YouTube Music For Wear OS Has Arrived – But Only For Samsung’s New Watches

Nearly one year ago, Google pulled the plug on Play Music in favor of YouTube Music. Since then, Wear OS has been left stranded without a way of tying into Google’s streaming music service, until now.

Tech giant Google has finally released a Wear OS app for YouTube Music which offers users access to all of their mixes, playlists and playback controls. The app will also offer support for offline music storage; leave your phone at home and your smartwatch will handle playback to Bluetooth headphones.

YouTube Music for Wear OS

How Does The App Work?

After launching the app, you’ll be directed to a sign-in screen where you’ll be able to select YouTube accounts. After you’ve signed in, you’ll be provided with 3 sections:

  • Downloads
  • Recommended
  • Library

With regards to playback controls, the ‘page’ layout is neat, organised and logical. The time eloquently spans in a curved type nature across the top with the artist and track details below.

The playback touch targets are sized for easy navigation, combined with a volume shortcut and a like button towards the lower half of the interface. The app also houses the functionality of adjusting the UI colours based on the song.

Jason Muller
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