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YouTube Music on Wear OS Google

YouTube Music is now rolling out an update to the Wear OS app that introduces the ability to stream music, if your watch is connected to a Wi-Fi network. The feature also works over LTE, if your watch has its own cellular connection. That means you can now browse for any music and start playing it immediately from the watch.

The new feature might not seem too important, but it is another step towards Google improving smaller problems with Wear OS. YouTube Music is one of the most popular music services with a Wear OS app, alongside Spotify. Samsung’s watches also have a unique music player that can open MP3 files copied to the watch through the Galaxy Wearable app.

The changes are also arriving as Google prepares for Wear OS 3 to roll out on non-Samsung watches later this year (the update is currently still exclusive to the Galaxy Watch 4). Google is planning to release its own wearable this year, the , which will come with Wear OS 3 out of the box.