Overcast: Podcast Player iPhone App Review

| May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Overcast for iPhone is a versatile podcast player that comes 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. It also got a helpful UI. Overcast is a free app.


The first thing you might notice about Overcast: Podcast Player for iPhone is its simple and clean interface. It does not ever feel cluttered, and it displays all of the necessary show information in the listing while showing off podcast artwork. It has as curated section that shows the best podcasts of any given category. If you choose to link your Twitter account, you can even receive twitter recommendations from other users. You can also browse other recommendations to you based on your listening preferences. It is easy to search for shows, while subscribing for a podcast is just a click away. If you just want to listen to a particular episode, add that episode only.

Overcast: Podcast Player iPhone app supports both streaming and downloading, and you can use the mode that suits you better. But what stands out with Overcast app for iPhone are its playback features. These include Smart Speed to cut out silences in the audio so you waste less time, and Voice Boost that will make the audio louder than normal, which is great for shows with quiet voices. The app tracks how many hours you’d gained through Smart Speed. Users will receive push notifications (optional) when a new episode arrives. It also provides Apple Watch and Carplay support. Performance wise, Overcast is stable and responsive. The app is ad-supported. Those who want to get rid of ads should subscribe to Overcast Premium for $9.99.

Final Thoughts

Overcast app for iPhone is an easy to use audio podcast player with a simple and clean interface. It also got some useful features like Smart Speed and Voice Boost to enhance the listening experience. It is a nice touch that you can either stream or download podcasts. User recommendations make it easy to find out the best and most interesting podcasts. Push notifications always come handy to find out about new episodes. The ads are a bit of an annoyance though. We found the app to be stable and responsive as well. Overall, a nice free audio podcast player worth checking out.

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