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.
- More reliable Apple Watch downloads
- 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.
Good default podcast app replacement.
iOS 11 iRuined the podcast app, and I needed a replacement stat. To be honest this is the first app I downloaded, and I haven’t needed to download another.
The good - initial loading of my 20+ subscribed podcasts was quick and easy. Set the first playing in the playlist and it plays through until you hit stop or it runs out. I like having a running playlist of all of the current unplayed or partially played episodes, that I can quickly drag and prioritize my new dailies before my weeklies.
The bad - after the initial load, I can’t seem to browse new podcasts to add. I click a category, and the app freezes. It keeps playing what I was listening to, I can double click home to get out, but it’s not loading the search. I can kill it, go back, rinse repeat - same story. I presume it’s a bug from ios11, but it’s the one showstopper for me...
Feature wishes - prioritize new podcasts like the playlist; automatic subscription loading from default podcast app; a new type of discovery service - perhaps curated or within current categories - give me 5 or 10 minute chunks of the top 5 podcasts, or give me the top rated / top streamed pod? episode? from the top 5 channels within a category ... something that gives me enough to preview, but isn’t oppressive - add a subscribe now button to the GUI and I’m set; separate video podcast section to really blow through my gigs.
Needs work. Missing features that make it hard to use the app
I appreciate that the app is clean but this comes at a cost of discovery. Compare to other apps that are detailed oriented, overcast seems to miss little things that make it hard to follow podcasts.
For example: I like to be able to see a separate section where I know I can keep progress of listening experience. I’m would suggest moving the played episodes to a separate section like the unplayed section. I want the option to make episodes clear that I have listened to them and that if I want to replayed the episode, it won’t disrupt the fact that I have listened to the episode previously. I want to mass button pressed episodes to unplayed or played, while not affecting my listening history to show that I made progress. It’s not enough to sort unplayed episodes where I have to trudge to the find the episode to that are new. Also, make it obvious if one episode is part of the show, if it’s a trailer, or some other promo show within the show by use of color fonts or other differential factor.
Make the search easier for podcasts that if I am looking at one episode, there’s a section that shows another podcast or topic matter included in the show notes. So, If I am listing to a an episode from a podcast that has an author, there’s a section that offers recommendations that has the author who appeared on other podcasts.
- 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 $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.