Unofficial Overcast + Sonos integration
Listen to your Overcast podcasts on Sonos.
Just want to try it out? Follow these setup instructions to register the Overcast service on your Sonos system.
Find the IP address of your Sonos.
From the iOS Sonos App, go to Settings > About My Sonos System.
Register the custom service
http://$IP:1400/customsd. For example, if your Sonos IP address was
10.0.1.10, you'd navigate to
http://10.0.1.10:1400/customsd in your web browser.
Fill out the custom service registration form with the following values.
For the purpose of copy and paste:
Add Music Service
From the iOS Sonos App, go to Add Music Services and find Overcast in the list. Log in with your Overcast.fm email address and password.
Questions and Answers
Is this an official Overcast service?
Do I have to run this thing on my computer?
Unlike AirSonos, you don't need to run any additional programs on your computer or network. A public instance of the service is already set up on Heroku.
Why can't I see my playlists?
This service is limited to the same functionality as the overcast.fm website, which only supports the "All Active Episodes" playlist.
What does "registering a custom service" do?
Sonos allows a unreviewed custom service to be registered for testing and development purposes. It's similar to "sideloading" an iOS app via Xcode. Typically, all services are reviewed and registered with Sonos.
Keep in mind that only one custom service can be registered per network. Because of this limitation, you can't use this Overcast service and another like the NPR One service at the same time.
Why isn't there a nice Overcast logo in the Sonos app?
Only officially registered services can set a custom service logo.
I thought it would be fun and maybe @marcoarment would take the source and make it official.
Can I run my own service?
Yeah! If you want to make modifications or want to control your own instance for privacy reasons, you can simply use this "Deploy to Heroku" button to quickly set up your own app in minutes.