Do you think if you can listen to music on your Apple Watch? This post is what you should know about listening to music on the Apple Watch. Although you can control music playing from apps on your iOS device with your Watch, you are not able to play Spotify on your Watch.
If you want to leave your iPhone at home and only use with the Apple Watch, you should first sync your workout playlists to your Watch or subscribe to Apple Music.
How to Listen to Music on Apple Watch
If you are using an Apple Watch 3, then you can easily stream Apple Music through Wi-Fi or LTE. However, for older models, you cannot do that or cannot stream from any third party apps. So, if you want to leave your iPhone at home and only listen to music on your Watch, you have to use Apple Music or sync the playlists to your Apple Watch first. Bluetooth headphones are required to pair to the Apple Watch to listen to.
Sync Music to the Apple Watch
You will need an Apple Watch charger handy in order to sync music to your Watch. You can also sync music bought from Apple, or the music you bought and added to your iPhone or playlists from Apple Music.
- Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- From My Watch tab, scroll down and then tap on Music.
- Now choose Add Music.
- Select the playlists, albums you want to add.
- Place your Apple Watch onto the Charger.
- Make sure Bluetooth is enabled and your Watch is connected.
All you need now is waiting while the music syncs to your Watch. You may have to download the music to your iPhone first for synchronization. Note that audiobooks or podcasts cannot be synced to the Apple Watch.
If you usually listen to the same playlist, simply launch the Apple Watch app and tap on Workout. Next, select Workout Playlist and choose your music. The next time you begin a workout, the playlist will automatically play.
How to Listen to Apple Music on the Apple Watch
It’s usually better to listen to Apple Music on the Apple Watch. If you are a subscriber, all you need is a Wi-Fi or LTE connection and you can then stream your Apple Music to your watch. To do so
- Launch the Music app on your Watch.
- Tap on Library.
- Select the music you wish to listen to.
You can choose to listen to playlists, albums, and radio stations. There is also an option to use Siri on your Apple Watch 3 to listen to your favorite music.
Also see: How to view web content on Apple Watch
How to Control Music on Your iPhone using Apple Watch
If you want to control the music that you are listening to on your iPhone just by looking at your wrist, then you can take advantage of Now Playing feature. Start listening to your favorite music on your iPhone. It works with Apple Music, Spotify, and some other music apps. Simply open the music app on your Watch. From there, you can control playback, volume and other.