By Overcast Radio, LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Current Version: 4.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 11.88 MB
  • Developer: Overcast Radio, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 17,241 Ratings


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 the Season Pass is $9.99 USD per year, and may vary from country to country. Overcast's privacy policy: https://overcast.fm/privacy



  • Finally

    By ScottWaters
    After trying many, this has become my favorite. I like that podcasts sync across devices, you can pause on one and resume on another. Streaming also saves room on my tiny old iPhone. And it's free! I do wish you could read the entire title..
  • App needs immediate update

    By panza gato
    The app will not download any podcasts over cellular (even though the cellular setting is turned on in Settings). It just lists the podcasts as “waiting to download,” and there is no way to force the download to start. I’d suggest using a different app until they make this one functional again.
  • Wish it would clean up partially played episodes.

    By Greypoint
    Nearly perfect app but missing a deal-breaking feature for me. Would like it to be able to clean up old, partially listened-to episodes. I listen to a boatload of podcasts but rarely to 100%.
  • 5 stars

    By JD in Minneapolis
    I’ve been using this app for several months and it is amazing. I used the default iTunes podcast app for years and after the technical issues continually got worse I finally went looking for a new one. Best decision I ever made. Overcast has been flawless.
  • I finally get it!

    By 'Derm
    I’ve been a podcast junkie for over a decade. Before the iPhone, I would download them on iTunes, burn them on a CD and play them in my car. So the built-in podcast app on iPhone was a revelation. I feel like that all over again with Overcast. First, I was blown away by its ability to speed up pauses to make podcasts play quicker without sounding sped up. I don’t mind a little sped up, so I also liked the wide range of speeds to choose from. The real winner was the smart playlist though. THE SMART PLAYLIST IS AWESOME. I tell it which show I want to hear first, which second, etc., and it automatically keeps the playlist up to date, adding new top-priority shows to the front of the line ahead of older lower-priority shows. (I used to make “up next” playlists each day in the old app. No more!) Finally, just today I discovered custom settings for each show. My news podcasts can rip through at 1.8x speed. My narrative ones I can set for 1.2x speed. The app remembers. I don’t ever have to mess with it again. I LOVE this app!
  • Overcast.....THE BEST!

    By Candice porter
    I appreciate overcast for the fact that it never cuts out or off. I love the quality of the sound. I like the brilliance of its color orange that makes it easy to find.
  • A few requests

    By Charlie Glass
    This is my new favorite podcast app. It makes my daily commute bareable! Among all the great feature, why not included: 1. A search feature for podcast you are subscribed to - currently the podcasts you are subscribed to are listed by alphabetical order. Why not include a search bar and the ability to edit the sort order? Also maybe a tile view of podcast cover art. 2. Shortcut to all episodes for a podcast - included a button to dive users into all episodes of a podcast. This is super helpful when listening to episodes in a playlist and you want to listen to other episodes. The current way to view all episodes for a podcast us rather clunky. 3. Expand smart filters to included episodes in progress. Helpful if you skip around podcast. 👍🏼
  • Great!

    By Angelfalls10
    This App is the best!! Highly recommend.
  • The ideal podcast app

    By AndrewEiler47
    Apple’s new podcast app confused and frustrated me. Thankfully there’s a superior option, Overcast! It has every podcast show I’m used to, and improves upon the (good) Apple podcasts app before it’s unexplainably flawed update. Anything I expected—from sleep timers to scrubbing forwards/backwards or “continuous play” options are all there. Bonus points for the speed-up feature where it eliminates blank space in real time.
  • Fantastic app

    By Naaaathant
    Easy to use, functional, and pretty. 10/10.