Listen to Podcasts during activities & workouts and leave your iPhone at home.

MiniCast is a lightweight companion to existing apps like Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Castro and Pocket Casts. Send episodes to your Apple Watch via the Share Extension.

1.) Install MiniCast on your Apple Watch
2.) Enable the Share Extension in the Activity Sheet
3.) Use your favorite podcast app on the iPhone/iPad to send podcast episodes to your Apple Watch before you start your workout.
4.) Download the episode in the MiniCast app on your Apple Watch
5.) Use Bluetooth headphones or AirPods to listen to the episode.

What's New

Version 1.0.6

- Updated privacy policy section in the app

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5

80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Update: useless


I am not a regular listener to podcasts. I only started recently because I’m currently training for my first 1/2 marathon. Listening to the same old music playlist wasn’t cutting as the miles get longer so I thought I’d try audiobooks on my fancy new Apple Watch 3 series. Wrong. I read there is a way but it sounds complicated to set up. Ok. So I’ll try listening to podcasts. Wait...where is the Apple Podcasts app on my watch?! Clearly I’m ignorant in this world. So, I researched a little and came across Workout++. I love the actual workout interface but when it came to the podcast side of things I could never get it to work correctly. Finally I stumbled onto MiniCast. I literally downloaded it, followed the prompts, shared a podcast from Apple Podcasts, waited about 10-15 mins for it to download on my watch and bam! I just finished a long run listening to awesome podcast.

Update: My, how we fall! After starting out so well I have now ran into the issue so many others have. I start to download a podcast and after a painfully slow time it reaches 100% and then just goes back to “download”. The app is now useless. Until the bugs are fixed, don’t waste your time.

This app Works!!


This app DOES work! After much analysis I realized the Apple Watch just does NOT support podcasts (standalone or stream). After listening to Marco P describe his frustrations with Watch OS4 and his Overcast attempt at this functionality, we are lucky MiniCast is available!! Downloads are indeed slow (the longer the podcast episode, the longer the download), but they eventually work. This is a shortcoming of the Apple Watch OS4 not Minicast!! If you can be patient with this part you will be happy with the podcast functionality on the Watch.



I love this app! I have an Apple Watch Series2 with IOS 4, and it works great. It allows you to download podcasts from your iPhone Apple podcast app directly to your Apple Watch for offline listening- leave your phone at home! It can take 5-10 min to download a podcast so a bit of planning is needed but I think that’s a Watch limitation, not the app’s fault. The watch does not need to be on the charger to transfer podcasts so you can do it on the go. Great app- thank you MiniCast!


Fabian Pimminger
24.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017, Fabian Pimminger & Gerald Voit
In-App Purchases
  1. MiniCast Unlocked $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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