Overcast 2.0 for iOS Released As a Completely Free Download

Overcast, the popular audio podcast player for iOS that offers many useful features in a simple, intuitive interface, has today been updated to version 2.0 and is available now as a completely free download in the App Store, with an optional monthly patronage model (via MacStories). The universal app is optimized for both the iPhone and the iPad, and also offers an Apple Watch companion app.


Those who aren’t aware with Overcast’s main features, it basically allows users to easily download podcasts for playing even when offline. You can search and browse for new podcasts, and create custom playlists with smart filters. Users can even adjust playback speed, and use Smart Speed to pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation.

Here’s what’s new in Overcast 2.0:

  • – Streaming
  • – Chapters
  • – Storage management
  • – Icon badge option
  • – Play-by-priority option
  • – Smart Speed now dynamically adjusts to quiet voices
  • – Lots of bugs fixed, including playlist reordering and storage growth
  • – Tons of little improvements and optimizations

You can grab the free update at the following App Store link:

Download Overcast Podcast Player for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]

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  • MrXax

    It’s such an obvious feature, but one of the only reasons I use Overcast is double/triple-clicking on the headphones will jump forward/backward in the podcast. With Apple’s podcast app, doing the same thing ridiculously skips to the next/last podcast. Dumb.