Use Now Playing on Apple Watch
Now Playing lets you control audio playback on Apple Watch, iPhone, and other devices.
Open Now Playing
You can open Now Playing in the following ways:
Open the Now Playing app on your Apple Watch.
While audio plays, tap the Now Playing icon at the top of the screen.
Press the side button, then tap Now Playing in the Dock.
Tap the Now Playing button if you’ve added it to the watch face.
Control music, podcasts, or audiobooks on iPhone
Open the Music, Podcasts, or Books app on your iPhone, then start playing a song, podcast, or audiobook.
Open Now Playing on your Apple Watch and use its controls to play, pause, and more.
Turn the Digital Crown to adjust volume.
Quickly open Music or Podcasts
When playing music on iPhone, tap the song title in Now Playing to open the Music app on Apple Watch. Tap the podcast episode title to open the Podcasts app.
Use Now Playing with a different device
If more than one device is available to play audio—an Apple Watch, iPhone, and HomePod for example—the name of the device you currently control appears in the top-left corner.
Tap < to see a list of devices, then tap one to control it.