Google has just announced that you will soon be able to stream music from your connected watch under Wear OS, without needing your smartphone.
Google continues to develop Wear OS, its operating system dedicated to connected watches. After adding a new tile for YouTube Music, the giant has just announced the possibility of listening to music directly from your watch, without needing to have your smartphone on you as reported PhoneArena.
You will be able to stream music via cellular data or WiFi
Users will therefore be able to stream music directly from their connected watch without going through their smartphone, as long as it is connected to WiFi or a mobile network. Note that streaming via a mobile network is not supported on iOS.
A new feature for the YouTube Music app is coming from this week“. Google announces that ” YouTube Music is compatible with most watches running the latest version of Wear OS 2 or later“.
Download your music via YouTube Music to listen to it without Internet
Another new feature of Google’s music streaming service, this time reserved for YouTube Music Premium subscribers: the ability to first download your tracks directly to your connected watch to listen to them without having Internet access. Google announces a functionSmart Downloads“, who “automatically downloads your favorite titles. When this feature is enabled, your watch will automatically download songs based on your YouTube Music listening history“, can we read on the dedicated support page.
Obviously, you may be limited by the storage space available on your watch, but remember that the playback rate on YouTube Music is 128 kbit / s for AAC files: a more compressed quality than many other streaming services.
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