Listen to Podcasts during activities & workouts and leave your iPhone at home.
MiniCast is a lightweight companion to existing apps like Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Castro and Pocket Casts. Send episodes to your Apple Watch via the Share Extension.
1.) Install MiniCast on your Apple Watch
2.) Enable the Share Extension in the Activity Sheet
3.) Use your favorite podcast app on the iPhone/iPad to send podcast episodes to your Apple Watch before you start your workout.
4.) Download the episode in the MiniCast app on your Apple Watch
5.) Use Bluetooth headphones or AirPods to listen to the episode.
Fixes for some reported crashes.
Ratings and Reviews
I downloaded this app looking for a solution which would allow me to listen to podcasts on my watch without taking my phone on a run. The “free version” is just instructions: you have to pay to actually test the functionality. And an hour after doing so I am still waiting for a single podcast to download, with the progress indicator randomly swinging between 5% and 80%. A total waste of money.
Does Not Work
The Apple Watch companion app does not install on the Apple Watch. I paid for the in-app purchase before discovering this. I have contacted the developer for support multiple times over the last 2 weeks although I have received no reply. This is a shame because I would otherwise love to use this app.
Does not work as advertised - don’t pay.
I have successfully downloaded one episode of a podcast, unfortunately I’ve tried dozens!
Having deleted the app, re-installed and rebooted .. I just can’t get it to work, really disappointed (and now a a little sad I paid for it before reading the reviews.)
- Fabian Pimminger
- 23.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017, Fabian Pimminger & Gerald Voit
- In-App Purchases
- MiniCast Unlocked $5.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.