a great and simple way to organize podcasts 5/5
Better Apple stock app 5/5
Apple ruined their podcast app with the latest update. For those looking for a podcast app to replace the Apple stock app, I can’t recommend this app enough. It’s simple, intuitive and highly customizable.
Doesn’t connect to Internet. 3/5
This morning I paid for premium subscription. Later the same day when checking for my daily dose of recently downloaded podcasts, there were none?! When checking podcast history or trying to leave feedback within app, I kept getting the message “No Internet Connection - the Internet connection connection appears to be offline.” My phones other apps (social media, safari, mail, etc.) are using WiFi just fine. I checked to make sure both WiFi and cellular data are checked. I cancelled my subscription to see if that was the problem. Doesn’t seem to have made a difference. I turned phone off and then on - that didn’t solve the problem. I hate to have to shop around for a different podcast player. Can anyone help me?
UPDATE: Upgraded rating from one star because my podcasts started downloading again! I am happy about that. Thanks fixer! I had preferred this player to others I have tried (I like to create multiple playlists.) and am glad I don’t need to change. However, I am waiting to see if the download issue arises again before re-paying for my cancelled premium subscription.
Issue since last update 2/5
Love the app, but I’ve checked my settings and sometime since the last update (2/13) my app has told me I’ve not been connected to the internet regardless of if I am connected to WiFi or data in order to listen to old episodes. I am ok and getting new episodes on my iPad, but not my phone. I have tried restarting my phone and Playing with app settings on my phone. I can’t even send a support ticket through the app to say I’m having an issue. Super frustrating.
Cannot do anything 1/5
Everything is broken on my iPhone X with the current build. I keep get no internet connection when I am certain I have intern. It can not import from other app. This app is basically bricked
Simple to use 5/5
....and that makes it right for me!
Great so far 5/5
I was a little underwhelmed moving to this from Apple Podcasts, but once I dug into the “nitpicky details” settings, this much more responsive and light-feeling app became clearly superior. I have no other experience with other podcast apps, but I don’t foresee myself changing anytime soon now.
It just works 5/5
Simple interface. As advertised by the creators.
Absolutely the best podcast player! 5/5
You simply won't find a better player in the app store. Bar none.
Done with Apple Podcasts 5/5
iOS 11 killed my favorite app, Apple podcasts, and almost killed my love of podcasts entirely. That is until I found the BEST podcast player, Overcast. Now I can continuously listen to podcasts rather than having them stop suddenly every 5 minutes, kill my battery life, or inexplicably cause the rest of my phone to stop working. If you too are fed up with Apple podcasts, download this app, and fall back in love with podcasts.
Can’t live without... 5/5
Can’t live without smart speed and voice boost. So nice to have voice boost for in car.
Well done 5/5
I've used other podcast apps before. This one is by far the best. Nice job all around. Highly recommended 👍🏼👍🏼
Blows apple player away 5/5
Apples podcast app has gotten bad enough that I tried overcast and soundcloud. Overcast is the clear winner. Clean, intuitive interface, fast downloads, and plenty of control over the “nitpicky details” if you’d like.
Best Podcasting App 5/5
By Tyler T. Smith
This is simply the best Podcasting app. Works so well and saves a lot of time with intelligent features like “Smart Speed” that gets rid of all the useless sound gaps.
Great app 5/5
I’m not much for long reviews, so here’s a short one: I’ve had no issues with this app and it does its job well.
Great simple implementation 5/5
Does everything I need and it all works well. Only thing missing is a list of recently played.
Switched to this after apple made a mess of their platform. This app is simple and does what I want for the most part. The only thing I miss is ability to play 15mn increments.
Great pod catcher! 5/5
I’ve always used the apple app, but decided to make the jump to something better. That turned out to be a great decision.
The App is crashing frequently.
Intuitive and customizable 5/5
App is easy to use and has a lot of options for how to download and play back your podcasts
All previous versions are a 5! 3/5
Since I’ve updated, when I use the app the rest of my phone freezes and sometimes the app quits. I truly love this app when it works!!
Far superior to Podcasts 5/5
I switch to Overcast from Apple’s standard Podcasts app because I found it frustrating that I couldn’t view only my downloaded episodes separate from the rest. Podcasts became annoying to deal with especially on the go. If I’m in my car it’s not safe to search for downloaded episodes among hundreds.
So I downloaded a few free podcast apps to see which I like best and Overcast came out the winner.I really enjoyed that when I download episodes they are in a separate list under that show page but I can also add all the episodes I want from any show to a playlist. That’s a really excellent feature and really the most important to me. it’s also really easy to figure out how to maneuver around the app.
Great App 5/5
So like many others, I found myself with the latest iOS update hating the Apple podcast app. I’ve tried the other big podcast streaming apps available on the App Store, but this one’s strikes the perfect balance between not being too over complicated, yet having enough settings for me to make the app personalized to my preferences. It also has some of the old features that I like most about the old Apple podcast app. I think everyone will like the streamlined design of the app, but do try out the new features like smart speed and voice boost. They change the weight the podcast plays to make it more enjoyable. All in all, I’m very satisfied with this app, and I’m not sure that I would switch back to the old Apple app even if they brought it back.
Another Marco Labor of Love 5/5
By Teaching Prof
Marco Arment creates tools he needs and some of them he refines into a publicly available app.
Overwatch is one of those apps.
It has some great features missing in other apps:
Smart speed to minimize long pauses,
Voice boost when not everyone's levels are in sync,
True rotation of the app (when your device is upside down you can still read it when your iPhone is charging in a cradle and you are using headphones, etc.
Hate iOS 11 Apple Podcasts 4/5
I loved the Apple Podcasts app up until iOS 11. Overcast is a great alternative. I just wish the option to remove the ads was a one time purchase opposed to a yearly subscription, oh well. I’ll keep the ads and hope that Apple repairs Podcasts when they release iOS 12.
Overnight 70% battery usage! 1/5
I used to love this app, but for some reason it is absolutely sucking my battery dry while I’m asleep. No it is not downloading podcasts or playing anything. Also my sub for the app recently ran out and I noticed the ads were using GIGS of data while I was off network (I download all of my podcasts manually at home on my WiFi, so it’s not those).
Not cool. Going to give Pocket Casts a go.
Cant find any option to transfer the episode to watch 1/5
By Tazbir Bhuiyan
I have downloaded the app. Downloaded an episode. But unable to find the option to transfer it to watch.
Subscription automatic removed 4/5
By de lock
Best podcast so far but sudden my subscribed podcast channel disappears suddenly and need to redo the subscribe
Everything a normal person would want 5/5
By Bran O' War
Even a few things a crazy person would want. My only gripe is it doesn’t have features I would enjoy but I doubt other people would want so I can’t blame Overcast for them not being included.
Best Podcasting App 5/5
I left the dumpster fire that was Apple’s podcast app and then spent a few months trying out multiple different apps. Overcast is by far the best. Great design. Smart Speed and Voice Smoothing are brilliant and work perfectly.
My search for a great podcasting app is over(cast)
2 of every podcast 3/5
Downloads 2 of every podcast, why??
Great app 5/5
After Apple ruined their podcast app, I tried the free version of Overcast. It works wonderfully. I especially like that their ads, in the free version, are so subtle and inoffensive. I appreciate that so much I paid to subscribe just to thank them. Bravo!
highly recommended 5/5
I have turned a number of friends on to overcast and they were very excited . I especially love that I can return to where I left off.
Elegant and user-friendly 5/5
After Apple destroyed its Podcast app (which was only so-so to begin with), I went hunting. Thank goodness I landed on Overcast! The interface is beautiful, flexible, and functional. Can’t believe I bothered with the other app for so long. Overcast is a HUGE upgrade.
Fix the playlist drag to reorder! 3/5
I love overcast! It’s such a good app, clean and easy to use. However, I HATE the new reorganization of playlists. Go ahead, try to change the order of a playlist without throwing your phone across the room. It NEVER works, I always have to move a podcast up or down 6 times before it finally sticks. FIX IT!!!
Really overrated 1/5
Almost as hard to navigate as the apple app, can't you just make it easy to sort by new and mark old shows as listened to?
Not impressed. 1/5
This app doesn’t accept a URL for a favorite podcast of mine. Tried to contact support in the feedback area of the app, and get an error message that there is no internet connection...which is wrong because I’m writing this review online. So, all in all not impressed.
Playback Still Losing Place 3/5
This was supposed to be fixed in latest update. Issue still persists.
(Sorry if i have posted this review twice, my phone crashed in the middle of submitting)
Best podcast app 5/5
I can’t say enough good things about this app. It’s everything I want the Apple podcast app to be. I can listen to all my podcasts in the order they come out and it’s completely customizable with different playlists and settings. Plus, I can listen to all my podcasts on my computer too. I highly recommend this app if you are frustrated with apple’s app.
Great experience 5/5
By Clark Foy
Overcast is a fantastic app that’s functionality and technology is better than anything else on the market. Features such as Smart Speed and Voice Boost make the podcasts sound so much better than your standard app. While I wish the design was more modern, it’s hard to hate the simplicity that Overcast offers. Design is a 3/5, but the app is so sturdy that overall I’d give it 5 stars easy as I’ve found no other app that has the combination of awesome features and organization.
Best podcast client 5/5
By The real KP
Love the smart speed function and the ability to make multiple playlists.
Great Podcast App 4/5
By David Whitehead
Overall, an excellent podcast app, with a great interface for adding, managing, and listening to podcasts. Minor issue when using it with Car Play: listening to podcasts on the car via Car Play doesn’t flag the individual episodes as ‘played’ so they remain in the ‘unplaced’ section of the iPhone app.
As It Happens 5/5
I like to end my day by switching AIT on and finding out what is happening from a Canadian perspective. Jeff and Carol are as solid as any reporters/interviewers I've listened to.
The search is over! 5/5
This app has everything you’re looking in a podcast player! Sleep timer, connects to all pod casting services, speed control, voice boost - you can even remove pauses with smart speed. It’s an incredible app - we’ll done app makers, this is s dream!
Constant crashing 1/5
I love overcast and have used it for years, but the most recent update has completely broken the app. I can’t even download a single podcast before the app crashes for no reason. I’ve got an iPhone X, so it can’t possibly be because of old/slowed down hardware. PLEASE fix this, and I’ll happily switch my review to five stars.
Persistent battery drain, bugs and crashes 3/5
Overcast has a battery drain problem. I lost 34% battery overnight after installing Overcast, just like the last time I tried a few months ago. Without Overcast I lose 3-5% overnight. Also, if you subscribe to more than about a dozen podcasts, the app starts looping and crashing and restarting itself. It seems to choke on dealing with too many feeds. I’ll wait a few months and try again, because I prefer Overcast’s look and feel. I’m on an iPhone SE.
Great app! Please add Chromecast support. 4/5
I’ve been using Overcast for years and pay the annual fee (it’s worth it). The only feature that’s missing is Chromecast support so I can play my podcasts on my Google Home speakers.
Excellent app 5/5
Best podcast app I’ve played. It just works, and has a great look and feel.
Amazing podcast app! 5/5
Top notch app that blows any other podcast apps out of the water! I ended up paying for the subscription because it gives me exactly what I want for a super low cost.
Best podcast player 5/5
I had recently moved to Android from iPhone6. I am back on iPhone just for overcast. The playback speed options, episode prioritization and continuous playback are simply unmatched.