The Apple Watch has always been in the spotlight ever since it was first released and the company did make sure it never gets too ‘regular’. This fall, Apple is all set to make the watch an entirely new device along with the introduction of the Watch OS 2. These updates seem to benefit one group in particular, i.e the podcast aficionados and pod-casters themselves.
The company is doing it through two ways, first the support for the local, long form audio playback. Along with this, it is supporting audio recording which includes high-quality recording that could be suitable for content designed for a listening audience.
The watch’s long-form audio playback is much different than the way it handles short clips. The application makers can create custom Uls which controls playbacks of the longer audio streams. It also provide users with files and long-form tracks which can be always be played in with the stock of Now Playing lance in the watch OS.
Long-form audio will only be connected via Bluetooth speaker or a pair of headphones (which is connected to your Apple Watch) and not through the built-in speaker. This feature makes complete sense as the in-built speakers can be extremely difficult to use. Even if it is used it can refrain the person from doing other activities.
This is now available without the iPhone being present which can come a lot in handy like runs, walks or other temporary outings. The audio recording capability also offers the chance to actually use the Watch for creating pod-casts with the help of the input mechanism.
The other features include supporting third-party complications along with supporting digital crown input which can result in interesting podcast-related features.
There are benefits from long-form audio which includes audio-book applications.