Overcast app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by northcountryboy, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. northcountryboy macrumors member

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    I just switched to overcast from Apples podcast app. Anyone had any luck with the overcast watch app. I want to have it in glances so that I can start/stop podcasts in my car without taking phone out of pocket. But I just get the circle of circles, nothing ever loads up
     
  2. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Remove it and try again. Just updated.
     
  3. northcountryboy thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded it after the latest update so its not that
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem. The app just crashes on my watch. Tried reinstalling.
     
  5. danielbroad macrumors newbie

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    Its broken, the developer knows and says he has sent a fix to Apple
     
  6. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    great news
     
  7. NotSafeForWork, Oct 19, 2015
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    NotSafeForWork macrumors regular

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    New version just released.

    EDIT: Still buggy. Podcast images don't load.

    But now it works at least.
     
  8. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Not specific to the watch app, but does anyone know if Overcast has a setting to start the podcast at a certain time/point in the podcast. I had an app that I could always start at a certain point and that was great.
     
  9. Randman macrumors 65816

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    BTW, the app has been updated to fix this bug.

    I don't know of a way to start it aside from scrubbing.
     
  10. Aniseedvan macrumors 6502a

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    Not overcast, but downcast allows you to restart from where you got to..
     
  11. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Is it a decent podcast app? I hate to get it just for the one feature.
     
  12. Aniseedvan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not a massive podcast listener but I like a few features, for example the geofence update, so I have mine set to update when I arrive at home, once every 24 hours. So I can be fairly confident I'm up to date if I have a spare half an hour.
     
  13. NotSafeForWork macrumors regular

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    I get no Podcast icons - I have reset and reinstalled on both Phone and Watch (including today's update).

    Just me?

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  14. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    I have same issue. I have emailed the developer a couple times and no response. If this is the way he is going to support the he won't get any more donations from me (I originally purchased the app).
     
  15. perezr10, Nov 10, 2015
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    Downcast is probably the most "power-user" podcast app out there. The configurability is amazing. I really like it.
     
  16. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I haven't tested this on other podcasts apps, is it normal for a podcast to stop when you launch the camera app? This is really annoying. Camera+ does not make the music stop, but I prefer to use the normal camera.
     
  17. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    The developer is a proven flake. I dumped my copy after the last round of shenanigans.
     
  18. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Seems like it. What app did you end up using?
     
  19. tgara macrumors 6502a

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    I case you didn't know, the watch's "Now Playing" glance works with podcasts playing from Apple's stock podcast app on iPhone. That's what I use for control when working out.
     
  20. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I gave up on using the watch for now, the podcast I listen to is not available in iTunes, so I need third party app.
     
  21. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Overcast issues seem to all be fixed now.
    I use watch app sometimes to select a new podcast.
     

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