What's New

- Fixed crashes
- Improved Sync
- Fixed continuous video playback
- Flattr has been removed

App Description

This is the high definition version of the famous podcast client, Instacast. More screen, more video, more show notes, better browsing, push notifications and iCloud syncing.

It has everything you want from a native podcast client and it's so much better on the big iPad screen.

Easy-to-read Show Notes
Show notes are the heart of the app. Surf links along playing the show and read in-depth information about the things the hosts are talking about. Save articles for reading later using your favorite Read-Later service such as Instapaper or Readability. Show notes also include chapter lists when available and let you jump directly to a certain point in the show. Surf through the show archive by swiping and flicking with your fingers.

Enhanced Video Player
Instacast HD has an enhanced video player, that lets you control the video with minimal interaction. Change the screen brightness in low light situations or stream the video to your Apple TV via AirPlay. Playback controls are positioned in a way that you don't have to touch the middle area where the video is playing, keeping the important parts of your screen fingerprint-free. Hide the player and continue playing only the audio portion of the video while surfing the show notes or browsing the web.

Direct Download
Instacast automatically downloads the most recent episodes and caches it on the device for later offline consumption. With the integrated Download Manager you can pause downloading, resume later and re-prioritize downloads. If the connection drops, Instacast will resume downloading later as soon as the internet connection is available again.

Push Notifications
Exclusively on the iPad, Instacast HD can notify you automatically as soon as a new episode gets published by the author. Get the notification, tap it and Instacast will refresh and automatically download the episode and boom, you're ready to play.

iCloud Syncing
Introduced first on the iPhone, Instacast HD can sync your podcasts subscriptions wirelessly via iCloud. Have your subscriptions in sync all the time both on your iPhone and on your iPad. There is no setup, just enable it and you're done. No headache anymore.

+ Manage podcast subscriptions
+ All Episodes inbox for unseen episodes
+ Filter for starred and downloaded episodes
+ Stream or preload over EDGE, 3G or WiFi and in background
+ Auto-refresh subscriptions
+ Auto-download newest episodes
+ Download waiting list when only on 3G
+ Continuous playback of multiple episodes
+ Play audio podcasts in background
+ Volume/Speed/AirPlay control
+ Support for chapters and chapter links
+ Continue where you left off
+ Support for OPML file format and Dropbox
+ Supports headphone, lock screen and task bar remote controls
+ Integrated web browser to follow show notes
+ Integrated podcast directory with over 35000 podcasts and episode previews
+ Import podcast subscriptions from episodes stored in your Music library
+ Support for sharing links via email and Twitter
+ Support sending show notes and websites to Instapaper, Readability and Read-It-Later
+ Support for pcast:// and itpc:// url scheme
+ Subscribe podcasts using a URL
+ Support for HTTP authentication of premium/payed podcasts

iPad and iOS 5.0 or higher is required

Localized to English and German

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 14, 2012 Initial release
  • March 17, 2012 New version 1.1
  • April 05, 2012 New version 1.1.1
  • April 14, 2012 New version 1.1.2
  • June 07, 2012 New version 1.1.3

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