The YouTube Music app for Wear OS is getting more new features this month. After adding a new recently played tile to the app last week, Google announced today that YouTube Music for Wear OS users will soon be able to stream songs via data/mobile.
Instead of having to download your favorite music to your phone, The YouTube Music app allows users to stream music over LTE or Wi-Fi. However, it is important to mention that mobile streaming does not work on iOS devices.
Equally important is the fact that you still need a YouTube Music Premium subscription to take advantage of the streaming support feature introduced this week, just like you need one to download music to your mobile or portable device.
Google hasn’t given a clear date for when Wear OS smartwatch users will be able to take advantage of streaming support, but the company did say it should appear in the YouTube Music app sometime this week.
This is YouTube Music’s first standalone smartwatch app that allows subscribers to download and stream music for ad-free listening even without their phone nearby. In addition, the Wear OS app offers other benefits, such as Smart Downloads, which refresh the songs users download to their watch when it’s connected to Wi-Fi.