After making its debut at Google I/O ’21, Wear OS 3 was expected to be all the rage as we were hoping to see at least a few new Wear OS 3 powered smartwatches arrive in time for the holidays. Along with the overhauled design, Google also confirmed its plans to finally bring a proper YouTube Music app to its wearable platform, something the streaming service has been missing. However, since there seems to be an unannounced exclusivity agreement between Samsung and Google, the only smartwatch that can currently run Wear OS 3 is the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.
Shortly after Wear OS 3 became available, it was still unknown whether even just the YouTube Music app would be made available for Wear OS 2 smartwatches. Since then, Google has changed its tune as the company continues to expand the list of compatible wearables. At the end of September, we saw YouTube Music arrive for Wear OS smartwatches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+. Thanks to 9to5Google, it appears as though Wear OS 2 smartwatches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 are seeing YouTube Music available for download.
If you own a smartwatch, but aren’t sure what is under the hood, here’s the list of Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered Wear OS smartwatches.
- Diesel Fadelite
- Fossil Gen 4 Sport
- Fossil Gen 5
- Michael Kors Lexington 2
- Michael Kors Bradshaw 2
- Michael Kors MKGO
- Misfit Vapor X
- Montblanc Summit 2 / Summit 2+
- Moto 360 3rd Gen.
- Movado Connect 2.0
- Puma Smartwatch
- Skagen Falster 3
- TAG Heuer Connected 2020
According to 9to5Google, the YouTube Music app has appeared on the Moto 360 and a reader has found it on the TAG Heuer Connected. Following the discovery, a post went live on the Wear OS by Google Help page for YouTube Music:
Update October 12, 2021: The YouTube Music app is now supported on more watches running the latest version of Wear OS 2. Please check the Google Play Store to confirm availability for your device.
So if you have any of the smartwatches listed above, you can either hit the link below to download the app or just search for it in the Play Store app on your smartwatch of choice.