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Downcast app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 1936 ratings )
News Entertainment
Developer: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
2.99 USD
Current version: 2.9.23, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 01 Oct 2010
App size: 33.49 Mb

A powerful, complete, and easy to use podcast player that will help you manage and listen to podcasts the way you want to.

Now with CarPlay support!

"Downcast: Probably The Best Podcast Downloader for iPad and iPhone" - Wired Gadget Lab

Subscription Features
• Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size
• Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
• Download podcasts automatically
• Continue podcast downloads in the background*
• Browse and download older podcast episodes
• Auto-refresh podcast feeds
• Settings for auto-download and episode retention
• Import and export podcast feeds via OPML
• Import supported audio/video media files
• Support for password-protected podcasts
• Create and edit "smart" playlists
• View podcast details and episode show notes
• Rename podcast titles

iCloud Syncing with other iOS devices or Macs**
• Podcast subscriptions
• Playlists
• Settings
• Episode information

Playback Features
• Video and audio AirPlay support
• .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x and 3x speed playback
• Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
• Stream episodes without downloading
• Playback control from external devices
• Bluetooth devices
• Headphone remote controls
• Devices connected via Lightning/dock connector
• View embedded images in podcast episodes
• Gesture support
• Sleep timer
• Google Cast™ Ready

For support, please search our support site at or email us at!

For the latest information about Downcast, please follow @downcastapp on Twitter!

* Per iOS restrictions

** iCloud syncing with Macs requires Downcast for Mac, which is a separate purchase from the Mac App Store

Pros and cons of Downcast app for iPhone and iPad

Downcast app good for

De très loin la meilleure app du genre, toutes plateformes confondues. Bravo! Continuez! By far the best app of its kind, all devices included. Congrats! Keep up!
I just can see one good improvement : a cooool dark theme... :)
I had to turn gestures back on in this upgrade but otherwise a nice integration with IOS 7.
After a few months trying Apples Podcast App I just give up. Downcast makes downloading, organizing and listening to podcasts easy and fun. I couldnt find a way to add new podcasts to an existing playlist. Thats the reason of the 4 stars. I definitely recommend !!!
Downcast is great, and has a well deserved reputation for being the most tweakable podcast app. But I miss one tweak thatd be very helpful: different refresh schedules for each podcast. Id like to set each podast to auto-refresh on a specific week day (ideally on a specific time too), because thats how most podcasts I listen to (and probably most in general too) are released. If thats not possible, an all encompassing auto-refresh with options beyond 24hs (like every 3 days ; every week), would already be helpful. Give us an update with that and Ill give Downcast the 5th star. (Im sending this from an iPad but I use Downcast only on my iPod Touch 5G iOS 6.3)
Please implement silence skip option (global and per podcast) to make Downcast more complete.

Some bad moments

Just downloaded the last version thinking the problem with managing the list of downloads, but I sadly discovered this version wont start. Big flop, got all my podcasts in this app... The best for podcasts so far
Since the last upgrade, this morning, its impossible to play any podcast. Fix it quickly please because its a great app when its work.
Downcast doesnt work normally on iPhone & iPad. Graphic glitches displayed. Please fix it.
This new version (2.8.15) does not work on my IPhone 4 running the latest IOS7. I know you dropped support for IOS5, not sure why I was affected. Please fix this, Its a great app and I would love to keep using it.
After last update, app doesnt even open anymore. Please, fix it as fast as possible, as it is my only podcast app.
It was one of the best podcast app, but now hide your podcasts, if theres a link in the podcast doesnt work in the Downcasts browser. IVE PAID FOR THIS APP! CMOM DEVS, LETS WORK GUYS... UPDATE ASKING FOR TIPS ISNT A NEW FEATURE. SHAME ON YOU