YouTube Music on Galaxy Watch 4 will soon get streaming support
In August last year, Google finally released a Wear OS app for YouTube Music. The app debuted on the Galaxy Watch 4 series and later expanded to select Wear OS smartwatches with Snapdragon Wear 4100/4100+/3100 chipsets. In its current form, the app doesn’t let you stream music, requiring you to manually download songs to your watch. But that should change soon.
Earlier today, Samsung announced a new software update for the Galaxy Watch 4. In the announcement post, Samsung confirmed that streaming support for the YouTube Music Wear OS app will be coming. in a future update.
“Coming soon with an additional update, users will be able to stream music over Wi-Fi or LTE from the YouTube Music app on their Galaxy Watch4. This means users can leave their phone behind and continue streaming. enjoy their favorite artists while they train on the go,” said Samsung in a blog post.
This is indeed great news as streaming support has been one of the most requested features for YouTube Music for Wear OS. While Google has yet to make a separate announcement, we hope the feature won’t be exclusive to the Galaxy Watch 4 series and will make its way to other Wear OS smartwatches as well.
- The Galaxy Watch 4 is equipped with an Exynos W920 chip, ECG, blood pressure monitoring and Wear OS 3.
Meanwhile, those waiting for Google Assistant to come to the Galaxy Watch 4 will still have to wait. Samsung says Google Assistant support will be coming to the Galaxy Watch 4 series in the “coming months”. The company has yet to provide a specific timeline. We don’t know why it’s taking Samsung and Google so long to bring assistant support to the Galaxy Watch 4 lineup. In the meantime, Galaxy Watch 4 owners will have to make do with Samsung’s Bixby assistant.
In related news, the Galaxy Watch 4 will soon receive a new software update. The update will add a new interval goal feature for cyclists and runners, a sleep training schedule, and new body composition information.