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YouTube Music on Apple Watch – Is it Possible to Listen

Listen to your favorite song on YouTube music and control it on your Apple Watch.

YouTube Music is Google’s answer to take on Spotify and Apple Music. It lets you hear millions of songs, albums, playlists, artist radios, and much more on your device. You can use this service for free with regular advertisements, or you can purchase Music premium ($9.99/month) to remove those ads. Users with YouTube Premium ($11.99/month) can also stream YouTube Music without any ads. When it comes to compatibility, YouTube Music supports Android mobiles/tablets, iPhone/iPad, Chromecast, and Smart TVs. You can also access this service using browsers on a PC. What about Apple Watch? Is YouTube Music available for Apple Watch? Is it possible to stream it on Apple Watch? Let’s find out the answers to these questions.

Is YouTube Music available for Apple Watch?

Yes. YouTube Music is officially available for Apple Watch and can be downloaded directly from the App Store. To access this app, your Watch must run on watchOS 6 and later.

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YouTube Music on Apple Watch

As we mentioned earlier, you can get the app from the built-in store or by using the paired iPhone. Like other streaming apps, it functions as a remote control for the mobile app.

How to Install YouTube Music on Apple Watch Without iPhone

1: Open the App Store on your Apple Watch.

App Store on Apple Watch

2: Tap the Search field at the top.

3: Type YouTube Music. You can also use dictation or Scribble on Apple Watch to search for apps.

4: Select the YouTube Music app and tap the Get button.

5: Then, open the YouTube Music app on your Watch.

How to Install YouTube Music on Apple Watch Using iPhone

1: Instal the YouTube Music app on your iPhone from the App Store.

2: Make sure that your Apple Watch and iPhone are paired with each other.

3: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

4: Go to the My Watch section.

5: Tap the Available Apps button.

6: You will get all the installed apps on your iPhone that can be installed on your Apple Watch.

7: Choose the YouTube Music app and click the Install button.

8: Now, the YouTube Music app will be installed on your Watch.

How to Use YouTube Music on Apple Watch

It starts with two menus: Now playing and Library. Under the Library, you will have options to choose last played, downloads, playlists, albums, songs, artists, and subscription details. The Now playing section displays the usual functions like play/pause, forward/backward, cast icon, and an option to give thumbs up for your song. The watchOS version of YouTube Music lacks the support for offline streaming.

YouTube Music on Apple Watch

When using the YouTube Music app on your Apple Watch, you will get warning notifications like “Communication Failed.” This is a common issue in the non-cellular Apple Watch. If you get any warning pop-ups, restart the app. If you aren’t comfortable with the features of YouTube Music, you can download and use the Spotify app to hear songs right from the wrist. Spotify also offers a full-fledged app for Apple Watch.


1. Can I use YouTube Music on my iWatch?

Yes, you can use the YouTube Music app on your Watch from the App Store.

2. How to play music on Apple Watch?

Check our guide on the best music apps on Apple Watch to listen to your favorite music.

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