About & Pics

Description

A standalone, podcast app for Wear OS where you can stream or download your favorite podcasts right from your Wear device.

ATTENTION: This app works on WearOS watches only and not others such as Samsung, Amazfit or Fitbit devices.

Features:

* Auto and manual downloading of episodes

* Custom playlists and auto-playlists for episodes downloaded and in progress

* Import an OPML and searchable podcast directory

* Periodic background syncing and notification of new episodes

* Remembers position for each podcast

* Responds to external audio controls

* Premium settings: playback speed, skip forward/back seconds, themes, "start at" and "end with" times and more!

Note: Phone is required for importing podcasts only.

Storage permission: save podcasts and artwork to your device

Phone state permission: pause/play when a call comes in

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Aug 26, 2017 (over 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every 5 days, on average.

Jan 18
2019
(Current)
Version 1.29.06

Added a progress bar in playlist listings to show current progress

Wear Casts had teamed up with Player FM, to allow Player FM users to send episodes from the Player FM app to Wear Casts. It is as easy as sending an episode, from the Player FM phone app to the Wear Casts' phone app, using Android's sharing functionality. From there, the episode will be automatically sent to the watch and can be downloaded for offline playback.

Remember to sign up for beta.

Jan 05
2019
Version 1.29.05

Wear Casts had teamed up with Player FM, to allow Player FM users to send episodes from the Player FM app to Wear Casts. It is as easy as sending an episode, from the Player FM phone app to the Wear Casts' phone app, using Android's sharing functionality. From there, the episode will be automatically sent to the watch and can be downloaded for offline playback.

Sign up for beta through the Play Store listing to get early access to new features

Sending episodes from phone app to watch fixed

Dec 26
2018
Version 1.29.04

Wear Casts had teamed up with Player FM, to allow Player FM users to send episodes from the Player FM app to Wear Casts. It is as easy as sending an episode, from the Player FM phone app to the Wear Casts' phone app, using Android's sharing functionality. From there, the episode will be automatically sent to the watch and can be downloaded for offline playback.

Sign up for beta through the Play Store listing to get early access to new features

Small bug fixes and optimizations

Dec 25
2018
Version 1.29.02

Wear Casts had teamed up with Player FM, to allow Player FM users to send episodes from the Player FM app to Wear Casts. It is as easy as sending an episode, from the Player FM phone app to the Wear Casts' phone app, using Android's sharing functionality. From there, the episode will be automatically sent to the watch and can be downloaded for offline playback.

Sign up for beta through the Play Store listing to get early access to new features

Small bug fixes and optimizations

Sep 26
2018
Version 1.29.01

Small bug fixes and optimizations

Sign up for beta through the Play Store listing to get early access to new features

Sep 14
2018
Version 1.29.00

Fix for episodes assigned to playlist being removed if number of episodes to display is set low
Small fixes and optimizations

Sign up for beta through the Play Store listing to get early access to new features

Aug 31
2018
Version 1.28.43

Fix new episode/download notification sound not recognizing disabled times (if you have set times, you will have to reset them)
Restore "In Progress" auto-playlist that was mistakenly removed in last update
Removed showing time left in notification to save battery
Small fixes and optimizations

Aug 30
2018
Version 1.28.41

Fix new episode/download notification sound not recognizing disabled times (if you have set times, you will have to reset them)
Restore "In Progress" auto-playlist that was mistakenly removed in last update
Removed showing time left in notification to save battery
Small fixes and optimizations

Aug 24
2018
Version 1.28.40

Background updates will resume if watch is rebooted (if updates are enabled)
Setting to cancel all downloads (Settings -> Downloads)
Minor bug fixes and optimizations

Aug 13
2018
Version 1.28.39

Fix for no search results
Fix for new episode count not showing
Fix for podcasts not updating if hiding podcasts with no new episodes

Aug 13
2018
Version 1.28.37

Fixed bug with expanding episodes in directory
Small optimizations

Aug 10
2018
Version 1.28.35c

Disable caching as a possible fix for app crashing.

I'm aware the app is crashing for some users. It is actively being looked at. I'm having a hard time recreating it on my end which is why it's taking so long. Apologies for any inconveniences.

Aug 09
2018
Version 1.28.35b

Fix for auto-downloading and auto-assigning to playlist not working from last update
Possible fix for app crashing on certain devices

Aug 08
2018
Version 1.28.35

Swipe left on an episode to mark it played/unplayed
Optimizations and bug fixes

Aug 08
2018
Version 1.28.35a

Possible fix for app crashing on some devices. I apologize for the inconvenience if the app is still crashing for you, I'm an actively looking into it.

Aug 02
2018
Version 1.28.34

Optimizations and bug fixes
Notification will now show timing remaining in episode

Jul 31
2018
Version 1.28.33

Notification will now show timing remaining in episode

Jul 29
2018
Version 1.28.32

Can send individual episodes from the phone app to your watch, which will be downloaded automatically
Episodes will be removed from all playlists, if they are assigned to more then one

Jul 23
2018
Version 1.28.31

New option to sort podcasts by latest episode (Settings -> Display)
New setting to play a sound with new episodes notification (Settings -> Updates)
Readded setting to limit background updates while charging or not, set to charging by default (Settings -> Updates)
New setting to automatically re-try a download if it fails, limited to 10 tries (Settings -> Downloads)

Jul 20
2018
Version 1.28.30

Bug fixes and optimizations to mobile app

Jul 19
2018
Version 1.28.29

Handle RSS feeds that redirect
Fix for app crashing when episodes are missing a date
Update to Android Oreo 8.1
Optimizations to directory loading
Removed paging dots temporarily

Jul 17
2018
Version 1.28.27

Fix for app crashing when episodes are missing a date
Update to Android Oreo 8.1
Optimizations to directory loading
Removed paging dots temporarily

Jul 17
2018
Version 1.28.25

Optimizations to directory loading
Removed paging dots temporarily

Jul 11
2018
Version 1.28.24

Added search on episode list
Fix for device hanging when switching between podcasts in a playlist
Small fixes and optimizations

Jul 08
2018
Version 1.28.23

Fix for context menu not working on playing screen

Fix for directory crashing

New Premium setting. Auto-cleanup downloads. Long-press on each podcast and select a number. Any downloads over that number will be auto-deleted when a background sync runs.

Fix for broken thumbnails.

Long-press the logo on the playing screen to access that podcast settings.

Jul 08
2018
Version 1.28.22

Fix for directory crashing

New Premium setting. Auto-cleanup downloads. Long-press on each podcast and select a number. Any downloads over that number will be auto-deleted when a background sync runs.

Fix for broken thumbnails. If you have podcasts without thumbnails, re-sync them under Settings -> Updates or long-press on the logo at the top of the episode listing.

Long-press the logo on the playing screen to access that podcast settings.

Jul 05
2018
Version 1.28.21

New Premium setting. Auto-cleanup downloads. Long-press on each podcast and select a number. Any downloads over that number will be auto-deleted when a background sync runs.

Fix for broken thumbnails. If you have podcasts without thumbnails, re-sync them under Settings -> Updates or long-press on the logo at the top of the episode listing.

Long-press the logo on the playing screen to access that podcast settings.

Jul 04
2018
Version 1.28.18

Fix for duplicate episodes

Made it easier to click on an episode if the title is short

May 31
2018
Version 1.28.17

Assigned all podcast episodes to a playlist at once

Playback is paused when a call comes in (requires accepting new permissions)

Audio will pause on incoming/outgoing calls but not resume when finished (cannot detect if call is taken on phone)

Fix for episodes repeating when starting an episode end an new episode begins in a playlist

May 29
2018
Version 1.28.15

Assigned all podcast episodes to a playlist at once

Playback is paused/resumed when a call comes in (requires accepting new permissions)

Fix for episodes repeating when starting an episode end an new episode begins in a playlist

May 27
2018
Version 1.28.14

Preview episodes in search results

Multi-language search results

UI tweaks

May 21
2018
Version 1.28.13

Fixed issue where playlists weren't sorting

Long-press on large thumbnail in episode list to refresh artwork

Delete all thumbnails on watch under Settings -> Updates to free space

Removed podcasts that haven't been updated in 3 months from search results

May 18
2018
Version 1.28.12

Bug fixes related to search results. Removed corrupt podcasts from search results.

May 17
2018
Version 1.28.11

Fix for playing screen crashing on watches with square screens

May 16
2018
Version 1.28.10

Fixed bug that could cause watch to hang when switching between episodes of a playlist

UI Tweaks
* Unplayed episodes will be bold instead of played episodes being gray.
* Updated UI to playlists settings

Small bug fixes

May 16
2018
Version 1.28.9

UI Tweaks
* Unplayed episodes will be bold instead of played episodes being gray.
* Updated UI to playlists settings

Small bug fixes

May 13
2018
Version 1.28.8

Rename podcasts on watch (long-press each podcast)

Option to clear all downloads and show total size of downloads (Settings -> Downloads)

UI changes to make it easier to manage downloads and add to playlists

May 12
2018
Version 1.28.7

UI changes to make it easier to manage downloads and add to playlists

May 10
2018
Version 1.28.6

Added paging indictor dots (disable under Display settings)
UI tweaks to playing notification
Small bugs fixed and optimizations

May 10
2018
Version 1.28.5

Small bugs fixed and optimizations

May 07
2018
Version 1.28.4

New podcast specific settings (long-press on a podcast)
- Sort order (overrides global sort)
- Auto-download next episode not downloaded (handy, if you are catching up on a podcast with many episodes)

Fixed display issue with playlists setting

Small UI tweaks

May 02
2018
Version 1.28.3

Control skip forward/back time under Settings -> Playback (Premium)

Show number of downloads in new episode notification
Added option to play sound when download completes (under Settings -> Downloads)
Settings will display setting value
Added more times to Start Podcast/End Podcast settings
Added more Header Color options

Fixed bug where playlist would not be empty after unsubscribing from a podcast

May 01
2018
Version 1.28.1

Custom playlists (beta)
- A new way to support the app development
- Each playlist only $.99 (up to 10 can be purchased)
- Auto-assign a playlist to a podcast (long-press on each podcast to assign)

Purchase under Premium tab in phone app

Removed "Up Next" playlist. Downloads and In-Progress will always be free.

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 25
2018
Version 1.28.0

Custom playlists (beta)
- A new way to support the app development
- Each playlist only $.99 (up to 10 can be purchased)
- Auto-assign a playlist to a podcast (long-press on each podcast to assign)

Purchase under Premium tab in phone app

Built-in playlists will always be free

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 19
2018
Version 1.27.7

Remove persistent notification in watches running Oreo

Bug fix for inaccurate search results

UI tweaks and optimizations

Added search to watch directory

Fix for wrong number of episodes showing in the new episode alert

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 19
2018
Version 1.27.6

Bug fix for inaccurate search results

UI tweaks and optimizations

Added search to watch directory

Fix for wrong number of episodes showing in the new episode alert

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 12
2018
Version 1.27.5

Temporarily disabled hardware button support for watches reporting the number of buttons in correctly.

Added more steps to playback speed

New episode notifications displays snumber of new episodes

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 11
2018
Version 1.27.4

Duration displays on episode listing screen

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 07
2018
Version 1.27.3

Small bug fixes and optimizations

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 07
2018
Version 1.27.2

Added more podcast to directory (phone only)

Check if watch has only one hardware button. Use that button for play/pause (beta, works on playing screen only)

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 05
2018
Version 1.27.1

Bug fix for background update refactor in last release

Added a setting to disable high-bandwidth check

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Apr 03
2018
Version 1.27.0

Refactored updates to prepare for Android P changes. Background updates will now only run while device is charging. Stop/restart updates if there are any issues

Splash screen

Manual downloads will now check for high-bandwidth network first

New Premium setting: control playback with hardware buttons (beta)

Bug fix for Oreo notifications

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 24
2018
Version v.2018.03.25

Added button to phone to manually refresh Premium status
Fix for playing screen not updating correctly
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 24
2018
Version 1.26.8

Added button to phone to manually refresh Premium status

Fix for playing screen not updating correctly

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 22
2018
Version v.2018.03.22

New logo
Ambient mode for playing screen
New Premium setting: End Finish Time (time to stop podcast before the end). Long press on podcast to access it
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 13
2018
Version v.2018.03.14

Bug fix for persistent notification when paused
Small fix and optimizations
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 13
2018
Version 1.26.5

Bug fix for persistent notification when paused

Small fix and optimizations

Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 11
2018
Version v.2018.03.12

New Premium Settings: Theme and Header Color options
Bug fix for audio stopping automatically
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 09
2018
Version v.2018.03.10

Bug fixes
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 07
2018
Version v.2018.03.08

Bug fixes
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Mar 04
2018
Version v.2018.03.05

New Settings:
* Sort order for podcast list
* Hide podcasts that have no new episodes
Fixed bug where Home Screen setting wasn't show correct home screen.
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Feb 27
2018
Version v.2018.02.28

New Settings:
* Sort order for episodes and playlists
* Home screen option (which screen is displayed when app is started). Premium
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Feb 25
2018
Version v.2018.02.26

Added search feature to phone app
Bug fixes
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Feb 24
2018
Version v.2018.02.25

Added search feature to phone app
Bug fixes
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Feb 11
2018
Version v.2018.02.12

New option to start podcast at a specific time (Premium). Per podcast setting (long press on podcast in listing)
Bug fixes
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Feb 07
2018
Version v.2018.02.07

Added premium features (speed playback and upload any file)
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Feb 04
2018
Version v.2018.02.05

Fix for auto-updates not being disabled (stop and restart updates if you are having issues)
Added privacy policy
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Jan 15
2018
Version v.2018.01.16

Fix for auto-updates not being disabled (stop and restart updates if you are having issues)
Added privacy policy
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 26
2017
Version v.2017.12.26

Fixed a bug introduced in last update that could could app to crash
You can upload files through the phone app which will create an auto-playlist in the Wear app
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 25
2017
Version v.2017.12.25

Added a new 'Up Next' playlist. Add to it from the episode details screen (pull up on the bottom menu).
Added global option to limit the number of episodes displayed
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 23
2017
Version v.2017.12.24

Added global option to limit the number of episodes displayed
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 22
2017
Version v.2017.12.22

Limit episode list to 200 for performance reasons. If you are still experience a slow loading of episodes, long-press on each podcast and select "Hide Played Episodes" to limit the number returned even further.
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 19
2017
Version v.2017.12.19

Change text color to match background for certain podcasts
Code optimizations (lists should scroll smoother)
Dynamic background colors for listing and detail pages
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 18
2017
Version v.2017.12.18

Code optimizations
Dynamic background colors for listing and detail pages
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 17
2017
Version v.2017.12.17

Dynamic background colors for listing and detail pages
Support for Chinese and Swedish.
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 15
2017
Version v.2017.12.15

Support for Japanese and Hindi.
Unread count will not show for episodes that are in progress
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 12
2017
Version v.2017.12.12

New setting (per podcast) to hide played episodes
Fix for new episode alert when there are no new episodes
Fix for latest episodes not showing for certain podcasts
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 07
2017
Version v.2017.12.07

Bug fixes
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 06
2017
Version v.2017.12.06

Fix for Downloads being removed when unsubscribing from a podcast
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Dec 05
2017
Version v.2017.12.05

Support for Spanish and French
Note: If you are getting an error message when updating the watch app, it means the watch app was already updated when the phone app was updated.

Nov 27
2017
Version v.2017.11.28

Consolidated main menu into one
NOTE: If you are getting an error updating on your watch it means the app was updated when the phone app was updated.

Nov 26
2017
Version v.2017.11.27

Fix for display not updating after certain amount of time has passed
Fix for files not deleting if download fails
Fix for Bluetooth not being re-enabled on background updates
Fix for files being saved into two different locations
Possible fix for podcasts auto-playing (need more testing and feedback)
NOTE: If you are getting an error updating on your watch it means the app was updated when the phone app was updated.

Nov 19
2017
Version v.2017.11.19

Fix for app crashing on devices with "chins"
NOTE: If you are getting an error updating on your watch it means the app was updated when the phone app was updated.

Nov 17
2017
Version v.2017.11.18

Fix a bug introduced in latest update.
Bug fixes and improvements
NOTE: If you are getting an error updating on your watch it means the app was updated when the phone app was updated. There is a bug in the Play Store on Android Wear where it doesn't recognize the app was already updated.

Nov 14
2017
Version v.2017.11.15

Bug fixes and improvements
NOTE: If you are getting an error updating on your watch it means the app was updated when the phone app was updated. There is a bug in the Play Store on Android Wear where it doesn't recognize the app was already updated.

Nov 14
2017
Version v.2017.11.14

New option to disable Bluetooth while downloading podcasts
Support for skip forward/back headset controls
Refactored thumbnail code (re-sync if you have any issues)
NOTE: If you are getting an error updating on your watch it means the app was updated when the phone app was updated. There is a bug in the Play Store on Android Wear where it doesn't recognize the app was already updated.

Nov 11
2017
Version v.2017.11.12

Fix bugs related to background syncing. Enable/disable updates in the settings if you haven't been receiving alerts.
New downloading UI
NOTE: If you are getting an error when updating the watch app, it probably means the watch app was updated when the phone app was updated. There is a bug in Google's Play Store that seems to update the watch app at the same time the phone app is updated, but the Play Store in the watch doesn't recognize the watch app has been updated.

Nov 08
2017
Version v.2017.11.09

Better support for different screen sizes

Nov 06
2017
Version v.2017.11.07

Added volume controls to episode details screen
Remove "Unplayed" auto-playlist (causing issues with large listing)
Bug fixes to OPML import

Nov 06
2017
Version v.2017.11.06

Bug fixes

Nov 04
2017
Version v.2017.11.05

UI tweaks
Mobile app bug fixes

Nov 03
2017
Version v.2017.11.04

Added new "Unplayed" auto-playlist
Updated UI for unplayed number in podcasts listing
Rounded podcasts logos and red playlist header
Bug fix related to auto-playlist playback

Oct 31
2017
Version v.2017.11.01

Fix for auto-playlists
Small bug fixes and improvements

Oct 29
2017
Version v.2017.10.30

Fix for new episode notification bug
Playlist will auto start from the beginning when last podcast is finished
Support for fast-forward, rewind and skip forward/back (playlist) Bluetooth controls (beta functionality).

Oct 28
2017
Version v.2017.10.28

1.00 release
Fix for notification issues with mobile player
Android Oreo updates
Thanks to everyone who emailed in issues
Remember, if you are having issues uninstall the app completely before installing. The previous update required a major rework.

Oct 26
2017
Version v.2017.10.26

Auto-playlists (Downloads and In-progress) will play through the list continuously.
IMPORTANT: This update will break your existing install, so please uninstall before updating.

Oct 23
2017
Version v.2017.10.23

Cache podcast directory listing after initial load
Bug fixes

Oct 17
2017
Version v.2017.10.18

Mostly bug fixes to podcast art. Resync art if necessary
Refactored read/unread functionality to played/unplayed episodes.

Oct 16
2017
Version v.2017.10.17

Hopefully final fix for podcasts auto stopping

Oct 14
2017
Version v.2017.10.14

Bug fixes

Oct 11
2017
Version v.2017.10.12

Fix for audio randomly crashing
Misc bug fixes

Oct 10
2017
Version v.2017.10.11

Fix for audio randomly crashing
Misc bug fixes

Oct 03
2017
Version v.2017.10.03

New Settings:
Update while charging only
Auto delete downloaded episodes on completion
Auto download new episodes per podcast

Sep 25
2017
Version v.2017.09.26

Discover podcasts through wear app
Pull down to refresh individual podcasts
Bug fixes and UI tweaks

Sep 25
2017
Version v.2017.09.25

Add podcast through wear app

Sep 08
2017
Version v.2017.09.09

Bug fixes

Sep 07
2017
Version v.2017.09.08

Bug fixes

Sep 06
2017
Version v.2017.09.07

UI tweaks, bug fixes and optimizations

Sep 05
2017
Version v.2017.09.06

UI tweaks

Sep 01
2017
Version v.2017.09.02

Bug fixes

Aug 31
2017
Version v.2017.09.01

Redesign phone app
Bug fixes

Aug 31
2017
Version v.2017.08.31

New in app icons and context menus
Bug fixes

Aug 25
2017
Version v.2017.08.26

Added top podcasts to phone app
Bug fixes

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