Apple watch can't play music

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by daijholt, May 9, 2015.

  1. daijholt macrumors 6502a

    daijholt

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    #1
    Wondering if anyone else has been getting this?

    When opening the Music app on my watch, choosing Artist or Album and trying to play any track, i get a message stating "Unable to Play. Apple Watch couldn't play this music from your phone library".

    No reason as to why, my internet connection is perfectly functional, and if I jump into the music app on my iPhone the track plays instantly. Bizarrely, if I try to play the track via Playlists or Songs on my watch it works fine.

    Ideas?
     

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  2. gmann21133 macrumors member

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  3. daijholt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daijholt

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    #3
    Nope. Just the watch.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I just tried and no problems with Artist or Album selection/playback. Works the same as with Plylist.
     
  5. BradDylan macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Doesn't the apple watch require bluetooth headphones? Or are you talking about playing music from your iphone but using the watch as a remote control?

    Thanks
    B
     
  6. daijholt, May 9, 2015
    Last edited: May 9, 2015

    daijholt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daijholt

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    #6
    This is correct. Playing via bluetooth speakers works fine, however using the watch as a remote to control music playing from the phone doesn't work. It has worked, and stopped once I restored my iPhone a few days back. I figure its related to that in some way.

    EDIT: Unpairing my watch and repairing fixed the problem. Just seems like a minor bug.
     
  7. themick4u macrumors regular

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    #7

    I had the same problem after upgrading to iOS 9.0 and WatchOS 2.0.... Unpairing and re-pairing the Apple Watch and restored Watch backup FIXED this issue!

    Thanks for the "EDIT" fix tip as it worked for me!
     

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