Apple Watch is a great device for music lovers. Here’s a quick guide on how to play music on your Apple Watch.
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Music is one of the great features of the Apple Watch. You can store music on your watch and listen to it without carrying your phone with you. You can also sync music from your iPhone to your watch, so you can listen to your favorite tunes even if you leave your phone at home. In this article, we’ll show you how to get started with music on your Apple Watch.
What you need
To play music on your Apple Watch, you need:
-A paired and connected iPhone with the Apple Watch app installed and an active iCloud account
-An Apple Watch with watchOS 5 or later
-A Wi-Fi or cellular connection
-Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription (Family Sharing is not currently supported)
If you don’t have an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, you can still listen to any songs that you’ve added to your iPhone’s Music Library.
How to play music on your Apple Watch
There are a few ways that you can play music on your Apple Watch. One way is to stream music from your iPhone to your Watch. To do this, you’ll need to enable the Bluetooth connection between your devices. Once you’ve done that, your Watch will be able to play any music that’s stored on your phone.
Another way to play music on your Apple Watch is to download songs or albums directly onto the device. You can do this by opening the Music app on your Watch and selecting the “My Music” tab. From there, you can browse through the available songs and albums and add them to your watch. You can also create custom playlists of your favorite songs.
Finally, if you have an Apple Music subscription, you can use it to stream millions of songs right from your Watch. To do this, open the Music app on your Watch and select the “For You” tab. From there, you can browse through the available songs and start streaming them immediately.
Tips for playing music on your Apple Watch
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can stream any song, album, or playlist directly from your Apple Watch. Just open the Music app and find what you want to play. Or ask Siri to play something for you.
If you don’t subscribe to Apple Music, you can still listen to your own music on your Apple Watch. Just sync your music library to your watch using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
How to control music playback on your Apple Watch
You can control music playback on your Apple Watch in a number of ways. With the Music app, you can view your recently added music, browse by artist or album, or create and edit playlists. You can also control playback from the Now Playing screen.
To control music playback from the Music app:
1. Open the Music app on your Apple Watch.
2. Tap the Recently Added section to view your recent music.
3. Tap an artist or album to browse by artist or album.
4. Tap a playlist to view and play it.
5. To search for a specific song, tap , then enter the song name or artist name.
6. To control playback, tap .
7. To view the Now Playing screen, tap . From here, you can:
-Tap to play or pause your music.
-Tap to skip to the next song.
-Tap to go back to the previous song.
-Tap twice to fast-forward within a song, or three times to rewind within a song.*
-Tap and hold , then slide your finger up or down to change the volume.*
Alternatively, you can control playback from Control Center:
1. Swipe up from the bottom of your Apple Watch face to open Control Center.*
How to manage your music library on your Apple Watch
The Music app on your Apple Watch lets you add and manage music so you can listen to it even when your iPhone isn’t with you. You can buy music from the iTunes Store, or sync music from your computer to your Apple Watch.
To manage your music library on your Apple Watch:
1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
2. Tap My Watch, then go to Music.
3. Tap Add Music, then choose how you want to add music to your watch:
-If you have an iCloud Music Library, turn on Sync Library. songs that you’ve added to your library on other devices appear on your Apple Watch automatically.
-If you don’t have an iCloud Music Library, you can sync playlists from your iTunes Library: tap Sync Playlists, then turn on the playlists that you want to copy to your watch.
How to create playlists on your Apple Watch
You can create playlists on your Apple Watch to keep your favorite tunes close at hand. To create a playlist, open the Music app on your watch and tap the Libraries tab. Then, tap the playlist button in the bottom-left corner.
Next, tap the New button in the top-right corner. Enter a name for your playlist and tap Save. To add songs to your playlist, tap the Add Songs button. You can add songs from your music library or from the Apple Music catalog. When you’re finished adding songs, tap Done.
How to listen to music offline on your Apple Watch
If you want to listen to music on your Apple Watch without carrying your iPhone, you need to download music to the watch. You can do this by syncing a playlist from your iPhone to your watch.
Before you start, make sure that your iPhone and watch are paired and connected, and that you have an active Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
2. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap Music.
3. Tap Synced Playlist, then choose a playlist.
4. Tap Sync to copy the playlist to your watch.
5. To check that the playlist copied successfully, tap the My Watch tab, then tap Music > Synced Playlist. If the playlist appears, it means that it copied successfully!
How to use Siri with Apple Music on your Apple Watch
One of the most convenient features of the Apple Watch is the ability to use Siri to control your music. With Siri, you can ask to play a specific song, album, or artist, or have Siri shuffle your music for you. You can also use Siri to control playback, including volume and playback position.
To use Siri with Apple Music on your Apple Watch, first make sure that you have an active Apple Music subscription. Then, launch the Music app on your watch and ask Siri to play something from your music library. For example, you could say “Hey Siri, play some workout music” or “Hey Siri, play my latest album.”
If you don’t have an Apple Music subscription, you can still use Siri to play any song that’s stored locally on your watch. Just keep in mind that you won’t be able to stream anything from the Apple Music catalog unless you’re a paying subscriber.
Is there a built-in Apple Music app on the Watch?
No, there is not currently a built-in Apple Music app on the Watch. You can, however, control music playback from your iPhone via the Now Playing Glance or the Remote app.
Can I add songs to my Watch from my iPhone?
Currently, you cannot add songs directly to your Watch from your iPhone. All music must be added through iTunes on your computer.
How do I delete songs from my Watch?
To delete a song from your Watch, open the Remote app on your iPhone and select the My Watch tab. Tap on the song you want to delete and then tap the trash can icon.
I deleted the Remote app from my iPhone by mistake. How do I get it back?
You can re-download the Remote app from the App Store.