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Price: $2.99
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Category: News
Version: 2.10.0
App Size: 35 MB
Language: English
Rated: 4+

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Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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

What's New in Version 2.10.0
Show History
• Adds support for Siri Shortcuts
• Minimum OS versions are now iOS 13.4 & watchOS 7.1
• Fix - Adds accessibility label to route picker button on player view
• Fix - Player actions view on Apple Watch now shows correct state
• Fix - Select button text on podcast episode list when in edit mode
• Fix - Image for Simple & Chronograph complications is now correct
What's New in Version 2.9.60
• Fixes issue that could delete downloads before they finish
What's New in Version 2.9.54
• Fixed issue where resuming playback after the app had been suspended in the background would start and immediately stop.
• Fixes a few issues with CarPlay
What's New in Version 2.9.50
• Fixes issue with out of sync counts shown on podcast rows in the podcast list
• Fixes issue where iCloud Syncing options were displayed even when iCloud is unavailable
• Fixes issue with streaming episodes from password protected feeds whose episode enclosure URLs are not password protected.
• Fixes issue on podcast details view where tapping the artwork would zoom the artwork but show it behind the other details on the view.
• Fixes issue in podcast & episode details view where tapping links with no scheme would cause a crash
• Fixes issue with iCloud Syncing where the play position would not be updated in the player view when an episode was paused and changed on another device.
• Performance improvement
What's New in Version 2.9.43
• Fixes time remaining issue on playlist list
• Fixes 'Delete All' issue on playlist episode list
• Shows episode embedded artwork, when available, on CarPlay
• Fixes a startup crash
• Fixes Voice Over stuttering/cutting out while refreshing feeds
• Fixes dark navbar issue while in light mode
• Fixes issue with downloads not resuming after background suspension
• Performance improvements
What's New in Version 2.9.41
• Fixes sound effects
• Improved sorting by title when the title starts with a number
• Minor performance improvement
• Improves error message when episode fails to download due to an authentication failure
• Fixes issue with 'Show Password' button on the podcast settings view
What's New in Version 2.9.39
• Fixes a significant memory consumption issue when used with CarPlay.
• Fixes a few crashes.
• Marking the now playing episode as played while it is paused will remove it from the player view.
• Fixes issue causing Podbean feeds to stop refreshing
• Fixes importing OPML directly from the Files app
• Fixes issue leading to incorrect partially played counts on the podcasts list
What's New in Version 2.9.37
• Fixes large number of crashes caused by Google's casting framework
• Fixes issue with now playing info getting out of sync
• Fixes issue sometimes preventing deletion of last episode a podcast's episode list.
What's New in Version 2.9.34
• Numerous stability improvements
• Fixes issue preventing playback control after disconnecting from Chromecast device
• Fixes issue with playback hanging near the end of BBC podcasts. These episodes still end early due to an encoding issue on the publisher's end, but playback is no longer stuck as a result.
• Fixes issue that could allow feeds to refresh when not on WiFi despite having set Downcast to only refresh over WiFi
What's New in Version 2.9.32
• Performance improvement and reduced memory consumption
• Disabled skip back by 1s feature following interruptions until it can handle back-to-back interruptions better
• Fixes several persistent crash issues
• Fixes issue where downloads were queued in a random order
• Fixes issue where deleting downloads did not update the corresponding podcast's episode counts
• Fixes issue where duplicate rows were added to the queue after reordering downloads
• watchOS - Fixed issue where skip buttons didn't display the correct time intervals or honor the Remote Media Skip setting.
What's New in Version 2.9.31
• Fixes video playback bug that showed a black screen when playing a video
What's New in Version 2.9.22
• Several performance improvements with regards to calculating statistics and iCloud Syncing.
• Reduces memory consumption
• Improved handling of HTML entities in episode descriptions
• CarPlay tab order is now determined by your Startup View setting.
• VO - Jump to time feature now uses 3 separate inputs rather than one, difficult to edit, input.

Bug Fixes
• Fixes several issues leading to background crashes when the app was suspended.
• Fixes issue causing long press action menu to stop working for some episode rows.
• Fixes HTTP response caching issue.
• Fixes weird layout issue on playlists
• Fixes continuous play issue on CarPlay
• Fixes issue where CarPlay didn't show playback progress on episode rows.
• Fixes issue with episodes cutting off early.
• Fixes out of sync badge count issue
• Fixes issue where episodes could show as 'Queued for Download' despite having already been downloaded.
• Fixes issue where episode could be duplicated in a playlist.
• Fixes issue preventing pull-to-refresh from working on some episode lists
What's New in Version 2.9.21
• Adds ability to control the amount of detail displayed in lists of episodes (new toolbar button).
• CarPlay UI switched to tabbed UI
• CarPlay UI now indicates which episodes are to be streamed
• Performance & battery life improvements for users with huge playlists and large numbers of podcasts.
• Fixes issue with certain media files being cut off early.
• Fixes issue preventing iPhone X home bar from being hidden automatically when playing videos
• Fixes issue preventing download of episodes from servers reporting incorrect `Content-Length`, within reason.
• Fixes several issues leading to crashes in the background
• Fixes several iCloud syncing related issues
• Fixes issue that could cause syncing to stop working until opening in the foreground.
• Fixes issue that could prevent CarPlay from launching Downcast while iPhone is locked.
• Fixes several issues that could have led to the now playing information not being updated on the lock screen
What's New in Version 2.9.19
• iPhone - Adds support for iPhone X
• iPad - Gestures now work on the zoomed artwork view
• Minor UI improvements
• Improved search performance
What's New in Version 2.9.16
• Fixes issue with table section header indentation on iOS 10
• Fixes font weight issue on episode details view on iOS 10
• Ignoring enclosure URLs when they are youtube links
What's New in Version 2.9.14
New Features
• Picture in Picture support for iPad

Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue preventing downloading/streaming episodes directly from search results
• Fixes issues with infrequent updating of podcast & playlist episode counts and other statistics
• Fixes an iCloud syncing issue that could lead to downloaded episodes being marked for streaming
• Improves chapter title display on player view
• Fixes several crashes
• Fixes a couple issues with video presentation on iPad

Other Changes
• Drops support for iOS 8
What's New in Version 2.9.13
• Significant improvement in iCloud syncing (see blog post:
• Now ignores episodes that have no enclosure tag in their feeds
• Fixes startup crash experienced by some users
• Fixes issue with enlarged artwork on player view
• Performance improvements
• Fixes battery drain issue
• Fixes issue with continuous play and imported episodes
What's New in Version 2.9.12
• Fixes iCloud sync issue that could cause local episodes to be removed
• Fixes temporary freezing when first opening/activating the app
• Fixes issue with continuous play and imported episodes
• Fixes issue with decoding descriptions of some episodes
• No longer showing notices when VoiceOver is running
• Improves refreshing of items on CarPlay
What's New in Version 2.9.11
• Fixes issue causing continuous play to end
• Fixes issue with manual playlists and continuous play
• Fixes issue with buffering notice
• Fixes text on crash reporting alert sheet
• Fixes issue with pausing in background when playing back on ChromeCast
What's New in Version 2.9.9
• CarPlay support! (More info:
• Play position scrubber usability improvements
• VoiceOver - Double tap play position scrubber to jump to a specific time
• VoiceOver - Improved announcement for play position scrubber
• Improves resuming of downloads
• Performance & battery consumption improvements

Bug Fixes
• Fixes iCloud Syncing issues leading to deletion of local episodes
• Fixes iCloud Syncing deadlock issue when first enabling
• VoiceOver - Fixes magic tap gesture
• Fixes random disabling of play/pause command and other remote commands
• Fixes continuous play issues
• Fixes issue causing video not to display on externally connected screens
• Fixes issue where transitioning to video episode could cause Downcast to pause
• Fixes issue where now playing info wasn't cleared from lock screen/control center
• Fixes a few layout issues on player view
• Fixes issue causing sleep timer to reset to 1min
• Improves interactivity of URL textfield on the Import UI
• Import UI now remembers your last destination podcast choice
What's New in Version 2.9.8
• Ability to further support Downcast's development by leaving tips (on iPhone: More tab -> Support Downcast, on iPad: Gear Icon -> Support Downcast)

• Memory/CPU/Battery usage improvements

Bug Fixes
• Fixes issues with syncing episode information after subscribing to a podcast
• Fixes issue with perpetually loading video player when episodes advertise themselves as having video tracks but actually do not.
• Fixes issue with streaming playback stopping when internet connection is lost but there is still buffered content.
• Fixes issue where player would stall with 'Buffering...' notice visible and never finish loading the episode.
• Fixes issue continuous play issues
• Fixes issue leading to auto-play during a background refresh
• Fixes link detection in show notes in player view
• Fixes issue with status bar text color after clean install
• Fixes issue that could leave you stuck on the splash screen following a crash in the last session
What's New in Version 2.9.7
• Fixes continuous play issue when playing from playlists
• Fixes issue where pull-to-refresh control did not appear for some podcasts when viewing their episode list.
• Improves performance of player view when first transitioning to it and when transitioning to an episode to stream.
• Fixes several crash conditions
• Improvement scroll offset of player view episode details after rotation
What's New in Version 2.9.6
• Fixes playback issue on iOS 8
• Fixes remote control issue with play/pause control.
• Small improvement when loading episodes for streaming
What's New in Version 2.9.3
• Fixes issues with not receiving remote control events and not appearing in the control center or lock screen.
• Fixes issues with using Google Cast.
• Adds support for audio-only Google Cast devices.
• New, unified player interface. All controls are now available for audio and video playback, as well as when using Google Cast.
• Reduces battery consumption caused by updating Watch app too frequently.
• When streaming a downloading episode, playback switches to the downloaded episode when the download completes.
• In iOS 9, apps registered as using occasional spoken audio (navigation apps, exercise apps, etc) will now pause Downcast's audio then resume it once the spoken audio is completed.
• Drops support for iOS 7
What's New in Version 2.9.2
Bug Fixes
• Fixes startup crash for iOS 7 users
What's New in Version 2.9.0
New Features
• Apple Watch support
• You can now specify the name of the new podcast to create when importing media files.

Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue where enabling iCloud would only restore a few podcasts at a time.
• Fixes issue with blank podcast title when importing media files into a new podcast.
• Fixes issue with import/opening of some podcast feed schemes.
• Fixes issue with Show/Hide played/empty podcasts button disappearing.
• Fixes issue with Downcast not showing up in "Open In..." dialog when trying to open media files from other apps.
What's New in Version 2.8.36
#### Bug Fixes
* Fixes issue preventing Downcast from importing OPML
What's New in Version 2.8.34
Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue preventing podcast artwork from showing up right after subscribing to a new podcast
• Fixes VoiceOver issues related to the start/finish time indention settings
• Fixes VoiceOver issue preventing adjustment of play position slider in video player
What's New in Version 2.8.33
Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue where partially played episodes were also counted as unplayed.
• Fixes potential crash when choosing to download all episodes in a list.
• Fixes issues with sorting the list of playlists
What's New in Version 2.8.32
• UI improvements for the table rows in the podcasts list. The disclosure triangle has been removed to provide more space for the title and un-clutter the row. The episode summary label is now aligned to the bottom so it looks intentional.

Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue causing video player controls not to become visible when tapped screen is tapped if Downcast’s Gestures setting is disabled.
• Fixes issue during video playback causing video to permanently disappear when a notification appears
• Fixes issue with zoomed artwork not shrinking down while in landscape
• Fixes issue causing Facebook app to crash when tapping Facebook link on More tab
• Fixes issue with play position slider on iPad not being accessible
• Fixes issue preventing the pull to refresh UI from keeping its “Refreshed on” label up to date.
What's New in Version 2.8.31
Bug Fixes
• Fixes battery usage issue with episodes containing chapters
• Fixes issue causing episode description to be hidden when beginning playback in landscape while on an iPhone 5+
• Fixes pausing issue when dismissing video podcast when just playing the audio
• Fixes issue preventing playback speed action menu from displaying when holding the button down in the video player
• Fixes issue where playback starts at 0:00 for played episodes.
• Fixes issue preventing deletion from the download queue.
• Fixes potential crash when downloading episodes
What's New in Version 2.8.29
New Features
• Adds in-list searching within the podcast, episodes, and playlist episodes lists

• Adds "Actions" menu to player view
• Removes annoying prompt that appeared while in Airplane Mode
• iCloud syncing improvements to reduce chances of unintended deletes
• Minor UI improvements
• Fixes issues with sporadically ignored sort settings

Bug Fixes
• Fixes background refreshing
• Fixes issues with loading feed via downcast:// URL scheme
• Fixes UI glitches when returning from background
• Fixes issues with enlarging/shrinking artwork on player view
• Fixes memory consumption during episode info synchronization
• Fixes order of accessibility announcement of episode row contents in iOS 8.3
What's New in Version 2.8.28
Bug Fixes
• Fixes issue with parsing some feeds containing invalid characters
• Fixes issues with sorting by time remaining
• Fixes issues with crash reporting for startup related crashes
• Fixes crash related to ID3 chapter extraction
What's New in Version 2.8.27
• Adds support for additional playback speeds: 2.25x, 2.5x, and 2.75x. The full list of supported speeds is 0.5x, 1.0x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.25x, 2.5x, 2.75x, and 3x.
• Adds new global & podcast specific setting for configuring the speeds available when cycling playback speeds by tapping the player's speed button.
• Help button on the More tab now shows options for viewing online help, submitting your log file, and updating your crash reporting preferences.
What's New in Version 2.8.26
• Improvement to iCloud syncing
What's New in Version 2.8.25
• Bug fix
What's New in Version 2.8.24
• Improvements to iCloud syncing
What's New in Version 2.8.23
• Bug fix
What's New in Version 2.8.22
• Bug fixes
What's New in Version 2.8.21
• Bug fixes
What's New in Version 2.8.20
• Support for iOS 8
• 64 bit support
• New method for sharing podcast and episode information**
• New sound effects
• Dropped support for iOS 6
• Other bug fixes and improvements

** To support iOS extensions, Downcast now uses the built-in iOS sharing feature. This means that support for sharing to some services will require installing apps for those services and enabling their extensions.
What's New in Version 2.8.19
+ Bug fixes
What's New in Version 2.8.18
+ Bug fixes
What's New in Version 2.8.17
+ Bug fixes
Note: The release notes shown here are grabbed from time to time from the iTunes servers, so maybe there's some missing versions.
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