Streaming?

cmb713

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I was thinking about picking up this watch and wondering if you can stream music and/or podcasts from Google Play Music from the watch only? I like running with just the watch and was hoping this had that functionality. My Gear S2 can stream spotify with a subscription but the battery died super fast and it always over heats.
 

mdw1995

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I believe it will be possible once the update to AW 2.0 is completed. That should happen sometime in the next few weeks. I haven't tried the developer preview for 2.0 to see if it's possible now.
 

scaots

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You're going to have the same battery drain on this watch doing streaming that keeps the radio active. Best option is to cache a couple of playlists in Google Play Music and use those and that works now before getting 2.0.
 

The Bogeyman

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I've been using Wear File Transfer to copy podcasts over wi-fi to the Music folder on the watch, then the WearMedia player can find it and play it on the watch. The only issue I have with that is that the player is pretty rudimentary - only supports previous/next track (i.e. I can't skip ahead or back within an episode).
 

Jaycemiskel

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Once the Play Music app is updated you'll be able to, no telling when that'll be though. Not possible yet, I use the developer preview.
 

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