How to Play Apple Music on Galaxy Watch (All Series)

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov 21, 2019 4:16 PM
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When you think of smartwatch, what will you think of except Apple Watch? I assume Samsung shall be one of the brands you would put into your consideration. Samsung now has 3 most popular smartwatch series, they are Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, and the newly launched Galaxy Watch Active 2. They are all compatible with both iOS and Android systems.

Galaxy Watch is the flagship product of Samsung's wearable devices. Galaxy Watch Active is the lighter, slimmer version of the Galaxy Watch and it shall be your best choice if you don't have the budget for Apple Watch. The Active Series hits No.2 in almost every list of best smartwatches in 2019 for a favorable price and fairly well performance. As for the Active 2, which was just released 2 months ago, Samsung put on efforts to upgrade and boost this series and the LTE feature is its biggest selling point. However, compared to its popular predecessor, the Active 2 is much more expensive and only with a few extra features.

Can You Play Apple Music on Galaxy Watch?

Here we are to solve the biggest question: can you play apple music on Galaxy Watch? Surely Galaxy Watch has support for music, however, the only available music streaming service is Spotify. We still make good use of the Music Storage feature to play Apple Music on Galaxy Watch. So, to answer the question, yes, you can. To stream Apple Music to Samsung Galaxy Watch wirelessly and phonelessly when you are running or working out, basically, you need to store your Apple Music songs on the Galaxy Watch. The guide below is suitable for all three series.

How to Make Apple Music Playable on Galaxy Watch
How to Sync Converted Apple Music to Galaxy Watch

Part 1 - How to Make Apple Music Playable on Galaxy Watch

The key to make Apple Music playable and is to convert Apple Music songs to DRM-free format. Once the protection on Apple Music is removed, it will be playable on any devices including the Galaxy Watch. To achieve this, TunesKit Audio Converter is the necessary tool.

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Step 1 Import Apple Music to TunesKit

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First, download TunesKit Audio Converter from the above link and please make sure that you've authorized your computer to stream Apple Music songs. Then, launch TunesKit and from the main interface, you will see three icons on the central top of the main screen. Here's what they for:

1) This Music Note button is for importing Apple Music songs, audiobooks from Apple Books and Audible to the Converter.

2) This one is to add other common audios to the Converter.

3) This is the "Converted History". When the conversion is done your converted files will be placed under this catalog.

So, here you should click the Music Note button to import Apple Music songs to the converter. Or directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the TunesKit.

Step 2 Set Output Format and Output Path

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When you finish the step 1, open the "Format" panel to select an output format for your audio files. TunesKit provides 6 ouput formats for you to choose (MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC). In order to make them playable on Galaxy Watch, here please choose MP3 as the output format. You can make your choice depends on your own need if you have other use of the songs. Right next to the "Format", there is the Output Path option. Click on to select a file destination for you converted songs.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to MP3 Format

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Once you are done with all the settings and editing, you can take up the conversion by hitting on the "Convert" button. Wait for a few minutes until the conversion finishes, then you will see the converted audio files in the folder you've selected. If you don't remember which folder you choose, you can go to the Converted History and use to locate them.

Part 2 - How to Sync Converted Apple Music to Galaxy Watch

The Active allows users to export the converted songs from phone to watch. So, you can first transfer the converted songs to your phone and then export them to the watch.

Method 1 Export Music from Phone to Watch (for Android Users)

1) Connect your phone to your computer via Bluetooth or USB. Transfer the converted audios to your phone. You can also sync them to a cloud storage and then download them to your phone.

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2) Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your watch and tap Add content to your watch.

3) Then, tap Add tracks and select the songs you want to export to the watch.

4) Tap Done to confirm the importing.

5) After that, pair Galaxy Buds with your Galaxy Watch to stream the converted Apple Music songs.

Method 2 Use Gear Music Manager on iOS devices (for iOS Users)

add apple music to galaxy watch

If you are an iOS user with at least an iPhone 6 with iOS 12, you can use the Gear Music Manager on your Galaxy Watch Active.

1) Connect your computer and watch to the same Wi-Fi network.

2) Open the Music app on your watch and tap the phone icon to change the music source to the watch.

3) Swipe up on the Now playing screen, tap Music Manager at the bottom of the Library, and then tap START on the watch.

add apple music to galaxy watch

4) Next, open a web browser on your computer, and navigate to the IP address shown on your watch. Confirm the connection to your watch, and then you'll be able to manage your watch's music library from the browser. You'll also see instructions on how to transfer music from your iOS device to the watch.

The Bottom Line

If you happen to be an audiobook fan at the same time, TunesKit Audio Converter can solve your two problems in once. Since we all know that Audible launch a special app for Apple Watch to listen to audiobooks but there's no Audible app for Samsung's Tizen system or Wear OS yet. Just check out how TunesKit can help you listen to audiobooks on Galaxy watch and get the free trial for yourself.

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