Play podcasts on Apple Watch

Play podcasts stored on Apple Watch

  1. After you connect Apple Watch to Bluetooth headphones or speakers, open the Podcasts app  on your Apple Watch.
  2. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll through the artwork.
  3. Tap a podcast to play it.

Play podcasts from iPhone

  1. Open the Podcasts app  on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap On iPhone.
  3. Tap Up Next, Shows, Episodes, or Stations.
  4. Navigate to an episode, then tap it.

Play podcasts from your library

If your Apple Watch is near your iPhone or connected to a Wi-Fi network (or a cellular network, for Apple Watch models with cellular), you can stream podcasts from your podcast library to your Apple Watch.

  1. Open the Podcasts app  on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Library; tap Episodes, Stations, or a show; then tap an episode to play it.

Play podcasts with Siri

Ask Siri to play a show. Your Apple Watch plays the podcast’s latest episode.

Control playback

A Podcasts Now Playing screen showing the show title, episode title, date, skip-back-15-seconds button, pause button, skip-ahead-30-seconds button, AirPlay button, episodes button, and playback speed button.

Turn the Digital Crown to adjust volume. Use these controls to play podcasts on your Apple Watch:

the Play buttonPlay the current podcast.
the Pause buttonPause playback.
the Skip Ahead buttonSkip ahead 30 seconds.
the Skip Back buttonSkip back 15 seconds.
the Playback Speed buttonPlayback speed. Options include 1x, 1 1/2x, 2x, and 1/2x.
the Episodes buttonChoose an episode of the currently playing podcast.

See alsoPlay music on Apple WatchPlay audiobooks on Apple WatchListen to radio on Apple WatchUse Now Playing on Apple Watch

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