Downcast

Downcast


Podcast player


$2.99

2.11.28for iPhone, iPad and more
8.5
481 Ratings
Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
Developer
45 MB
Size
Feb 1, 2024
Update Date
#2
in News
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About Downcast

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

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For support, please search our support site at http://support.downcastapp.com or email us at support@downcastapp.com!

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
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What's New in the Latest Version 2.11.28

Last updated on Feb 1, 2024
Old Versions
• Fixes issue with toolbar items staying disabled on a playlist when presenting the long-press action sheet on an episode row.
• Fixes potential crash
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Version History
2.11.28
Feb 1, 2024
• Fixes issue with toolbar items staying disabled on a playlist when presenting the long-press action sheet on an episode row.
• Fixes potential crash
2.11.27
Oct 15, 2023
• Fixes issue with "Select/Deselect" button text when editing a list of episodes
• Fixes issue with using Siri to start a playlist called "News"
2.11.26
Sep 20, 2023
• Fixes a potential crash
2.11.25
Aug 28, 2023
• Fixes issue with playing m4b files
• Fixes issue with sharing feeds with no linkURL in their RSS feed
• Fixes issue with the podcasts list indicating there were no subscribed feeds when all feeds are just played or empty
• Fixes a few spacing issues on 45mm and 49mm watchOS devices
2.11.24
May 28, 2023
• Workaround for an issue that prevented downloaded episodes from playing if the publisher had given them a file extension that didn't match the file's actual encoding.
• Accessibility - When editing a playlist, additional actions for moving an episode to the top or bottom of the list are now available.
2.11.23
Apr 19, 2023
• iPad - Skip Ahead/Skip Back keyboard shortcuts work again
• Fixes issue that could cause playback to stop when skipping ahead near the end of an episode.
2.11.22
Mar 12, 2023
• Fixed issue with PiP window not loading after tapping on a system notification.
• Fixed issue that could allow play position to be reset after returning from background
• Fixed issue with retrying failed downloads
2.11.21
Jan 10, 2023
• Fixes an issue where an episode could start playing if it finishes downloading after you'd started streaming it but switched to another downloaded episode prior to the download finishing.
2.11.20
Dec 23, 2022
• Fixes skipping forward/back by an arbitrary time interval using Siri.
• Fixes issue with volume slider position on player view after returning from background.
2.11.19
Nov 19, 2022
• For playlists that have "Include All Podcasts" disabled, there is a new setting available: "Refreshes Unsubscribed". When enabled, manually refreshing the playlist will also refresh any unsubscribed (Auto-Refresh disabled) podcasts that you've included in the playlist.
2.11.18
Nov 11, 2022
• CarPlay - Dismisses now playing view when playback ends due to there being no 'next' episode to play.
• When pulling down to refresh a playlist that has "Include All" disabled no longer refreshes included podcasts that have "Auto-Refresh" disabled.
• Fixes another issue with show notes on the player view being offset when returning to the player view.
• Fixes potential crash
• Fixes issue preventing purchasing Tips (More -> Support Downcast)
2.11.16
Oct 31, 2022
• iOS - Fixes label under the player scrubber where it would display "Label" the first time it was tapped after starting an episode
• iOS - Fixing potential startup crash
• iOS - Fixes potential crash when using Intents
• iOS - Fixes issue with retrying downloads that failed due to being redirected to an invalid URL
• CarPlay - Fixes navigation title on playlists
• CarPlay - Fixes syncing issue when Downcast isn't running and is launched directly from CarPlay. Prior to this, syncing would not work until the iOS app was launched.
2.11.15
Oct 18, 2022
• CarPlay - Additional information now shown on episode & chapter rows
• Fixes layout issue on Apple Watch Ultra
• Fixes issue with log file submission
• Fixes issue where episode details on player view would disappear after Downcast had been in the background
2.11.14
Sep 16, 2022
• Fixes issue with in-list search bar placement in iOS 16 when in landscape orientation
• Fixes potential crash
2.11.13
Aug 27, 2022
• Fixes a couple of potential crashes
• Fixes issues with now playing info not refreshing
2.11.12
Aug 4, 2022
• Fixes a crash that could occur if an episode contains incorrectly encoded ID3 chapter data. Specifically, this affected recent episodes of NPR's Short Wave podcast.
2.11.11
Jul 30, 2022
• Minor bug fixes
• Fixes a potential crash
2.11.10
May 27, 2022
• Fixes issue with chapters icon not showing in iOS 14
• Fixes crashed when skipping to the next chapter when the first chapter in an episode starts after the current play position
• Fixes crash when playing episodes with chapters on CarPlay
2.11.9
Apr 5, 2022
• Fixes a potential startup crash
• Fixes issue where actions icon and level of detail icons on iOS 14
2.11.8
Mar 22, 2022
• Fixes indication of current chapter in chapter lists
• Fixes issue with detecting chapter start/end times with certain podcasts
• Fixes UI glitch when leaving tips
• Fixes UI glitch when viewing episode details
2.11.7
Mar 3, 2022
• ID3 CTOC frames are now honored for episodes that include such metadata. Example would be Stratechery.
• Fixes problem with ID3 chapter parsing when titles used unicode encoding. Example would be Audiodump.
• Fixes problem with showing file size of episodes that aren't downloaded, if the feed includes the file size per episode.
• Fixes a few potential crashes
2.11.5
Feb 2, 2022
• Performance improvement
• Fixes several potential crashes
• Fixes continuous play issue when playing from lists containing over 100 episodes
• Fixes issue where sharing a media file to Downcast while Downcast isn't running would not present the import UI.
• Fixes issue with video playback on external displays
2.11.3
Nov 12, 2021
• Fixes issue with download queue
• Fixes potential startup crash
2.11.2
Nov 7, 2021
• Fixes crash after returning from the background
2.11.1
Oct 29, 2021
• Fixes several potential crashes
• Removes deprecated API usages
• Minimum iOS version is now iOS 14.7

Downcast FAQ

Click here to learn how to download Downcast in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Downcast.
iPhone
Requires iOS 14.7 or later.
iPad
Requires iPadOS 14.7 or later.
Apple Watch
Requires watchOS 7.1 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 14.7 or later.
Downcast supports English
Downcast contains in-app purchases. Please check the pricing plan as below:
Encouraging Tip
$2.99
Inspiring Tip
$11.99
Motivating Tip
$5.99
Galvanizing Tip
$8.99

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