By Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Current Version: 2.9.41
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 39.45 MB
  • Developer: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 5,225 Ratings


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! For the latest information about Downcast, please follow @downcastapp on Twitter! * Per iOS restrictions ** iCloud syncing with Macs requires Downcast for Mac, which is a separate purchase from the Mac App Store



  • Crash. Crash. Crash.

    By CariM0903
    That’s it, I quit. I love all of the features of this app and have waited months for them to fix it. This app crashes all the time. This morning it crashed 11 times on a 35 minute drive. It doesn’t matter if it’s connected to the car Bluetooth or not. It doesn’t matter if I have other apps open or if I’ve closed them all. It doesn’t matter if the phone is on the charger or not. There doesn’t seem to be a set time frame to crash. It just does what it wants.
  • Essential

    By 2469dhjirvbwl
    ...for managing podcasts. Works flawlessly for me. A great value. If you are manually downloading any podcasts on a regular basis, stop wasting your time and automate the process with this app. Also perfect for listening to audio books from the podcast section of iTunes if you set them up as a playlist. Many features and customizations. I have been using almost daily for quite a few years on numerous subscribed podcasts, and I am very happy with it. I have shopped the alternatives a few times, but have found no reason to switch. Thanks!
  • Current version crashes

    By 알렉스!
    I love the customization available in this app. I’ve used it for 5-6 years. It used to be a five star app for supporting my podcast addiction of 50-60 casts a week. Unfortunately the app has been crashing frequently. It’ll play 3-4 minutes of a podcast and then crash. Downcast used to be awesome but it’s gotten to the point of annoyance and I’m actively looking for a different podcatcher application.
  • My choice for the pods

    By Galandri
    Love the backup to iCloud, love the customizable start and end times. Love the list and category customization. This app is wonderful.
  • Great alternative to Apple podcast app

    By Jeff DeWitte
    This app will not take over your radio like a pirate boarding a ship every time you get into your car. This app understands that sometimes you don’t want to “pick up where you left off” and your world does not revolve around apples assumptions. So if you’re sick and tired of the way in which apple assumes too much then this app is for you. There’s much more control with this app and you don’t have things going on in the background constantly downloading crap you don’t want. The only thing I don’t like with this app is when downloading a podcast - why do you have to go back three screens and then hit ‘enable download’ to actually download the podcast you want to listen to? Seems very inefficient. It’s not like I’m loading a cart for checkout... sometimes (well most of the time) I’m downloading only a single podcast.
  • Most recent update deletes private subscriptions if the feed can't be polled.

    By disambiguated
    Update: Due to the utter lack of response by the developer, after being a happy Downcast customer for many years, I have regretfully switched to iCast. For reasons that are unclear, the developers of this app have now changed its behavior so that if a private syndication feed which makes use of a username/password temporarily can't be read on app startup due to a firewall or ACL setting, the app now takes it upon itself to auto-delete the subscription to the private feed and all downloaded podcasts for said private feed. This makes the app utterly useless to me. Why they've elected to do this, I've no idea. They have ruined a perfectly good podcast app by doing this. One star unless & until they correct this egregious misfeature. This is catastrophic.
  • Not Timely

    By Mom1435
    The podcasts are well presented and appear well researched. The problem is that they are old- some of them are years old. Does not do much to help me with today’s issues
  • Feature rich

    By jimmieostarr
    Just started using. It has already helped organize my podcast listening.
  • Best Podcast App I’ve found

    By BUFF_dragon
    I got this app years ago, before a lot of the customization was available. It was ‘ok’ then. This app is THE BEST now! iCloud backup on multiple levels, automatic location downloading, customizable priorities per podcast, customizable backups and refreshes, as well as per podcast choice of download or stream. You can just leave it on default settings and it works great, or you can customize it until your heart is content. This app is awesome. Download it, love it!

    By AtlGaDawg
    I absolutely love everything about how this app works. I can easily organize and listen to hundreds of episodes across dozens of podcasts. The only problem I have is the minuscule text size that is not adjustable. I have to have my reading glasses on every time I look at this app. Please just make a setting where I can adjust the size of the text and this app will be a 100% five star rating. I’m getting close to having to look for another app just so I can read what’s on the screen.