How do I play music on my Apple Watch without headphones or phone?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To play music on your Apple Watch without headphones or a phone, you can use the built-in speaker or connect to a Bluetooth speaker. Here’s a step-by-step guide to doing so:

1. Access the Music App: On your Apple Watch, locate and open the Music app. You can do this by pressing the digital crown to access the app grid and then tapping on the Music app icon.

2. Choose a Playlist or Album: Once you’re in the Music app, you’ll need to select a playlist or album to play. You can choose from your synced playlists or albums. To browse your music library, tap on the “Library” tab at the bottom of the screen. Then, scroll through the list and tap on the playlist or album you want to play.

3. Play Music on the Apple Watch: After selecting a playlist or album, you’ll see a list of songs. Swipe up on the Now Playing screen to reveal additional options. Here, you’ll find the speaker icon, which allows you to toggle between using the built-in speaker or a connected Bluetooth speaker.

4. Use the Built-in Speaker: If you want to play music directly from the Apple Watch’s built-in speaker, tap on the speaker icon to enable it. Keep in mind that the sound quality may not be as robust as when using headphones or an external speaker.

5. Connect to a Bluetooth Speaker: If you prefer better sound quality or want to share your music with others, you can connect your Apple Watch to a Bluetooth speaker. Make sure your Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode and within range. On your Apple Watch, go to the Settings app and select “Bluetooth.” Then, tap on your Bluetooth speaker’s name to establish the connection.

6. Adjust Volume and Playback Controls: Now that you’re playing music on your Apple Watch, you can adjust the volume by turning the digital crown on the side of the watch. You can also control playback (play, pause, skip) directly from the Music app or using the playback controls on your Bluetooth speaker if connected.

It’s important to note that not all Apple Watch models have a built-in speaker. If you own an older model without a speaker, you’ll need to connect to a Bluetooth speaker for audio playback.

Playing music on your Apple Watch without headphones or a phone is possible by using the built-in speaker or connecting to a Bluetooth speaker. Simply access the Music app, select a playlist or album, and toggle the speaker option to play music directly from your watch or through a connected Bluetooth speaker. Enjoy your music on the go!