There is a bit of interesting news for users who are keen about YouTube Music for WearOS. Starting this week, certain Wear OS 2 devices will now get access to the YouTube Music App.
The most noteworthy addition is support for offline listening, something that is quite useful, be it for an athlete or for a person going on a morning jog or run.
Given that you own a Wear OS 2 watch and feel that runs get too boring, you can now listen to some tunes during the same. YouTube Music offers access to around 80 million songs, with Premium users of the app also getting the liberty to download music to their devices for offline music listening.
Why Is YouTube Music Coming to Wear OS Such a Big Deal?
What this means is, given that you are a Premium user, you will have your favourite tunes right on your wrist and, with features like Smart Download which can download music when your device is connected to the Wi-Fi, you will have a fun time during your exercise sessions.
In case you are curious, YouTube Music is not the first to offer this new feature, since Spotify has been offering this same functionality for a month.
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Do note that not all devices will get the new app, even if you own a Wear OS 2 watch. The rollout is starting with a few popular models, with rollouts in the future for other watches.
Which Devices Are Eligible?
The devices that are eligible include:
- Fossil Gen 6
- Michael Kors Gen 6 Bradshaw
- Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS and LTE
- Mobvoi TicWatch E3
Other Wear OS 2 watches will get the app soon enough, with the app showing up in the Play Store as soon as your device is eligible to run the same.
In other smartwatch news, Fossil recently launched its Gen 6 smartwatches. Both sizes of watches come with 1.28-inch AMOLED panels with a resolution of 416*416 and AoD or Always-on-Display capabilities. Three buttons to the right-hand side of the body allow for easy use, with the rotating crown being to the middle.
The smartwatches also offer speakers and microphones inside to allow for watch-based calling, allowing users to take their calls without having to take their smartphone out.
Processor-wise, the Gen 6 series of watches run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ SoC which promises 85% faster performance than its predecessor, the Wear 3100. 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage accompany the new chipset.