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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Jul 16, 2020

On this show we got the developer of the Downcast App talking about accessibility and the importance of providing access by developers. George Cox joins Brian and Jeff in the studio to talk about the Downcast App and how the app has progressed and what may be coming in the near future.

The Downcast app is one of the most accessible and customizable apps in the Pod-Catcher field. Brian and Jeff use it as their workhorse podcast player and believe me, they both have it set up differently and exactly how they want to download and listen to podcasts.

Here is a description of the Downcast app:


A powerful, complete, and easy to use podcast player that will help you manage and listen to podcasts the way you want to.

Now with CarPlay support!

"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, 2.25x, 2.5x 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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