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Listen to music on your watch

You can listen to music on your watch without your phone if either:

  • Your watch has a built-in speaker.
  • Your watch is connected to a Bluetooth accessory, like headphones. Learn how to pair Bluetooth devices.

Step 1: Get music ready

You can listen to music online from a playlist or download from Play Music to listen to offline.

Tip: To make your battery last longer, listen to music offline.

Create or edit a playlist

When your watch is connected to the internet, you can  stream playlists or albums you’ve purchased on the same Google Account. 
Learn how to create or edit a playlist.

Download music for offline

  1. Make sure your watch is connected to Wi-Fi or LTE.
    • To connect to Wi-Fi: Swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap SettingsSettings and then Connectivity and then Wi-Fi. Then tap the network you want to join.
  2. On the side of your watch, press the power button.
  3. From the list of apps, tap Play MusicGoogle Play Music Icon.
  4. Touch and hold the song, album, or playlist you want to download. 
  5. A check mark will show up next to music you've downloaded.

Step 2: Play music

You can listen to music on your watch or stream it from your Play Music account. When you're disconnected, you'll only be able to see and play music you've downloaded.

Stream music while online

To get the most out of streaming music, fully charge your watch before you start.

  1. Make sure your watch is connected to Wi-Fi or LTE.
    • To connect to Wi-Fi: Swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap SettingsSettings and then Connectivity and then Wi-Fi. Then tap the network you want to join.
  2. On the side of your watch, press the power button.
  3. From the list of apps, tap Play MusicGoogle Play Music Icon.
  4. When you see "Connected", start playing music by tapping any of the Play icons.
  5. You'll be asked to set up your bluetooth headphones if you haven’t already.

Tip: If you don't see your music, try a different account: To switch, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Settings Settings then New Profile

Fix problems

If you’re having trouble streaming music on your watch or you see Disconnected disconnect

  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings Settingsand then Connectivity.
  4. Choose or add a Wi-Fi network.

When you've reconnected, go back to Play Music and try playing your music again.

Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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