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How to Play Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

Apple Watch is a wonderful workout accessory especially with the release of Apple Music, which allows users to sync albums or playlists you purchased from iTunes or Apple Music on the watch for offline listening. And many people don't like to take iPhone with them when running, cycling or climbing, so Apple Watch also lets you play music directly from your wrist to Bluetooth headphones or speakers without iPhone. Here we share 2 useful ways to help you sync and play Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone.

Play Apple Music on Apple Watch

Part 1: Play Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

Apple Watch has 2GB of local music storage to let users sync albums or playlists purchased from iTunes or Apple Music, so if you have the purchased iTunes music, or if you are subscribers of Apple Music streaming service, you can easily sync these music or playlist to Apple Watch for offline playback without iPhone. Here just look at the simple steps.

Step 1 Create a new playlist like workout if you like.

You can open your Apple Music app on iPhone to create a new playlist which you want to sync to Apple Watch.

Create a new playlist for Apple Music

Step 2 Sync Apple Music playlists to Apple Watch.

Two things need to be done before sync - Bluetooth needs to be turned on your iPhone, and your Apple Watch needs to be on charge. Then open the Apple Watch app on iPhone, tap My Watch tab and tap Music > Add Music to choose the Apple Music albums and playlists to sync.

Sync Apple Music playlists to Apple Watch

Step 3 Pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers to Apple Watch.

Put Bluetooth headphones or speakers and your Apple Watch into pairing mode and then grab your Watch and go to Settings > Bluetooth. When your headphones are shown under Devices, you can tap on your headphones to pair them.

Pair Apple Watch to headphone or speaker

Step 4 Start to play Apple Music.

After the Apple Music playlist is synced and your headphones paired, you can open the Music app on Apple Watch and swipe down to show the menu which lets you choose a music source and tap the icon for the Apple Watch. Next, scroll down and tap playlists and you'll see one playlist listed under the header On My Apple Watch, just tap it to let the music play.

Part 2: Keep Apple Music on Apple Watch Active after Unsubscription

Apple Music subscription enables users to play and download music files for offline enjoying and stream the purchased music to multiple devices like Apple Watch, Apple TV, etc, but after the cancelation of Apple Music subscription, you are not accessible to the Apple Music albums or playlists you added due to protection, let alone stream them on Apple Watch.

So how to keep Apple Music albums or playlists which you synced on Apple Watch active after canceling the subscription? You can turn to Sidify Apple Music Converter to help you convert Apple Music tracks or playlists to plain formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC or AIFF, thus you can add these Apple Music songs to your iPhone Apple Music app and sync them to Apple Watch for offline listening without worrying about the cancelation of subscription.

Sidify Apple Music Converter box

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKConvert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC;
  • OKDownload iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks;
  • OKPreserve 100% lossless sound quality after conversion;
  • OKFast Conversion Speed; Keep ID3 tags and metadata.

The following part is a tutorial on how to convert Apple Music albums or playlists to plain formats as MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC or AIFF, and sync the converted Apple Music to Apple Watch for listening.

Step 1 Add Apple Music to Sidify Apple Music Converter.

Download and install Sidify Apple Music Converter on computer from the download button above, then launch it and iTunes will be automatically launched.

Then you can click "Add" button to add Apple Music songs to Sidify Apple Music Converter.

Add Apple Music songs to Sidify

Step 2 Customize the Output Parameters.

Click "OK" to finish adding Apple Music songs to Sidify, then you can click Setting button button to customize the parameters like output format, output path and output quality. Here you can choose the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF and output quality up to the highest 320 Kbps.

Set output as MP3

Step 3 Start Converting Apple Music Songs.

After finishing all the settings, you can click "Convert" button to start converting Apple Music songs to the audio format you choose. After the conversion process completed, you can click "Converted" tab in the left column to find the converted Apple Music files.

Converting Apple Music

Step 4 Sync the Converted Apple Music from Computer to iPhone.

The converted Apple Music will be stored on your computer file folder, so you can add the converted music to iTunes and sync them to iPhone with the same Apple ID or USB cable.

Finally, you can follow the steps on part 1 to sync and play the converted Apple Music playlists on Apple Watch.

Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of Sidify.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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