Instacast 4.2 adds News Mode to combat podcast overflow

Instacast 4.2 adds News Mode to combat podcast overflow

Instacast has hit version 4.2, adding fixes and improvements and a new mode for managing podcast overflow. Turning on News Mode for a podcast marks old episodes as played and deletes any downloaded media once a new episode becomes available. Activate News Mode for a given podcast by going to Settings > Subscriptions, then selecting the desired podcast and activating News Mode.

Other fixes and improvements come with 4.2, as well. The auto-download behavior has been changed to download every new episode, instead of only most recent episode. The mobile data usage setting has been changed. You can choose to not use cellular data at all, don't use cellular to download podcasts, or use cellular data for everything. Fixes have been made to Up Next, episode deletion and reordering, and playback.

You can download Instacast 4.2 from the App Store right now.

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Joseph Keller

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Instacast 4.2 adds News Mode to combat podcast overflow


Instacast 4 eats threw my iPhone 5S battery like a ravenous beast. It seems to get caught in a loop, continuously trying to download a podcast or seeing if a new podcast is available. My battery percentage can drop like 1 percentage point per minute and the phone gets hot at these times.

Hopefully this will fix it, otherwise I may just stick with Apple's Podcasts app.