YouTube Music on Your Smartwatch: Stream & Control Songs

Ditch your phone and take your music on the go with YouTube Music on your smartwatch! This handy guide will show you how to stream your favorite tunes and control playback right from your wrist. No more fumbling in your pocket – keep the beat going effortlessly, whether you’re hitting the gym or conquering your daily errands.

Here’s how to listen to YouTube Music on your smartwatch:



  1. Install the YouTube Music app:
    • Open the Google Play Store app on your smartwatch.
    • Search for “YouTube Music”.
    • Select the app and download it to your watch.
  2. Sign in to YouTube Music:
    • Launch the YouTube Music app on your smartwatch.
    • Sign in to your YouTube Music account.
  3. Listen to music:
    • There are two ways to listen to music: Streaming or Offline playback.
    • Streaming:
      • With an active Wi-Fi or LTE connection (depending on your smartwatch), you can stream music directly from YouTube Music.
      • Browse through your library, recommended playlists, or search for something specific (search function not available on all Wear OS versions).
      • Select a song or playlist to start playback.
    • Offline playback:
      • Download music for offline listening. This is helpful when you don’t have an internet connection.
      • Open the desired song or playlist.
      • Tap the download icon (usually an arrow pointing downwards).
      • Downloaded music is stored on your smartwatch and can be accessed anytime.

Additional tips:

  • You can control music playback (play/pause, skip tracks, adjust volume) directly from your smartwatch.
  • Some smartwatches, like the Pixel Watch, offer features like smart downloads, which automatically download music based on your listening habits when connected to Wi-Fi.

Frequently Asked Questions about Listening to YouTube Music on Your Smartwatch

1. What smartwatches can play YouTube Music?

YouTube Music is compatible with smartwatches that run Wear OS by Google. This includes popular brands like Samsung, Fossil, TicWatch, and even Google’s own Pixel Watch.

2. Do I need a YouTube Premium subscription to listen on smartwatch?

No, a YouTube Premium subscription is not required to listen to YouTube Music on your smartwatch. You can use the free tier with limited features (shuffle play, ads) or upgrade to Premium for ad-free listening and background playback.

3. How do I download music for offline listening on my smartwatch?

  1. Open the YouTube Music app on your smartwatch.
  2. Find the song or playlist you want to download.
  3. Tap the download icon (usually an arrow pointing downwards).
  4. Downloaded music is stored on your smartwatch and can be accessed anytime, even without an internet connection.

4. Can I control playback from my smartwatch?

Absolutely! Your smartwatch acts as a mini remote for YouTube Music. You can play/pause, skip tracks, adjust volume, and even see what’s playing directly on your wrist.

5. What if my smartwatch doesn’t have a built-in speaker?

No problem! You’ll need to connect Bluetooth headphones to your smartwatch to listen to YouTube Music.

6. Does YouTube Music work on smartwatches with LTE connectivity?

Yes! If your smartwatch has LTE, you can stream YouTube Music directly without needing your phone nearby.

7. Can I search for specific songs using YouTube Music on smartwatch?

The search functionality for YouTube Music is not available on all Wear OS versions. Check your smartwatch’s specific features or consult the manufacturer’s documentation.

For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the official Wear OS by Google Help documentation:

Additional helpful information:

You can also watch YouTube videos on your smartwatch – View YouTube on your smartwatch

There are many apps available to listen to music on your smartwatch – Listen to music on your smartwatch without your phone

Spotify is another useful app for listening to music on your smartwatch – Spotify Smartwatch App: How to Set Up and Use It