A brand-new upgrade to popular podcast player Overcast includes a significant overhaul of its Apple Watch app. The Apple Watch assistance is notable at a time when third-party app advancement for the platform is not necessarily in a terrific spot, though the Watch itself continues to grow in popularity.
Overcasts upgrade rearranges the app UI from top to bottom, including some features that otherwise were just able to be accessed through the phone variation. The main screen has big buttons for settings and syncing above a scrolling list of your programs and access to the “now playing” screen.
That screen now includes a button on the bottom right that takes you to more detailed information on the podcast and lets you change its playback speed, along with giving you the capability to skip straight through chapters on podcasts that have them.
Release notes for the new iOS variation of Overcast, which is called 2021.1, keep in mind a couple of additional changes without explaining. Aside from the brand-new Watch app, Overcast now has actually “enhanced Siri support” and “lots of under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes.”
Overcast is available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and now M1-powered Macs due to the fact that of their support for running iOS apps. The app is ad-supported but free, with an optional $9.99 membership that can remove the ads.