Downcast by Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC (Universal)
Released: Oct 1, 2010
Version: 2.8.31
Size: 13 MB
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Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC
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

If you encounter a bug or have a feature request, please send an email to 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

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
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ Downcast is a good, 3.5-star app.
  • ➜ Downcast is currently ranked #6 in paid News apps for iPhone, as well as #33 in paid News apps for iPad.
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