We don’t write that much about music streaming and smartwatches because it feels like a bit of a niche. It’s nice to be able to control or play music from your wrist, but not groundbreaking.

Even so, we’re seeing a flurry of activity this week around streaming services and wearables. It’s partly about what Google is doing with its Wear OS for smartwatches and other wearables, with a big update on the way, and the announcement (at Google’s I/O developer conference yesterday) that Spotify and YouTube Music would both be offering offline play on Wear OS devices. And in fact, YouTube Music being on these devices was an announcement too: the service is launching a Wear OS app to replace the old Google Play Music one, which shut down alongside its parent service.

Meanwhile, Deezer has launched a big update for its Apple Watch app, including offline listening and playlist management.

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Stuart Dredge

Music Ally's Head of Insight

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