YouTube Music finally comes to Wear OS in a way that’ll likely tick you off

What you need to know

  • YouTube Music is now available on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
  • The app can be used to download music to your watch and listen offline with a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
  • Streaming music is not currently supported.

Are you one of the fortunate folks to have already received your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 4 Classic? Great news then, as YouTube Music is now available (opens in new tab) on Wear OS Powered by Samsung — that’s the specific version of Wear OS 3 that runs on the Galaxy Watch 4 series — marking the first time YouTube Music has been available on a smartwatch that isn’t made by Apple.

Yes, you read that right. For almost the past year now, the only YouTube Music smartwatch app has been available on the Apple Watch — an unfortunate trend among the latest and greatest Google apps — and now is only available on the latest Samsung smartwatches. We’ve reached out to Google to find out if it plans to grace other Wear OS watch owners with its popular music service and will update this article with more information.

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