Listening to music while you’re out for a morning run or hitting the gym is a great way to keep yourself motivated and energized. If you own an Android watch and want to enjoy your favorite tunes without your phone, you’re in luck! Just like Apple Watch users can connect their AirPods and listen to music, Android watch users can also play offline music using Bluetooth earphones. In this article, we’ll explore different methods to download and play music on your Android watch.
Transfer Music on Android Watch
Google Play Music
The easiest way to download music on your Android watch is through the Google Play Music app. First, make sure you have the app installed on both your smartphone and smartwatch. Also, ensure that both devices are connected to the same Google account. Once you’ve completed these steps, create a playlist on your smartphone with all the songs you want to download.
Next, open the Play Music app on your Android watch and make sure it’s connected to Wi-Fi. Swipe up to access the “My Library” section and tap on “Playlists.” You should see the playlist you created on your smartphone. Tap on the download icon next to the playlist name to start downloading the songs for offline listening. Note that if you encounter an “Unknown download error,” make sure you have enough space on your watch or uninstall an app to free up space.
Wear Media App
If the Play Music method doesn’t work for you, try using the WearMedia app. Download the WearMedia app on both your watch and phone. Open the app on your phone and grant the necessary permissions. The app has three tabs: one for your phone’s files, one for the watch’s files, and one to display the file copy status. Use the phone app to navigate to the music files you want to transfer and tap on the copy icon next to each file. Confirm the source and target locations, and the file transfer will begin via Bluetooth. Once the files are copied to your watch, open the Wear Media app and manually select the music files you want to play.
If the previous methods don’t work, you can use ADB (Android Debug Bridge) to push music files to your Android watch. First, enable ADB Debugging on your watch by going to the Watch Settings, tapping on “System,” and then tapping on “About.” Tap on the Build Number label five times to unlock “Developer options.” Once you’ve unlocked Developer Options, go to the main Settings menu, tap on “Developer Options,” and enable ADB Debugging.
Connect your watch to your PC via the proprietary charger and set up ADB on your Windows computer. Once you have ADB installed, navigate to the ADB folder and run the command
adb devices. Grant ADB permission on your watch when prompted. You can then use the
adb push command to transfer music files from your laptop to your watch’s internal storage. After the transfer is complete, open the Wear Media or Play Music app on your watch to play the music files.
Pair a Bluetooth Headset with Android Wear
To listen to the music you’ve stored on your watch, you’ll need to pair a Bluetooth headset. Put your Bluetooth headset in pairing mode and swipe down from the main screen of your watch to access the Settings. In the Bluetooth menu, tap on “Available Devices” and select your Bluetooth headset from the list. Once connected, your headset will appear as “Connected” in the Bluetooth menu.
Now you can enjoy your offline music on your Android watch without the need for your phone. Whether you’re going for a run or hitting the gym, you can stay motivated and entertained with your favorite tunes.
Wear OS offers a range of possibilities and customizations, but it’s important to remember that the performance of your smartwatch hardware can affect your overall experience. If you have any questions or issues, feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll be happy to help!