Outcast for Watch

Outcast for Watch

By Crunchy Bagel

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-01-24
  • Current Version: 2.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 23.19 MB
  • Developer: Crunchy Bagel
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 379 Ratings

Description

A standalone podcast player for Apple Watch. Leave your iPhone at home and browse, download and play podcasts while you're on the go. * Search for podcasts directly on your Apple Watch * Download episodes over wi-fi or cellular* * Play podcasts when you have AirPods or compatible Bluetooth headphones/speaker connected. * Create a playlist, so the next episode automatically starts playing, even when the Outcast is in the background. * Stream episodes. Additionally, you can: * Adjust skip forward/backward duration * Adjust playback duration * Export/import your list of podcasts in OPML format Note: Downloading over cellular when not connected to your iPhone requires cellular Apple Watch and activated data plan.

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Reviews

  • Needs a better download mechanic

    2
    By we_had_a_pact!
    While this is the best watch podcast player I’ve found, there is still much to desire. Pros: this app, unlike overcast or watchplayer actually cooperates with my Bluetooth headset ( I use ZNT Airfits) thru a series 1 Apple Watch. Con: the download process is awful and seemingly at odds with the Apple Watch’s design. It forces you to keep the watch screen on (which is unintuitive at best and enraging at worst), and if you don’t, you’ll end up with 12 random minutes of a podcast rather than the whole thing. Both the devs and Apples Watch OS team really need to get on this.
  • Inconsistent download success

    1
    By Sarah note taker
    I have had the hardest time downloading podcasts using this app. I’ve tried using cellular and wireless, with my phone on and off airplane mode. No matter what combination I use, my downloads always fail, and I have to restart them every minute or less. I spent the better part of an hour trying to download an hour-long podcast, and somehow, only got the last 15 minutes of the ‘cast. Not worth it. I’ll have to start carrying my phone with me on my runs as this app is not a viable solution. Luckily, I only wasted $.99.
  • Great app!

    5
    By mcornett56
    Finally...an app that plays podcasts that 1. Isn't expensive 2. Isn't difficult to use 3. Helpful tutorials Highly recommend. Two thumbs up.
  • Not where it needs to be...yet

    4
    By DoowronDog
    This app would be much better if I didn’t need to disable Bluetooth on my iPhone to enable even a mediocre download speed. Also there’s no setting that will allow for automatic downloads and removal of podcasts once they’ve been consumed. Don’t get me wrong; this app takes a huge step in the right direction for searching for and listening to podcasts; and all this without having the functionality that an updated Watch OS 5 API may soon enable. When that happens I’ll upgrade my rating.
  • Do not download

    1
    By wodin6
    Even over WiFi the podcasts take forever to download and usability is terrible. Much of the usability issues are due to apples restrictions, but it is what it is. You’re best to save your money and wait for watch OS 5. Speaking of money...Not only does this app cost money, but it also inserts LOUD ads before and after each podcast. The developer is clearly doing a money grab prior to Apple releasing podcasts for the Apple Watch in September 2018. This is a text book reason why people don’t buy more apps.
  • Leader of the Pack

    4
    By The Real Zen Boy
    These developers try really hard to bring a great app that gets around Apple’s limitations imposed on the Watch. Apple stopped the ability to stream music and podcasts thru the watch. They brought back Apple Music, and I have read that Podcasts are coming back in the next major update. Excited to see what Outcast does with that. Hopefully they will be able to use it too, not just Apple Podcasts. The app tries really hard to be the best podcast app and the best Apple Watch app out there. This latest update allows streaming (Yay!), but really it is buffering and playing once enough is downloaded. Once it starts, you still need to keep the Watch active for the full download, which is still not very practical. It’s OK if you can sit and wait for a pod to download before a run, and the play starting helps with the boredom of waiting for a not so quick download, but who has time to sit around waiting for downloads. Hoping that the update in Fall 2018 solves this, and I’m sure this developer will be all over it when it does. Apple needs to break the mandatory tethering to iPhone soon like they eventually did with the iPhone to a PC.
  • This changes everything!

    4
    By curtistucker
    This app brings real utility to my Apple Watch Series 3! Now I leave my phone at home while walking the dog and listen to podcasts directly from my watch. Perfect!
  • Works As Advertised.

    4
    By Spankmymoto
    Well, the app works as expected but still needs some tweaking. The app will definitely get me by until Apple gets the official Podcast on the Apple Watch in the Fall. One awesome feature I accidentally discovered was scrubbing with the Digital Crown. You can turn the Digital Crown and scrub through the audio. That’s is awesome for listening to a precise point in the audio recording. Good job on the devs part. Apple need to look at that feature for sure. But, I will say I’m very happy I get to take my podcast with me with only the Apple Watch present. I hike 10 miles a morning and like to listen to my weekly favorite podcast like CultCast. So, Outcast just made my mornings a bit more enjoyable. I say: thank you.
  • Doesn’t work

    1
    By Richtown84
    Downloads do not complete even when on WiFi and keeping the screen active. Save your money and wait for watch os 5
  • The best there is, even if not great

    4
    By cmslapis
    The interface can be very frustrating, but at least it usually works, which is more than any other option at the moment. We’ll see what Apple brings.

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