Confused by music in OS4

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by CrunchTheApple78, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. CrunchTheApple78 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, can someone explain why when choosing to play music on the watch the option to select iPhone has gone, yet when playing music on the iPhone the watch allows control and shows what is playing? Why is it one way only?

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  2. bbeagle macrumors 68040

    bbeagle

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    If you start playing music from the phone, you go to the 'Now Playing' app on the watch, which controls music from the phone.

    If you start playing music from the watch, you go to the 'Music' app on the watch, where you can play anything from Apple Music, which would be the streaming subscription stuff, or the library on your phone.
     
  3. CrunchTheApple78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! Still seems odd that the watch now only allows iPhone control when started from the phone!
     
  4. dave006 Contributor

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    Apple wants you to use the new Streaming Music app on the watch which is not yet available. They say later this fall.

    Dave
     
  5. CrunchTheApple78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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