Overcast, the best podcasting app, now works on iPad and CarPlay


Overcast is now on iPad and Carplay. Photo: Cult of Mac
Overcast is now on iPad and Carplay. Photo: Cult of Mac

Of the many podcasting apps available for iOS, Overcast on iOS is one of our favorites. Programmed by Instapaper and The Magazine founder Marco Arment, it’s a slick podcasting app with some unique tricks up its sleeves, like smart speed, voice boost, and variable playback speed. We love it. There’s only one problem. It’s been iPhone-only. At least until now.

The latest update of the Overcast Podcast Player brings a bunch of major features to the app: iPad and CarPlay support. That means you not only can enjoy Overcast on your tablet, but if you have a car that supports it, you’re all set.

Here’s what’s new in the latest update according to the official app update notes:

What’s New

Overcast is now universal:

iPad support
Plus a lot of small improvements and fixes.

Podcast apps are arguably more useful on the iPhone than the iPad, but that in-car support is a huge win for commuters everywhere. Personally, though, I’m still using Castro, my vote fot the most beautiful podcasting app on iOS. What do you think? Should I switch to Overcast? Let me know in the comments.