YouTube Music is finally available to be streamed using your Wear OS app. Unfortunately, it is not for everyone. The new app only works on Samsung newly-released smartwatches, Galaxy Watch 4 or a Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Read on to know more about this update.
There are a variety of platforms, apps, and services that you can now choose from to satisfy your listening experience. Not only through your phone, other gadgets like smartwatches can already provide you a much more flexible way to listen to your music at home or on the go. With the technology of Google’s Wear OS, anyone can now use their smartwatches and other wearables with the function of their smartphones. Functions such as checking directions, emails, payment transactions, sending a message, and even listening to your favorite songs and podcast can now be done using your smartwatch. Aside from that, it also serves as your health and fitness partner. It is also a great addition to your outfit. All these can be done without grabbing your smartphone. And today, another addition to this function is streaming YouTube Music.
Google finally launched its Wear OS app for YouTube Music, which has been awaited by users for quite some time.
Though this seems to be good news, it is not for all. As reported by TheVerge, this new app is available but only for the newest smartwatches of Samsung. The tech giant states that the app only works on devices powered by Wear OS 3, which is used by a Galaxy Watch 4 or a Galaxy Watch 4 Classic only. Though this is the case, it is something to be excited about as it is a start to more listening options.
For those users that have these new watches, you can already access the YouTube Music Wear OS app. Additionally, if you are also a YouTube Premium subscriber, you can also download music right to your new Samsung watch. With this, your songs are saved and you no longer need internet connection to listen to it.
Additionally, the Wear OS app for your YouTube Music allows you to access your playlists and playback controls.
However, this long-awaited app still has a few caveats to take note of.
Since Google ended the use of the Play Music for Wear OS app last year, people have been waiting for an app to use. However, 9to5Google tried the new app, and shared a few conditions along with it. Aside from the newest smartwatches to use it, there is also no option to stream music from the app, just download. Which means that to use, you have to make sure that you’ve already downloaded your songs. With that, you can only download songs when your smartwatch is on its charger.
Aside from these caveats, there are pretty useful functions that you can access. These include a “Smart Downloads” feature in the Settings to control the downloads from 50 to 500 songs, depending on your storage. There is also the option for “Restricted Mode” to filter explicit content.
If all these works for you, and if you have the required smartwatch, you can already download your YouTube Music app here.