Listen to music on your watch

You can listen to YouTube Music with your Wear OS watch. Enjoy music anywhere using your watch, without needing to carry a mobile device with you. Download songs to your watch so you can listen to music while offline. Leave your phone behind, and workout to your favorite songs with YouTube Music on your wrist.

Note: YouTube Music is supported on most watches running the latest version of Wear OS 2, or newer. All playback from YouTube Music should be 128 kbps bitrate AAC.

Here’s what you can do with YouTube Music on Wear OS:

  • Listen to music using your watch connected to a Bluetooth accessory, like headphones.
  • Download music directly to your watch so you can listen without an internet connection.
  • Control playback, manage your downloads, and like songs, all from your wrist.

Download the YouTube Music app

To get started, download the YouTube Music app to your Wear OS watch:

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your watch.
  2. Search for YouTube Music.
  3. Select the YouTube Music app to start downloading it to your device.
  4. Once the app is installed, sign in to your YouTube Music account to start listening to music. 

From there, you can browse your library, workout suggestions, find your downloads, and personalized music recommendations.

Download music

To listen to YouTube Music without an internet connection, download music directly to your Wear OS device:

  1. Open YouTube Music on your Wear OS watch.
  2. Tap the song or playlist you want to download.
  3. Tap the download icon .

Tip: Turn on smart downloads to keep your watch automatically up-to-date with your favorite music. When you turn on smart downloads, your watch will automatically download music for you based on your YouTube Music listening history. 

Learn how to turn on smart downloads here

Note: Keep in mind the amount of music you can download depends on the storage space you have available on your Wear OS device.

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