Pandora, Audible, podcast controls

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by NAYo2002, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
    Can someone who has an apple watch please check whether you can control pandora (skip tracks) or Audible audiobooks (skip/rewind seconds) using the app?

    Also, are you able to locally store podcasts and audiobooks on the watch? If so, does the skip button change into 15-sec rewind?

    I won't have mine until May. Thanks in advance.
  2. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    It works on anything playing. Just used it to control Audible. Also I imagine that you can store audiobooks in the music app. You have a 2GB limit after all. So you should be fine as long as it's an MP3 or iTunes file.
  3. NAYo2002 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
    Thank you! Would you by any chance have any audiobook or podcast files in your music library? I wanted to know if it changes to 10-sec skip/rewind button like on the iPhone music app with audiobooks/podcasts.
  4. NAYo2002 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
  5. BradWould macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I can play and control my audiobooks as long as it's in the "now playing" glance. I can't figure out any way to search, or play audiobooks from scratch. They don't show up in the music app. And all I've seen is the ability to sync playlists to the watch. Audiobooks cannot be added to playlists as far as I can tell...
  6. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Here is a screenshot of the audio controls while listening to a podcast via the podcast app.

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  7. jekim macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    Here is what it looks like using Instacast playing a podcast.

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  8. rickshill macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Fast forward only goes to the next 10 second scrubbing!

  9. NAYo2002 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011

    Thank you!!! This is exactly what I was hoping for. Now I just have to wait for my watch, and no more carrying my phone around at the gym.


    I have an audible account and it lets me download a file that I can sync with iTunes to include it on my phone. They definitely show up on the playlist I created for audiobooks on my iPhone. Hopefully I'll be able to sync that playlist with the watch.

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