YouTube Music Garmin support

YouTube Music finally adds Garmin support after years of anticipation

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After years of customer requests and anticipation, YouTube Music has finally added support for Garmin smartwatches. This integration, now available through the Garmin Connect IQ Store, addresses a longstanding gap as Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music have been available on Garmin devices for years.

YouTube Music Garming integration

Garmin smartwatch users have been eagerly waiting for YouTube Music support for what seems like an eternity. While Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music have long been providing seamless music streaming experiences on Garmin smartwatches, the absence of YouTube Music left many users feeling overlooked. The introduction of YouTube Music is a welcome update, but it is also a reminder of how long it has taken to catch up with its competitors.

With YouTube Music now accessible on Garmin smartwatches, users can finally enhance their workout experiences with personalised playlists and offline listening. This feature is particularly beneficial for runners, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts who prefer to leave their phones behind. The integration allows for easy control of music playback and volume, making it a perfect companion for any workout session. However, it is something users have been expecting for years.

How to install YouTube Music

To start using YouTube Music on your Garmin smartwatch, follow these simple steps:

  1. Install the YouTube Music App: Visit the Garmin Connect IQ Store and download the YouTube Music app.
  2. Sync Your Watch: Ensure your Garmin smartwatch is synced with your Garmin Connect account.
  3. Log in to YouTube Music: Open the YouTube Music app on your watch and log in with your YouTube Music credentials.
  4. Download Playlists: Select and download your favourite playlists for offline listening.

Compatibility and availability

The YouTube Music app is compatible with a range of Garmin smartwatches, including popular models such as the Garmin Fenix series, Forerunner series, and Venu series. This broad compatibility ensures that a large number of Garmin users can take advantage of the new feature.

The addition of YouTube Music support for Garmin smartwatches is a much-needed update that has finally arrived after years of anticipation. While it brings YouTube Music up to par with other streaming services already available on Garmin devices, it also highlights how this feature should have been available much earlier. Garmin users can now enjoy a more comprehensive music experience, but the question remains: why did it take so long?