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!

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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 2.9.44

• Fixes delay after skipping time on Air Pods while listening at greater than 1x
• Fixes stale sleep timer accessibility label
• Fixes issue with some epsiode artwork not showing at the right aspect ratio
• Normalizes the actions available when long pressing episodes and when showing the episode actions list
• Fixes issue preventing display of full size artwork on the podcast/episode details views
• Fixes glitch with playlist select/deselect button
• Fixes broken 'Mark all for Streaming/Download All' button
• Fixes issue with some show notes not rendering correctly
• Fixes issue with opening media files and OPML in Downcast from another app
• Fixes issue where the toolbar buttons on the Playlist view could be come disabled after editing its episode list.
• Fixes crash on iPad when tapping the sharing or actions buttons
• Improved UI when exporting/sharing media files

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

NightwingDiddles ,

Good podcast app

I recently switched from Instacast to Downcast and I'm pretty impressed with it.

The interface is really attractive, the way it implements episode descriptions, links and pictures etc is pretty good. There's a lot of options in the actual player (sleep timer, scrubbing speeds) but it's designed in a way that doesn't seem too cluttered and there's a million different settings you can mess with to adjust the app to the way you want it.

The only negative thing I'd say about it is that the playlist section isn't that good. You can't put specific episodes into a playlist, just specific podcasts. So if you have two episodes of a particular podcast you have to add both instead just the one you want.

Overall, if you're a big podcast listener like I am; Downcast is pretty much a a perfect choice. But then again, I'd say the same about Instacast; however this app is cheaper and has more settings to tinker with.

This Username is taken like ,

Most used app

I use this app on a daily basis and have done so for the past year or so. I find the automatic download function incredibly easy to set up and use, any podcast i've searched for has always been there and the option to have individual settings per podcast is brilliant! I've seen complaints about the sync function, but as I only listen on my iPhone i've never really experienced it, however every other function works perfectly. Easily the best purchase i've made on the app store!

ffScala ,

My favourite Podcast app by a mile

I’ve switched from using Overcast to this as it’s much more stable and had more useful options for managing my library and downloads.

The UI is clean and intuitive and the app has been properly supported with regular updates for years...I would heartily recommend Downcast - truly great app!


Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
50.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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