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Downloading and streaming issues
I've been using this app for a few months now. Much better than Apples podcast app but, like lots of other users, some episodes get stuck during the download process. The status bar gets stuck at "loading." And I agree, streaming on the network seems to have some issues. If you plan on downloading all your episodes, that's assuming you can download them all, this app will work well for you. UPDATE iOS7 update is terrible. Now I have to reauthenticate every time I want to download new episodes and why, please, someone tell me why continuous play is not the default option. The ability to make a playlist is ok but why MAKE me do that? The last version was soooo much better. Would have been 4 stars but I've downgraded to 2 because of then new "features".
Cleeto78 on Sep 26, 2013 for Instacast 5
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iOS 7 Broke It
I really liked this application until it ceased to work upon upgrading to iOS 7. It crashes immediately when opened. I've uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. No support available on the developer's site. Bad form!
|ReX|TReMeNDae on Sep 26, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Latest update is BAD
The latest update has significant shortcomings. There is no continues play for podcasts from the same publisher. Download has been made much more difficult. It is still a usable app, but I am looking for a better designed replacement. Maybe the "Podcasts" had a better migration to iOS7.
JC157 on Sep 25, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Looks great, works pretty great
So far I am pleased with the latest looks, and I'm getting used to the changes (most notably the "up next" feature. Sometimes I wish I could disable it). Syncs flawlessly with my Instacast on my other devices, which is extremely valuable.
tyler_zyco on Sep 25, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Solid
Really like how they designed this app for iOS 7. I tried Pocket Casts when it came out but it has some flaws. With Instacast you can play a podcast with just 1 tap, which is darn near impossible to do with pocket casts.
Knunez3 on Sep 24, 2013 for Instacast 5
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Still needs work
The more I use Instacast 4 Im tempted to move back to Instacast 3. While I like the controls better while playing a podcast I am in no way a fan of the "Up Next" "feature". Im not even sure how it figures out what is next, it doesn't seem to sync with the "Up Next" on the Mac version. There needs to be a way to just do continuous playback like previous versions. I would still love to see volume level per podcast settings since some of my podcasts are much louder than others. Otherwise this is a great app Im just looking forward to it being as easy and friendly to use as version 3.
Baskettcase on Sep 24, 2013 for Instacast 5
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