Google is further expanding the availability of YouTube Music on Wear OS to even older watches. The company initially launched the app on Wear OS 3, exclusive to the Galaxy Watch 4, but rolled it out to a selection of older smartwatches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform last month. A new report notes that smartwatches like the Moto 360 can now get it, too.
Google has confirmed the selection expanded, but the company did not specify which watches were eligible. Instead, Wear OS users are encouraged to check out the Play Store and see if their device is eligible. As seen on the Moto 360 and TAG Heuer Connected watches, 9to5Google speculates that it could be deployed on watches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100. This should encompass a number of Wear OS watches, including the Fossil Gen 5, the Montblanc Summit, and the Suunto 7.
Google announced YouTube Music for Wear OS at its Google I / O event in May. The app offers users streaming of their YouTube Music libraries, access to playlists, and support for offline playback on the go if you are a premium subscriber. At first it was believed that the app would be exclusive to Wear OS 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, but Google later announced that it would roll it out slowly to older devices. The rollout started last month with Snapdragon Wear 4100. The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 watches were among the first of the old batch to access the new app.
Google previously sparked controversy by removing the old Google Play Music app from Wear OS before preparing for a replacement. While alternatives existed in Spotify, this app did not support offline music streaming and was not a perfect replacement for some of the more dedicated Wear OS customers. As Spotify has now added offline playback to Wear OS, users of the platform now have options for the future.