By Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Current Version: 2.9.32
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.60 MB
  • Developer: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 4,799 Ratings


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



  • Great app, great support!

    By Rawshark1
    This app makes managing your podcasts WAY easier than using the Apple app. Support is also very good.
  • Best of many

    By ArashP
    Pretty decent app in general. Puts control back in the user's hand. It has many options which are useful. The only complaint I have is the lack of an option to delete downloaded episodes. You have to open each podcast one by one and look for downloaded episodes and delete them one by one which deems to be very time consuming and tedious. At times it is even almost impossible to find downloaded episodes. I have sent an email about this but never got a reply. If there was an easy way to choose and delete downloaded content I would give it a 5!
  • Can’t download more than 60 podcasts

    By M9952
  • Needs Lock Screen Skipping

    By Argle von Bargle
    So glad you guys have the fwd / back 30 sec skipping but it’s usefulness is vastly reduced if I can’t do it while my phone is locked. If i have to unlock my phone, open the app, navigate to the player and *then* make the skip... It makes me want to just find another player, bc i need I need easy access to that all the time.
  • Constantly crashes

    By Pork Rinds
    The last update was supposed to fix “persistent crashes,” but the crashes persist. Several times a day I have to restart the app and have finally just said “always send reports” because I’m just so tired of the question. I have used Downcast happily for years, but using this app is becoming interminable.
  • My favorite podcast app

    By yrhumbleservant
    I use it daily and have for years. Have over 1000 unheard episodes of about 75 podcasts. I like the ability to customize playlists using priority and date together. Also like that I can set certain podcasts to run at faster or slower speeds than everything else.
  • Normally a great app

    By Sigoths
    I’ve been using downcast for years without problems. Then, within the last month it’s been crashing several times a week. Not sure what’s changed but hopefully they can fix it
  • The Best

    By ZReticuli
    This is the best podcast app by far! Well worth the paid version. I have tried all the top ones and this one is the best. This app gives you control over how you listen. The best part is I can make different groups (crime, stories, news, etc) and then organize different subscribed podcasts with in the group based on priority. It will also automatically put new podcasts episodes into these groups when new ones come out.
  • App is so great I could cry!

    By KingBW
    After the latest Podcasts app update ruined it for me, I purchased Downcast. It is so terrific I am kicking myself for waiting so long. This does everything I wanted the Podcasts app to do and more things I never even thought of. It is so customizable that it must certainly be able to accommodate everyone's needs. THANK YOU FOR CREATING THIS APP!!! Update: I still love the app, but it has become very touchy. It is not stable when switching applications. It frequently hangs and dies and must be restarted. Back to five stars. My previous complaint has been fixed for a long time now.
  • Great for spotty cell service

    By Portals21 Chris S
    I travel a lot working at sea with intermittent and weak cellular connections, and Downcast has always been the absolute best at downloading over slow, weak or interrupted connections. It amazes me how reliable it is compared to other apps that appear to be better funded or more popular. Its the only app I can get to pause a download and pick up later with a partial download saved, often I will get an episode downloaded after several interruptions.