You can now watch YouTube videos on your Android Wear smartwatch

By Scorpus
Jul 3, 2015
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  1. Android Wear comes with a pretty decent selection of useful features, but there was always one that was missing: the ability to play YouTube videos on a tiny, low-resolution, circular display on your wrist.

    Now, thanks to a third-party application called Video for Android Wear & YouTube, you can watch all the videos you like directly on your smartwatch. The app allows you to search for YouTube videos either by voice or a tiny keyboard, and then play your selected video on your smartwatch's display along with play/pause and seek controls.

    To get sound with the video playing on your smartwatch, you'll need to connect either a pair of Bluetooth headphones or a Bluetooth speaker, as most smartwatches don't come with an internal speaker or a headphone jack. The app also supports sending videos from your smartwatch to your Google Cast supporting devices.

    If you want to try out this YouTube app for Android Wear devices, you can download it right now from the Google Play Store. The app's developer notes it may take a while to install considering the size of the app, but after a short wait you'll be able to jump right in to watching videos directly on your wrist.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,371   +2,160

    Does it recognize facial gestures, like 'squint to play'?
  3. Now I really do have a reason to buy one.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    Now this is the 2nd last thing I'd do, the last is buying a smartwatch.
    BSim500 likes this.
  5. Why would you ?


    Oh yeah, the Gruber Effect !
  6. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Addict Posts: 289   +55

    Pointless features are pointless.
  7. "This dude is looking at his wrist for the whole bus ride. I wish I could look at my wrist for that long." said no one ever.

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