YouTube Music is coming to Google’s Wear OS, after launching on Apple Watch last year
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After removing the Google Play Music app from their smartwatches, YouTube Music users have been waiting for a Wear OS app for almost a year.
Google I / O is the company’s annual software-focused developer conference. This year’s I / O showcased Android 12, new AI and machine learning tools, and updates to Google Workspace, Photos, and Maps. Google also discussed updates to its Android-based operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices – Wear.
Google shut down Play Music on Wear OS last summer, before shutting down the streaming service altogether in late 2020. Before the shutdown, Google provided users with a tool to transfer their library to YouTube Music. Google launched YouTube Music on Apple Watch in October of last year, since then we’ve been wondering when they’ll launch the streaming service on their own smartwatch operating system.
During I / O 2021, Google announced that a YouTube Music app would soon be available on Wear. We don’t know much about the watch app yet, other than that it will allow smart downloads for subscribers, allowing Music Premium members to listen to music on the go, without WiFi or mobile data. The new version of Wear is expected in the spring of this year, with the app available “later this year”.
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