"overcast will never interrupt you for ratings" 5 stars for this feature alone
Better than the stock app 5/5
Got tired of the stock podcasts app and it's bad interface and poor playlist options. This is much better.
Best Podcast Player 5/5
This is the best Podcast player with room to improve. Mostly the search options and episodes for further reference.
Best podcast app! 5/5
Simple to use, awesome features, and great developers! I love the devs 😩
Best podcast app for iPhone 5/5
I struggle through the apple podcast app for several months after switching from an android and I couldn’t stand it any longer. I tried several apps but Overcast is by far the best one. It has so many customizable settings to make your experience exactly how you’d want it. It made life so much more enjoyable!
Great & functional, but why no Sonos integration? 4/5
I was an Overcast user for a long time, but switched to Pocketcasts a while ago for one feature only: Sonos integration. But now the updated version of Pocketcasts is a disaster, so I’m back on Overcast. But I still have my big quibble. I can’t use it with my Sonos system. I guess there are some workarounds if you’re a tech guy. I’m not. Spotify has native integration. Pocketcasts is at least a service in the mediocre Sonos app. Overcast is way better than Pocketcasts. Can you get something going here Marco? Please?
Great if slightly confusing 4/5
Maybe I'm dense, but there are a few things about Overcast's organization that are really confusing to me:
- When I go to a podcast the "Unplayed" tab is highlighted, but podcasts labeled "played" still appear in the list. By contrast the "All" tab appears to include podcasts that go further back in the archive.
- There appears to be no way to mark an episode as "played" if I don't want to finish it, I can only "delete" it, which causes it to disappear from "unplayed." (But to still appear in "All", as not having been played.)
- When I started using Overcast, it automatically gave me a playlist called "All Episodes". It didn't include everything in the "All" tab of the podcasts, but instead everything in the "Unplayed" tab, including the "played" episodes there. This is not a very useful playlist to have, I think.
- Recently, I deleted this playlist, and a new playlist called "Queue" mysteriously appeared in its place. (Actually, I think first the "All Podcasts" playlist might have reappeared but with no episodes in the playlist, and then I deleted it again? Not sure.) That was surprising; although if the queue is actually visible, it will be very helpful (previously I was using "play next" to decide what to listen to next, but I couldn't find anywhere to see what was playing next, so I kept forgetting that I already had something else queued up and ended up with a ton of half-listened podcasts).
Anyway, despite the fact that I have no intuitive understanding of Overcast's internal model, it's a nice app and seems to work better than Apple Podcasts, so I generally like it.
Great alternative to Apple podcast. 5/5
By Shelly on G
I can’t remember why I started using Overcast. But I have found it to be a terrific app. No glitches to speak of. Good oh!
My go to 5/5
Sorry to say, Apple, but Overcast simply does it better, customizability, small details, they just polish an aspect that feels rather neglected right out of the box by Apple.
Pretty good 5/5
It Just Works! 5/5
Works on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Doesn’t get in the way. Doesn’t invade your privacy.
I adore this app! 5/5
I love this app. It’s been so great using it. I love all the ways to customize the app or the podcast subscriptions
Best podcast app 5/5
I love overcast. Great job!
The Best 5/5
I love Overcast. Thank you, Marco for maintaining such a great app for podcast listeners like me to use and enjoy!
Best App 5/5
I appreciate the user experience so much that I just had to buy premium. The truth is that the ads aren't even intrusive; I kept them on.
I'd never used a podcast app that wasn't complete garbage before, and especially one that seamlessly syncs to my car's bluetooth.
So! Since I've felt spoiled rotten by the devs, I figured I'd give the surprisingly-little they ask for the subscription.
Just a great, valuable, intuitive app.
LOVE this app 5/5
I love this app! It keeps all of my podcasts organized and I like the functionality of it overall!! I recommend it to all my podcasting friends!
Just what you are looking for 5/5
Great app 5/5
By Old school 11112
Much better than the stock podcast app.
Utterly Brilliant 5/5
By Mister Willis
This is the best podcast app I have ever used. Better than Apple’s is built in application and far superior to any other app you can get in the App Store. Bravo to the “team” that built this. I will be a premium subscriber for life.
Amazing podcast app 5/5
Beautifully designed, smooth interactions and flawless attention to detail.
Loving the app so far. If you can keep up the quality I will keep paying for Premium.
Decent app 4/5
Love the iPhone app, lately the watch app doesn’t sync though :-( says it transferred, but then on the watch it says there are no podcasts.
Love this app 5/5
Allows for the creation of playlists. So glad I found this.
A+ on functionality, C on design 5/5
Could definitely use a design upgrade, but on pure functionality Overcast stands alone.
Apple Watch App 4/5
Coming from Downcast and need a player that is a stand-alone Apple Watch app that also syncs with phone. Heard good things about it and so far, so good.
Great app for power users 5/5
Lots of little settings that make life so much easier for people who will listen to a lot of podcasts. Takes a little bit more time to get yourself set up and familiar with the interface than Apple podcasts, but well worth a couple days of figuring stuff out for the payoffs.
This podcast player works! 5/5
I have been using this app for about a year since the apple podcast app stopped being useful for me. Overcast is easy to search, download and play and has a number of settings you can customize. I recommend it.
I dislike the new ui, but love the app. 5/5
By Unique string ownduxhal
Excellent podcast player, makes my commute much better.
One of those great tools that dominates the market.
Overcast is “the gold standard.” 5/5
Overcast is light, fast, simple to use and control. Features, simplicity, and usability are perfectly balanced. There’s absolutely nothing clunky about this app and the premium version is more than well worth the expense.
Way better than the Apple Podcast app 5/5
They actually took the time to refine every detail and make it incredibly user friendly.
Love Overcast 5/5
A delight to use. Simple. Well designed. Perfect. A much better experience than using iTunes for podcasts.
Great solid app. 5/5
By mi to va
Saves time. Works flawlessly. Not buggy and the interface is clean and intuitive.
Works seamlessly and I don’t mess with my wife’s podcasts.
So great! 5/5
By far the best podcast app out there! So many great features and runs so efficiently. I am using it on my iPhone 6 in 2019 and there is no lag at all. It really takes away the stress that other podcast apps have caused me. Thank you for making this :)))
Such a slick app. Works just like it should. Love the "smart speed" feature
Love it 5/5
Favorite Podcast App 5/5
With the new features with WatchOS 5 - this is by far the best podcast app out there! I hope to see episode specific search at some point but it's still the best podcast player on the market.
Still great 5/5
Continues to be my main podcast app year after year. Nice and simple layout, great organization and customizations.
Great podcasting App, 5/5
Prefer this app to all the others I have tried! Highly recommend!
Best podcast app by far 5/5
Works Best !!! 5/5
Smart Speed alone is reason enough
Overcast is the best podcast app. 5/5
I have been listening to podcasts for 15 years, essentially since the beginning of the podcast era. During most of that time I have been searching for the perfect podcast app. As far as audio podcast apps are concerned, have found it in Overcast. I love all of the features on this app, particularly those that allows me to listen to audio content at the speed and pacing that I like. I was amazed when a feature that I wanted added to Overcast was added by the developer, Marco Arment, within a month or so after I emailed him my request! I wish that Marco had the resources to make this a video podcast app as well.
Fully featured podcast app 5/5
This app has all of the features that the Apple podcast app should really have (sleep timer; adjustable seek time) plus many more useful features that I wasn’t expecting (many aspects of the app are customizable; themes; smart playlists).
Crashes with more than 10 podcasts 1/5
It’s slow, crashes all the time on offline mode and on cellular. The only good thing is voice boost and smart playback speed. UI is pretty lacking, notifications are hit or miss. I just wish I could pay for better UI, and other features such as bookmarking, saving clips, saving timestamps, and automatic transcriptions. Aren’t AI supposed to takeover yesterday?
It’s like they read my mind 5/5
The Apple podcast and Tunein apps were okay but somethings seemed harder than needed. Overcast fixed all those things. So much more intuitive. The self adjusting speed function is perfect. The ads are not bad at all. I paid for the premium just to hopefully support the continued good work.
THE ABSOLUTE HANDS DOWN BEST PODCAST STREAMING APP! 5/5
I love podcast! Listening to & finding them are much easier with this app! The vocal boost feature is amazing! It’s just what you want in a podcast app. The silence saver is by far the best thing about this!
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS!!!!!! IT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU PODCAST!!
Overcast is great. So user friendly. Many features. Best pod app. The Apple pod app is a joke! 5/5
Overcast is great. So user friendly. Many features. Best pod app. The Apple pod app is a joke! Overcast works!
Nothing compares 5/5
It’s the best. Seriously. Go try the others, this one is better.
Gold standard of podcast players 5/5
Continuously improving, easy to use, and most importantly great sounding.
Much better than the default 5/5
By MJ iPhone Newbie
This is my first iPhone and the podcast player I was using on my Android (podkicker) very different from the default iPhone app. Overcast is similar to podkicker, they both have a more intuitive interface. I like that you have a lot more control over how the app operates as well.