When comparing Overcast vs Podcast Addict, the Slant community recommends Podcast Addict for most people. In the question“What are the best podcast apps for Android?” Podcast Addict is ranked 2nd while Overcast is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose Podcast Addict is:
For those that would like to try out the app or don't mind advertisements in their apps there is a [free version available for download](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bambuna.podcastaddict).
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Pro Smart Speed and Voice Boost
For listening to talk shows, Smart Speed allows you to skip silences and pauses. Voice Boost is very helpful when the speakers vary from really quiet to really loud - it balances the whole thing out. And you enable them during playback, so neither will mess up music podcasts.
Pro Feed redirection
Sometimes podcasts change their hosts/urls. Overcast will handle and remember this.
Pro Easy playlists
By far the easiest UI for making playlists of podcasts I've seen.
Pro Voice Boost
Boosts and normalizes volume.
Pro Very good audio quality
It has the best sounding audio when sped up. It also has neat features like the "Voice Boost" setting being tuned for being played when the phone is set flat on a table.
Pro Timestamp sharing
Links to episodes can be combined with timestamps for easy sharing (links the timestamp to the web app).
Pro Good catalogue
Pretty much the same as the other options, but nicer categories and list views.
Pro Ability to add podcast from URL
RSS or whatever else will work.
Light, Dark (dark blue), Black.
Pro Podcast specific settings
Speed, voice boost, smart speed, notifications, download/stream new episodes.
Pro OPML import/export support
Pro Twitter integration
Recommendations within the app are surfaced to your followers.
Pro Free ad supported version available
For those that would like to try out the app or don't mind advertisements in their apps there is a free version available for download.
Pro Import OPML
For networks out there that offer an OPML for their entire list of shows, users can import that full list, making an easy way to get an entire networks listings.
Pro Built in playlist shuffle feature
While not on by default users can go into the players settings to allow for a shuffle feature of all podcasts in the users playlist.
Pro A lot of features
The app provides a lot of features, adjustments, and settings.
Pro Chromecast support
Chromecast is supported for those that want to stream their podcasts to a Chromecast compliant device.
Pro Automatically creates play queue
When you play an episode from the Downloaded list, it makes a queue of all episodes for continuous play.
Pro Radio Streaming
Con Unable to sort by playtime
It would be nice to have the ability to sort tracks like podcasts from the shortest to the longest.
Con Very barebones webapp
Con Unplayed episodes
Does not have the ability to show unplayed episodes for individual podcasts.
Con Design is hum-drum and cluttered
The UI is a bit boring and cluttered when compared to PocketCasts.