How to play music on Apple Watch

 Things to know before playing music on Apple Watch:

  • Apple Watch’s built-in speaker doesn’t play music.
  • Your Apple Watch must be connected to a Bluetooth earphone or speaker.
  • You must have an active Apple Music subscription and Apple Music Voice Plan to play music via Music app and Siri, respectively.

The Apple Watch is a device with a variety of capabilities that improve your life, not just a time-telling watch. The capability to play and control music directly from your wrist is one of its many features. Quite intriguing, huh? Let’s find out how to play music on Apple Watch without further ado.

On Apple Watch, music may be played in a variety of ways. To listen to and manage music, you must be close to your associated iPhone.

How to play songs from Apple Watch

  1. Open the Music app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Select Listen Now and utilize the Digital Crown to navigate through the available music options.
  3. Choose your preferred track and tap play to initiate playback.

    Listen to Music on Your Apple Watch

Use Siri to play music on Apple Watch

  1. Wake up your Apple Watch by tapping on the screen or raising your wrist.
  2. Invoke Siri by either pressing and holding the Digital Crown or saying, “Hey Siri.”
  3. Once Siri is activated, you can command Siri something like:
    • “Play <song> by <artist>.”
    • “Play more songs from this album.”
    • “Play my workout playlist.”
    • “Play Apple Music Country.”
    • “Play cool jazz.”
    • “Play more like this.”

The song you requested will immediately begin playing on your connected device.

Note: You must have an active Apple Music membership in order to use Siri to play music on your Apple Watch.

How to control music on iPhone from Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Music app on your Apple Watch.
  2. From the main menu, select On iPhone.

    Open Music App and Tap On iPhone on Apple Watch
  3. Choose one from the options provided:
    • Playlists
    • Artists
    • Albums
    • Songs
  4. Tap on a song to play it.

    Tap on Songs and Play the Songs from Apple Watch

Note: Your iPhone’s speakers will be used to play the song, but you can control the playback from Apple Watch.

How to play music on Apple Watch without iPhone

  1. Launch the Music app on your Apple Watch.
  2. On the main menu, scroll down and tap Library.

    Open Music App and Tap Library on Apple Watch
  3. Choose one from the options provided below:
    • Playlists
    • Artists
    • Albums
    • Songs
    • Made For You
  4. Tap on the song name to start playing the music.

    Tap Albums and Play the song from Apple Watch

Third-party apps to play music on Apple Watch

 In addition to the ways already mentioned, you can also take a different tack and use your Apple Watch and a third-party music app. These apps offer a wide variety of features and functionalities and are made to improve your entire musical experience.


How can I improve the battery life of my Apple Watch while playing music?

There are several options you can consider to enhance the battery life of your Apple Watch when listening to music. You can decrease the volume or check our article on how to improve your Apple Watch battery life.

How much storage space does my Apple Watch have for music?

The storage space available on your Apple Watch for music varies depending on the model you have. However, the most recent Apple Watch Ultra has a 32 GB storage capacity.

Can I use my Apple Watch to listen to podcasts?

Yes, you can listen to podcasts on your Apple Watch. You can also look for and access your preferred podcasts using the Podcasts app.

That’s it!

You can rely on your Apple Watch whether you’re into fitness or just want to listen to music without continually picking up your iPhone. So, gather your headphones and prepare to enjoy your favourite tunes. Please mention the Bluetooth music player and headset you are using with your wearable in the comments as well.


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