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YouTube Music now rocking Garmin smartwatches

Garmin smartwatch owners have a reason to celebrate as YouTube Music has officially landed on the Connect IQ store. This highly anticipated integration allows users to take their favourite tunes and podcasts on the go, directly from their wrist.

Comprehensive features

The YouTube Music app for Garmin doesn’t disappoint, offering a wide range of features. With over 100 million official songs, including live performances, covers, remixes, and exclusive content, there is something for everyone. 

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As you’d expect, YouTube Music’s algorithm curates playlists and mixes tailored to your individual preferences and activities. You can stay informed and entertained with a vast selection of podcasts covering a variety of topics. 

YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscribers gain the ability to download music and podcasts directly to their watch for offline playback, providing uninterrupted enjoyment without the need for a smartphone.

Is YouTube Music the Spotify challenger?

As Spotify raises its prices, many users are exploring alternatives. While Apple Music integration remains unlikely due to the competing Apple Watch, YouTube Music emerges as a compelling option for Garmin users. Its extensive library, personalized playlists, offline listening capabilities for Premium subscribers, and seamless integration with Garmin’s ecosystem make it a strong contender for the top spot.

A wide array of compatible devices

Unfortunately the app is not compatible with all Garmin watches. But YouTube Music is currently compatible with the following:

  • D2 Mach 1 Pro
  • Enduro 2
  • Forerunner 255 Music, 255S Music, 265, 265S, 955, 955 Solar, 965
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu 2, 2S
  • Venu 2, 2 Plus, 2S, 3, 3S
  • epix (Gen 2), quatix 7 – Sapphire Edition
  • epix Pro (42mm, 47mm, 51mm)
  • fēnix 7 series and tactix 7 series

Getting started

Downloading the YouTube Music app from the Connect IQ store is simple and straightforward. After installation, follow the on-screen instructions to connect your YouTube Music account. Remember, a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription is required to unlock offline listening and enjoy ad-free music playback.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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