Music and your Samsung smart watch

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It's time to experience the freedom of a wireless, phoneless, and practically weightless workout! All you need to do is transfer music to your smart watch and then play it right from your wrist. You can also stream music from Spotify. Free yourself from your phone bouncing around in your pocket as you jog, and start enjoying your music on your smart watch.

Note:  Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

Export music from phone to watch

Got a new playlist? We make it easy to transfer music to your smart watch.

On your phone, open the Galaxy Wearable app and then navigate to and tap Add content to your watch. Next, tap Add tracks, select the songs you want to export, and then tap DONE. To select all songs, select All.

Note: Galaxy Wearable and Galaxy Watch Music Player support MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, and WMA audio files. Third-party watch apps may support additional file formats.

Add tracks screen with a song selected

Use gear music manager on iOS devices

Note: If you have at least an iPhone 6 with iOS 12, you can use the Gear Music Manager on your Galaxy Watch or Gear Sport, S3, S2, and Fit2 Pro.

If you have an iOS device, you can still enjoy tunes on your watch. You'll just need a compatible iPhone and a computer.

First, make sure your computer and watch are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. On the watch, open the Music app. If you see a phone icon, tap it to change the music source to the watch. Swipe up on the Now playing screen, tap Music Manager at the bottom of the Library, and then tap START on the watch.

Open a browser on your computer and go to

Next, open a web browser on your computer, and navigate to the IP address shown on your watch. Confirm the connection to your watch, and then you'll be able to manage your watch's music library from the browser.

You'll also see instructions on how to transfer music from your iOS device to the watch, so you can have all your favorite songs right where you want them.

Control the music player

Get pumped up at the gym by playing music straight from your smart watch. You can control the music that's playing directly through your watch or your phone.

Here are the different music player controls: 

  • Volume Control: Set the volume level.

  • Previous Track or Restart: Go back to the previous track or restart the current song.

  • Play or Pause: Start or pause the track that is playing.

  • Switch Device: Alternate between your phone or watch's playlist.

  • Next Track: Skip to the next track.

  • Open app: Open the Music app.

Controls to the Music Player

Delete music from your watch

Deleting music from your watch is easy like Sunday morning. 

Open the Music app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and then locate the song you want to delete. To delete the song from your watch, tap and hold the song, and then tap Delete.

Note: After one song is selected to be removed, swipe up or down, and tap another song to remove.

1 song selected for Delete on watch

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