Apple Watch users have found many different ways to use their devices since they were first released. One of the most popular uses for the watch is as a complimentary device when listening to music. While some people may be unsure how to use their watch as a music device, it can be a handy tool. Many people ask us how to use their Apple Watch with music, so we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below.
How to listen to music on Apple Watch without your phone?
We get asked this question a lot- can you still listen to music if you leave your phone at home? The answer is yes! First and foremost, if you want to use Apple Music on your watch, you need an active subscription. Once you have that, open the Music app on your watch and tap on Library. From here, you can select any of your playlists or albums to listen to. As long as you have downloaded some music onto the watch itself, you don’t need your phone nearby to play it.
How do you download music on your Apple Watch?
Now after question the first question, you might be wondering, “well, how can I download music onto my Apple Watch?” or “How do I put music on my Apple Watch?” It’s simple. You can do this from your Apple Watch or your iPhone. We believe using your iPhone is the easiest way of doing it, and here’s how:
- Open the Music App on your Phone
- Tap My Watch and then tap Music
- Below Playlists & Albums, tap Add Music.
- Select the albums and playlists you’d like to be synced.
That’s it. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong. The most crucial point which is often overlooked is that your Watch won’t actually sync or download any music until it’s placed on charge next to your iPhone.
How do I control audio playback on my Apple Watch?
In addition to being able to control audio playback from the Music app on your watch, you can also use the buttons on the side of the device. The top button will increase volume, while the bottom button will decrease it. If you want to skip ahead or back a song, just hold down either button and then use the Digital Crown to scroll through songs.
How do I play music from Apple Watch to AirPods?
If you want to listen to music on your Apple Watch using Bluetooth headphones or speakers, it’s simple to do. First, make sure that both devices are switched on and that Bluetooth is enabled on both.
Next, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch and select Bluetooth. Under “My Devices,” you should see your AirPods listed. Tap on the entry and then choose Connect. You should now be able to listen to music on your AirPods using your Apple Watch.
This works the same for any kind of Bluetooth device, such as smart speakers.
How can I listen to the radio on my Apple Watch?
If you want to listen to the radio on your Apple Watch, there are a few different ways to do it.
The first way is to use the built-in Radio app. This app is pre-installed on your Apple Watch, and it gives you access to a wide variety of stations to choose from. To launch the app, open the Clock app on your watch and tap on the radio. From here, you can browse by location, genre, or type. You can also add a station to your favourites for easy access later.
If you’re looking for something a little more specific, or if the Radio app doesn’t have what you’re looking for, there are a few other options. One popular option is the TuneIn app. This app gives you access to over 100,000 radio stations from around the world. Another great option is Streema. Streema has a smaller selection of stations, but it’s still a great option if you can’t find what you’re looking for in TuneIn.
To use either of these apps, just download them from the App Store on your iPhone and then open them on your Apple Watch. Once they’re open, select the station you want to listen to, and it will start playing automatically.
How can I listen to Spotify on my Apple Watch?
Just like you can with TuneIn and Streema, you can also listen to Spotify on your Apple Watch. To do this, you first need to install the Spotify app on your iPhone. Once it’s installed, open it and log in to your account.
Next, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch and select Bluetooth. Under “My Devices,” you should see your AirPods listed. Tap on the entry and then choose Connect. You should now see a list of available devices under “Cast to.” Select your iPhone and then select Spotify. The music from your Spotify account will start playing on your Apple Watch.
How can I listen to music on my Apple Watch without headphones?
If you don’t want to use headphones to listen to music on your Apple Watch, there are a few different ways to do it.
The first way is to use the built-in Speakers. To do this, just open the Music app on your watch and then select the song you want to listen to. The music will start playing through the speakers on the watch.
Another way to listen to music without headphones is by using Bluetooth speakers or headphones. To do this, open the Settings app on your watch and select Bluetooth. Under “My Devices,” you should see your AirPods listed. Tap on the entry and then select Connect. You should now see a list of available devices under “Cast to.” Select your iPhone and then select the Bluetooth device you want to use. The music from your iPhone will start playing on the Bluetooth device.
There are lots of ways to utilise your Apple Watch when listening to music, and we hope that this guide has helped you figure out how to do it. If you have any other questions, be sure to check out our support website or contact us for help.