Or sync content to your watch. Then you can play the content on your watch without your iPhone nearby, even if your watch is not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular. You need bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to music or other audio on your Apple Watch. Learn more about how your watch uses Wi-Fi and cellular. If you're not an Apple Music subscriber, you can play your songs, albums and playlists. To stream music, open the Music app and tap the music you want. By default, when you charge your Apple Watch, podcasts that you subscribe to sync to your Apple Watch.
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Controlling your music is one of the top features of the Apple Watch. Since the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 in , the device lets you stream music directly from your watch without needing an iPhone or iPod. This is a game-changer for runners and fitness enthusiasts, as well as casual music listeners who don't want to carry two devices for their music.
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Subscriber Account active since. One of the great features of the Apple Watch is the ability to listen to music on the go, without having to carry your iPhone. Whether you're going out for a run, need to be hands-free, or your phone just died and you're in desperate need to rock out, you can still access your favorite artists through your watch. All you have to do is stream the songs from your nearby phone or download them directly onto your Apple Watch. But be warned: Storage space is limited to 2 GB for music on an Apple Watch , so you may need to remove songs or playlists before adding more. You can also tune in to your favorite podcasts by automatically syncing their release with your watch. To free up some of that desirable storage space, Apple even automatically removes the episode once you've listened to it. Ready to reach your playlists and podcasts from your wrist? Follow the simple steps below.
The Apple Watch has the power to play music directly from the wrist to a pair of Bluetooth headphones, no matter whether you're an Apple Music or Spotify subscriber. However, with the option to play music while connected or offline, there's actually quite a few steps in playing music on the Apple Watch. For those with a collection of iTunes tracks, you can sync playlists across with ease, but you're better served with a streaming service, as you're able to access playlists in just a couple of minutes. With the process not immediately obvious to newbies, though, and steps changing depending on your service, we're here to help. Here's all the details on how to put music on your Apple Watch, including instructions for adding music, connecting headphones and which Apple Watch models let you stream music offline. To get started, fire up the Apple Music app on your iPhone. We won't go through the ins and outs of the app here, but you can search the library of more than 30 million tracks and curated playlists. If you don't have a subscription to Apple Music, you can still use good old MP3s, but make sure they appear in the Music app through iTunes.