Those with Google WearOS watches can finally add Amazon Music to the list of streaming services they can use from the wrist.
Amazon Music is one of the largest global audio libraries. It comes with unlimited access to over 100 million songs and thousands of playlists and stations. If you’re not already a member, the subscription will set you back $9.99 per month. The first month is free and if you don’t like it simply cancel before the 30 days are up and you won’t be charged. Amazon Prime Members get access for free.
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Amazon Music has been available on select Garmin smartwatches since 2019, but it is only now that it is coming to WearOS. This means users of one of the most popular smartwatch operating systems can now gain access to the service.
Amazon Music joins Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music, NavMusic and Shazam. Some of these have been available on WearOS watches for quite a while now.
If you check on Google Play, you’ll notice that images have been added from the Watch app. You can see some of them pictured in this article.
The list of WearOS features is as follows;
- Access your favourite music, right from your wrist;
- Play top recommendations, songs from your library, or search for your favourite artists, albums, playlists and more;
- Use your watch to cast to and control playback on compatible Android devices.
There doesn’t appear to be functionality that allows for offline listening. At least, it is not mentioned in the description and there’s nothing in the screenshots that suggest there is. To remind, on Garmin watches you are able to listen to streaming content as well as download songs as long as you have an active subscription to Amazon Music.
The Amazon Music app for wearOS features goes under version number 22.15.0. It is around 64.3MB in size. The description states that it “requires WearOS” but it doesn’t state which version. So it is not clear at this stage whether it works both on WearOS 2.0 and 3.0 watches. Hopefully all WearOS devices will gain access.
The app doesn’t seem to be downloadable at the moment. However, the APK is available on the apkmirror website.
The Amazon Music app on Google play has pretty poor reviews. Hopefully the WearOS functionality will get a better reception!
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