YouTube Music now on Wear OS 2 watches with 3100 chip

In September, Google announced that its YouTube-branded streaming service was dropping the Galaxy Watch 4 exclusivity and arriving on Wear OS 2 devices running the Snapdragon Wear 4100. YouTube Music can now be installed on even older watches powered by the Wear 3100 chipset.

YouTube Music’s launch was previously limited to portable devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 or 4100+ chipset. This covered the new Fossil and Michael Kors Gen 6 devices, as well as the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3, TicWatch Pro 3 Cellular / LTE and TicWatch E3 GPS devices. The company said older watches will get YouTube Music “later this year.”

These watch wearers only had to wait two weeks because YouTube Music now appears in the Play Store. You can install it by searching on the watch or through the phone client with remote download. We saw it on a Moto 360 this morning, when a reader successfully installed it on a TAG Heuer Connected.

Both wearables are powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100, while Google’s official confirmation precise YouTube Music availability for “more watches running the latest version of Wear OS 2”. This should include many Fossil Gen 5 devices in the wild.

YouTube Music for Wear OS lets you download playlists to your watch for listening on the go without your phone. “Smart downloads” update what’s cached when the laptop is connected to Wi-Fi and charging. YouTube Music Premium subscription is required.

The app is mainly a long list divided into “Downloads”, “Recommended” and “Library”. The first section may include your “Offline Mix”, “Your Preferences” and “Discover Mix”. This is followed by suggested playlists, while “Settings” is located at the very bottom where you can select the number of songs stored. Once playing starts, you can swipe left to access the Now Playing controls, which allows you to like / dislike tracks.

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