With the updated version released today, Oct. 9, Overcast: Podcast Player has added new features and a fresh business model where everything is available for free. So, if you were a user who held back from shelling out $4.99 for the upgrade to unlock all of the features, then today is your lucky day.
- Streaming is available so there is no more waiting for downloads
- Storage management shows how much space your chosen downloads use
- Chapters and a social directory based on recommendations
- Optional icon badge and Play Next By Priority options
- Swipe actions on episode cells and 3-D touch shortcuts
- Smart Speed and Voice Boost tone enhancements
If you are new to Overcast for your podcasts, you can enjoy the great features above as of today and also check out our original review. Overcast lets you browse, search, and see recommendations from Twitter. You can create custom playlists with filters, receive push notifications for new episodes, use the sleep timer, and navigate with CarPlay on supported radios. Overcast also offers Apple Watch support along with Glance and notification options.
Great news for users
Along with the nice set of additional features in Overcast 2.0, the updated business model to offer everything for free is sure to get some attention. So, if you are a current user, make sure to check for your update and start using those new features today.
Overcast: Podcast Player is universal and available for free on the App Store.
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