1. rego342's Avatar
    I just bought my first Apple Watch a few days ago...series 6. Thought it would be a waste...I only wanted to measure blood oxygen and ECG but was pleasantly surprised the watch is actually quite useful and super fun.

    Question:

    Unfortunately Google music does not offer an app to play Google music on the watch (only iphone)...I own 67 songs and want to play the music I paid for. I looked all over the Internet and most everything uses itunes to solve the problem (problem is itunes is now discontinued). I even looked into using a podcast player as a sort of hack. There is no folder system on the apple watch either...

    Anyone have ideas? I am trying to stay away from Apple Music etc. where I have to pay a subscription since I already own the music. The files are mp3 which are quite common and are already on my iphone in the files folder.
    09-20-2020 08:35 PM
  2. Ed7789's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. And congratulations on your first Apple Watch.

    If you are using a PC, use iTunes. It is not discontinued on that platform.
    If you are using a Mac, use the Music app. It superseded iTunes.

    Then, sync your iPhone with your computer by plugging it in and using iTunes/Finder.
    09-20-2020 09:22 PM
  3. rego342's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply :-) No problem with itunes on my computer - up and running. The problem I have is with my apple watch. I have the mp3 on my iphone already but have no way to get the mp3 to my apple watch.
    09-20-2020 09:41 PM
  4. scruffypig's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply :-) No problem with itunes on my computer - up and running. The problem I have is with my apple watch. I have the mp3 on my iphone already but have no way to get the mp3 to my apple watch.
    Go to your Watch app on your iPhone and select “Music” then select “Add music “.
    09-21-2020 06:46 AM
  5. rego342's Avatar
    I have tried this but you can't just pick any file you want.
    09-21-2020 02:10 PM
  6. Ed7789's Avatar
    Is the music in your iPhone’s Music app?

    That’s where the Apple Watch will download music from.

    09-21-2020 04:11 PM
  7. rego342's Avatar
    No - it's in the files folder on the iphone. I don't want to pay a monthly subscription is the problem.
    09-21-2020 04:44 PM
  8. Ed7789's Avatar
    You don't have to pay a monthly subscription. The mandatory music subscription is a myth.

    See the documents on how to sync music to your phone: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201253
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    09-21-2020 05:05 PM
  9. rego342's Avatar
    Thank you! I just figured it out watching a youtube video. I used my PC which still has itunes...then I plugged in my iphone...then I dragged the music which was on my PC to the music folder on my iphone...then my Apple watch automatically synced music...EASY. I will look at your solution now...everyone here was so nice to help me thank you!!
    Ed7789 likes this.
    09-21-2020 05:09 PM
  10. rego342's Avatar
    Just read your solution - the same but better described - excellent!
    09-21-2020 05:10 PM
  11. rego342's Avatar
    Ugghh...I had to get blue tooth headphones...connected but the mp3 won't play on the watch...only on the iphone...other songs bought from Apple work but not the Google play mp3s...I will read on my own and post the solution and if I cannot figure out will ask everyone here.
    09-21-2020 05:35 PM

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