Google has announced that its music service, YouTube Music, is now available for consumers with Apple Watch devices. The new Apple Watch app will allow people to browse their music collections, control playback, and select casting options.
YouTube Music comes with a fairly simple interface and allows users to access their library which includes: last played, downloads, playlists, albums, and more. In another screenshot, Google shows off the music controls which consist of a pause option, skip forward, skip backwards, a thumbs up, and an option to cast the song over to a compatible device. These controls can be accessed through the YouTube Music ‘complication’ that’s displayed on the watch face.
The Apple Watch is just the latest device where YouTube Music has been made available. On Monday, the firm introduced new features on smart TVs and Android TV OS devices. Google has also been busy over the summer introducing new YouTube Music features to a range of other devices.
In order to use YouTube Music on Apple Watch, you’ll need to have the latest YouTube Music app, be a YouTube Premium or YouTube Premium Music subscriber, have an iPhone, and an Apple Watch Series 3 or above running watchOS 6 or newer. Google said that wearOS users should stay tuned going forward for additional updates on the service’s availability on that platform.