Google did the unthinkable and brought the newest YouTube Music app to older Wear OS smartwatches. Although the app was supposed to be Exclusively available on smartwatches powered by Wear OS 3.0, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Google has decided to make the app available on older smartwatches as well. Starting this week, the search giant will launch the new YouTube Music app to select the Wear OS 2 device, including the new Gen 6 smartwatches from Fossil and Michael Kors, TicWatch Pro 3 GPS from Mobvoi, TicWatch Pro 3 Cellular / LTE and TicWatch E3.
A range of premium features are available to YouTube Music subscribers, including access to over 80 million songs and thousands of playlists on their YouTube Music app.
More importantly, it is the first standalone smartwatch app from YouTube Music to allow YouTube Music Premium subscribers to download music for offline listening without ads. In addition, the app includes the smart download feature, which updates the songs downloaded to a watch whenever it is connected to WiFi.
According to Google, the new YouTube Music app will roll out to more devices running the latest version of Wear OS 2 later this year. The app will be available for download from the Google Play Store for those who own qualifying smartwatches.