What's New

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

App Description

Download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device without the need to sync with iTunes.

"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, 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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If you encounter a bug or have a feature request, please send an email to [email protected] or contact us on Twitter @DowncastApp. Thanks!

* Per iOS restrictions

** iCloud syncing with Macs requires Downcast for Mac, which is a separate purchase from the Mac App Store

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 16, 2015 New version 2.8.31
  • May 07, 2015 New version 2.8.30
  • April 27, 2015 New version 2.8.29
  • March 06, 2015 New version 2.8.28
  • February 06, 2015 New version 2.8.27
  • December 18, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • December 03, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • November 20, 2014 New version 2.8.26
  • November 08, 2014 New version 2.8.25
  • November 03, 2014 New version 2.8.24
  • October 27, 2014 New version 2.8.23
  • October 18, 2014 New version 2.8.22
  • October 12, 2014 New version 2.8.21
  • September 23, 2014 New version 2.8.20
  • July 23, 2014 New version 2.8.19
  • April 29, 2014 New version 2.8.18
  • April 12, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • April 09, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • April 06, 2014 New version 2.8.17
  • April 01, 2014 New version 2.8.16
  • March 16, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • March 15, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • March 08, 2014 New version 2.8.15
  • January 28, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • January 27, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • December 12, 2013 New version 2.8.14
  • November 30, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • November 25, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • November 22, 2013 New version 2.8.13
  • November 19, 2013 New version 2.8.12
  • November 19, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • November 04, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • November 01, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • October 30, 2013 New version 2.8.11
  • October 28, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • October 22, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • October 21, 2013 New version 2.8.10
  • October 09, 2013 New version 2.8.9
  • September 20, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • September 19, 2013 New version 2.8.8
  • August 29, 2013 New version 2.8.7
  • August 19, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 16, 2013 New version 2.8.6
  • August 04, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • August 01, 2013 New version 2.8.5
  • August 01, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • July 08, 2013 New version 2.8.4
  • May 12, 2013 New version 2.8.3
  • April 15, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 13, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • March 14, 2013 New version 2.8.2
  • February 28, 2013 New version 2.8.1
  • February 14, 2013 New version 2.8.0
  • February 04, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • January 31, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 21, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • January 19, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 09, 2013 New version 2.7.15
  • December 06, 2012 New version 2.7.14
  • November 21, 2012 New version 2.7.13
  • November 15, 2012 New version v2.7.12
  • October 31, 2012 New version 2.7.11
  • October 12, 2012 New version 2.7.10
  • October 01, 2012 New version 2.7.9
  • September 22, 2012 New version 2.7.8
  • August 22, 2012 New version 2.7.7
  • August 08, 2012 New version 2.7.6
  • July 30, 2012 New version 2.7.5
  • July 10, 2012 New version 2.7.4
  • June 22, 2012 New version 2.7.3
  • June 09, 2012 New version 2.7.2
  • April 20, 2012 New version 2.7.1
  • April 06, 2012 New version 2.7.0
  • March 28, 2012 New version 2.6.0
  • March 15, 2012 New version 2.5.7
  • February 23, 2012 New version 2.5.6
  • February 09, 2012 New version 2.5.5
  • February 01, 2012 New version 2.5.4
  • January 09, 2012 New version 2.5.3
  • January 05, 2012 New version 2.5.2
  • December 17, 2011 New version 2.5.1
  • December 06, 2011 New version 2.5.0
  • October 23, 2011 New version 2.1.3
  • September 21, 2011 New version 2.1.2
  • September 17, 2011 New version 2.1.1
  • September 03, 2011 New version 2.1.0
  • August 23, 2011 New version 2.0.12
  • August 11, 2011 New version 2.0.11
  • August 06, 2011 New version 2.0.10
  • July 20, 2011 New version 2.0.8
  • July 08, 2011 New version 2.0.7
  • June 24, 2011 New version 2.0.6
  • June 24, 2011 New version 2.0.5