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Build watchOS Apps: Develop and Design by Mark Goody, Maurice Kelly

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Chapter 12. Playing and Recording Media

“Media player” may not be the first phrase that comes to mind to describe Apple Watch, but with its high-quality screen and native support for Bluetooth audio, it is surprisingly capable of useful audio and video playback. You may not be settling down to watch eleven and a half hours of fantasy epic on your wrist, but the watch is very well suited to quick bites of video and audio from messages or social media. These same media-handling capabilities are available to third-party apps.

Working with Media

watchOS provides the ability to play audio and video content while your app is running in the foreground, to play audio in the background while your app isn’t in active use, and to record audio.

Audio is ...

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