Indeed, Overcast is now ready for the Apple Watch, which was made available for preorder yesterday and is scheduled to begin shipping on April 24. The latest version of the app includes its Apple Watch app, which, as shown below, allows for podcast playback control from the wrist. It also includes support for the Apple Watch’s Glance quick-access feature and notifications.
Aside from Apple Watch support, the latest update to Overcast comes with a number of new features and settings for easier podcast management, playback, and sharing.
These include support for disabling automatic deletion of played episodes, sharing episodes at specific timestamps, and bulk editing of settings for new episode notifications and “unlistened” episode limits.
The Apple Watch I’m buying and the app I’m shipping for it: pic.twitter.com/LYONKmR54v
— Overcast (@OvercastFM) February 25, 2015
The newly updated Overcast also shows Cancel/Start All buttons on the Downloads screen and lets you hold down the 30-second skip buttons to go back or forward to the previous or next podcast.
A warmer tone for Overcast’s Voice Boost volume normalization feature is also brought about by the update.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, Overcast is available on the App Store for free, with a $4.99 in-app purchase for unlocking all features, including cellular downloading and adjustable playback speed.
We here at AppAdvice have been big fans of Overcast since its launch on iPhone in July last year (it was made universal for iPad in November), not least for its impressive feature set that includes smart speed, voice boost, smart playlists, and enhanced discovery.
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