Guide: Play Apple Music on Apple Watch Without iPhone

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 12, 2020 4:30 PM
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As a great all-round wearable, Apple Watch is considered as a convenient tool for Apple Music subscribers to enjoy the music while they're running, climbing or driving, etc. Especially if what you bought is the Apple Watch series 3 or later, listening to Apple Music songs on your wrist will become easier, as the device is now able to access to your music library automatically. What's more, you can listen to Apple Music on your smart watch directly even without taking your iPhone with you. Do you know how to achieve that? In this article, I will present you with simple guide on how to play Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone.

Part 1. Use Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone
Part 2. Play Apple Music on Apple Watch after Canceling the Subscription

Part 1. Use Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

Before moving to the detailed instruction, you should make sure you have made good preparation for the following two things.

What you need to prepare:

1) Your Apple Watch has been connected to a stable local Wi-Fi network or cellular data.

2) Your Apple Watch has been paired with some Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

Note: To pair Bluetooth headphones to Apple Watch, you can first put both into the pairing mode and then navigate to your Apple Watch's Settings > Bluetooth. When the headphones are appeared under DEVICES, you can then tap it for pairing.

Steps to listen to Apple Music on Apple Watch:

After you've get the two things above ready, you can then follow the simple steps below to access Apple Music on Apple Watch with ease.

Step 1: Open your device and then launch the Music app on it.

Step 2: Scroll up and choose the "Library" option. Now you can start listening to any song by asking "Siri" to play it from your Apple Music catalog.

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Part 2. Play Apple Music on Apple Watch after Canceling the Subscription

If you're an Apple Music subscriber, you can easily enjoy Apple Music songs, playlists, albums or other media contents from the Apple Music catalog. Besides, you can also stream them to one device across all of your devices for playing, such as Apple Watch, Apple TV, etc., with your Apple ID. However, as long as you cancel the subscription, you won't be able to use the Apple Music tracks, even if you've downloaded them before. And you can't stream Apple Music to Apple Watch, either.

To solve this issue and keep you Apple Music on Apple Watch available, one method is to download Apple Music offline completely. In other words, you can bypass the DRM protection of Apple Music songs and export them to the local folder of your computer with a third-party tool. TunesKit Apple Music Converter is the exact one you're looking for.

It's a dedicated music converter to help users use the Apple Music better while converting the Apple Music playlists or tracks to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, or other common audio formats, so that you can add these DRM-free Apple Music songs to the your music library. Afterwards, you can then easily listen to Apple Music on your Apple Watch.

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TunesKit Apple Music Converter Key Features:

  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc.
  • Remove DRM from Apple Music tracks
  • Convert Apple Music at 30X fast speed with high quality
  • Preserve all ID3 tag and metadata information
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What you need to prepare:

1) TunesKit Apple Music Converter has been installed on your PC or Mac computer.

2) iTunes app has been pre-installed on your computer.

3) Your Apple Music songs have been downloaded.

Steps to use TunesKit to bypass DRM and convert Apple Music:

Now you can follow the quick tutorial below to convert Apple Music to MP3 or other universal audio formats and sync Apple Music to Apple Watch for playing.

Step 1: Click the "Download" button above to download and install TunesKit Apple Music Converter on the computer. Open TunesKit program as well as iTunes application.

Step 2: Click the "Library" on the top menu bar to add the downloaded Apple Music tracks from your library to TunesKit. You can also import them by dragging and dropping.

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Step 3: Hit the "Format" button to choose an output format for your Apple Music songs, such as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and M4B. You're also allowed to change the codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate, etc.

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Step 4: Next click the "Convert" button on the bottom right corner and TunesKit will start the conversion. A few minutes later, all the Apple Music tracks will be converted as MP3 as you set. You can find them by visiting the "Converted" folder on your computer.

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Next what you need to do is just to move these DRM-free Apple Music songs to your music library and then follow the steps in Part 1 to access them.

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