We’re always excited when a new update rolls out, especially when it’s a WearOS music one!
Whether you’re an avid runner or music fan, being able to stream music via your wrist is an exciting prospect. However, many smartwatch fans get progressively frustrated when carrying their smartphone around. Sometimes listening to music is better without an extra gadget!
Luckily, Google has released a WearOS update that allows watch users to stream YouTube Music without a phone. Ready to get your groove on? Keep on reading to explore more about this exciting update.
What Is The WearOS Music Update?
In the past, YouTube Music streaming was only available when the user’s smartphone was close by. But, this is all about to change.
The latest WearOS music update allows users to stream tunes from the popular platform without a phone. Goodbye to awkwardly carrying a phone, and hello to hands-free connections!
Now, users just need to make sure that there’s an LTE or Wi-Fi connection, and they’re good to go. WearOS users can now enjoy Youtube Music’s library of over 80 million songs, playlists, and artists. Ideal for those who want to work out and run while listening. Time to dance!
Unfortunately, this feature is not available for users with an iOS phone, so keep this in mind when looking for the watch update.
Hands-free listening isn’t the only new update. Some additional features in the WearOS music update will improve your listening experience.
A new Smart Downloads feature will also be available, allowing users to automatically refresh and download songs when their watch is connected to Wi-Fi.
These new updates are only available for Youtube Music, so check out this streaming service if you haven’t already! With abundant choices and the latest releases, you’ll always have something new to listen to.
This update is a big success for users who enjoy listening to music while out and about. However, it must be noted that if you want to use phone-free music streaming while away from your usual Wi-Fi source, you’ll need to use an LTE-enabled watch.
If you aren’t using an LTE watch, you’ll be subject to offline songs or patchy service from Wi-FI routers. Want to avoid these troubles? Consider purchasing an LTE smartwatch for an exciting on-wrist experience. Read our quick overview of these models here.
But, if you only plan to use this phone-free streaming at home or in gyms with Wi-Fi, don’t worry about LTE! You’ll be good to go as long as you’re connected.
Will You Be Streaming WearOS Music?
Are you excited by the latest WearOS update? Though it’s focused on YouTube Music users, it’s exciting to see the progression of music streaming technology. There’s nothing like a soundtrack when working out, so we expect many users to enjoy this update in the coming weeks.
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Last Updated on May 22, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.