Downcast

Developer: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

Current Version: 2.9.55

Last Updated: 20 days ago

Download Size: 22.7 MB - Download

Description:

Downcast, the popular iOS podcast app is now available for OS X! Download, play and sync** your favorite podcasts with an intuitive interface built specifically for podcasts.

Subscription Features
• Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts
• Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
• Download podcasts automatically (including resuming downloads)
• Browse and download older podcast episodes
• Auto-update podcast feeds based on schedule
• Settings for auto-download and episode retention (globally and per-podcast)
• Import and export podcast feeds via OPML
• Import supported audio/video media files
• Support for password-protected feeds
• Create and edit "smart" playlists
• View podcast details and episode show notes
• Rename podcast subscription names

iCloud Syncing
• Sync podcast subscriptions, playlists, settings and episode information with other Macs and iOS devices** via iCloud

Playback Features
• .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x, 2.75x and 3x speed playback*
• Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
• Stream episodes without downloading

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For support, please email: [email protected]

* See the following Help article for an explanation of play speeds: http://support.downcastapp.com/customer/portal/articles/476114-playback-speeds

** Downcast for iOS is required for syncing to iOS devices

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Release Notes:

• Minor UI refresh
• Airplay support added for macOS 10.15+
• Adds support for using media keys to control playback without the need for a 3rd party app
• Support for playback control using Touch Bar
• Fixes issue with sorting playlists by episode file size

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.0.12
Review by iByron

Good at Everything Except Sync - It’s a very good podcast player with lots of really good features. All of which are mitigated by really stupid synchronization. If I make a change on the desktop at 2:30pm, that should be the overriding change. A change made a month ago on iOS shouldn’t just take over. That’s how sync logic should work: the latest change gets priority over any previous changes. Yet for some reason, Downcast can’t do that. It applies BOTH the latest local changes AND the latest remote changes How stupid is that? The developer really needs to fix this. If it’s a function of iCloud — which I doubt as other apps sync with iCloud just fine — the developer should find another sync solution. Is there a specific sequence of steps a user must take to make this work? The developer should tell the user up front. Otherwise, a very good podcast player with lots of really good features.

Found helpful by 20 out of 22 people
1/5
Version 2.9.17
Review by Osin144

No longer works. - This app is no longer working. It does not find new episodes, the start/end time feature doesn’t work. All works well with my iPhone though. This app used to be very good, but it’s gone down hill very quickly. Downgraded my rating to one star. I’ve contacted their support and get no response. I even went on their facebook and no response there either. If I could give 0 stars I would since this app does not work.

Found helpful by 17 out of 17 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 2.9.55
Review by Prince__1999

Intuitive, stable and now with Airplay support - I've been using Downcast for many years now. It does not dissapoint. This new Airplay update is a pleasant surprise and works flawlessly on Apple TV 4k. My only gripe is that it does not support YouTube channels directly. Fortunately, gPodder fills that gap. Thanks for not turning this app into a subscription!

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