- Samsung holds the key to the app installations on the Galaxy watch 4 devices.
- WearOS bearers will now be able to streamline music via the YouTube Music app on gadget.
- The YouTube Music app on the WearOS gadget will allow bearers access to 80million songs.
Samsung is the primary source of the Galaxy Watch 4‘s pre-installed apps. Before the Pixel Watch comes out later this year, Google is adding more apps. After a long wait, Wear OS users may now stream their music using the YouTube Music app.
Users can also utilise the app as a widget to view recently played playlists or YouTube Music’s search page as an additional convenience.
As stated in a Google+ post, the app will allow you to access 80 million songs. An additional benefit of the software is that it works with Smart Downloads from Google so that songs downloaded to your Wear OS watch will be updated immediately whenever you’re connected to the internet.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind. For example, you must have a subscription to YouTube Music Premium. For iOS Wear OS 2 users, cellular streaming is not available. The path to a wearable OS The YouTube Music app has gone through a lot of changes.
According to a company announcement, Google Play Music, Wear OS’s sole native music streaming software, will be shut down in 2020. Wear OS users were able to transfer their playlists to YouTube Music, although there was no YouTube Music app for Wear OS at the time. As a result, Wear OS users had very few options for offline playback. (Spotify’s app for Wear OS was a glorified remote control at the time.)
Then, as if that weren’t bad enough, Google decided to make an Apple Watch app for YouTube Music. Wear OS 3 users had to wait until Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 range debuted last summer before being able to access YouTube Music on their watches. Apps for Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 Wear OS 2 watches were available from Google around a month later. However, it was only available for offline playback. With this most recent version, YouTube Music is now a fully-fledged music streaming software.
No one was surprised by the timing of this new release. Google confirmed the Pixel Watch’s fall release at its annual I/O conference just a few days ago. In addition, the Wear OS 3 platform includes a slew of Google services, such as Google Wallet and Google Home.
A joint announcement by Google and Samsung, claims Google Assistant, another long-awaited Wear OS 3 feature, will be available this summer. If you think about it, this upgrade might be seen as a part of Google’s bigger preparations for the Pixel Watch.