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Instacast 5.1 adds Apple WATCH support

We're happy to announce that Instacast 5.1 is now available from the App Store with support for Apple WATCH.

From the Glance, you can quickly check how many unplayed episodes you have, which episode is currently playing and how far you're into the episode already. Tapping the Glance opens up the WATCH app. There you can also check the current playback status, toggle pause and play and skip forward or backward. Scrolling up reveals the list of currently unplayed episodes as it is configured on your phone. Tap on an episode to start playing it. Force touch the app to bring up the Force Touch menu which gives you access to chapter markers and options to change playback speed and sleep timer.

The great thing about the WATCH app is, that you can start playing your favorite podcasts without taking your phone out of your pocket, finding Instacast on your home screen, opening it, finding the episode you want to play, tapping the play button, locking the screen again and putting your phone back into your pocket. Doing that on your wrist is way faster and also starts playback even if Instacast has been silently killed in the background on your phone. Quick access to play/pause is also great when you have your phone tethered to your car and don't want to reach for it during driving.

The WATCH app is localized in English and German and is available today from the App Store.

Have fun!

May 23rd, 2015 • Permalink

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