The Pocket Casts Apple Watch app helps you keep up to date with your favourite podcasts when you’re on the go! The app has two different Play Sources to choose from, and podcasts will play from the speaker that the chosen device is connected to:
Phone – This Play Source is available to all users. It complements your iPhone app, giving you the ability to choose and control what is playing on your iPhone from your watch.
Watch – This Play Source is a Pocket Casts Plus feature that gives you the ability to listen to episodes on your Apple Watch Series 3 or later, without needing to have your iPhone with you! All you need is a pair of Bluetooth headphones or a Bluetooth speaker (learn how to pair Bluetooth devices with your watch here). Episodes can be downloaded to your watch for offline listening, or if you have a watch with a cellular connection, you can stream episodes directly from your watch.
If the Pocket Casts watch app isn’t automatically installed on your Apple Watch, you can install it manually in one of two ways:
To install the Pocket Casts watch app via the App Store on your Apple Watch
- Press the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch to open the apps view
- Tap App Store
- Search Pocket casts
- Tap download
- Open the iOS Watch app on your iPhone
- Tap My Watch, then scroll down to Available Apps
- Tap Install next to Pocket Casts