YouTube on Applewatch

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  1. Abba 701 macrumors regular

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    Is there an app or is the watch capable of playing videos?
     
  2. shahin90 macrumors regular

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    Nope.
     
  3. Abba 701 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Discuss if you feel it should be there.Im thinking "why not".
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No it can't play video. And you wouldn't want too. You have your iPhone with you which has a nice large display as well as your arm gets tired.

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    I'm thinking feature with no reason.
     
  5. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Watching videos on a watch? LOL don't be ridiculous!
     
  6. BigMovieGeek macrumors regular

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    It would most certainly kill the battery of your watch and phone as well.
     
  7. CarloVonSexron macrumors member

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    1. Pull up YouTube on your computer or iPad.
    2. Prop up iPhone in front of screen.
    3. Use Camera app on the Apple Watch.

    Voila, YouTube on your watch!
     
  8. Abba 701 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't mean that.But I just thought that maybe it can be done.
     
  9. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    No way... here is why not:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1873541
     
  10. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I'd love to be able to play a TED talk etc. type video on the AW. Watching that type of video without holding up a device while moving around would be great.
     
  11. c2one macrumors member

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  12. Abba 701 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Including a you tube link?
     
  13. macgeek01 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I was surprised to see this and believe it only applies to iMessages and doesn't support standard text videos but could be wrong.
     
  14. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I'm waiting for someone to ask why there is no photoshop/final cut pro x, iMovie, and adobe aftereffects apps on the apple watch.
     
  15. c2one macrumors member

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    No, unfortunately links don't work.
     
  16. Abba 701 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't worry it won't be to long till people run business's on it.
     
  17. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    You have your phone for texts, emails and everything else on the watch too. So thats not a valid excuse.
     
  18. Cubeeless macrumors regular

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    Can I design a house in AutoCad on the Apple Watch? :D:D
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    If you have a security camera it could be useful to check the video at a glance
     
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I assuming your talking about the comment I made on people's arms getting to tired to watch videos on watch so I will address that.

    Phone calls are not a problem because your arm goes back to normal position.

    Texts are quick and brief interactions.

    Emails are again quick and brief.

    Everything else pretty much goes along the lines of quick and brief.
     
  21. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll tell you "why not", because there will be 1000000 threads about s%^t battery life, not lasting past 10am.

    Remember, once again.. It's a WATCH! not a tablet or smart phone.
     
  22. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Uhhhh...no. Not what it was designed for. Other than pure novelty or for kids sneakily watching stuff covertly doesn't fit the intended use.
     
  23. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    You can check your security camera through app on the Watch, if it support Apple Watch. Kevin Lynch demoed this on March event. And I would bet that in time we will be able to FaceTime too.

    But YouTube? Nah...
     
  24. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    YouTube on the Watch

    Looking for any developers to chime in on this.

    I'd love to browse through the my YouTube Subscription feed and either save videos for later, or the ability to send a video to my Apple TV.

    Is AirPlay to Apple TV open to developers using the watch?

    Of course, the iPhone would have to do any heavy lifting, but I think if this is possible, surely Google will be working on it.
     

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