Outcast for Watch

Outcast for Watch

By Crunchy Bagel

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-01-24
  • Current Version: 3.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 38.49 MB
  • Developer: Crunchy Bagel
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 523 Ratings


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. Additionally, you can: * Browse and manage episodes directly from your iPhone * Add the complication to your Apple Watch face for real-time progress and full color artwork * 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.



  • Good on Series 3 and Great on Series 4

    By 1dopebloke
    I had this app installed when I had my Applewatch series 3 running watch OS whatever version it was during late 2017 until buying my Series 4 here in October. It was the only podcast app that allowed me to download podcast episodes straight to my watch. It was key. It has its faults but that was Apples restrictions. Now with watch OS5.0 With the series 4, they updated some things making the app much better n easier allowing u to download straight from ur phone app then just unpausing it on ur watch to finish the download. I prefer it to Apples Podcast app n also now seen like I owe them some sort of loyalty for getting me my podcasts back when no other app could on my Applewatch. The best part about the update is the volume and also being able to restart it podcasts from where u were last listening. In the old version, I always wrote down the time I was at n then fast forwarded to the correct spot. Props 2 the app developers.
  • Great app!

    By AppFan365201392
    Better than the native Apple Watch podcast app. I just wish it would sink with the native app., so I could remember the podcast that I already listened too.
  • Yep, doesn’t work

    By Eodstormtrooper
    Episodes won’t sync to watch. What a shame
  • Love it!

    By ToddRs
    The only app I could find that lets me download podcasts directly to my Apple Watch without the extra step of downloading to the phone first. Works great. The only thing I would add is a list of new episodes available for download, rather than having to check each show to see if there’s a new ep.
  • Essential

    By howDT
    Update: My minor gripes have been addressed and this app is now perfect. On watchOS5 I still prefer Outcast to the built-in podcast player for multiple reasons, namely complication support (even Apple’s own app isn’t available on all watch faces: “courage,” I suspect), and on-demand downloading to the watch. With Apple Podcasts you just hope it’s downloaded, there’s no indication that it’s ever doing so (and it apparently only happens if you’re connected to your phone and are charging the watch). Not the case with Outcast which can download on the fly - with a visual indicator! - whether your phone is present or not. Long distance runners who disable LTE for their runs and those of us who prefer to leave the house without our phones will appreciate this. Original Review: 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?
  • The best there is!

    By tchaten
    I’ve tried all of the podcast apps for the watch and outside of maybe Apple’s official app this is the best experience you can get on the Apple Watch as a standalone experience. The watchOS 5 update is killer - amazing use of complications, supporting the new playback features in os5, and smart stuff to keep the screen on for fast downloads (auto rotate). Amazing app - keep development going - will be looking for a tip jar in the app!
  • Absolutely love it

    By JCgr84me
    I bought an Apple Watch 3 with Cellular for 2 reasons; I’m sick of carrying around a gigantic phone and I wanted to be able to listen to Christian podcasts while I was hitting golf balls, shooting hoops, etc...without having to lug around my phone...and this app is excellent for your Apple Watch. I have no complaints...I simply love it and I did try a few others and they were not nearly as user friendly as Outcast. Thank you my good people at Outcast! FYI - for those of you on the fence about adding your watch to your cell plan, it’s worth it...well worth it. I think it’s like $10-$15 per month with a $30 activation fee but it is SO worth it! I know this will ensure no one reads this review but God bless and I hope you find great podcasts that are uplifting and help you in your walk!
  • Missing link: Sync

    By LizaBgonz
    I wish the the app would sync with my devices. I’m wasting time looking through phone a downloading episodes if it doesn’t sync automatically on my watch.
  • Disable Bluetooth to force WiFi

    By Oddj0bs
    This app has been the most valiant effort to work around the limitations of WatchOS 4. Unfortunately, the recent update seems to have broken the app on my series 3 watch. Hopefully, a WatchOS 5 version is in the works or ready for publication with WatchOS 5 on the 17th. WatchOS 5 should provide the developer with all the tools required to make this work as well as a first party app. My biggest frustration with this and any other podcast app is the limitation placed on data transfer to the watch. WatchOS seems to steadfastly stick to Bluetooth transfer. The only way to ensure a faster WiFi download on the watch seems to be to disable Bluetooth on the phone, but keep WiFi enabled. I hope Apple gives the user the option to prioritize one over the other in future versions of WatchOS. Cellular transfer seemed to work in earlier versions, but has been broken for me in recent versions
  • Update is bad

    By R234B
    Won’t load after update. Crashes immediately.