AirPod Volume through Apple Watch

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  1. crawdad62, Jun 15, 2017
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    crawdad62 macrumors regular

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    Just received my AirPods. They're great and the volume level is outstanding since most BT headphones tend to be quieter wired. Anyway I want to use these with my Apple Watch without the iPhone being present. I can do so but the volume is so low that it's basically unusable unless I'm in a quiet room. I'm using Overcast on the Apple Watch to play the PodCasts. If I'm using the OverCast app on my watch to play from the iPhone it's fine. Volume is loud. But if I try listening to a PodCast stored on the watch itself I can barely hear it. Using the crown I have it at maximum. If I use Siri it says I'm not playing anything. Oh and I don't think it has anything to do with just the fact of playing a PodCast through Overcast because I have a Plantronics Fit that works fine. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Guess it's a bug in the overcast app,you cannot compare the same app on different devices with different os.
    I think Apple has its own podcast app,not sure,though.
     
  3. crawdad62 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not OverCast since it's loud enough using other BT headphones. I don't even think it's the AirPods, I just think I'm overlooking something. Yeah you'd think Apple would allow you to play Podcast stored natively on the Apple Watch but alas it isn't possible. OverCast works great though. Just now with the AirPods.
     
  4. trigonometry macrumors 6502

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    The way Overcast is coded causes audio issues with Airpods. The only podcast app I've found that allows full volume is WatchPlayer.
     
  5. crawdad62 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually I got it. I ended up going to Music on the watch and playing a playlist I had uploaded on the watch. I could then adjust the volume fully. Overcast then played them loud too.
     
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    I tried that too but it didn't work for me.
     
  7. v4ndie macrumors newbie

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    This really ended up disappointing me too. It was a huge reason I got the AirPods. The magical connection between the Watch and AirPods. I tried to play podcasts from my watch to AirPods and it didn't work. They were super quiet as well. How cool is it to not have to lug your phone around to listen to a podcast? I hope whatever the issue is, is fixed asap. Has anyone figured out a fix yet btw?

     
  8. crawdad62 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Once I adjusted the volume through the Music app and not Overcast I was good to go.
     
  9. v4ndie macrumors newbie

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    I will have to try that. Thanks so much.
     
  10. mike mike macrumors newbie

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    That's it. I bought an Watch primarily to play podcast via Airpod when running. The initial volume was rather low. After playing music and adjust the volume. It works like a charm. Thanks for the OP finding this out before I was driven nuts. ;)
     

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