Overcast: Podcast Player

Category: 

Description of App: 

A powerful yet simple audio podcast player, with features such as Smart Speed, Voice Boost, and Smarter Playlists to help you listen to more podcasts in
more places, try new shows, and completely control your experience.

Overcast is a modern, fully featured audio podcast player with many useful features in a simple, intuitive interface:

- Download podcasts for playing anytime, even when offline.
- Search and browse for new podcasts, plus get recommendations from Twitter.
- Create custom Playlists with smart filters and per-podcast priorities, and rearrange the list whenever you want.
- Receive optional push notifications when new episodes arrive.
- Subscribe to a podcast, or just add an episode: try new shows without committing.
- Download podcasts over cellular, set a sleep timer, or use Voice Boost to enhance and normalize speech volume.
- Adjust playback speed, and use Smart Speed to pick up extra speed without distorting the conversation.
- Navigate with CarPlay. (On supported car radios.)
- Apple Watch app, Glance, and notifications

Apple Watch Support: 

Yes

Version: 

2.5.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

9.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editorial Team Note:
Now FREE across the board. No more in-app purchases and appears to be fully accessible. If there something we may have onverseen. Please feel free to leave your comment below so that we can change this entry to correctly reflect the proper ratings.

Original Poster:
For a first release, this has extremely good VoiceOver support (not surprising considering the developer).

So far, the only problem I’ve found is that swiping through the now playing window isn’t always completely reliable. There are times when swiping left/right
will not locate the progress scrubber and the text and controls that appear in the podcast notes area. The scrubber is physically located near the top
of the screen. Once you locate this with your finger, swiping generally becomes a little more reliable.

It would be good to see use of the Action Rotor for quickly deleting podcasts and episodes.

I’ve not unlocked all the features yet, so cannot comment on whether these will be just as accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@OvercastFM