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By Peter Knapp

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Finally, take your Apple Watch and run with your favorite podcast and leave the iPhone at home. This works now synonymous without annoying transmission process through iTunes synchronization.

WatchPlayer transfers podcast episodes to the Apple Watch. These can be heard there without the direct connection with the iPhone. The podcast will be played in the background on the Apple Watch. The workout app can run simultaneously.

Thats how it works:
- Subscribe to a podcast in the app (feedlink must be known)
- Download the episode
- Transfer episode to the Apple Watch (this will take time and can vary depending on connection)

The app does not use trackers or other analytical tools. All rights and obligations are the responsibility of the respective podcast authors. The app represents only the functionality of the transmission to the Apple Watch.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

- New App Store Review mechanism implemented
- Minor bug fix



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Customer Reviews


Sir, you are doing the Lord's work here. This is exactly what I need to manage podcasts for running. Pity Apple can't get their act together on media for the watch, but you have. I've sent you a tip and I hope that Apple buy's your app from you for a fortune, and still lets me use it. Nice job!

EDIT: Sadly, I must adjust my rating. After several weeks of patient trial and error I find that podcasts only upload to the watch about 50% of the time. Cue uninstalling, reinstalling app on both the watch and phone to no avail. There is no rhyme or reason I can detect as to why particular podcasts successfully upload versus one that don't. I wanted this to work, really, but at the end of the day I can't tolerate the buggy experience.

Alternatives: Overcast app.


This app is great. We've needed one that will allow us to take our podcasts on a run without having to carry a phone. Sure, you need to manually download each one and transfer it. Sure, it takes a little time if you have large files as the bluetooth connection can only do so much. But it's well worth the tiny wait. Thank you again, sending my conrtibution.


I am thankful that someone has created a way for me to listen to podcast on my Apple Watch while I run. I don't like to take my phone with me on runs...this is awesome. Thank you!

Watch Player
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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 25.0 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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