How do I control music with my Fitbit device?

Learn how to use the music controls on your Fitbit device.

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How do I control music playing on YouTube Music?

On Charge 6, use the YouTube Music controls app to control music playing in the YouTube Music app on your phone. Navigate between playlists, skip or replay songs, and adjust the volume from your tracker.

Note the following requirements:

  • YouTube Music controls on your Fitbit device doesn’t support offline music playback, so your paired phone must remain nearby with the Fitbit app running in the background and connected to the internet.
  • A YouTube Music Premium subscription is required in most locations. For information on YouTube Music Premium, see the Google help article YouTube Premium individual memberships.
  • You must have the YouTube Music app open on your phone. For more information about the YouTube Music app, see the YouTube Music Help Center.
  • The Fitbit app on your phone must be running version 4.00 or later. For more information on how to update the Fitbit app, see How do I use the Fitbit app?

To control the YouTube Music app from your tracker:

  1. Open the YouTube Music app on your phone. Note that the Fitbit app must be running in the background and your phone must remain nearby.
  2. Swipe to the YouTube Music controls app on your tracker and tap to open it.
    • On the main screen, see the current song and artist. Tap to pause or play the current song.
    • Swipe down to browse through the available music, including your most recent playlists, songs, and albums. Tap a selection to switch to it.
    • Swipe left to access controls to skip to the next track, restart the current song, or return to the previous track.
    • Swipe left again to access volume controls.

For troubleshooting, see Why can't I control music on my phone with my Fitbit device?

How do I control music playing on my phone with my Fitbit device?
Blaze
  1. If you have an Android phone, first set up music control. If you have an iPhone, music control should work automatically after setting up Blaze, so skip to step 2.
    1. Swipe to SettingsBluetooth ClassicPair.
    2. On your phone, navigate to the Bluetooth settings where paired devices are listed. Your phone will scan for available devices.
    3. When you see Blaze Classic as an available device, tap it.
    4. Wait a few moments for the 6-digit number to appear on your screen.
    5. When the same 6-digit number appears on Blaze, tap Yes.
    6. On your phone, tap Pair.
  2. On Blaze, press and hold the top button to see the current track playing on your phone.
    1. Play or pause the song, or skip to the next track.
    2. To control volume, use the top and button buttons on your tracker.
    3. Press the back button or swipe up to return to the previous screen.

Note that both notifications and music control on Blaze use Bluetooth. If you turn on both features, you might see your tracker twice in your phone's list of Bluetooth devices.

Versa, Versa Lite Edition, and Versa 2
 
  1. If you have an Android phone, first turn on Bluetooth Classic to control music on your phone. If you have an iPhone, skip this step.
    1. Open the Settings app Settings app on your Fitbit device BluetoothRestore Music Controls.
    2. On your phone, navigate to the Bluetooth settings where paired devices are listed. Your phone will scan for available devices.
    3. When you see Classic next to your Fitbit device, tap it.
  2. While music is playing on your phone, swipe down from the top of your screen on your watch. After your notifications appear, swipe down again to open the control center. Tap the music controls icon .
  3. You might need to change the audio source to your phone if you previously listened to music stored on your watch. Tap the 3 dots, then tap the phone icon to change the audio source to your phone.

If you have a Spotify Premium account, access additional music controls by using the Spotify app. For more information, see How do I control music playing on Spotify?

Sense and Versa 3
  1. If you have an Android phone, first turn on Bluetooth Classic to control music on your phone. If you have an iPhone, skip this step.
    1. Open the Settings app Settings app on your Fitbit device Vibration & AudioSense Music or Versa 3 Music.
    2. On your phone, navigate to the Bluetooth settings where paired devices are listed. Your phone will scan for available devices.
    3. When you see Classic next to your Fitbit device, tap it.
  2. While music is playing, double-press the button. Your shortcuts appear.
  3. Tap the music controls icon .
  4. The icon in the top-left corner shows whether the music source is currently set to your phone  or your watch . If it’s set to your watch, tap it to change the music source to your phone, then press the button to return to your music controls.
  5. Play, pause, or tap the arrow icons to skip to the next track or previous track. Tap the volume icon  to adjust the volume.
How do I control music stored on my Fitbit device?

To control music playing from an app on your Fitbit device, follow the instructions below. 

Versa and Versa 2
  1. Make sure you have Bluetooth headphones or a speaker paired to your device. For instructions, see How do I connect Bluetooth audio devices to my Fitbit watch?
  2. Swipe down from the top of your screen. After your notifications appear, swipe down again to open the control center. Tap the music controls icon .
  3. You may need to change the audio source to your watch if you previously listened to music from a different audio source. Tap the 3 dots, then tap the watch icon.
  4. Play, pause, or tap the arrow icons to skip to the next track or previous track. Press the + and - icons to control the volume.
  5. Press the back button to return to the track listing or an app.
Sense and Versa 3
  1. Make sure you have Bluetooth headphones or a speaker paired to your device. For instructions, see How do I connect Bluetooth audio devices to my Fitbit watch?
  2. While music is playing from an app on your watch, double-press the button. Your shortcuts appear.
  3. Tap the music controls icon .
  4. The icon in the top-left corner shows whether the music source is currently set to your phone  or your watch . If it’s set to your phone, tap it to change the music source to your watch, then press the button to return to your music controls.
  5. Play, pause, or tap the arrow icons to skip to the next track or previous track. Tap the volume icon to adjust the volume .
How do I control music playing on Spotify?

On certain Fitbit devices, use the Spotify app  to control the music playing in the Spotify app on your phone, computer, or other Spotify Connect device. Navigate between playlists, like songs and switch between devices from your Fitbit device. To see which devices support the Spotify app, visit the Fitbit Gallery.

Note the following requirements:

  • The Spotify app on your Fitbit device doesn’t support offline music playback, so your paired phone must remain nearby with the Fitbit app running in the background and connected to the internet.
  • A Spotify Premium subscription is required. For information on Spotify Premium, see spotify.com.
  • You must have the Spotify app open on the device playing music. For more information on Spotify Connect, see spotify.com.

To control the Spotify app from your Fitbit device:

  1. In the Fitbit app, tab the Today tab Devices  your device image.
  2. Tap Spotify Settings.
  3. Tap Log in and follow the on-screen instructions to log in to your Spotify Premium account.
  4. Open the Spotify app on your phone or other device and begin playing music.
  5. Open the Spotify app on your Fitbit device to control music. Note: On Charge 4, swipe left and right to access different settings.
    • Tap the devices icon  to switch between devices. To see a device, you must have the Spotify app open on that device and be logged in to your account. Up to 8 devices are listed.
    • Tap the shuffle icon  to shuffle the tracks.
    • Tap the heart icon  to like a track.
    • Use the controls to switch playlists and to play, pause, or skip to the next track or previous track.
    • Swipe right to see your 8 most recently played playlists, or tap Library to find the playlists you created, the playlists created for you, and a selection of workout playlists. Tap a playlist to switch to it.

For troubleshooting, see Why can't I control music on my phone with my Fitbit device?

Why isn't music control working on my Fitbit device?
To confirm your phone supports this feature, go to fitbit.com/devices. For troubleshooting steps, see Why can't I control music on my phone with my Fitbit device?

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