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 Android / iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 434 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

  • Unreliable

    1
    By dave911228
    Super unreliable. Takes forever to download even on WiFi.
  • Best Standalone Podcast App for Apple Watch

    5
    By WilliamAB70
    Being able to listen to podcasts on the Apple Watch without the phone is truly liberating, especially for running and working out. I have tried most of the AW podcast apps, andOutcast is by far the best, particularly now that it has playlist functionality that allows paying podcast episodes in series automatically. Podcasts load very quickly by WiFi or cellular if you follow the tip of putting the phone on airplane mode or if you are away from the phone.
  • Barely works for me.

    1
    By istmir
    I have the series 3 with data (Verizon) and this app constantly crashed, restarted, and barely functions. Complicated and not user friendly either. Got about 10 min into the Adam Corolla Podcast after a handful of re-starts and I gave up. Fast forward, speed and volume functions don’t work. Thank god only cost me $1 to waste about 30-min of my life on it. Pass. Hard pass.
  • Needs serious improvements

    1
    By Ayo De Gee
    Needs serious improvements
  • Not very functional

    2
    By BB60561
    You are only able to browse and download podcasts via the Apple Watch interface, and not in the app on your phone. I purchased this app to download podcasts onto the watch for use during exercise, which it does but in a very clunky way.
  • Very Bad Downloading Experience

    2
    By OceanJackson
    On my Apple Watch 2, first time out the gate I tried downloading a 23 MB podcast. This app makes you keep the Apple Watch screen on AND you must have the Outcast App active in order to download - otherwise it pauses the download. The download speed was very slow. This results in having to babysit the Apple Watch making sure the screen doesn’t “sleep” - and, I had to sit there and tap around the Outcast App so it wouldn’t pause the download. Even with this, not only would the download keep pausing, it got to about 22 MB of the 23 - and then had a download error and had to restart the whole thing!!! And you cannot listen to a podcast as it’s downloading. I sincerely regret this app and I want my 45 minutes wasted on it back!
  • Worked OK until recent update (July 2018)

    1
    By nsoll
    Now I can’t get any episodes to download completely. Huge waste of time. They constantly pause and start over whether on WiFi or cellular or paired with phone.
  • 5 stars but stopped working

    1
    By night_shiftx
    Please fix
  • 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 SarahDStewart
    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.

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