YouTube Music for Wear OS supports streaming

The YouTube Music app for Wear OS is getting new features this month. After adding a new recently played tile app last week, Google announcement today that YouTube Music for Wear OS users will be able to stream songs over data/cellular very soon.

Instead of having to download your favorite music to your phone, The YouTube Music app will allow users to stream music over LTE or Wi-Fi. It’s worth mentioning though that cellular streaming won’t work on iOS devices.

Equally important is the fact that you’ll still need a YouTube Music Premium subscription to benefit from the streaming support feature introduced this week, just like you need it to download music to your mobile or portable device.

Google didn’t provide a specific date for when Wear OS smartwatch users will be able to take advantage of streaming support, but the company said it should appear in the YouTube Music app this week.

It’s YouTube Music’s first standalone smartwatch app that lets subscribers download and stream music for ad-free listening, even without their phone nearby. Additionally, the Wear OS app offers other benefits such as Smart Downloads, which refreshes the songs users download to their watch whenever it’s connected to Wi-Fi.