Downcast 4+

Podcast player

Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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 2.11.27

• Fixes issue with "Select/Deselect" button text when editing a list of episodes
• Fixes issue with using Siri to start a playlist called "News"

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

MBryanAZ ,

Use it above other apps

But I still have feature request that seems to go no where: episode queuing. I subscribe to WAY more podcasts than I can actually listen to, and I seldom listen to every episode of any podcast. I go through my new episodes every time I update looking for new episodes and decide which ones I might be actually interested in hearing. I would like to be able to instruct the app to play any episode NEXT while I’m listening, thus building a queue of various episodes to play from different podcasts based on what I am most interested in hearing. Currently, I have no way to note or designate what I want to listen to next in the app - the best I can do is note what podcast and episode to play next in Notes or jot it down. The lack of such a simple convenience mystifies me. It seems like such a simple thing to be able to string together a queue of episodes to play in desired sequence without having to stop and hunt for a new episode to play after the one I’m listening to ends. I like to listen when I’m doing other things, often with my hands, and it is annoying to interrupt my flow repeatedly to search for and start the next episode I want to hear. Please give me this feature!

Mel C5 ,

Been a User for Years

I have been using Downcast for years and I mean years. It is the best app for listening to podcasts and organizing them. However, I hate I updated to the this very last update.

I am so annoyed with the addition of this grey search bar fading when you go type the name of a episode or podcast. I can’t tell if this is a bug or if the app is getting stuck and that’s why the gray area appears when you go to search, but now I think the gray area is an intentional addition and I hate it. You have to close it out and it gets stuck, please remove this and go back to simple interface to search, I absolutely hate the gray fade out step and to close it. Leave well enough alone, simple really is best.

I will echo others, the playlist is indeed helpful and yes you can sort the order of podcasts to play within the current playlist, but also having an option to also cue up random podcasts to play next, not in the current list would be a much welcome addition.

In addition, I have 100s of podcasts, I really wish I could put a star by podcasts shows I really like and individual episodes I really liked.
Currently I have to lock the individual episode I enjoy and for the actual Podcasts show I have to create a Go to Podcasts playlist of shows I really like and a “Try Out”playlist to see if I like or dislike the show. Could you please create a star or rating system for both the Podcasts and individual episodes for the individual user. Thanks!

DJ Rizzo ,

Great for organization & customization. Poor sound quality.

Downcast is the best for customizing and organizing your feeds. It's always easy to know when you have new episodes waiting. Power user features like deciding which episodes to stream and which to download, starting episode later in to skip ads, and especially the ability to save an episode's audio file to the cloud make this my current choice for podcasts. It can be a little buggy at times, but my only two complaints are difficult to read screens (small text makes quick glances while driving difficult) and poor sound quality, especially at high-speed.

I just spent several months using Overcast and fell in love with its sound quality and easy to read screens. Unfortunately that app's organization is horrible. For example, you have to delete an episode in order for it to be considered "played". Because I listen to & save episodes from several Podcasts, this made it impossible to tell when a new episode was available without looking at each and every podcast episode list. This annoyance alone is what finally forced me to give up on Overcast and return to Downcast.

I wish I could have Overcast's sound quality merged with Downcast's organization & customization tools. I would gladly pay top price for that.

App Privacy

The developer, Jamawkinaw Enterprises 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.

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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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