By Fabian Pimminger
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 in Version 1.0.4
Small Bugfixes and Improvements
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!
Clever workaround, despite watchOS limitations
The negative reviewers here aren’t aware of watchOS’s limitations that make podcasts a less than ideal experience on the watch. That said, this app does work. Read the developers short medium post before leaving a bad review. Then, ask Apple to bring full podcast support to the watch.
- Category: News
- Updated: Dec 28, 2017
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 24.2 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Fabian Pimminger
- © 2017, Fabian Pimminger & Gerald Voit
Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
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