Finally, go running with your Apple Watch and your favorite podcast or exercise other sports and leave the iPhone at home.
1. Select Pods from Main View
2. Press leftmost button in ToolBar on Main View to select Pod for transfer
3. Do 1. and 2. with other Pods if you like
4. Press most left Button in NavigationBar to start the transfer
WatchPlayer transfers podcast episodes directly to the Apple Watch. These can be played there without the direct connection with the iPhone. The podcast will be played in the background on the Apple Watch. The workout app or other apps on the watch can be started simultaneously.
On the iPhone, WatchPlayer is a complete podcast manager and player. In a directory you can put the sources of his favorite podcasts and can load individual episodes to the iPhone and if you would like to listen to them right there or directly to the Apple Watch for transfer.
To listen to the podcasts on the Apple Watch, you need Bluetooth headphones. Apple has recently taken the support of the built-in speaker of the Watch from the app developers. It also takes a long time until the episode on the watch was broadcast.
Since watchOS 4 / iOS 11, the WatchApp of audio apps on the clock * is automatically started *. There is no way to stop this. You can only set this behavior globally for all apps in the Watch settings. Therefore you can find on the second side of the WatchApp of WatchPlayer an iPhone Control Screen, via which you can remote control the iPhone's player.
The app does not use tracker or other analytical tools. All rights and obligations are the responsibility of the respective podcast authors.
New in v4.0:
- Expansion of the player on the Apple Watch with features that watchOS 5 offers
- Maintenance of all functionalities also for older Apple Watch
- Transfer from iPhone to Apple Watch is displayed on the iPhone as a percentage
Ratings and Reviews
No Apple Watch speaker playback
I downloaded this app because online I read that, “The highlight feature of Watch Player is that it can play podcasts through the Apple Watch’s speaker. So, you can hear podcasts on your Apple Watch even if you don’t own fancy AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones.” - this is not the true. The app only allows you to play the podcasts through Bluetooth headphones.
Do Not get this app!
I brought this app thinking it was great now I want my money back because for starters it it absolutely slower than molasses and then when I try to download something I am back where I started from I am just going around and around in a circle!
My only success for podcasts on Apple Watch
Over the past month as a new watch owner I tried the stock Podcast Watch app and many others. I’m glad I found this. I can actually download over WiFi direct to my watch. After I listen I can actually delete it on my watch. (I have several episodes ‘stuck’ in the other apps and can’t seem to delete off my phone)
- Peter Knapp
- 43.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Peter Knapp
- In-App Purchases
- Tip the Developer $0.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.