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 17,237 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



  • This app is amazing

    By Guyrdft
    I rarely rate apps but, this one is so good I had to leave a review. The amount of control and customization that this app offers is fenomenal. It is very simple and easy to use but it’s highly customizable. This is the perfect podcast app, and it’s also one of the best designed apps I’ve ever used. 10/10 keep up the good work!
  • Great on the iPhone but

    By CavemanMafia
    It won’t stop playing podcasts on my Watch. I noticed that my Now Playing complication showed it’s playing. So I checked and sure enough, it’s going on my iPhone, hours after I stopped listening.
  • The Best

    By krismouse
    Overcast is the best podcast app. Easy to use, great features, no bloat.
  • Best Podcast App!

    By ᵔᴥᵔ
    This is, by far, the best podcast app out there. The Smart Speed and Voice Boost features are absolute game-changers. I would love to be able to easily use this app as a regular audio player. I know that I can upload files, but they get deleted after being played and cannot really be organized. I also know that I could create my own podcast or create a separate podcast for each album I want to listen to, but this would not work beyond a small number of files. Perhaps this would need to be a separate app.. ? I would gladly pay to be able to use Smart Speed and Voice Boost with non-podcast audio files! Thank you again for an amazing app. I use Overcast every single day and think $10 a year is a steal!
  • Playlists deleting?

    By e_wags
    I keep adding several back episodes of a podcast to my “All Episodes” playlist, but they keep getting deleted! I have no idea what the error is or what I’m doing wrong. This aspect of the app is not very intuitive, hence the lower rating. It’s really frustrating. Appreciate any feedback on this! Otherwise, it has some sharing features that I like and the app is better organized than the latest Apple Podcasts app in my opinion. The potential is there for me to love it, but I cannot figure out this one issue.
  • 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!