Last modified
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Description of App

Downcast, the popular iOS podcast app is now available for OS X! Download, play and sync** your favorite podcasts with an intuitive interface built specifically for podcasts. Limited time introductory sale price! Subscription Features 
  • Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts
  • Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
  • Download podcasts automatically (including resuming downloads)
  • Browse and download older podcast episodes
  • Auto-update podcast feeds based on schedule
  • Settings for auto-download and episode retention (globally and per-podcast)
  • Import and export podcast feeds via OPML
  • Import supported audio/video media files
  • Support for password-protected feeds
  • Create and edit "smart" playlists
  • View podcast details and episode show notes
  • Rename podcast subscription names
iCloud Syncing 
  • Sync podcast subscriptions, playlists, settings and episode information with other Macs and iOS devices** via iCloud
Playback Features 
  • .5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x and 3x speed playback*
  • Chapters support for enhanced podcasts
  • Stream episodes without downloading
If you encounter a bug or have a feature request please send an email to or contact us on Twitter @DowncastApp. Thanks! * See the following Help article for an explanation of play speeds: ** Downcast for iOS is required for syncing to iOS devices



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Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is fully accessible with VoiceOver. Every button is clearly labeled, and the interface is well organized. Be aware that you can use the menus to access all functions of the app, as well as keyboard shortcuts.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.
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4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Maria 6 years 4 months ago



Hi. You've given me one more reason to love my mac. thanks for bringing this app to the mac and making it accessible. I have one question. If I download an episode, does it go to a folder somewhere? Am I able to find it? Or do I need to go to the website and download it? Awesome Job with this appb.

Submitted by Chelsea on Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hi, i just downloaded this app and am very excited! However, I can't figure out how to start the iCloud sync with my iphone version. I've checked the boxes in the Mac version, but my podcasts are not pulling down. Is this supposed to happen automatically? Thanks for any help.

Submitted by Joseph on Sunday, February 21, 2016

After searching for a podcast, I have trouble adding it. What should i do in this case?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, February 21, 2016

to add a podcast interact with the title and click the addd button. if that does not work vo shift m on the podcast and click subscribe.;subscribe

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, June 10, 2016

I'm not really loving the new version on the app store. It is freezing when I try and download 400 episodes from an rss feed. It freezes every 10 to 30 eps and hangs until ai quit and restart the app. This is crazy. I've been having nothing but problems with downcast and el capitan. I even tried a reinstall with no joy. I hope it works better when the next version of osx comes out as the app is very good. The only thing I wish it has was smart speed like overcast does.

Take care to all.

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