A powerful yet simple podcast player, with Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smart 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 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.
- 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 shrink silences and pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation.
- Apple Watch app with standalone podcast playback
- 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.
- Improvements to the Add Podcast directory
- Bug fixes
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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.
The best podcast app and the best app on my phone.
About a year ago I quit using overcast because I found a couple of the features not quite to my liking and I was attracted to the idea of using the syncing of Apple’s podcast app to be able to listen freely between my computer or phone. After 6 months of struggling with Apple’s app (bugginess, sync issues, etc) I switched to Downcast. This app had the features I wanted without the ones I don’t. Excellent! Over time that app turned out to be buggier and slower than Apple’s app so I had to resign myself that there was no perfect app for me out there. I decide to to give Overcast another go thinking “it’s not perfect but it’s better than all the rest”. I reinstalled. It seemed faster than I remembered. Much faster. It resumed playing instantly when I came back to it after a while. If assumed the sluggishness was an OS problem but seemingly not. I played some podcasts and it looked as though all the issues I’d had previously had been resolved and then some. There’s even new features I'd never have thought of needing but are invaluable. Truly impressed by the work that has gone into this. Feels like the best app on my phone.
I'm sorry to say my hopes are dashed. The Apple Watch addition just doesn't work. I've tried auto sync and manual but it just won't consistently send my podcasts to my watch to play without my phone. I'm so disappointed. This is still easily a 5 star app but the Watch feature is no good at the moment. I'll keep hoping. App is brilliant- watch is not.
5.0 Update- YES! Apple Watch support!! No need for my phone to listen now, using my watch as a standalone podcast player will be amazing- I say 'will be' because I'm having issues actually transferring the podcast to my watch. With the 5.0.1 update I have managed to transfer about 5 shows but it's a little inconsistent still and I can't leave it overnight to sync. Having said this, the app is getting better and better over the 2-3 years I have been using it so I'm impressed with the improvements that are ongoing.
----I have used many, MANY different podcast apps over the years- then I found Overcast. Simple and powerful with a free (unintrusive ad supported) or paid version which is well priced but doesn't offer much benefit. Don't bother searching for other podcast apps. Just use this one- trust me!
- Overcast Radio, LLC
- 15 MB
Requires iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2014–2020 Overcast Radio, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Overcast Premium £8.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.