Do you like listening to your podcasts? For most people, podcasts are a great way to pass the time on the road. Today, we can enjoy our favourite shows on platforms like Overcast on Apple Carplay, making for a more convenient and safer podcast experience.
The past few years have seen a rise in this media’s popularity. Not only is it a great source of entertainment, but it also provides information and knowledge bits that are easily digestible.
I guess that’s why, from its humble beginning in the early 2000s, we now have several platforms hosting shows that cover an extensive range of topics – sports, entertainment, self-help, family, etc.
Get to Know Overcast
One such platform is Overcast.
App developer, writer, and podcaster Marco Arment created Overcast seven years ago in New York. The award-winning and acclaimed app play podcasts uploaded on Apple Podcast.
Add to that these practical and user-friendly features:
- Smart Speed – Exclusive to Overcast, you can now speed up a show without noticing it.
- Voice Boost – If you’re in a noisy environment, you can boost the volume to hear the show clearer without hurting your ears. And this is only available on Overcast.
- Download an episode before an outdoor trip and listen to it even if you’re offline.
- Get personalised recommendations of shows and episodes.
- Smart filters allow you to create custom playlists.
- Optional notifications if a new episode of your favourite show goes live.
- With the app’s sleep timer, you can set an automatic end playback.
And did you know that only one individual owns Overcast? Yes. It’s just its creator who owns the app. This part is incredible if you value privacy – no third-party analytics, no ad services, or tracking code. The app earns from ads promoting podcasts and users’ premium subscriptions (to remove these ads).
Overcast on Apple CarPlay
Overcast is free to download on your iPhone or iPad, and Apple Watch and Apple Carplay can support it.
Since you’re here on Vhedia, you’ll be glad to know that last month’s update includes improvements for Apple CarPlay. The new update brings widgets to your head unit main screen to show recently played podcasts. You also now get playback speed control and chapter view, aside from stability improvements.
Our Final Word
The rise of podcasts’ popularity stems from their low-cost production and availability to consumers. And it appeals to several demographics, but most especially to the younger generation since podcasts are a great source of information and entertainment while you’re on the go or driving the road.
To enjoy the podcast experience in your vehicle further, you should download a fantastic podcast player such as Overcast and pair it with quality and Apple CarPlay-compatible head unit like the ones from Vhedia. The latter offers the latest head unit technology at consumer-friendly prices for a wide range of vehicles in Australia.
If you plan to upgrade your car infotainment system, be sure to check out Vhedia’s shop today