After the latest Apple software update the overcast app disappeared from my Apple Watch 3. 1/5
After the latest update, Overcast’s screen freezes after every download with Watch Player when transferring podcasts from iPhone to Apple Watch3.
What happened?? 2/5
Used to love this app, but they changed the episode sort feature to a toggle nested in another button instead of an easy press. Sounds like a small thing, but it's made me switch podcast apps. :(
Best podcast app I’ve used 5/5
By dat b o i
Won’t use another app for podcast listening, really easy to use and just works.
The best podcasting app out there... 5/5
Not only is the user interface great, but you get smart speed, shortening the pauses between words to give you time back. It’s saved me 78 hours over the past two years without factoring in speed adjustments, that’s awesome!
The best for Offline Apple Watch 1/5
auto download to the watch never works. Even manual downloads to the watch fail more than they work. Worse with iOS 13. Reported this to the developer and got no response. :-(
Only platform I use 5/5
I use this platform exclusively for podcasts. I like the interface and operation better thAn anything else I’ve used previously.
Best app for pods! 5/5
I listen to 30+ podcasts of multiple types, so being able to set specific speeds depending on whether it’s storytelling, news, or conversation. The ads in the free version are unobtrusive, and often lead me to yet another podcast that I enjoy.
Good app. Watch support spotty 4/5
By Is this my nickname?
Excellent podcast app. My only issue is that watch integration seems quite intermittent and variable. At the moment it has completely disappeared from my watch, but at times it has been integrated enough to give me volume and skip controls in the exercise app.
Needs documentation 4/5
I generally LOVE Overcast. Would be much better with adequate documentation. Example - how to set playback speed, how do smart playlists work
The new version is a nightmare. How to assign podcasts to playlists??
Bring back Apple Watch app 4/5
I used this every day when walking dogs. I could listen on my AirPods and leave my phone at home. . Easy to download episodes to my watch. I wont use this if the Watch App is gone.
Amazing player 5/5
Best podcast app 5/5
All the features you want, free version has minimal ads, simply the best.
Need reshuffle in smart list. 4/5
Tired of listening to backlogged for the same channel forever.
If you listen to podcasts... 5/5
...You have to get this app. Period.
The control you get over your podcast playing is so detailed and great, that I don’t think any other app comes close.
The UI has ridiculously awesome attention to detail. Everything makes sense.
The price for Premium is so reasonable and pays itself off within an hour of listening.
Seriously. Give it a try. You’re missing out if you’re not using it.
What’s with the update? 3/5
With the latest update, a number of podcasts I subscribe now show old episodes as unplayed and automation downloaded. Also I am no longer able to switch the sort between oldest to newest and newest to oldest. Kinda frustrating for some of the sleep/meditation podcasts I use where I would like to go back to some of the earlier episodes.
Best podcast app 5/5
This is probably the best iPhone podcast app out there. It is maintained meticulously by the developer and always stays current.
Playback issues after audio interruption 2/5
By Sean Patterson
Annoyed that in recent versions, audio isn’t resumed after being interrupted by other apps like duolingo.
Great app. 5/5
Best podcast app. Period. Stop screwing around and just download it already. And pay Marco. It's worth it.
Overcast fixes what Apple broke 5/5
Ever since Apple broke their api for podcast uploads, I switched to Overcast. The management interface is easier, I don’t feel like I’m missing episodes, the episodes actually get updated on time in the app.
Just a thousand times better than the built in podcast app.
Great but lost Apple Watch support 2/5
The most recent update seems to have lost support for Apple Watch... without that, it’s good but not good enough to give up on the Apple native podcast app Podcasts.
VPN issues 5/5
Please provide a disclaimer if using a VPN will cause issues with the app. My app went a week without fetching new episodes and the second I disconnected my VPN, all of the new episodes came rushing in. I was worried something was wrong with the app.
Otherwise, this app is perfect!
Latest update removed the watch app 5/5
Assume it’s a mistake so kindly republish to add the Apple Watch app back in.
Love this app so much. So many settings. This was clearly built by podcast junkies and it has solved all of my problems. If you have a million podcasts you’re keeping up on, the multiple playlist feature lets you keep them all organized.
Only downside is that it doesn’t feature *everything* that I listen to, so I still use the apple app to hear a couple other ones. But I think that’s more-so on those who publish those particular podcasts and not overcast. Try it out !
Wish I found this app sooner 4/5
Best podcast app so far. The app design super intuitive and reliable.
Update: watch app disappeared.
No other one! 5/5
I’ve used Overcast for four years now and I couldn’t be more happy with the app.
Solid app, with some flaws 5/5
Update October 2019:
Still a great app. But latest update seems to have broken Apple Watch support. Overcast no longer even appears as an option as an Apple Watch app. Hopefully that will get fixed with an update soon.
My point of comparison is Instacast, a podcasting app I have used for years, but which is no longer being supported. Overcast has some improved features: I especially like the granular speed control, voice boost, and silence skipping features. I also like the CarPlay support, which works well (minus occasional glitches, which I have found plagues all CarPlay apps, including Apple's native apps).
Update on May 23, 2017: The app on the phone now crashes when trying to send a podcast to the Apple Watch.
Two shortcomings in my view: 1) I would like more granularity in the sleep timer (only 5 minutes, 15, 30, 60) and 2) poor volume control in the watch app using AirPods (playback is nearly inaudible, even at max volume).
Fix those issues, and this gets five stars from me.
Well made app, the in app purchase is definitely worth it! More options would be nice though. For example, I may not want to download new episodes if I have more than 10 episodes in my queue
Bring back Overcast to Apple Watch 1/5
What happened? This was the best feature about the app. Is the watch app gone for good? Say it ain’t so!
Just keeps getting better! 5/5
This app is clearly made with love. Support indie devs people!
best podcast app I’ve found 5/5
smooth, reliable, all the right features
Still the Best 5/5
By Da Shee
I’ve been using Overcast for years now. It is rock solid and feature rich. Love it!
Great Podcast App 5/5
To me this is a great podcast app. I like the way it automatically downloads podcasts. Also the continuous play is great for I’m working around the house. Keep up the great work guys!
Best Podcast App I’ve Found 5/5
By Thomas Brock
The title says it all: Overcast is the best podcast app I’ve found. It’s got a clean interface, easy-to-use controls, and a simple settings page.
It just works.
No Watch App With Latest Update 1/5
By Terry & Sara
This was not a great app before, but it was at least usable. However, with the latest update the Watch app disappeared, and I cannot figure out how to get it back. I’ve rebooted, in/reinstalled the app, and Overcast still does not appear in the available apps in the Watch configuration app. Guess it’s time to find another podcast app that will allow me to listen to podcasts while running.
Better than all others — Still the Best podcast App. Get Overcast. 5/5
I've used them all. The keep adding incredible features. It does what I want with so much less fuss. Never failed. It's a joy to use. I really love this app. The author know what we want and knew how to program it.
simply put: absolutely fabulous! 5/5
I do not have enough words to convey the intuitiveness of this app! Truly, it's taken my podcast listening to a new level for the better.
And with me being blind, the Voiceover compatibility is fantastic! Hands-down 5 stars from me!
Best podcast app! 5/5
By Kevin Trumbull
This app offers every feature I’ve seen in a podcast app that I’ve wanted and some I’ve not seen in other apps.
The thing I like most about this app is that you can increase the playback speed and auto-skip parts where no one is talking. This reduces the amount of time it takes to listen to a podcast. This allows me to listen to more podcasts and learn more. Since this can be set for each podcast, I can increase the speed more for the clearest speaking ones and less for ones that are harder to understand.
Best. Podcast Player. Ever. 5/5
The recent upgrades are thoughtful, with some excellent improvements. It's smooth, has intuitively placed controls and functionality where you need it, and enables podcast dabbling in a way no other app has managed. Bravo.
Love it. 5/5
Best podcast app out there, and I’ve tried ALL of them!
Full Flexibility 5/5
I cannot emphasize how much flexibility this app provides. I am on the go and constantly find myself unable to access offline episodes with other apps. Here, I can download the entire library and have it stay on my phone at all times, permanently!
Lot of hype 1/5
By Jman 2323
Can’t even search episode titles I will never get much out of this app, really find more info on specific subjects. I also don’t like the layout to discover new podcasts.
Best podcast app 5/5
By Jared A - WI
It’s the best one
Can't switch to another podcast app. 5/5
Every once in a while, I get curious about other podcast apps and download another one. Every time, I come back to Overcast because no other app provides so many features that I love.. keep up the good work!
Clean, easy to navigate 5/5
I didn’t like Apple podcasts, so I was looking for a different app. I’ve had no complains about Overcast and definitely recommend it.
Good podcast app 5/5
By anonymous 6969696969696969
Great Podcast App 5/5
Developer really cares about the user experience. Great app.
Elegant, simple, and most importantly works 5/5
It's not often you say a podcast app is elegant but today I found a little trick that really got me; There is no global setting for how many podcasts to keep but when I turned one up the rest of podcasts I added automatically kept it.
All in all I used this hours and hours in a day it's simple but has most everything I need and even some stuff I didn't realize would be so useful.
This is the most used app on my phone and it has never let me down. The UI keeps evolving in these ways that make the app richer and easier to use.
Solid podcast player 5/5
I’ve tried others and I keep coming back to Overcast. It does what I need it to do, consistently and without unnecessary complexity. Highly recommend.
Siri shortcuts are great 5/5
In addition to all the fine things in this app—the customization of playlists, the ease & stability of app, and more—the addition of shortcuts makes Overcast safer and easier to use in a car without Carplay. I can start my playlists, move to the next podcast, and change playback speed by voice, while keeping my eye on the road. Excellent!