And the latest app from the developer, Now Playing Plus, does a great solving a problem for Apple Watch users.
Anyone with an Apple Watch knows the power of the wide variety of different watch faces and complications.
If you don’t know what a complication is, they are a great way to add a bit of information from an app to the easily viewable watch face. For example, you can add the weather to a specific face so you won’t have to open the app on your watch.
Another way to use complications is provide one-touch access to apps you use often. One of those in the Now Playing complication. Selecting that will automatically bring up that information on your watch so you can start, stop, or change what you’re listening to on your Apple Watch, iPhone, HomePod mini, or even Apple TV.
There’s one small problem. The great complication isn’t available as a corner or circular spot. Those are two of the most-used options in many modern Apple Watch faces, like the great Wayfinder face exclusively on the Apple Watch Ultra.
But Now Playing Plus solves that big problem. It gives you a circular and corner complication to quickly access your audio controls.
Now Playing Plus is a free download on the App Store now. It’s only for the Apple Watch.
Because the app is only for the Apple Watch, the install process is a bit different.
If you download the app from your iPhone, there will be no app on the handset. To make sure it is downloaded, open the Watch app on your iPhone and choose the My Watch tab. Scroll down to the app section and make sure Now Playing Plus is installed.