A podcast app designed for standalone playback on the Apple Watch

  • Copy podcasts to your Apple Watch and listen through bluetooth headphones directly from your watch
  • Leave your phone behind on your workouts
  • Podcasts play in the background while you track your workout with your favorite app
  • Use the iOS app to subscribe to podcasts, download episodes and transfer to your watch

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FAQ (for WatchOS 4)

Why won't podcasts transfer to my watch?
When you transfer a podcast, it should immediately show up in the watch app starting at 0%. If that doesn't happen, keep the watch app open, then cancel and restart the transfer from your phone.
To cancel a transfer:
  • On your phone, in the app, select the Watch tab
  • Swipe left on the transfer to cancel it

Why is my transfer stuck at X%?
Your watch tries to decide the best time to transfer data to preserve power. Low battery (on your watch or phone) and/or poor network connectivity decrease the amount of time given to the transfer, so charge your devices and get closer to a wifi router. Also keep in mind that downloads will continue in the background.

Your best bet is to set up autodownloading and autosyncing so a relevant podcast will always be ready on your watch.

Why is the watch app losing track of my playback progress?
This is an unfortunate consequence of changes Apple made in WatchOS 4. The available API does not make it easy or reliable to track progress because it does not wake the app up to report changes in playback progress. Opening the app on the watch during playback should keep things in sync, but it will occassionally fail.

How do I complete the in-app purchase?
The app is free to use with all features unlocked for up to two podcasts. You will be prompted to make the purchase after subscribing to a third podcast. Thanks!

Watchcast does not collect, store or transmit any personal information.

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