By Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Current Version: 2.9.31
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.03 MB
  • Developer: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 4,753 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



  • Add ability to only add specific episodes to a playlist and it would be perfect

    By juniper and lamplight
    I’ve used this app for years and it remains a functional app with good organizational features and a pleasant interface. The occasional bugs with new updates have historically been resolved satisfactorily. My only irritation is with the playlists feature. There is no way to add only specific episodes of a podcast to a playlist: which episodes are included can only be specified by podcast and then a list of features (e.g. unplayed, downloaded, only new etc.).
  • Doesn't automatically download podcasts.

    By disambiguated
    Have to open the app and manually refresh. I only use this app because Casts doesn't handle feeds which require access credentials. Highly annoying that it won't download in the background like Casts.
  • Used to be good

    By BrianDK1
    Now downloads take over 10 minutes even with good internet connection. Not worth wait
  • Good app but.....

    By JackM62
    I wish it would work independently with Apple Watch. Would like to listen to my podcasts without having to bring my phone with me.
  • Love this app

    By rightlaned
    I have used this app faithfully for over 4 years now. I don’t even remember when I started to use it. But it’s been seem less and awesomeness. I don’t recall any glitches or imperfections. They always update and it just works. Very reliable. I have over 100 different podcasts on my list (I’m a driver) I listen usually at 2x speed but I can change. I can automatically download or do it manually it even has an awesome Apple Watch app that works great. I can control the app or listen through my watch ( I think- I always have my phone so I’m. It sure). But it displays the album art on phone and watch! This is one of those apps that I use so often and it works so well I never thought about leaving a review. But I highly recommend this time tested partner of mine
  • Current version crashes a lot

    By Minabear28
    Generally a good app with excellent customization. The current version badly needs an update, though, since it's constantly crashing.
  • Overlap on playlist

    By Alopez126
    I’ve raised this with Downcast for awhile now but they don’t seem to care. On my playlists, episodes seen to get “frozen” and when you scroll they overlap each other, and you can’t see or select what is on your playlist.
  • Useful but buggy

    By LiveJazzLives
    Streaming doesn’t work and downloads take forever even on my very fast network l. I’ve played with the settings, checked for updates ad nauseum. Other than that it’s a serviceable podcast player with good controls.
  • My Go To

    By Paq7512
    I have been a fan of downcast for years, it is a great program and works very well. I have never seen any issues with the software also have also recommended it to other friends to start listening to podcasts.
  • New bug

    By g_dub1234567
    Videos aren’t playing most of the time. This seems to be a new bug. It is not an old problem.