Take the launch of YouTube Music, Google’s very personal music steaming service, for instance. It arrived in August 2021 with out the flexibility to really stream music. As an alternative, tunes needed to be downloaded for offline playback.
Mercifully for subscribers, that’s now altering. An replace this week will give customers the chance to stream music over Wi-Fi or LTE. So, they’ll depart their telephone at dwelling once they go for a run, for instance, and select from the complete library of 80-million YouTube Music tracks.
In a publish on the Put on OS assist website (by way of Android Central), Google introduced: “As a YouTube Music Premium subscriber, you’ll have entry to greater than 80 million songs and 1000’s of playlists in your YouTube Music app. This standalone app is the primary smartwatch app from YouTube Music that enables YouTube Music Premium subscribers to obtain and stream music for ad-free listening, even with out your telephone close by.”
Customers will, after all, want an LTE knowledge plan to stream when away from Wi-Fi. They’ll be topic to fast battery drain when streaming music, nevertheless it’s good to lastly have the chance no less than.
The replace full additionally embody the flexibility to “add a brand new YouTube Music tile to your watch that enables fast entry to your not too long ago performed playlist or to the browse web page of the YouTube Music app,” the corporate says.
Google and Samsung had earlier teased the function again in February, so it’s good to see it lastly on the way in which to these oh-so-patient Put on OS smartwatch customers.
The replace is especially pertinent contemplating Google is launching its personal Pixel Watch working Put on OS later this yr. Can it lastly upset the Apple Watch cart?