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.
Score: 4.5
From 21,013 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 Overcast Premium is $9.99 USD per year, and may vary from country to country. Overcast's privacy policy: https://overcast.fm/privacy



  • Great app, but not working with CarPlay

    By Object.Method
    Update: Still experiencing the same issue with our new car. Please fix! My favorite podcast app for years now, but I have issues using it with CarPlay. Pressing play on a podcast in All Episodes via CarPlay interface never actually plays. I have to press play on the phone instead. Please fix! Message me for more info. I’d be glad to help!
  • Excellent app

    By StupendousMan
    I won’t repeat the accolades that so many other reviewer‘s have given this app, suffice it to say that it is excellent and well worth the money. I deducted one star because I don’t like the podcast discover feature. It’s clever podcast discovery is tied to Twitter, but I would prefer something that is more akin to what the stock podcast app offers. There are new and trending podcast that I simply won’t ever hear about if I rely on Overcast.
  • Couldn’t be better, but it will be!

    By FENGK4
    After a frustrating upgrade to iOS Podcast app, the answer appeared: Overcast. The extra features are what I needed. And, I can find and replay prior podcasts. Extra features are plentiful in the Settings. Such as ability to mass edit individual podcast settings. I remain an empowered podcast junkie. This review is uncompensated.
  • Preferred podcast app

    By Mean Luke Green
    First off, the reason i decided to write a review is because overcast doesn’t send a pop-up asking you to rate them. I appreciate that. I’ve used apple podcasts and i’ve used stitcher. Neither are very intuitive. Apple was my main app, but i got frustrated and looked for something else when it became too difficult even to get a podcast to play. I settled on overcast and i have no complaints. I’m almost always listening to podcasts so i spend a lot of time with the app. I like that overcast doesn’t do anything i haven’t set for it to do like recommend me podcasts. Very customizable too.
  • Adchum is correct. Marco is a genius

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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.

    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.