- Tap on the + symbol at the top right of Overcast’s main screen to open the add podcast screen.
- Tap on “Add URL” at the top right.
- This is where we’re going to create the link to our password-protected podcast with our login credentials embedded within it. Simply get the URL to the podcast, suppose it’s www.podcast.org/podcast/passwordneeded/. Take that URL, and then after the http://, add your login credentials in the form username:password@. So the URL becomes something along the lines of http://buffaloseven:firstname.lastname@example.org/….
This will ensure that your login credentials are sent alongside the request for the podcast and will allow you to access it properly. It has the unfortunate side-effect of sending your credentials in the clear, particularly if it’s not a https connection, so hopefully Marco will add proper support down the line.