Overcast

Overcast

By Overcast Radio, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Current Version: 4.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.26 MB
  • Developer: Overcast Radio, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 21,006 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Overcast App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 21,006 App Reviews
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Overcast App Details

A powerful yet simple audio podcast player, with features such as Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smarter 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 recommendations from Twitter. - Create custom Playlists with smart filters and per-podcast priorities, and rearrange the list whenever you want. - Receive optional push 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 pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation. - 3D Touch support - Rich notifications - Apple Watch app - 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. Overcast's privacy policy: https://overcast.fm/privacy

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App Reviews

  • Adchum is correct. Marco is a genius

    4
    By Brianus
    This does virtually everything the built in Podcasts app does, except that it actually does it all *well*, it isn’t full of bugs and won’t fill your phone up with un-deletable cache files like Apple’s own app does. It’s also faster, more visually appealing, more convenient (iPhone landscape mode!!! Almost fell out of my chair when I noticed it), and fully supports the Apple Watch (and very well, at that - it’s one of the few watch apps that does exactly what it’s supposed to, and quickly, and reliably). If Apple knew what they were doing they’d buy Overcast and make it the default podcast app on iOS. Edit, June 2018: I've had to deduct a star; this app is starting to go downhill. Drag and drop re-ordering of episodes has been broken for at least 6 months (I dread having to change a playlist sequence now), and now the latest update (which I foolishly tried in the hopes it would fix drag and drop) makes the app almost unusable on my iPhone 5S - constant crashes at startup and background crashing during playback if you open even so much as a second app. Apple Watch communication with the main app is still wonky and unpredictable. And why remove iPhone rotation mode? It can't have been a terribly difficult feature to maintain especially if the iPad still has it. I fear this one may be going the way of some of the developer's previous apps: losing his attention and on the way to being sold to a 3rd party who'll neglect it further.
  • Best Podcast App

    5
    By Llynnmcd
    I love this app. The smart playlists are great—you can sort your podcasts, prioritize them, and then you can manually change the order in the playlist by dragging and dropping. When I used to use Apple’s podcast app, it crashed all the time. Overcast is super stable, and allows you to sync across devices. This is definitely the best app available.
  • Met my standards

    5
    By SAINT4367
    I wanted a podcast app that paused when my maps were on, resumed where I left off if I closed the app and reopened it, and had easy navigation through all episodes of a podcast. This was the sixth I tried, and was very pleased.
  • Limited

    1
    By Weatherglass
    My favorite podcast has over 500 episodes. It’s narrative, so I want them in order, from the beginning. This app can’t find the first two years of the show at all, so it’s useless to me.
  • Do not change a thing!

    4
    By MastersMultilingual
    I would give this a five. But. Ads. That being said, I don't mind them, the ads are discreet, and the flow of podcasts is great. In fact, the ads are promoting other cool podcasts to listen to! Very user friendly. Overcast is customizable, and perfect for people who like to binge or listen heavily to multiple podcasts. Overcast, Please do not add social media interactivity. Or “story streams”. Keep your app as is. Thanks for providing just the pods. After trying several other apps. You are a keeper. Ads and all.
  • Fixed, but still buggy.

    2
    By tom5304
    Version 4.2.2 at least fixed the bug that caused Overcast to freeze and crash at startup, EVERY TIME. I wouldn’t call that a “minor bug fix”. Apparently the developer is better at understatement than he is at app building. But since the app suddenly became functional again, I added a star. Still a lot of deal-killing bugs surrounding episode downloads. When I set Overcast to stream only, I can’t subsequently download a particular episode. The episode gets stuck in the download queue, but never downloads. Every time. When I set Overcast to download only, episodes still occasionally get stuck in the download queue. No rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes episodes download, and sometimes they don’t. But here’s the kicker: there’s no place in the app to observe download progress! So you stare at a static download screen and kind of pray that the episode downloads. You feel lucky today? While we’re on the subject, “stream only” is a misnomer. Overcast doesn’t actually stream episodes. When you press play on an episode, the entire episode downloads and takes up storage space until you delete the episode. So stream only should really be called download on demand, because that’s what it is. PocketCasts is still the king when it comes to podcast app functionality, although it’s not the best looking podcast app. Castro is a sentimental favorite, and visually the best, but it also has a few bugs of its own. But the Castro developers at least let you know that they’re working on fixes. Overcast is buggy, and the developer refuses to respond when you let him know you’re not happy that you spent $10 for an annual subscription to an app that is still too buggy to use as a daily driver. If I could get a refund for this defective app, I could stop writing reviews. That’s life. Thanks for understanding.
  • Beats other podcasting apps

    5
    By Keepie
    Easy search, playlist, auto download and delete. So much better than standard preloaded podcasting apps
  • Skeptical

    5
    By sloanroyal
    I’m usually inclined to stick with the Apple version of anything, but dang Overcast is good. Works with CarPlay, too!
  • Overcast has become really great

    5
    By Omega996
    I just installed Overcast on my iPod Touch, and it synced my podcast list from my iPhone automatically. Coupled with the syncing between the web interface and my devices, this was enough to get me to pay for the subscription. The steady improvements of the app without feature bloat are just fantastic.
  • THE BEST podcast player.

    5
    By joepod
    Try it if you haven’t already.

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