Apple Podcast Apple Watch App

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by HelixOmnimedia, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    I really hope Apple release the podcast app for Apple Watch

    When I'm out walking or running I'd rather listen to a podcast than music. I can't be alone in doing this. I thought it would have been an app that they would have considered for the original release.
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Overcast has a watch app.
     
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    I listen to podcasts when I run also. I think they may need to re-work the podcast app for the watch because the download button wouldn't work if there is no phone nearby with a data connection.
     
  4. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestion of Overcast.

    Just downloaded it, looks pretty good right now. If it work on the Apple Watch I think I'll purchase the full version.
     
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    Maybe because I generally don't like 'workout' music or the genre I listen to is not really suited for running, but I've been favoring podcasts when I run/workout too. Indoors, I just put on an episode of QI and I barely even notice how far I've gotten :)

    Anyway, seconding Overcast, I actually bought it just for the Smart Speed feature, which speeds up silences. I'm pretty sure I saved up a ton of minutes already by having that on. I listen to lengthy podcasts like ATP, No Such Thing As a Fish, The Talk Show, etc.

    Apple will most likely update their Podcast app to include a Watch app too.
     
  6. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    You can see how much time you have saved at the bottom of the setting screen.

    I've saved over 60 hours now. :p
     
  7. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a pretty cool feature. Cannot believe I've never heard of it before. Will be interesting to see it on the Apple Watch.
     
  8. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for that. It's "just" 3 hours for me. :)
     
  9. telefono macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to see the podcast app included as well
     
  10. danielbroad macrumors newbie

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    Overcast (or any third party app) will still only play audio from your iPhone so won't work if you leave it at home.

    Only Apple can write native watch apps at the moment.
     
  11. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    That's really the key issue. As of right now only the music app can store audio locally on the watch. I don't listen to podcasts but I do listen to audiobooks. I was planning on putting audiobooks in to iTunes and syncing using the music app, but recent news regarding iOS 8.4 removing audiobooks from the music app has me worried.
     
  12. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DARN IT! I guess I need to figure out how to covert the podcast to 'music' as a work around. Exactly the same with myself about audiobooks. If I'm not listening to podcasts it's audiobooks.
     
  13. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Smart speed is a really good feature. It makes the conversational podcasts sound like much better. When I turn it off, people sound choppy as they try to think of what to say, and I'm thinking "spit it out!"
     
  14. Theydonboi macrumors member

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    Easy enough, just irritating to have to do, when a dedicated podcasts app would solve this.

    Right-click in iTunes, specify options and change the Media Type.
     
  15. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Use iTunes? Download music? Right click things?

    Hasn't Apple heard of the cloud? It should work. Without needing a Mac. I listen to podcasts every day.
     
  16. Theydonboi macrumors member

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    Believe me, you're preaching to the choir.
     
  17. Cuyler, Apr 27, 2015
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    Doesn't the Overcast app work on the watch? It's much better than Apple's podcast app and doesn't rely on iTunes.

    Okay — it would require the iPhone — I always have the phone with me but others just have the watch. I hope they fix this with the next watch OS.
     
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Exactly aren't we supposed to be living in the post PC era after all #
     
  19. CrucialTK macrumors member

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    I'm with you, love listening to podcasts when running. I resort to control on the iPhone, but like others in the thread I use Overcast. Marco Arment (the developer) has created the watch extension for the app, and by all accounts it looks like the glance for it will be of significant use while out pounding the pavement.
     

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