

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 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.

Grand Coyote ,


Honnêtement j’ai essayé un nombre incalculable d’app pour podcast et celle ci est de loin la meilleure ! Manque juste une traduction en français.

eiffair ,

Mauvaise pente

J’avais laissé Overcast pour tester la concurrence (Castro) et j’avais envie de revenir voir par ici car j’aimais bien le design de cette app et ses fonctions de gestion audio. Hélas, le retour a été douloureux, gâché par des bugs trop nombreux : la synchronisation entre appareils ne fonctionne pas très bien (les épisodes ajoutés dans les playlists ne sont pas toujours synchronisés), l’app Apple Watch plante régulièrement (la lecture ne se lance pas depuis la montre, obligé s’ouvrir l’app sur l’iPhone pour relancer la lecture, ce qui est un comble). La gestion de la Queue reste un mystère : je ne comprends pas vraiment à quoi cette fonction sert car elle ne mémorise pas toujours tous les episodes ajoutés. De plus elle semble faire doublon avec les playlists intelligentes (pour cela, la fonction Inbox de Castro est géniale et simple à utiliser).
J’espère qu’une refonte et une stabilisation est dans les tuyaux car la concurrence avance fort.
Dommage car Overcast a vraiment été longtemps l’app de référence... j’y crois encore.

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

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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