The best way to play podcasts from your Apple Watch

“The number one question a lot of you guys and girls ask me specifically about the Apple Watch is “How do I play podcasts on my Apple Watch?” Brian Tong says in a CNET video.

“Apple doesn’t have a podcast app for the Apple Watch, believe that? Yeah, it’s true,” Tong says. “So we’ve seen a few apps out there, but they’re limited because of Apple’s restrictions on third-party developers. But really, the one that just dropped and is really worth checking out is called Outcast.”

Tong says, “Now it’s $0.99, and really what makes it special is that you can use your Apple Watch Series 3 LTE or Wi-Fi connection, either one, and directly download podcasts to this watch.”

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Direct link to video here.

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, Outcast is currently the best option for playing podcasts on your Apple Watch.

More info about and download link for Outcast here.


  1. I haven’t had the need to play podcasts directly from my Watch because I always have my iPhone with me, I play them through the podcast app and use the on-screen controls on the Watch. I don’t understand the obsession to not have the iPhone with you on runs or workouts. If you don’t like one of the arm bands to carry it, I recommend getting running/gym shorts with suitably thick pockets so the iPhone is flopping around all over the place. It’s a useful tool that I’d rather not be without, particularly the camera which I use a lot.

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