Outcast for Watch

Outcast for Watch

By Crunchy Bagel

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-01-24
  • Current Version: 1.0.7
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 22.41 MB
  • Developer: Crunchy Bagel
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 218 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. 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

  • It’s not their fault....

    4
    By The Real Zen Boy
    This app tries really hard to be the best podcast app and the best Apple Watch out there. The problem is Apple has WatchOS so locked down and limited that it hard to build a truly great app. But they really try. Hoping Apple breaks the mandatory tethering to iPhone soon like they eventually did with the iPhone.
  • Essential

    5
    By howDT
    I’ve never once had a problem with this app. Works as advertised if you follow the instructions. I was even able to import a list of my favorite podcasts from my main podcast app and it saved a ton of time (and made the app way less cumbersome to navigate for episodes). I love that I don’t have to pick out an episode on my phone and transfer it to my watch - all of that happens on the watch itself. Downloading over LTE is fast enough that I don’t even pick out an episode until I’m on my warmup walk and it’s ready to go in about a minute. It’s perfect. This app and a pair of AirPods are the only two Apple Watch essentials, and the feeling of going on a run without needing to set anything up beforehand or strap a big phone to my arm is truly priceless. I only have one gripe and one feature request and they’re both minor. Album art loads pretty slowly while searching for podcasts, so finding a new podcast that my friend described to me was more difficult than it needed to be. Feature request - on my phone my go-to podcast app can “take over” my Now Playing widget with my custom +30 -10 seconds skips in place of Previous and Next. Can that be done on the built-in Now Playing screen on the watch, too?
  • Download feature needs fixing!!!

    4
    By sgav9879
    You shouldn’t have to keep the watch screen on while downloading. It’s almost impossible to download something, having to tap the screen every 30 seconds Please fix this
  • Won’t DL

    1
    By mattjd1982
    Really disappointed. Takes hours to download and never completes. Stops downloading every time the screen goes off.
  • Delivers on target

    4
    By inetguy
    This app works as well as an Apple Watch app can. It takes a little getting used to if you are going to use this while exercising. Follow the instructions for downloading podcasts to the watch, it makes a difference. I have been able to run iPhone-free a couple times now and it’s really awesome! You can’t ask for more for under a buck. Get the app, you’ll be glad you did.
  • Great But Kills My Battery

    5
    By Pegasus314
    Updating my previous review. App works so much better now in all respects EXCEPT it kills my battery! I use it about an hour a day on my walk and my watch battery which started above 90% is routinely down to 35-40% by the end of the walk. I have to charge the watch right away or I can’t get through the rest of the day (gotta close those rings!) If The watch could be charged while wearing it wouldn’t be a problem but since I can’t this bothers me. It’s probably more an Apple problem than an Outcast problem but we all know how responsive Apple is to customer concerns! Just be aware when using this app that your battery will drain super fast. Still, it’s a great app. I was very excited that this app was finally filling the podcast gap in my Gen3 Apple Watch. Exported my podcasts from Overcast and I was good to go. It worked great for a couple of days then locked up. Had to restart the watch to get it to work again. A week later I’m having the same problem. I think this app has great potential and just needs a little tweaking. Maybe when the next update comes out it will be more stable. This is well worth trying, just know you have to work with it. Hoping to give the next update 5 stars.
  • Works. Buggy. But the best option available.

    4
    By decca1o
    I bought this app because I want to listen to podcasts on my non cellular Apple Watch while I run, leaving my phone at home. I’m thankful that it works for that, but barely. I have to continually scrub my finger over the watch face keeping the app open while the podcast download progresses. Otherwise it will lose connection. It also only plays podcast back at 1X speed. It does look like the developers are responsive to feedback and are working continually making improvements.
  • Some podcasts work and some don’t

    2
    By heeler57
    Trial and Error! Go to the podcast you want and download. Then play! If it works the podcast is available! If it doesn’t work the podcast is not available! This works great if the podcast is available and works!
  • Finally!

    5
    By nnunnelly
    Why Apple can’t figure out podcasts for the watch, we’ll never know. I’m glad this app exists though.
  • podcasts

    5
    By Mike Ybarra
    i enjoy this!!!

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