Wear OS Picks Up Two New YouTube Music Features

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in YouTube Music, Wearables with 1 Comment

Google announced today that it is rolling out two new YouTube Music features on Wear OS, its suddenly interesting wearable platform.

“We’re excited to share that the YouTube Music app on your Wear OS watch is rolling out two new features,” the announcement post notes As a YouTube Music Premium subscriber, you’ll have access to more than 80 million songs and thousands of playlists on your YouTube Music app. This standalone app is the first smartwatch app from YouTube Music that allows YouTube Music Premium subscribers to download and stream music for ad-free listening, even without your phone nearby.”

The two new features are:

Direct streaming. Starting this week, users will be able to stream music over cellular or Wi-Fi connections without having a phone nearby.

YouTube Music tile. This new interface will let users quickly access recently played playlists or the browse page of the YouTube Music app more easily.

You can learn more about YouTube Music on Wear OS here.

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One response to “Wear OS Picks Up Two New YouTube Music Features”

  1. ghostrider

    Very much looking forward to the Pixel watch, finally. Let's hope Google finally do WearOS justice - they've certainly spent long enough working on it. Early renders look very good, but I'll hold out for the reviews. At least they're doing a round watch face too!