iTunes Match

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Loobs72, May 10, 2015.

  1. Loobs72 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2015
    Is there a way you can listen to iTunes Match music through the watch rather than downloading music onto the watch?

  2. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2015
    Not at the moment. Maybe in the future? I wouldn't count on it though as having to download music from the cloud to the watch directly would take a huge battery hit. It already barely charges while syncing music from the phone.
  3. Loobs72 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2015
    That's a shame. Thanks for replying:)
  4. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    You can't even play music through the internal Watch speaker. You need to pair some bluetooth headphones to play anything from the Watch.

  5. fischersd macrumors 601


    Oct 23, 2014
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hopefully you have the headphones paired with the phone for playing music. That would be an excessive drain on the watch's battery for playing music.

    Ideally, you just use the watch for controlling the music on your phone (including match and iTunes radio).
  6. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2015
    You can already do that. And people use the watch to play music independently from their phone, like during a workout. Bluetooth drain is minimal and your watch bluetooth is already always on because that's the way it communicates with your phone.
  7. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    I have used the Watch to stream when working out. Uses some battery yes but not excessive.

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