One thing I like about the Apple Watch is that it offers different ways to enjoy music on the Watch. I have discussed adding music via Apple Music, I have also discussed adding music to the Apple Watch via Spotify as well as how you can download music to the Apple Watch for free using iTunes. In this guide, we will be looking at using the YouTube music app on the Apple Watch. Google launched the YouTube music app for the Apple Watch in October 2020. With the app, you can manage music played on the app on your iPhone, and that’s it. For now, the YouTube music app doesn’t allow you to download music to the Apple Watch.
You will be able to use the YouTube music app on your Apple Watch if you own an Apple Watch 3 and above and iPhone running 6.0 and above.
And to use the Youtube Music app on your Apple Watch, you will need to subscribe to Youtube Music premium. This will allow you to stream music as well as download music to your iPhone that you can listen to offline. In whichever case, you will always need your iPhone nearby to use the Youtube Music app on the Apple Watch. So, unfortunately, even though it’s been two years since the YouTube music app was launched for Apple Watch, it’s basically a music controller that allows you to playback music on your iPhone.
In essence, the YouTube music app doesn’t offer any real value as far as enjoying music on the Watch is concerned. It’s not a standalone app. Your iPhone must be nearby and connected to the internet to stream music or download music. Though you can listen to downloaded music offline, but iPhone must be nearby
Using YouTube Music app on Apple Watch
To use the YouTube music app on your Apple Watch, you need to install the app on your Apple Watch and on your iPhone. After you have installed the app on both devices, you will need to log in to the YouTube music app on your iPhone. You can install the app from the App store on your Apple Watch and iPhone.
Next, you need to subscribe to YouTube Music premium.
All your playlists, albums, liked songs, downloads, and songs you add to your library will show up on the Apple Watch.
YouTube Music app on Apple Watch – The Interface
Despite not being able to offer standalone services, the YouTube Music app on the Apple Watch has a neat and easy-to-use interface.
The homepage of the YouTube music app on the Apple Watch contains the library and playlists you recently listened to.
The library contains playlists you have created, songs you have downloaded and albums. Songs you add to your library will show up under the songs tab. When your iPhone is nearby, you can start playing a track directly from the Apple Watch. You can also skip to the previous or next track as well as like a track which will be added to the Like Songs playlist.
While the YouTube music app doesn’t allow you to download music to the Apple Watch, it’s worth noting that it offers a decent interface that allows you to effortlessly manage and control music on your iPhone. Hopefully, in the nearest future, Google can add the ability to download music to Apple Watch which you can listen to offline just like you can with Galaxy Watch 4.
Meanwhile, you can use Apple Music and Spotify on your Apple Watch without an iPhone.
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