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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 support@downcastapp.com 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

Version 2.8.22 (Oct 15, 2014)

• Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.21 (Oct 11, 2014)

• Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.20 (Sep 21, 2014)

• Support for iOS 8
• 64 bit support
• New method for sharing podcast and episode information**
• New sound effects
• Dropped support for iOS 6
• Other bug fixes and improvements

** To support iOS extensions, Downcast now uses the built-in iOS sharing feature. This means that support for sharing to some services will require installing apps for those services and enabling their extensions.

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Version 2.8.19 (Jul 22, 2014)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.18 (Apr 28, 2014)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.17 (Apr 05, 2014)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.16 (Apr 01, 2014)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.15 (Mar 08, 2014)

- Added support for Google Cast™
- Added options for sorting episodes by file size and playback time remaining
- Added episode disk usage to the podcast details view
- Updated playback speeds (details at http://support.downcastapp.com)
- Dropped support for iOS 5
- Additional bug fixes and improvements

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Version 2.8.14 (Dec 12, 2013)

+ Bug fix

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Version 2.8.13 (Nov 21, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.12 (Nov 18, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.11 (Oct 30, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.10 (Oct 21, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.9 (Oct 09, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.8 (Sep 18, 2013)

+ Updated UI for iOS 7
+ Support for background app refresh (iOS 7 only)

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Version 2.8.7 (Aug 28, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.6 (Aug 15, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.5 (Aug 01, 2013)

+ iCloud syncing improvements
+ Better support for ID3 chapters
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.4 (Jul 08, 2013)

+ iCloud syncing improvements
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.8.3 (May 11, 2013)

+ Dropped support for iOS 4 (Downcast now requires iOS 5 or later)
+ Fixed problem that could cause podcast artwork to disappear
+ Support for sharing to Google+
+ Improved refresh status bar on iPhone
+ Various bug fixes and accessibility improvements

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Version 2.8.2 (Mar 14, 2013)

+ Fixed sharing to Tumblr
+ Fixed the display of chapter titles for some podcasts
+ Removed refresh progress indicator in status bar (due to violation of App Review Guidelines)
+ Fix for a bug that would cause the downloads button to shrink in rare circumstances (iPad only)
+ This is the last planned update that will support iOS 4

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Version 2.8.1 (Feb 28, 2013)

+ Fix for bug that could cause UI to freeze
+ Enlarging episode image on iPad now leaves player controls useable
+ Many bug fixes!

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Version 2.8.0 (Feb 14, 2013)

+ Support for multiple concurrent episode downloading
+ New icons for some buttons and tabs
+ Easier to tap information ("i") buttons
+ Improved feed parsing
+ Removed support for MediaGauge/Callisto.fm services

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Version 2.7.15 (Jan 09, 2013)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.14 (Dec 05, 2012)

+ Support for iOS 6 Facebook integration
+ Fix for downloading episodes hosted by blip.tv
+ Gracefully handle missing media files after an iOS restore
+ Better detection of metadata when importing media files
+ Many bug fixes

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Version 2.7.13 (Nov 21, 2012)

+ Support for mp3/ID3 chapters
+ Various bug fixes and improvements

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Version v2.7.12 (Nov 15, 2012)

+ New option for multi-episode media file exporting from podcast subscriptions
+ Fix bug in permanent podcast feed URL redirection detection
+ Fix for resuming videos at the correct position via AirPlay
+ New feature: Import media files via URL (direct download)
+ Stop automatic feed refreshes when moving from Wi-Fi to cellular when "Wi-Fi Only" is enabled
+ Stop streaming episodes when moving from Wi-Fi to cellular during playback when "Wi-Fi Only" streaming is enabled
+ Fix for problems subscribing to podcasts from ZDF (http://www.zdf.de/)
+ Other bug fixes

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Version 2.7.11 (Oct 31, 2012)

+ New option: Stream episodes over Wi-Fi only
+ Podcast feed URLs are now updated when permanent redirections are detected
+ Download timeout notification sound now respects the "Downloads" sound effect setting
+ Fixed crash when enabling iCloud syncing in certain scenarios
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.10 (Oct 12, 2012)

+ New options for disabling/enabling local notifications individually
+ New option to prevent upside down mode when portrait lock is enabled
+ New startup view option to show "Now Playing" view, if available
+ Fix for media errors when using skip buttons with VoiceOver enabled
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.9 (Sep 30, 2012)

+ Improved iOS 6 compatibility
+ Small accessibility improvements
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.8 (Sep 21, 2012)

+ Support for iPhone 5 (4 inch screen)
+ New setting: Rotation/Portrait lock
+ New setting: Enable automatic feed refreshing on Wi-Fi only
+ New setting: Sort podcast list and playlists list
+ Modified supported playback speeds (see Help section or http://support.downcastapp.com for details)
+ Publication dates are now shown on the main podcasts list
+ Publication dates are now shown in "Top Podcasts" lists
+ Publication dates are now shown on podcast search result details view
+ New "share" icon (consistent with Apple's "share" icon)
+ New "actions" icon
+ New "info" ("i") button for viewing episode information
+ New icon on episode rows that indicates played/unplayed/in-progress
+ Indicate partially played status on episode details view
+ Chapter names, if available, are now displayed on lock screen and external devices
+ Chapter names, if available, are now displayed on the video player
+ Indicate errored downloads when notifying that all episodes have downloaded (local notification)
+ The auto-lock timer is re-enabled when pausing videos (previously, the idle timer was disabled as long as a video was displayed, regardless of play state)
+ iCloud syncing improvements
+ Total known size of queued downloads is now shown in the download queue footer
+ Display of cumulative episode time in episode lists and playlists now show "time left" rather than "total running time" (total time is displayed if all episodes are played)
+ Better handling of streaming videos from podcasts that incorrectly identify their episodes as audio within their feeds
+ Removed support for iOS versions earlier than 4.3
+ Many other minor bug fixes

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Version 2.7.7 (Aug 21, 2012)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.6 (Aug 08, 2012)

+ New feature: Background feed refreshing based on location
+ Important bug fixes

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Version 2.7.5 (Jul 29, 2012)

+ Improvements to podcast/episode sharing, including Tumblr support
+ Interface speed improvements, especially on older devices and for users with large numbers of podcast subscriptions
+ Variable speed scrubbing is now more precise at the farthest distance
+ Miscellaneous bug fixes

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Version 2.7.4 (Jul 10, 2012)

+ iCloud syncing bug fixes
+ Fix for displaying accented characters (broken in last update)
+ Fix for duration errors in some circumstances

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Version 2.7.3 (Jun 21, 2012)

+ Fixes to stabilize running under iOS 6 betas
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.2 (Jun 08, 2012)

+ Multi episode selection in episode lists and playlists
+ Quick action options for episodes (tap and hold on an episode row)
+ Option to select startup view (podcast list, playlist list, specific playlist or specific podcast)
+ New playlist episode filter: include locked episodes
+ iCloud syncing bug fixes
+ Fix for streaming errors experienced by some users
+ Many bug fixes and tweaks

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Version 2.7.1 (Apr 19, 2012)

+ iCloud bug fixes
+ Detect errors when downloading episodes while connected to captive Wi-Fi networks
+ Better posting to Twitter in iOS 4.x
+ Show the appropriate podcast image when posting to Facebook
+ Information about new episodes is displayed on "feed refresh complete" notices
+ Podcast list title can now be tapped to trigger feed refresh (most useful for VoiceOver users)
+ Support for Callisto.fm service
+ Many other minor bug fixes

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Version 2.7.0 (Apr 05, 2012)

+ iCloud syncing fixes
+ Fixed bug preventing display of lyrics on player view
+ Fixed rare problem posting to Evernote
+ Fixed crashes when playing videos in iOS 4.x
+ Added option to import items from the iOS Media Library
+ Added support for displaying chapter titles and links on player view
+ Chapter lists now include chapter duration
+ Many other bug fixes and tweaks

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Version 2.6.0 (Mar 27, 2012)

+ Updated for iPad Retina display
+ Support for importing media through iTunes File Share and other iOS apps
+ Fixed some iCloud syncing bugs
+ Better handling of episode download errors
+ Improved feed refresh time for some podcasts
+ Improved playlist settings for clarity and to prevent users from choosing conflicting settings
+ Support for sharing to Evernote
+ Numerous other bug fixes and improvements

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Version 2.5.7 (Mar 13, 2012)

+ Fix for UI freezes on startup
+ Prevent accidental media skip when using notification center
+ Improved playlist loading time for playlists with large numbers of episodes
+ Improved sharing features, including support for native Twitter integration
+ Episode author is now displayed, when relevant
+ Added support for subscribing to feeds through downcast:// and pcast://
+ New option to explicitly enable/disable continuous playback per podcast & playlist
+ New option for disabling looping of episode lists and playlists
+ Added local notifications for completed downloads, paused downloads due to background time limit and feed refresh completion
+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.5.6 (Feb 22, 2012)

+ Fix issues with playing video in the background
+ Added option to enable/disable "priority play" behavior
+ Added explicit "Playback Speed" option in Settings
+ Episode description is now displayed in episode lists and playlists (iPhone)
+ Many other bug fixes and improvements

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Version 2.5.5 (Feb 09, 2012)

+ Bug fixes

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Version 2.5.4 (Jan 31, 2012)

+ Playlists are now grouped (playable/empty), with the option to hide empty playlists
+ Playlist position is now shown on the player view
+ Allow use of player controls while large gesture area is enabled (iPad)
+ Content viewed in the embedded browser is now shareable
+ Ability to download episodes without subscribing to a podcast
+ New podcast option to prevent auto-refreshing its podcast feed
+ New playlist option to ignore playlist priority
+ Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements

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Version 2.5.3 (Jan 09, 2012)

+ Fix for broken forward/reverse buttons
+ Fix for stalled feed refreshes in certain scenarios
+ Fix for detection of embedded media images in some scenarios

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Version 2.5.2 (Jan 04, 2012)

+ Media files are no longer backed up to iCloud by default
+ Faster feed refreshes
+ iCloud sync improvements
+ Fixed a bug that caused the download queue to stall
+ Bug fixes

++ More great features and updates are on the way!

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Version 2.5.1 (Dec 16, 2011)

+ Fixed sorting of episodes in podcast episode lists
+ Improved detection of images embedded in media files
+ iCloud syncing improvements
+ Fix for bug that prevented deleting a queued download that was the “Now Playing” episode
+ Twitter and Facebook buttons now open local apps, if available
+ Posting to Twitter will now auto-accept iOS auto-correction for the last word entered
+ Episode image size is now preserved on player view
+ New setting: Disable lock screen artwork
+ Performance improvements
+ Many bug fixes

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2.8.22Oct 15, 2014Current release
2.8.21Oct 11, 2014
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About

Compatibility: Universal

Category: News

Updated: Oct 24, 2014

Version: 2.8.22

Size: 10.0 MB

Language: English

Seller: Jamawkinaw Enterprises LLC

Rated 4+:


Requirements: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

App ID:  393858566  [Copy]