YouTube Music already has an official application for Wear OS, although for now it is exclusive to the Galaxy Watch4
YouTube Music is the Google subscription music service (after the definitive closure of Google Play Music). The service competes directly against Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify, which just a few days ago enabled the option to download music on watches with Wear OS.
Until now, YouTube Music had no Wear OS app, but Google has remedied it. The company has released the official YouTube Music app for Wear OS, but it has done so to a very limited extent. Why? Because, for now at least, it will only be available on the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic.
YouTube Music yes, but only on the latest Samsung watches
The YouTube Music app is already available on Wear OS, but as Google highlights on its support page, can only “listen to YouTube Music on Wear OS powered by Samsung”, that is, in the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic, since they are the only ones with Wear OS in the Korean catalog.
And it is curious that this is the case, since the new Samsung smartwatches will not be launched until tomorrow. In this way, and at least for the moment, watches such as Suunto or Mobvoi TicWatch are left without the application. It is expected that it will arrive at some point or other, but for now Samsung is left with the exclusive.
The application allows download music on watch and listen to it without an Internet connection (as long as we have a Bluetooth headset connected to the watch), but it does not seem that it is possible to stream in real time when we have the watch connected to the mobile or the LTE network.
It also allows you to control music playback, manage downloads, and ‘like’ songs right from your wrist. It should be noted that YouTube Music playback appears to be limited to 128 kbps AAC.
Via | 9to5Google